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Old 05-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Question New To DiRT 3

I just got DiRT 3 and having come from a PS3 I am not used to using the keyboard to drive. I have tried to use MOTIONJOY's Xbox controller emulator, but it wont recognize either of my PS3 controllers on either of my computers. One is a MacBook PRO running XP and the other is a HP Pavilion running Vista. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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I just got DiRT 3 and having come from a PS3 I am not used to using the keyboard to drive. I have tried to use MOTIONJOY's Xbox controller emulator, but it wont recognize either of my PS3 controllers on either of my computers. One is a MacBook PRO running XP and the other is a HP Pavilion running Vista. Any help would be appreciated.

If I am playing a driving game with a keyboard I will use these keys generally:

Steering Keys:

Forwards = Up Arrow
Backwards/Brake = Down Arrow
Left = Left Arrow
Right = Right Arrow

For Manual Gear Change I use:

Gear Up = A
Gear Down = Z

Handbrake = Space Bar

Change Camera = C

Have I missed anything?

I am sure in Dirt 3 there will be a default mapping for the keys already? I can't remember as I use a wheel.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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Buy an xbox controller for windows I first got mine for Streetfighter and it's just a must have.

Plugs into a usb socket and is just great.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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I just got DiRT 3 and having come from a PS3 I am not used to using the keyboard to drive. I have tried to use MOTIONJOY's Xbox controller emulator, but it wont recognize either of my PS3 controllers on either of my computers. One is a MacBook PRO running XP and the other is a HP Pavilion running Vista. Any help would be appreciated.
I don't know much about MotionInJoy but it's probably worth persevering with it since keyboard is kind of a last resort for racing games.

Maybe this video tutorial will be of some use:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc6CcEE3Jdc

The uploader also has some footage of himself using MotionInJoy to play DiRT 3 with a PS3 pad as proof that it works (for him at least).

Also ensure you're using the latest MIJ version: http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

Finally, MIJ has its own forums which might be of assistance: http://forums.motioninjoy.com/
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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Has the OP died?
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