DS3 Tool

DS3 Tool MotioninJoy 0.7.1001

Play with your PlayStation pad on PC

DS3 Tool can connect PlayStation Sixaxis or DualShock 3 controllers to your Windows machine. It supports a connection through both USB and Bluetooth, and allows up to four gamepads to be connected. View full description

PROS

  • It is free
  • Play with your PS3 controller on PC

CONS

  • Annoying banner ads
  • Cumbersome interface

Is it a long game?

Very good
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DS3 Tool can connect PlayStation Sixaxis or DualShock 3 controllers to your Windows machine. It supports a connection through both USB and Bluetooth, and allows up to four gamepads to be connected.

Easy to set up

Setting up your controller is relatively straightforward. After you start the DS3 Tool you must plug the gamepad into the PC (this is also the easiest way to pair your controller for a Bluetooth connection), then click on the Enable button to activate it.

To test the connection is active there is the Vibration Test button. A quick click on this should see the pad vibrate - confirming everything is work order. After setup, you can use the controller in any game just as you would an official Microsoft controller.

Chaotic design

Unfortunately the DS3 Tool's interface is unstructured and rather bloated. With nothing really holding it together, you get the sense that every time the developer thought of something they wanted to add they just put it in without a second thought towards usability.

This leads to a lack of unity within the interface, making it hard for less tech savvy users to navigate. Not that I am really complaining, DS3 Tool is a free app the fills a much needed gap in the market.

Functional control software for console controller

There may be interface issues, and some annoying banner ads, but DS3 Tool runs smoothly and allows those who prefer PlayStation 3 controllers to use them on their PC with ease.

DS3 Tool

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DS3 Tool MotioninJoy 0.7.1001

— User reviews — about DS3 Tool

  • borisshaposhnikov

    by borisshaposhnikov

    "Nice tool with very bad seting's and very not optimized. Also bad interface"

    This is really great tool! I think you guys need make better starting version i mean when you get to it it's annoying to... More.

    reviewed on January 23, 2016

  • Gigabyte_1024

    by Gigabyte_1024

    "Best software to use with PS3/XBox controllers"

    This is the best software for using your PS3 and XBox controller with your PC. You can fully map out controls and save d... More.

    reviewed on July 14, 2014

  • "Good but has spamware."

    It works well but it launches a random sh.com spam webpage sometimes. Blocking it with my firewall stopped this though. More.

    reviewed on September 29, 2013

  • arrimas.arrington1

    by arrimas.arrington1

    "Red SONY controller"

    This red one is might be working. And my uncle gave me a red SONY controller. More.

    reviewed on June 18, 2013

  • john.roy.9256

    by john.roy.9256

    "Works"

    A Basic program that lets you use you PS3 or Xbox Remote on games. Tested and works 100%. More.

    reviewed on May 15, 2013