Looking for how to connect the PS3 controller via Bluetooth/Wireless. Then you are in the right place. First, I am gonna talk about ScpToolkit. ScpToolkit is a free Windows Driver and Xinput wrapper for Sony controller, DualShock 3 and DualShock 4. This software allows you to connect PS3 controller on PC as Xbox 360 Controller (Via USB and Bluetooth/Wireless). It’s easy to install and simply straightforward. But ScpToolkit requires Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 x86 or x64, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package, DotNet Framework 4.5, DirectX Runtime, Xbox 360 Controller driver (Xbox 360 Driver already integrated Windows 8+) DirectX Runtime.
ScpToolkit is easy to install and easy to use. As I mentioned above ScpToolkit require a few things. Please install all the application on your computer. You can download all the software for free. When you install all these software on your computer you need to follow the controller installation introduction. I mentioned connecting PS3 controller installation introduction below. Please read the whole article and follow the steps, step by step. So, let’s get started. I would like to cover some major question answers about to connect the PS3 controller. Please read carefully, because it can help you to understand and face the problems.
Q: Can I connect my PS3 controller on PC as Xbox 360 via Wireless?
A: Yes, you can connect your PS3 controller on your PC via Wireless. Your computer must have Bluetooth dongle for wireless connectivity. If you don’t have a Bluetooth dongle on your PC. Then you can’t connect your controller to your PC via wireless, but USB connectivity will work perfectly.
Q: Why I need Microsoft C++ 2010, DirectX Runtime etc?
A: Because ScpToolkit requires that software. Make sure you update all your computer drivers up to date. ScpToolkit will not run without requiring software.
Q: Do I need to follow installation introduction for all the time?
A: No, you just need to follow PS3 controller installation introduction one time. When you successfully install controller driver and pair with Bluetooth dongle. You can connect your controller any time by pressing PS button, same ask you connect on your PS3 console.
Q: Can I connect my PS3 controller back to PS3?
A: Yes, you can connect back your PS3 controller to PS3 console. Just plug your controller into your console via USB and press the PS button, same you can do for connecting back to PC.
How to connect PS3 Controller on PC As Xbox 360?
- Install Microsft C++ 2010, Net Framework, DirectX Runtime
- Download and Install Xbox 360 Controller Driver.
- Download and Install ScpToolkit
- Install ScpToolkit on your computer (After installing all the required software)
- Open ScpToolkit Driver Installer
- Connect DualShock 3 or 4 Controller via USB cable
- Choose Bluetooth Dongle
- Select DualShock 3 or 4
- Mark Controller Xbox 360
- Press Install button
- Wait for finish installation
- Unplug your controller
- Wait for connect to PC in Wireless mode
If you driver not installing on your PC using this method. Please check the box “Force Driver Installing”. Now you can enjoy your PS3 controller on your PC as Xbox 360 controller. You can connect anytime your controller on your PC same as you connect on PS3. Just press the PS button and your controller will connect to your PC as Xbox 360. You no need to configure all the time for PC. If you want to connect back PS3 controller on your PS3. Just connect your controller on your PS3 console via USB and press the PS button. You can do same for connecting back to PC.
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