OnLive is the new on-demand streaming game service that launched recently in the UK. We’ve been spending plenty of time on our review console and will be back soon with our definitive judgement, but believe me when I say it’ll blow your mind… the problem some people will have is using the PC client, and considering OnLive has limited controller support, unless you’ve got a Microsoft approved controller (such as a wired 360 pad) you’ll be stuck with keyboard and mouse controls.
I decided to have a play around to try and get my PS3 controller running with OnLive on my PC. I found an excellent tutorial on HardCoreWare.com which helped to get it working in Windows, but firing up OnLive received a message saying the controller wasn’t supported. Nuts. It turns out I was only one step away from success.
Interested? Follow this guide below which will get you set up and using your PS3 controller on OnLive before you can say “blimey, that’s clever…”
1. Download the Software
You’ll need a small piece of software to get this working. Grab the latest version (currently 0.6.0004) from the MotioninJoy site here
2. Plug in the Controller with a USB Cable
Connect up the controller. You’ll hear the Windows “badump” sound telling you it’s recognised. Wait for the default drivers to install.
3. Install the Software
Run the file you downloaded, and allow it to install the signed driver.
4. Run the DS3 Tool
Load up the software you’ve just installed. Go to the Driver Manager section which you’ll see in the image below:
Make sure you tick the device below the blue box and click Load Driver. Wait while the software does its stuff…
5. Do some fiddly stuff
The next step is a bit odd but takes seconds. Unplug the controller and close the software. Now plug it back in and load the software back up.