Play PC Games With A PS3 Controller On The PC

Play PC Games With A PS3 Controller On The PC If you are a pc gamer then you will enjoy this post.This post is a tutorial which will teach you to play latest pc games on your windows pc or laptop with a ps3 controller.As you know most games today that are based on ps3 platform  are released separately for the windows pc.Most of these games have a support for dualshock USB gamepad in which you can play the games with the ps3 controller or a USB video game controller by enabling it in game controls settings.But most games like all Call Of Duty series like Modern Warfare 3,Mass Effect 3 etc. doesn’t have a support for video game controllers.So you can only play them with a keyboard and a mouse.

But for hardcore gamers there is a good news that they can play pc games which does not support a ps3 controller or a gamepad by using a software called “Pinnacle Game Profiler”.Pinnacle Game Profiler is software that emulates the key strokes of your pc’s keyboard and mouse movements and fits them on the ps3 controller.It runs in background and you can play games like Mass Effect 3 with a ps3 controller which doesn’t support any gamepad at all.

Download Pinnacle Game Profiler To Play PC Games With PS3 Contoller On The PC

  • Download and install pinnacle game profiler from here.Pinnacle game profiler is a 20 days trial software,beyond which you need to buy it.But 20 days is enough to complete almost any game.You can easily complete 4 to 5 games in 20 days.
  • Pinnacle supports both a ps3 controller and a pc USB gamepad.You need to configure your controller before playing games.
Setup Pinnacle Game Profiler

  • Connect your ps3 controller to pc via usb cable.Make sure that you have installed all its drivers.
  • Launch pinnacle game profiler.It will automatically detect the controller and will ask you whether it is pc game controller or a playstation controller.Choose “Yes this device is a Playstation controller connected through PC adapter” and click next.

  • Then you will see a wizard for setting the ps3 controller.Follow the instructions step by step to assign buttons to the ps3 controller.Below is the screen shot.

  • After setting all the buttons you can finally test all the buttons for their correctness.Look the screen shot below.If any button is wrongly assigned then restart the wizard by continuously going back until you see the start.
  • Finally click finish.

Play PC Games With PS3 Controller Using Pinnacle Game Profiler
You should have at least one ps3 pc game to use this software.For example if you have Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 then you can download its game profile from pinnacle to play it with a ps3 controller.

What Is A Game Profile
A game profile is a configuration file for a particular game which contains the information about the game controls that are to be used on a ps3 controller.If you will not download any game profile then you will have to setup the controls yourself which is very cumbersome and time consuming.So its better to download a game profile.

1.Open pinnacle and click “click here to download profiles instantly and start playing right away”.

2.A page will open showing you the game profiles of many games.You need to download the profile which you need.For example I have Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 so I downloaded this games profile only.

3.It will take few seconds to download and install.Now you will see a window like this in which the game profile is installed.Just click “PLAY”.

4.Now go to the folder where the game is located and launch it.You can use keyboard an mouse to choose missions.When the mission starts you will see that you are able to play that game with a ps3 controller.

There are 724 game profiles available at this time.Below is the list of top 20 games for ps3 pc.

  • PlanetSide 2
  • Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare 3
  • Stars Wars : The Old Republic
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Minecraft
  • Diablo 3
  • Call Of Duty : Modern Warfare 2
  • Hitman : Blood Money
  • Half Life 2
  • Mass Effect 2: Arrival
  • World Of Warcraft
  • 007 Legends (James Bond)
  • Caal Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Torchlight 2
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Mass Effect
  • PayDay: The Heist
  • DOOM 3
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
Now you can play any pc game which doesn't support a gamepad or a ps3 controller with pinnacle game profiler.Share this article if you like it.

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