I wanted to play GTA: San Andreas with my DualShock 3. Unfortunately you can't set the same button for 2 different things (like it is on the PS2). So I installed MotionInJoy and Xpadder, but Xpadder does not recognize any button at all. In MotionInJoy the Custom LED's and the Vibration test works fine, and this controller works perfect on my PS3. I am sure I clicked 'enable' in MotionInJoy.

  • How are you using a Playstation controller on your PC?
    – Kecoey
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 16:33
  • Do the buttons work fine if you set it to say Xbox360? E.g. the controller is working fine but the Xpadder stuff isn't?
    – Zelda
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 17:27
  • @BenBrocka USB Cable
    – Sydcul
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 21:26
  • Do you have the buttons in MotionInJoy mapped to 'Gamepad' buttons or keyboard buttons?
    – Robotnik
    Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 2:40

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Sounds like you haven't got the driver installed.

Check Game controllers in Windows Control panel see if the pad is recognized. In the MotioninJoy app go to the drivers page and install the driver with your pad plugged in.

I'd also recommend trying Better DS3 Instead of Xpadder. EDIT only if you have to use the chinese Driver, otherwise use XInput Wrapper for DS3 as its much cleaner

  • +1, MotionInJoy is just about the worst driver for the DS3 controller there is. I've had nothing but problems with it, and it's probably the closest thing to malware I've ever installed on purpose. Commented May 26, 2014 at 17:44
  • I agree, it is a nefarious seeming app. I now use SCP Service, runs as a service in Windows and emulates the Xbox Controller perfectly.
    – platinums
    Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 21:47

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