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Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7?

Also, can I use it wirelessly?

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I have successfully used an app called DS3 Tool to use a PS3 controller on Windows 7 64 bit. I did do it by cable though, it does also apparently work with bluetooth.

It was a bit of a hassle to get setup, but once it worked allowed a lot of customization and worked very well. Just follow the setup instructions closely.

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ive used DS3 Tool aswell and it worked great, I thought the setup was fairly simple so I cant comment on the hassle mentioned here, but once you get it working its great. –  Ward Feb 23 '11 at 15:33
yup, I have been playing bulletstorm with the xbox emulation driver. works brilliantly. thanks :) –  bronzebeard Mar 27 '11 at 14:33
DS3 tool/motion joy has gotten considerably easier to install and set up in the last couple years, though it's still not quite plug and play easy. –  Ben Brocka Jan 3 '13 at 13:20

I think Windows will be able to fetch the driver for you automatically. Linux should work out of the box.

If you want to use it wirelessly, check out this guide:

PS3 Controller Wireless Guide

Note that the controller connects via Bluetooth so an ad-hoc network (Wi-Fi) won't work. You'll need a Bluetooth dongle.

If you're not too tech proficient, it might be best to just use it wired and if necessary, buy a longer USB-to-microUSB cable.

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