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Eyetoy as a Webcam

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  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #859122 - 14 years ago

    I have heard that you can use the Eyetoy Camera for PS2 as a webcam, how do you do it?

  • lunacite

    lunacite

    #859655 - 14 years ago

    In reply to DeeMonstar, #1:

    If it's USB I'd try just plugging it in and seeing what happens

  • Sgt_Pepper

    Sgt_Pepper

    #860111 - 14 years ago

    In reply to DeeMonstar, #1:

    I use the ps2 mic on the computer...just plug it in and see if it installs the drivers itself

  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #861505 - 14 years ago

    I have since got it to go, and I will post it here so other people can do it.

    Firstly flip your EyeToy over and look at the bottom of the stand, you will need to check the Sony Part ID, so you can use the appropriate Product ID code for the drivers.

    eyetoy_base.jpg

    Download the appropriate pre-edited inf for your EyeToy

    "Fixed" Inf Files
    Download
    SLEH-00031 PID_0155 Inf
    SLEH-00030 PID_0154 Inf

    1.] Download the correct drivers for your EyeToy from above and extract them

    2.] Plug your EyeToy into your USB port

    eyetoy_plugged_in.jpg

    The new hardware installation wizard wil popup on the screen

    found_new_hardware_EYETOY.jpg

    3.] Select the (Advanced) option then click next

    installing_hacked_drivers.jpg

    4.] Select "Search for the best driver in these locations"
    5.] Check Include this location in the search: click browse and point
    it to where you extracted the edited drivers then click next

    Windows will go off searching for your drivers

    searching_hacked_drivers.jpg

    If successful it will change to this screen and continue the installation

    installing_hacked_drivers_DLINK.jpg

    You will be presented with a prompt screen, select "Continue Anyway"

    unsigned_hacked_drivers.jpg

    Next a small box full of gibberish will popup on your screen press "OK"

    install_final_steps.jpg

    You will now be looking at the configuration screen for the drivers

    50hz_screen.jpg

    Answer Yes to this screen (unless you think you know better)

    Installation is now complete

    found_new_hardware_DLINK.jpg

  • UberNero

    UberNero

    #862502 - 14 years ago

    In reply to DeeMonstar, #4:

    thanks man, now i got mine to finally work, i guess i needed a driver, woohoo now i got a webcam
    thanks man free mod to you

  • 007bond

    007bond

    #864344 - 14 years ago

    In reply to DeeMonstar, #4:

    Not bad, if I didn't have a webcam already, I might of gone out and bought the Eyetoy for that purpose. Good guide, +1 to you

  • UberNero

    UberNero

    #864475 - 14 years ago

    In reply to 007bond, #6:

    its actually pretty good quality too
    all you have todo is focus it and the picture is pretty clear, for a 2 year old 40$ webcam for the ps2

  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #865800 - 14 years ago

    In reply to UberNero, #7:

    Yer, I thought so too! It's a great webcam!

  • Shownarou

    Shownarou

    #865842 - 14 years ago

    In reply to DeeMonstar, #8:

    Actually the truth is.. You need to hit "no" if you live in the US. However, if you live in Austrailia you should click yes.

  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #867622 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Shownarou, #9:

    Well I clicked Yes, maybe because that's because I live in New Zealand, right next to Austraila

  • UberNero

    UberNero

    #868787 - 14 years ago

    is there really a difference between 50 and 60 hz
    when i first did it i clicked yes
    then i realized canada was 60 so i went back and changed it
    i was using it at 50 and 60 hz and i didnt notice any difference

  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #872345 - 14 years ago

    I don't think so, I think it has something to do with the power supply to the camera

  • DeeMonstar

    DeeMonstar

    #885851 - 14 years ago

    I think if you use the wrong one, your camera breaks, not sure though...

  • Shownarou

    Shownarou

    #886169 - 14 years ago

    This
    And this

    The first is just something about the frequencies.. *i googled it* and the second is a listing of all the countries and what hz frequencies they use! ^_^

  • markski500

    markski500

    #921801 - 14 years ago

    Thanx a lot this is great i was going to buy a new webcam, but now i can just use my ps2 one. I owe you all mod things good job