It’s fun playing computer games using a PS3 controller, which is possible by the means of a DS3 tool. But it gets annoying when this tool abruptly stops or doesn’t respond, leading to a hindrance in the gameplay. Techspirited suggests some troubleshooting methods to get rid of such a problem, and get your controller running smooth as silk.
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If you play games on your computer using a PS3 controller (Sixaxis), you must be aware of a DS3 tool which is required to accomplish such a connection. The controller can either be connected to the computer via Bluetooth or a USB cord using a device driver. A lot of websites provide such a driver; the popular one being MotioninJoy or simply MiJ. The MiJ driver allows simultaneous connections up to 4 controllers via USB and 1 Bluetooth adapter; the controller can be connected through any of the two mediums.
If you are new to using the controller on your computer, there is a possibility that you might have not configured it properly or missed an important step required to make the controller work. So before troubleshooting, we recommend that you take a look at the instructions to set up the Sixaxis controller on your computer. If required, do a fresh install of all the component software and drivers required; if you still find that the DS3 tool is not working as it should, take a look at how to fix some commonly seen errors. Always remember that reinstalling is the most fundamental step in troubleshooting any kind of program, so do that first.
…. now for the troubleshooting.
Wish you have a great time playing with your dual-shock controller. Good Luck! And don’t forget to leave a comment if you wish to suggest anything or if you feel the need to add something to these tips.