How To Connect PS3 Controller to PC Using SCP DS3 Driver (No Motioninjoy!)
5-11-15: Initial release.
On my youtube channel in the past, I had two videos that discussed how to get your Sony DS3 controller to connect to the PC. The first video focused solely on Motioninjoy, which is a program/driver package that installed the proper PS3 drivers so your controller can emulate the xbox 360 game controller on the PC.
Since then, I made a second video tutorial that used a combination of Motioninjoy and Better DS3 Tool. The idea behind that video is we use the drivers from Motioninjoy, but then we use the offline Better DS3 Tool so we can use our controller without having to be connected to the Internet.
For whatever reason, I still have viewers telling me they can’t get their DS3 controller to work properly on the PC.
Henceforth, I created what should now be the final PS3 controller tutorial using the SCP DS3 Drivers. The reason this method is awesome is because once all is said and done, the SCP Server runs as a service in Windows, which means that once you turn on your computer, this is always running in the background. No need to have a program running in the background. Just plug in your DS3 to the PC, or enable bluetooth on your controller, and you are ready to have a lot of good times.
See my video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for all necessary links. Thanks!
Which Game Genre Do You Enjoy Playing?
7-12-14: Initial Release.
I am a gamer, and I enjoy playing all types of games, but there is always one genre that I keep on coming back to time over time again, and its the Fighting genre.
I’m not sure why I love it so much, if its because I can pretend I am the fighter and I can perform all these special moves, or the fact that I can pummel my opponent (or get pummeled myself).
When I was growing up, I got my first taste of fighting games playing with my friends SNES console version of Mortal Kombat II. Man, do I love that game, and I still play it still to this very day on my PSP with a SNES emulator.
I literally memorized all the moves and all special fatalities of that game, and it was a huge step from from Mortal Kombat I. Since then, I’ve played almost every single Mortal Kombat game release (PS2 series sorta sucked, skipped Wii).
Yes, I’ve played other fighting games like Street Fighter II and its derivatives, Final Fight, various beat em ups, and more.
Some gamers just love RPGs and sink time into them. These days, I don’t have that kind of timing and spending a few minutes here and there in a casual fighting brawl can really help with what is otherwise considered a long day.
How about you? What type of game genres do you enjoy playing and tell us why? Thanks!
[How To] Play Soldier of Fortune on Windows 7 64-bit Tutorial
11-17-12: Initial release.
When I was growing up as a kid, one of the games I used to play all the time was Soldier of Fortune. At the time, the game was awesome because it was the first game of its kind to allow the user to shoot off limbs and body parts right off the body.
Want to blow off the arm? Go ahead. Maybe just a leg instead? Sure, go for it!
But now with modern machines, you may try to run the game, and it doesn’t work? It crashes? Well, I found a simple way to make the game work.
The steps are below:
1) Install game.
2) Install latest patch. Go to filefront.com to find latest files.
3) Now go into your Soldier of Fortune game folder. Make a copy of the SoF.exe and repaste it to make another copy. Rename the new file as mohaa.exe.
4) Now run the SoF.exe and play the game! Apparently, having the mohaa.exe for whatever reason allows the game to work. See screenshot below:
Hope that helps, enjoy!
Asura’s Wrath for PC Petition – Help Sign it!
Revisions: 2-27-12: Initial release.
My partner HM7 at my youtube channel GameDexterity is really interested in this game called Asura’s Wrath. In a recent “Ask Capcom” session, Capcom said that if there was enough interest in PC version, they might be able to do something.
So what did HM7 do? Well, he created a video to help get this point across! Working together, I had lended my voice for the script, and HM7 put everything together inside Sony Vegas 10. The result? A really nice montage of game footage while at the same time telling gamers why we need to sign the petition. Watch the video below, and help sign the petition!
How To Connect Official SNES Controller to the PC
2-26-12: Initial release.
So as a gamer that loves old school games, I grew up with the NES and SNES console. I have fond memories playing SNES with my friends, and still to this day, I still play SNES occasionally.
