Greetings Che.

http://davieslim.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/use-ps3-controller-in-windows-wireless-bluetooth/
has some details on how to go about this. Although, I fail to see the gain for the struggle, since you could just buy a Logitech Rumblepad II or other similar product and get a fully functioning gamepad without the driver/application fiasco.

Kai
----- Original Message ----- From: "Che" <c...@blindadrenaline.com>
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Hmm, how are they hooking the PS3 controllers up hardware wise to the PC? Also, I know you can plug an x box controller directly into the pc via USB, but what about the wireless controllers that work with the x box 360, read anything on being able to use those on PC?
later
che

----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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Hi Orin,
Well, supporting PS3 game controllers under Windows is rather problematic. As usual Sony does not officially support using a PS3controller with PC games so there are no official drivers etc out there for them, and DirectX doesn't understand the PS3 input values. There are, however, hacks and work arounds out there on the web for getting a PS3 controller working under Windows. I've even heard someone has written Windows XP/Vista compatible drivers for the PS3 controllers so if you are interested in using a PS3 game controller with Blood Money or any other PC game then I'd google for drivers. That said one thing I can say about Microsoft is that now that they have updated DirectX and XNA to use newer input libraries such as XInput it is much easier for a Windows game developer to support XBox 360 controllers. the process is fairly well documented, there are official drivers for XBox controllers out there, and a developer doesn't have to jump through hoops to support them. To a game developer, such as myself, there is a big difference in supporting a controller like the XBox ones that are fairly straight forward and easy to support than a PS3 controller which is by nature not officially PC compatible. Althougfh, you can do it if you have the right hacks or third-party drivers installed etc.

HTH

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