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Installing MotioninJoy drivers - Version 4
These instructions here are for installing the v4 MotioninJoy drivers. This version doesn't have very good Bluetooth adapter support, namely Broadcom and WIDCOMM adapters don't work. Use the v5 drivers if you want to use a Broadcom BT adapter.
Downloading and installing the drivers
First, you need to download the MotioninJoy drivers. The v4 driver is here: http://www.motioninjoy.com/download
You need to get the version that corresponds with your system, 32bits for 32-bit (x86) systems and 64bits for 64-bit (x64) systems.
If you're not sure which system type you have, check out Control Panel → System, and look under “System type:” for if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit. Most likely you are using 32-bit, and if you have XP you are using a 32-bit (x86) system.
Next make sure your system meets the requirements for the drivers
, then extract the EXE out of the zip file and double click on it. If you want to specify where to install it, the first step will give you the option to do that. Otherwise just use the default location (C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3).
64-bit users: At this point you must reboot your computer,
and after the BIOS boot screen press F8 (you may have to press it a few times) and select “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement”. You'll have to do this at every boot to use the MiJ drivers as they are not signed.
See the 64bit
page for more. 32-bit users don't need to worry about disabling driver signature enforcement.
Getting it working - USB mode
Connect your PS3 controller using the USB cord to a USB port where you would want to plug the controller in every time you want to use it. Windows will then install its own drivers, let it do it's thing. At this point your controller will be recognized in Game Controllers or Devices and Printers, but it won't recognize any buttons/axis movement.
Make sure the Bluetooth adapter you want to use with MiJ is plugged in now and has its drivers already installed. All other BT adapters will need to be unplugged until after MiJ installation.
Navigate to Start → All Programs → MotioninJoy → Install MotioninJoy driver. In Vista and Windows 7 you'll need to right-click on the shortcut and select “Run as Administator”. After a few seconds Notepad will pop up with the driver install log. If the last line is “SUCCESS: installed package C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3\drivers\MijXfilt.inf.” then the drivers have installed correctly. (Note that if you want to use a different USB port with your controller, you will have to repeat this step.)
Now you can go to the DS3 Tool (Start → All Programs → MotioninJoy → DS3 Tool) and enable the “Analog Gamepad 3” option, then go to Control Panel → Game controllers (XP) or Control Panel → Devices and Printers → right click on “HID-compliant game controller” →select “Game controller settings” and see you PS3 controller working!! Woohoo!!!
At this point your PS3 controller will operate normally through USB.
It is recommended you click on the Settings tab in the controller properties and calibrate the controller. This will make the analog sticks and SixAxis more responsive.
If you are having problems with your PS3 automatically turning on after you disconnect the USB cord from the computer, please follow the steps below to pair your controller with your computer's Bluetooth adapter.
Getting it working - Bluetooth mode
Note: You need to have completed the USB part first before attempting to get BT working.
Connect your PS3 controller using USB if it isn't already connected.
Open the DS3 Tool (Start → All Programs → MotioninJoy → DS3 Tool) and click the pairing tab. Click the Pairing button. If two windows come up saying “Dualshock 3” and “bluetooth dongle” then the controller should be paired with your BT adapter. If the “bluetooth dongle” messages did not come up, most likely you are not using a supported Bluetooth adapter and you will need to get one that works
(Note: If you use this controller with a PS3 after pairing here with MiJ, you will need to repeat this step to get the controller working with MiJ again as the controller will have paired with the PS3.)
Unplug the USB cord. If after a while you feel a short rumble and one of the LEDs come on, the controller is now connected. Success!!
Whenever you want to connect your controller, just press the PS button. The LEDs will start flashing, and after a few seconds you'll fell a short rumble and a single LED goes solid. To disconnect the controller hold the PS button until the LEDs go out.
Enjoy using your PS3 controller on your PC with MotioninJoy!!
64-bit users: Go to the 64bit page for more about getting the MiJ driver working without pressing F8 at every boot to disable driver signature enforcement.
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Digital Gamepad(Dpad,without joystick)
This is like the original PS1 controller, only the Dpad and buttons work, all axises are disabled.
This is like the PS2 controller. Dpad is set to POV/hat switch, and the 2 analog sticks are set up on the X,Y, Z and RZ axes but SixAxis is disabled.
Analog Gamepad2(POV,Joysticks,Analog Triggers)
Similar to the Xbox 360 controller, the Dpad is set to POV/hat switch, the 2 analog sticks are set up on the X,Y, Z and RZ axes, and L2 and R2 buttons are also on an axis. SixAxis is still disabled.
Analog Gamepad3(POV,Joysticks,Analog Triggers,Motion sensor)
This option is similar to Analog Gamepad2 with the added effect of SixAxis motion sensors. L2 and R2 buttons are re-mapped to buttons 5 and 6.
Xbox 360 Controller Emulator
This option emulates the Xbox 360 controller and helps make your PS3 controller work with PC games that only support a Xbox 360 controller. The downside is that there is a bit of lag time, especially with the vibration.
This option enables the custom button and axis configuration you have made.