guide for users having trouble with The PS3 TE/SE and there PC's
also if you run into problems try disconnecting other usb devices and try plug the stick in to the actual usb port.
if using a hub try plugging it in directly onto your computer
please play around with your usb connections do not plug the TE into any sort of hub.
having discovered not all chipsets support the ps3 TE/Se this is what you can do if your PS3 TE/SE does not work.
the PS3 TE is only compatible with UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface), which is an Intel originated proprietary standard and far from universal. Any knowledgeable and experienced engineer developing a USB device knows and fully understands the differences between the various USB standards:
UHCI - USB 1.1 Proprietary Intel Standard
OHCI - USB 1.1 Open Standard
EHCI - USB 2.0 Open Standard
inorder to use you have to have a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface), i can personally recommend via chipsets as this was my solution and all that has bought pci cards with the via chipset have reported that it works.
i bought 2 pci cards because my nvidia chipset on my motherboard , was not registering button presses, or joystick movement, however it sees the stick.
pci card 1, belkin 4 5 port pci, nec chip on the board (presumming its a nec chipset), same as before sees the stick does not register.
Pci card 2, cheap brand (maxvalue), via chip on the board (presumming its a via chipset), sees the stick and yes the buttons work ok.
so i have got it working at last and yes the problem lays within what chipset you are trying to plug the stick into, nvidia is not working from what users have posted before, i can say that the belkin nec chip PCI usb card is also not working, and possibly ati chipsets also.
this is the pci card that is working for me
and it is cheap
unlucky for me i boght a more exspensive brand and it didnt work
please also note, that the stick while working does not like a USB hub i have and needs to be plugged into the socket directly,as it dont register inputs through the hub i have.
Good luck guys
updated to cut alot of the confusion here is the solution
also works with SFIV for pc, no need to configure keys everything is mapped just fine.
tip for all look at the via chipset, make sure this chip is on what ever usb device you purchase