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Windows XP driver for generic wireless game controller

Hello game experts,

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask but here goes:

I bought a generic wireless dualshock3 game controller (it says it is compatible for PS1/PS2/PS3/PC, DragonPlus brand). I actually don't have any PS consoles, I just wanted to use it with my PC.

My PC recognizes it as an HID-compliant game controller. Cool.
MS proceeds with its plug n play driver installation...then I get the "An error occurred while isntalling driver blah blah."

The product didn't come with its own drivers, so I tried downloading hacked drivers for PS3 controllers to work with PCs. Still no joy.
And I did follow the instructions correctly(http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=179397, and http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45209). I think these hacks works only for the actual PS3 dualshock?

Is there a way I can make this wireless controller work with my PC?

Thanks.
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romeodemeteriojr
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
Hi Masqueraid,

yup that's the one.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Hmm... shouldn't need drivers for XP ???
Was the controller switched on when you plugged in the adapter?

Can you go to Device Manager, find the entry for the unidentified device, open the entry and from the "Details" tab select "Hardware Ids" and post the content of the box that's displayed?
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
hello again,
yes, controller is on and connected (as described in the manual, blinking when not connected, not when connected). also am using very new batteries.

here's the id list in the device manager:

HID\Vid_0079&Pid_0006&Rev_0100
HID\Vid_0079&Pid_0006
HID_DEVICE_SYSTEM_GAME
HID_DEVICE_UP:0001_U:0004
HID_DEVICE
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
That's a pain - the adapter isn't plug&play compliant.

Here's the updated version of the Dualshock3 driver you have - try this:
http://www.motiongame.net/system/application/plugins/uploadfile/200904031238693926.rar
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
hi again,

i'll try this out when i get home. thanks!
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
Hi again,

I tried it at home, but still the same.
This is what I did:
  1. Uninstalled driver.
  2. Removed adapter
  3. Installed new D3 driver
  4. Replaced adapter.

Did i miss something?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
>>Did i miss something?

Unfortunately not :(

This is difficult to troubleshoot without a similar pad.  Do you have access to any other PS3 USB gamepads?
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bRvOCommented:
I know this probably won't work at all , but have you tried installing the XBCD drivers http://redcl0ud.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=2006 and then installing the D3 driver ?

I had similar issues with a dual shock controller, that I had to install XBCD and then the drivers for the controller before it worked correctly.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
bRvO - at this point all suggestions are welcome :)
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
hello masqueraid,
sorry, got so busy with work these past few days.

>>This is difficult to troubleshoot without a similar pad.  Do you have access to any other PS3 USB gamepads?
unfortunately, i don't :( everyone's got psp though.

hi bRvO, will try this too. thanks.
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romeodemeteriojrAuthor Commented:
hi guys,
i installed it. but yeah bRvo i still have the same problem.

anyway guys, thanks! i'd still keep this question open, just in case.

and yeah, im keeping this thing :)
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