How to use your PS3 controller in Left 4 Dead PC.
This tutorial is for people who want to use a Playstation 3 controller to play Left 4 Dead on the PC, either because said people don't have an X360 or just prefer the PS3 controller.1) First off, you will need to install the PS3 drivers for your computer. You can get it here (XP) or here (Vista). Extract the files anywhere and run "libusb-win32-filter-bin-0.1.10.1.exe". This will install the drivers you need. 2) Now, find the file called "ps3sixaxis_en.exe" and run it. Once you run it, you should get a small prompt window shortly. This is normal. After, reboot. 3) Once you've restated your computer, plug your PS3 controller in to your PC with the USB cable. To check that the controller is properly working, go to Control Panel > Game Controllers. You should see "PLAYSTATION 3 CONTROLLER OK". Now, click properties and test the controller's buttons and sticks to see if they respond. It should look something like this: Now, if you don't see the controller responding, you may have to calibrate it. Just click the settings tab and click "Calibrate..." 4) After all that's done, you need to install this custom controller config, so Left 4 Dead will recognize the controller in game. Feel free to change button configuration to your liking. The controller buttons may vary for you, so be sure to adjust it when you need to. Save the following config as "PS3.CFG" and place it in your C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\cfg. Now, add the following lines to your "Autoexec.cfg" file. If one doesn't exist, create one: 6) Start up Left 4 Dead and test your new controller! Enjoy! The only problem I ran into with this controller is that it tends to sway your aim around a bit, but it's really not noticeable.
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Can you tell us what the code is then?
Pros: Yay PS3 Controller! Cons: Missing Steps Code is ABSOLUTELY WRONG, spent an hour editing controls to work properly Improvements: REPLY, I asked for help, and nothing came back when you were ONLINE! Pity and shame shall smite you.
you've got a point there. its fun to try it out and play for some times but after that its getting hard
Ya my stuff is wireless too, but what I am saying is that when you are leaning back in a sofa, you have nowt to use a mouse surface besides a cushion.
thats why they invented these!
I could see the advantage. My PC is currently hooked up to the TV in the house, so there is very little room for a mouse to be used, if any. So you can sit back, chillax in a sofa with this instead of being stuck somewhere awkward with a mouse.
Ive already done this on CS:S, and it basicly sucks.....
why would u play with a controller if a mouse is way better.
ADD THAT IT SHOULDN'T BE USED FOR VISTA!!!
Vista isn't compatable with the Libusb driver and will fuck up ALL of your usb drivers and you'll be stuck.
For people having trouble with calibrating, download this first, http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=9906dd74c43889700c814df2efeadc50e04e75f6e8ebb871
Then unzip it and install the exe file, after install run the program and a screen should pop up saying "Driver OK", and a button option "Load Driver". Press "Load Driver", nothings going to happen, just close out and then retry calibrating your controller.
Also I found that in your cfg file the buttons are labeled wrong and here is a list I've made up and checked.
JOY1 - triangle JOY2 - circle JOY3 - x JOY4 - square JOY5 - L2 JOY6 - R2 JOY7 - L1 JOY8 - R1 JOY9 - Select JOY10 - L3 JOY11 - R3 JOY12 - Start LEFT - D-PAD LEFT RIGHT - D-PAD RIGHT DOWN - D-PAD DOWN UP - D-PAD UP
great tutorial its fun to use and thanks for sharing.
Edit: For the swaying, to minimize it when doing the calibration you should do the actions quick and keep the controller in the steady position, i used my leg haha. The Z-axis test you move the right analog stick left to right, and second its a full rotation, i did it at a fast pace and barley have any swaying.
Dude! Its from PS3-Hacks lol, too sad that i didn't make this Tutorial. Couse i knew this in years! Lol...