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So I bought this PC/PS3 Controller that works for both PC and PS3. It works fine when playing Virtua Tennis 4 (on my PC), but how do I connect it to Skyrim? The only option I can see is for 360 controllers. Any help is appreciated!

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The normal PS3 controller works fine with a PC: – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jan 9 '12 at 17:11
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Use the MotioninJoy DS3 tool, it comes with a Xbox 360 controller emulator and it works great. Just be sure to read the guide on how to install the PS3 control and enabling the emulator.

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does this work on a 64 bit system because we all know 32 bit systems can run these np but i have a 64 bit system and there doesn't seem to be any software that actually work – user15047 Nov 22 '11 at 16:30
@Gamefiend: Yes, it works fine on Windows 7 64 bit. The only drawback is that I couldn't get it to work over Bluetooth (only over USB), it seems to be picky on Bluetooth adapters. aaa: Thanks! – j-g-faustus Nov 27 '11 at 19:10

Xpadder works ok, but i've got noticeable lag, particularly with the R1 L1 buttons. It's only a cheap gamepad though. Got gfriends spare PS3 dualshock so trying to set that up with motionjoy on 64-bit 7.

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  • Install MotioninJoy
  • Open it up and click the device manager tab
  • Select your device and click load driver - be patient as this can take a while.
  • After it finished loading it will ask you to restart your computer.
  • After doing the restart open up MotioninJoy again (In the profiles tab) select Xbox 360 Controller Emulator and then click enable, done!

Open Skyrim and it will automatically recognize it.

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x360ce will emulate an XInput (read: 360 compatible) controller with any old DirectInput (read: any other controller in existence). It is a free, open source wrapper with a minimal footprint. I use it with my PC/PS2/PS3 controller with great success.

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I use motionjoy + dualshock 3 with Xbox emulation selected. This ran with no lag. The only thing I have not tried is using it with bluetooth.

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Can you explain what exactly you did? – user3389 Jan 8 '12 at 9:51

It is possible that the PC version of Skyrim has no built-in system enabling it to be playable with a controller. Oh well, xpadder is one possible solution. I'm not sure if it works though.

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This is not true. – SevenSidedDie Nov 21 '11 at 19:21

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