Welcome to my tutorial on using your PS3 SIXAXIS controller as a mouse and hockey pad.
Note: This assumes your PC already detects the controller and works. This was tested using WinXP SP2
Wanna use you PS3 controller as a mouse? Want the paddles to move the mouse? Wann to press the "PS" button and your start menu pops up? Well it's very easy to do.
1) Have your controller plugged in and detected by Windows.
2) Download Joystick 2 Mouse 3.0 (http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Joystick-2-Mouse-Download-51785.html)
3) Install Joy2Mouse3.exe
4) Launch Joystick 2 Mouse 3.0
Now you have the software installed to use the controller. You will now need to configure it to detect the SIXAXIS unit:
1) Under Joysticks
- Profile Assignments, make sure Microsoft PC-joystick driver is selected.
2) Click on the Profiles
tab. Go under the Joystick drop down and pick Microsoft PC-joystick
How to set up the keys and other info:
For mouse movement, click Actions
tab and then clcik save, then apply. The right joystick toggle will be the mouse. Play around with Speed and Acceleration to change the mouse movement speeds.
To make pressing down on the right toggle to click things. Go under Profiles Tab, Actions Assignment, Button 2: no shift, theme: mouse, action: left mouse button.
To make the PS button toggle star menu, pick button 17, no shift, theme: win operations, action: start menu.
You can play around and add actions to all the buttons. Here is each button number and it's relationship to the controller. Button 1:
Select Button 2:
Click Left Toggle (L3) Button 3:
Click Right Toggle (R3) Button 4:
Start Button 5:
(D-Pad) Up Button 6:
(D-Pad) Right Button 7:
(D-Pad) Down Button 8:
(D-Pad) Left Button 9:
L2 Button 10:
R2 Button 11:
L1 Button 12:
R1 Button 13:
(/\) Button 14:
(O) Button 15:
(X) Button 16:
() Button 17:
(PS) Button 18:
(These show up but don't work. I think they might be the SIXAXIS function).