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PS3 controller for GTA IV steam version

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February 26, 2012 2:23:53 AM

I read some articles about getting a PS3 controller to work on the PC. I have plugged it in via USB, and downloaded MotionJoy. I can calibrate the PS3 controller in Windows and it seems to work fine.

But when I try to use it with GTA IV, it doesnt seem to register or work. I plugged in my old Logitech controller and it calibrates in Windows, but doesnt work in GTA IV either.

PS I am running GTA IV on Steam and its modded with icenhancer.

Although I tried to get the PS3 to work on GTA IV without the mod, and it didnt.

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February 27, 2012 9:22:32 PM

are you using motion joy to emulate a 360 controller? GTA IV pretty much only wants a 360 controller, so you have to emulate THAT controller with motion joy.
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February 28, 2012 2:08:02 AM

Hmm I dont think I did that. I had PS3 selected in the motionjoy profile.

Do I just change the profile to xbox 360 emulator and it should work? Or do I have to download something extra?
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February 28, 2012 2:25:23 AM

Maxwell Danger said:
Hmm I dont think I did that. I had PS3 selected in the motionjoy profile.

Do I just change the profile to xbox 360 emulator and it should work? Or do I have to download something extra?

yeah i think so. nothing to down load. let know if it works!
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February 28, 2012 2:06:47 PM

Nope, I still dont have it working. Im going to download something I found where you change some dir files in gta iv, that might do the trick
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February 28, 2012 7:55:36 PM

Maxwell Danger said:
Nope, I still dont have it working. Im going to download something I found where you change some dir files in gta iv, that might do the trick

do you have your ps3 controller set up like this video says? you really want your pc to recognize it as a 360 controller. almost all pc games are optimized for the 360 controller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cPsMcAcPB4

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February 28, 2012 9:12:00 PM

I have it set up exactly like this. But when I load up GTA IV and try to use it, it doesnt work at all. I go into the controller option in the game to make sure controllers are enabled and they are. And it just shows me an xbox controller and the control lay out.
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February 28, 2012 10:09:37 PM
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February 28, 2012 10:39:40 PM

Just followed the steps, and with a little trial and error got it working. Thanks for your help. I now switch from the PS3 controller to keyboard. Its more fun shooting up the place with the mouse, but everything else feels good with the Controller.

Cheers
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February 28, 2012 10:39:59 PM

Best answer selected by Maxwell Danger.
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February 28, 2012 10:52:13 PM

glad u got it working! but all that and then u want to use the mouse? :pt1cable:  lol. oh well. the mouse kills the controller for shooters anyway.
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