But what do you do if you want to play SNES on the PC, but you want the authentic feel of the SNES controller? Well, guess what? You can connect the original SNES controller to the PC if you have the appropriate USB adapter to connect to it.
If you go to Amazon.com, you can purchase a Mayflash USB adapter that allows you to connect two SNES controllers to your PC (or laptop type device). Once you purchase the adapter and with shipping, it will be approximately $10 or so.
Once you have the adapter, all you got to do is literally plug your SNES controller into it, and then plug in the USB to the PC. Afterwards, go ahead and configure your SNES controller with our favorite emulator (or equivalent PC game) and have fun!
See the Amazon link below if you want to purchase it, as well as a video tutorial.
MSI Afterburner – Freeware Fraps Alternative
6-18-11: Initial release.
Recently, I had done a Duke Nukem Forever tutorial video on Youtube, and I had lamented that Fraps was lagging my PC during the recording.
Thanks to Youtube user Warhawksuper, he had recommended that I check out MSI Afterburner. Now granted, I have a 9800GT video card, and although it was not by MSI, I decided to try it out.
After using it for a couple hours with a lot of my PC games, I have come to the conclusion that it is awesome! More specifically, MSI Afterburner can record video and audio just like fraps with less of a performance hit, with the same video results. In addition, it can also do screenshots.
However, when compared to the latest version of Fraps, the MSI Afterburner cannot record Windows 7 audio. This is useful if you are playing a PC game and talking into a microphone at the same time. Still, this is an excellent alternative to Fraps where you have to plunk down at least $30.
To see more about it, please look at my tutorial below! Let me know what you think!
How To Connect Playstation Dual-Shock Controllers to PC
1-15-10: Initial release.
9-13-12: Fixed video link.
Do you have a spare Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 controller? Did you ever wish you could connect it to your PC to play your Emulator or possibly PC games?
How is it done? Easy! You have to go and purchase a Playstation to PC adapter, and these adapters are fairly cheap, especially if you go online. I bought mine from Amazon before X-mas last year, and after shipping the total was under $5 USD!
How it works is you connect the Playstation controllers to the adapter (1 or 2), and then you connect the USB to the PC. No driver download required! The one I got works great on XP and Windows 7.
Watch the video tutorial below and see what you might have been missing.
[How To] Transfer Playstation (PS1) Save Games From PC To PS1 Memory Card
10-8-10: Initial release. I expect over time this tutorial will evolve, as this is a useful tutorial!
Did you know that if you have a PS2 that can run UlaunchELF, you have the power to transfer PS1 save games found onto the Internet and transfer it to your PS1 memory card? How do you do that? Simple. This guide will teach you.
Auto Shutdown Your PC Using Freeware App AMP WinOFF
9-7-10: Initial release.
I love to save power on my PC. In fact, I am probably one of those green tech users that turn off the computer when they are not in use. Therefore, it is no surprise that when I have a computer idling, I feel it is being put to waste.
I have a great application that I use for almost a 4+ years now and that is AMP WinOFF. This is a great freeware utility that you can use to shut down your PC based on specific criterion. For example, let’s say that I am encoding a movie. When I encode a movie, I know it takes about 99 to 100% of my CPU usage. The sad part is once the encode is done, my computer just sits there upon hours and hours until I come back and make use of it.
Windows 7 Logon screen boring?
Are you tired of the default Windows 7 Logon? Well I’m about to quickly show you how to change it like I did.
lets get stuck in:
1. Download the Windows 7 Logon Changer.
2. Extract and run the Win7LogonBackgroundChanger.exe file (or install it from the setup folder contained inside) .
3. Click on any of the available images in the preview bar at the top or click on Choose a folder to open and add images of your own to the preview bar to select from instead.
4. When you have selected the image you want click on the Apply this background button.
5. When it’s done, click on OK.
7. You’re log on screen is now changed. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del to test it.
8. When done, close the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer program.
If you cannot read the text there is also options to make the text brighter or darker, a little bid of fiddling might be required to get the best results.
And there you go, I know this is a small post but a handy one at least.