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How to use an Xbox360 controller, or a PS3 controller for Minecraft PC edition

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jakesteradactle's Avatar jakesteradactle
Level 54 : Grandmaster Artist

Ever want to use an Xbox360 controller, or a PS3 controller for your PC edition Minecraft? Here is how!

Go to this website,and download Minecontrol.Plug in your controller, open Minecontrol,and then run it. After Minecontrol fully loads up, you should be able to use RS to move the mouse, if you cannot, don't worry. Click the tab on Minecontrol that says device, and select your controller. Keep Minecontrol opened while you play.

PS3 controllers are different, but Minecontrol can still be used for it.

Go to this website and download Minecontrol.You must also download DS3 tool,which is here, after you get to the site, download the latest version that fits your bit range. After you download it, down in the lower left corner of your screen should be the download, depending if you have Windows 7 or later. When the download is complete, click the small arrow on it and then click open. Then what you need to do is click DS3 tool, which will be an application type, go through the wizard installer, after you complete the wizard, a small window should show up that is mostly green. When this window comes up, plug in your USB port charger of your PS3 controller into your computer while it is connected to the controller. Then the orange loading bar should be going up. While it is loading click the bullet that says Xbox360 controller emulator. Then click the enable button. What this will do is disguise your PS3 controller as an Xbox360 controller so it will work for Minecontrol. After that, minimize DS3 tool,open up Minecontrol and run it. When Minecontrol fully loads up, you should be able to move the mouse with the analog stick, if you cannot, don't worry. Just click the tab that says device, and select your controller. Keep both; DS3 tool and Minecontrol open as you play.

It causes very little lag, hardly noticeable.

You can re-arrange the controls to your liking in the menus of Minecontrol. Also in DS3 tool you can convert the PS3 controls to
Xbox360 controls.

IF THIS APPLICATION WILL NOT RUN DUE TO AN ERROR THAT STATES: This program will not run because it is a self-signed app. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO FIX THAT
  1.) Click on the start menu and search java
  2.) Click configure java
  3.) Click the security tab
Click edit site list  
    5.) Click Add

    6.) Type in the blank box: update.joshjcarrier.com
    7.) Click Add then click OK

CreditSpecial thanks to joshjcarrier, the creator of Minecontrol. I would also like to thank DS3 tool.

4 Update Logs

Application error fix : by jakesteradactle 06/05/2014 1:03:14 amJun 5th, 2014

Faixed a self signed error

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01/26/2016 3:09 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Narwhal
WhaleTuba's Avatar
Can any other controllers be used? Perhaps some sort of Nintendo controller cuz I'm a Nintendo fanboy :P (Wii U or N64 would be nice)
10/30/2013 1:02 am
Level 30 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
TheSioux7065's Avatar
Wow wtf? that steve has 3 hands... anyways nice tutorial.
10/31/2013 5:30 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Artist
jakesteradactle's Avatar
The reason the steve has three hands is because the tutorial used to only be for xbox360. So when I added a ps3 tutorial, I added another arm.
12/23/2013 9:54 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
TheSioux7065's Avatar
Lol ok :D
10/29/2013 10:43 pm
Level 24 : Expert Taco
AlexSMDD's Avatar
Thanks for the tutorial!
I had a usb xbox controller and I did not know this could be done.
I do agree though looking around is odd but I enjoy it.
10/29/2013 10:45 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Artist
jakesteradactle's Avatar
You're very welcome.
09/06/2013 5:16 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
Charmander101's Avatar
Can i use a PS3 controller for it?
09/07/2013 3:58 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Artist
jakesteradactle's Avatar
I added a PS3 controller tutorial.

09/06/2013 3:03 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
simkhovich's Avatar
really needs dead zone support its too sensitive my thumbstick stick a little to the side and i get involuntary mouse movement
09/02/2013 3:59 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Ranger
MrWhaleShark's Avatar
i like it but looking around is wierd