The EyeToy is a digital camera for the Sony PlayStation 2. The camera uses gesture recognition to process images and allows PlayStation users to interact with games using motion instead of a controller. The EyeToy isn't intended as a webcam, so there aren't any official PC drivers for it. However, you can use your EyeToy as a webcam on your PC -- including for Skype video calls -- using unofficial drivers.
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Things you need
- EyeToy drivers
Download the driver for your EyeToy from the Driver Guide website at members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=487292. The part number for the Eye Toy is either SLEH-0030 or SLEH-0031. However, they can both use the same driver.
Plug the EyeToy into a USB port. The "Found New Hardware" installation wizard will pop up on your screen.
Click the "Install from a list or specific location" radio button, then click "Next."
Click the "Search for the best driver in these locations" radio button.
Click the "Include this location in the search" check box, and click "Browse." Search on your computer for the file you downloaded in step one.
Click "Next," then click "Continue Anyway."
Click "OK," and click "Yes" to the Power Frequency Setting pop up window question.
Start Skype, then start a video chat. Click the person you want to talk to, and click the green "Video Call" button.
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