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Submitted by lilmetal 1961d ago | news

PS3 Sixaxis controller drivers for Vista 64 bit.

Recently new drivers have been released for 64 bit Vista and Windoes 7 systems that finally allow the use of the PS3's Sixaxis controller. Not only does the controller work, but the the drivers also support the Sixaxis motion tilt capabilities. (Culture, PC, PS3, Tech)
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lilmetal  +   1961d ago
Just tested it out.
Tested it out on my Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
I was surprised when the motion controls worked.
I played some Mario Kart 64 in an N64 emulator with the motion controls, and worked amazingly, though still needs a bit more setup.
Cajun Chicken  +   1961d ago
Hey, that's awesome, does the sixaxis work in exchange for anologue or D-Pad?
lilmetal  +   1961d ago
I set it to the analogue stick, but you can set it to the D-Pad, or buttons, or whatever.

Just played another racing game with the motion controls, and it was near perfect.
Cajun Chicken  +   1961d ago
Awesome, I'm going to try to get this working on my SNES emulator with Mario at some point. Quite like the idea by jumping by tilting the controller up.
iamtehpwn  +   1961d ago
FINALLY
I've been looking for this for ages.
iamtehpwn  +   1961d ago
I can't get it working
much like the people in comments.

Running Windows Vista x64.
lilmetal  +   1961d ago
Seems to be either hit and miss for the most part.
It worked for me right off the bat though.
What I did was uninstall the old drivers I had, then followed the directions.
I didn't restart until I enabled test mode via DSEO.
Then went to test it, and it was all good.
raztad  +   1961d ago
AWESOME!! I got a "backup" copy of some post apocalyptic game with horrible animations, and low to none support for ps3 owners, and I want to play it for free :D. I want to finish Gears of War too, I bought it before to get my ps3 and I left it unfinished. Nice.
barom  +   1961d ago
does the rumble work?
lilmetal  +   1960d ago
Dunno...
I don't have a DualShock 3 controller to test that.
Noctis  +   1961d ago
i was waiting for this :)
kingOVsticks  +   1961d ago
nice gonna give this shot, I would love to play mugen on my DS3...
KKanjiAnkh  +   1961d ago
LMFAO man, I lou youtubin Mugen, Ronald McDonald FTW "Hambuga."
Allowen  +   1961d ago
I gave up a long time ago to try to use my DS3 and normal sixxaxis on my PC, It is so complicated ....

I ended buying a cheap wired xbox360 controler and wow ! Every game just accept it np and I got used to it now that I am preffering it more over the Sony's control.
Axecution  +   1961d ago
Amen
I remember needing to play Bioshock with that POS uncomfortable wired 360 controller. I seriously don't get how people like it better than the Dualshocks.
Of course, by the time i beat Bioshock i was pretty much used to it. No doubt about it though, that is by far one of the worst controllers i have ever played a game with.

<EDIT: I meant to reply to menoyou... woops. Whatever though>
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Ju  +   1961d ago
I did the same. It's not that I like the 360 controller better (I just hate to use triggers to fire), but it just works out of the box in most cases. Most games recognize the 360 controller right away and change their behavior, while with a standard pad (and that is what the Sixaxis becomes) is always tricky to configure and map buttons. I bought a MadCatz 360 clone controller for $24. Its all good now.

If those Sixaxis drivers will start emulating the 360 controller and add motion sensing and allow you to swat L/R1<>L/R2 (trigger and shoulder), and games would see it as a 360 game pad, that would be awesome.
menoyou  +   1961d ago
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I don't have to use that crappy 360 controller anymore, praise the heavens.
trancefreak  +   1961d ago
Ive been using the wireless 360 controller on my pc and Ive been loving it. Almost all games recognize the controller by default which is nice. I would prefer to use the ps3 remote because im more accustomed to it personally though.
ShinFuYux  +   1961d ago
Yea
Now I can play some fighting games without that crappy wired 360 controller.

The directional Pad buttons are horrible with the 360 controllers. But that's different with the PS3 DS3 controller.
lazzymusa  +   1961d ago
woopi Thanks
I can finally get rid of that excruciating 360 controller
Tee7soo  +   1960d ago
does this work on a Windows Vista x32 ?
lilmetal  +   1960d ago
Yes, but...
Vista 32 bit already has working drivers via LibUSB.
LibUSB is outdated and doesn't work with 64 bit systems, so this is the long awaited alternative.
gamexie  +   1960d ago
I installed it, very good!

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