PS3 Controller, via Bluetooth, on Windows 7 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by G.O.B, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. G.O.B macrumors member

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    Hey,

    Just wondering if it's possible to use a PS3 controller for games on the iMac, running Windows 7 through Bootcamp? I've been able to use it whilst connected by USB, but really want to be able to use it through Bluetooth, so I can sit a bit further back. Must say that all the online guides are too general, too convoluted, or don't cover the built-in Bluetooth of the iMac, assuming that one is connecting an external adaptor to their PC.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jace88 macrumors regular

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    From what I've read with MotionInJoy's driver for the PS3 controller on Windows7, there is limited Bluetooth support and it's a bit patchy.

    Maybe it'll be easier/more reliable just to get a cheap USB extension cable for a couple of dollars.
     
  3. Zak.V macrumors member

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    Jace is right. Motionjoy allows you to get the bluetooth connection working but you wont be able to use your standard bluetooth hardware to detect/connect anything else. The only fix is to reinstall the orignal driver.

    If you can get a bluetooth dongle then the issue would be solved as the dongle can be dedicated to the ps3/motionjoy driver
     

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