How to: Use the Playstation EyeToy with Windows Vista (inc drivers)
I wrote previously on eMagi about how to use your Playstation 2 Eyetoy camera under Windows XP. Well the same process is required under Windows Vista. There has been some requests and since I’m now on Vista full time here is a walk through!
First up grab the Playstation 2 Eyetoy drivers that I linked to here…
- Namtai EyeToy (SLEH 31) – Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
- Logitech EyeToy (SLEH 30) – Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
- Windows x64 – Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
Once downloaded extract the files somewhere on your computer. Remember where you put it!
Now, plug in your EyeToy, Vista should ask you what to do.
Click on “Don’t show this message again for this device”
Now, right click on My Computer then click on Properties. Click on Device Manager.
Under the “Other Devices” header, you should see the “Eyetoy USB Camera Namtai” device. Right Click on this and click on Properties.
Click on “Re-install Driver” and then “Browse for my driver software“.
Remember where you extracted the downloaded files earlier on? Well its time to click on Browse and point it to the folder! Once done, click on “Next“.
Vista will ask a question to verify the driver. Click on “Install this driver software anyway“. It will then start installing. Just be patient!
Once done you should see this screen, click on Close.
A “sel3110” window will pop up, just click on OK.
Another window will pop up. If you are in Europe then click Yes for the 50Hz option. If you are in Japan/USA then click on No.
Job done! You have now installed the Sony Eyetoy under Windows Vista to use as a webcam! To test it, open the folder that you downloaded here on eMagi and look for a file called “VIDCAP32“. Double click on it and you should see your Eyetoy working!
That’s it! If you have any questions then feel free to use the comment box below and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can!