How to Use an Eye Toy Camera on My Computer

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How to Use an Eye Toy Camera on My Computer
Unlike this webcam, an EyeToy requires a little work to get operational on a PC. (webcam image by Régis Verger from

The PlayStation EyeToy, designed for the PS2, is designed to be used in conjunction with several specially designed games that utilise the EyeToy. If you want to use it as a webcam for your PC, there is a way to do precisely that. Though Windows does not support the EyeToy on its own, there are drivers available to allow your EyeToy to function as a webcam.

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Things you need

  • EyeToy Drivers

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  1. 1

    Connect your EyeToy to your PC via one of your computer's USB ports. After a moment, your computer will alert you to new hardware connected to your PC.

  2. 2

    Open your Device Manager. In Windows XP, this can be found inside of your "Control Panel" while Windows Vista and Windows 7 users need only to type "Device Manager" into the Start menu's search bar and press the "Enter" key.

  3. 3

    Click the small plus sign next to "Imaging devices," right-click the "EyeToy USB camera" option and click "Update Driver..." to open the Driver Installation Wizard window.

  4. 4

    Click "Next" in the Driver Installation Window, then select the 'Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" button. Once selected, click "Next."

  5. 5

    Click "Browse" and select the drivers you wish to install with the Windows Explorer window that opens. Once selected, click "OK" in the Explorer window and "Next" in the Driver Installation window.

  6. 6

    Click the "Continue Anyways" and "OK" buttons in the next two windows that open.

  7. 7

    Click either "Yes" or "No" when prompted if you live in a 50Hz area. Once you click either "Yes" or "No," the installation will be complete.

Tips and warnings

  • In Device Manager, take note of whether the EyeToy is listed as "Namtei" or "Logitech." This will make finding the proper drivers easier.

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