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I'm trying to use a PS3 controller to play Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga on PC. I managed to use "DS3 Tool" to connect the PS3 controller. As far as I could tell this worked fine; I could bring up the Windows calibration dialog and calibrate the controller. But when I started the game and tried to use the controller it didn't work: the in-game controller select menu didn't react when I was instructed to press a button on the controller.

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Seems like a lot of bugginess surrounds the DS3Tool, just by googling around. Most games will only look for controllers using a particular interface, so unless the DS3Tools programmers used something common, such as, say, DirectInput (and they may have, I couldn't find any definitive info without using valuable starcraft time), then it's possible it won't find it. I saw on a screenshot an option to have the sixaxis emulate a 360 controller, which is where I would start, I think. If you can get it to work as a 360 controller, there are tools out there for mapping that to the keyboard. –  Ketura Sep 14 '11 at 9:47
    
I actually managed to get the DS3Tool to work by telling it to emulate a 360-controller. But after a while it just stopped working. Would a real 360-controller just work out-of-the-box, or would I need some extra driver for that? –  JesperE Sep 15 '11 at 7:16
    
There is an XInput driver for the 360 controller that needs to be installed for it to support everything the xbox can do (up to 4 controllers connected, triggers work properly, other things i'm sure), which can be found here: microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8682 . I would install it if you're having problems, but who knows if it's needed or not. Not having a sixaxis controller myself, I don't know if that's the issue you're having or not. –  Ketura Sep 17 '11 at 12:34

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Use the latest version of motionjoy (060001) and set the ps3 controllers up to emulate xbox controllers. works like charm.

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Have you tried MotioninJoy?

Description:

MotioninJoy is a driver, designed by a developer unconnected with Sony, intended to use all the features of the Sixaxis and Dualshock 3 controllers on a PC running Windows.

Info: http://www.motioninjoy.com/wiki/en/whatis

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Yes, I tried MotionInJoy, but it was pretty shaky. The GUI was unresponsive 10-20 seconds at a time, and when I got the controller up and running it would suddenly stop working in the middle of the game. That's a showstopper when you have a 6yo who wants to play... –  JesperE Sep 26 '11 at 19:44

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