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Question Connecting ps3 controller to acer

May 22, 2020
So my acer computer cant recognize the ps3 controller as in it doesnt show its even connected or anything. It has worked before, but I factory resat my computer. Ive tried betterds3 (I think its called) and scp tool kit
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Even without an emulator the controller should show up when you plug in the USB. On my machine(s) it variably showed as a playstation controller, a generic controller, and sometimes even xbox controller. After SCP get's finished with it, it ports as an xbox one and showed that way in devices.

I can only imagine you have tried the various usb connections....is everything in device manager in the reset computer have a driver/no yellow triangles?