Yet another recent update from fellow developer Benjamin aka Nefarius, shows us that he has been hard at work lately bringing life to old devices in the form of drivers. His latest accomplishment is an as of yet completed driver for the DS3 that should enable native USB support under Windows.
Be sure to subscribe to Nefarius' Youtube and keep an eye out for more updates as he seems to have a lot of cool projects in the pipes.
Developer for several drivers used by InputMapper including ViGEm and Fireshock.
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An input protocol developed by microsoft in the mid 90's designed to attempt to standardise communication between input devices and games. Direct input has been mostly replaced by XInput for most gaming devices, but Direct input remains fully supported by Microsoft due to the fact that complex devices such as flight sticks and wheels require it due to the more complex and higher number of inputs.