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How to Install the Playstation 3 Eye on a PC

Updated April 17, 2017

The PlayStation 3 Eye USB camera, also known as the "PSEye," has a built-in motion tracking sensor that translates every move you make into the game with accuracy and precision. The PSEye comes complete with a high-definition camera and microphone that allows users to video chat using the PS3 console. If you want to use the PlayStation Eye device with your PC, you will need a driver file that allows your computer to recognise the device.

Download the "CL-Eye" driver. Remember where you save the driver file download so you can retrieve it later for installation.

Find the downloaded file "CL-Eye-Driver-4.0.1.0501.exe," which should be in the folder you designated before the download process.

Double-click on the driver file and place a checkmark in the "Terms & Conditions" checkbox to acknowledge the terms of the driver software. Press "Next' to continue with the installation process.

Wait for the PlayStation 3 Eye driver to finish downloading. Click the "Finish" button to exit the installation screen.

Unplug your PlayStation 3 Eye device from your PS3 console and connect the USB end of the device into an available USB port on your computer. Your computer should automatically detect the newly connected device.

Launch a website or program that allows you to use your PlayStation 3 Eye camera. If your PSEye device is the only video source connected to your PC, the program or website will default the PSEye as the primary video source.

Things You'll Need

  • "CL-Eye Driver" file
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Chang Lin has been writing professionally since 2010. He has written scripts for the National Science Foundation and short films that have won awards at film festivals. Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scriptwriting from the University of North Texas.