None of the drivers I could find for my old Sony Playstation EyeToy camera (to use it as a PC webcam) were clean; all had at least some kind of adware/spyware/malware, whether from CNet or "Toggle.com" or elsewhere.
If you're interested, the ONLY clean copy of the EyeToy driver I could find was one I modified myself from a D-Link driver, as described in a very old post at http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content ... 8152/?o=20 (see below).
EDIT: This actually works with all three EyeToy models -- see 2nd post, below. I've only tested in Windows XP.
Anyway, it's clean, and after the simple .INF file tweak (it's just a text file), it works!
Some notes are:
1. Out of the ZIP file the .INF is read-only; you just have to change it.
2. Do a global search/replace in the file as instructed below (I used Notepad).
3. Do not let Plug-and-Play install the driver. As per some other sites' instructions, blow through the initial PnP prompting, and then go to Device Manager and Update the driver normally.
4. VIDCAP32.exe works better as a quick test than does the AMCAP file mentioned.
WivaKu - Apr 07, 2004, 04:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: EyeToy on PC... Drivers located!
Perhaps you prefer talking about hamsters, but if you're still interested in the Eyetoy, here are the details to get it to work. Found it on a French site (http://www.jeuxvideo.com/forums/1-18-83 ... -1-0-0.htm).
- go to http://support.dlink.com/
- download the driver for DSB-C310 (select version 1.10, revision B1)
- unzip the file and modify the file OV519.inf
- replace VID_05A9&PID_8519 with VID_054C&PID_0154 (replace all)
- attach the EyeToy and point to the folder with the DSB-C310 files
- during installation a small popup will appear with the text "????", just click OK
- select your frequency (50Hz for Europe or 60Hz for US)
- to test you can use e.g. AMCAP.exe which is in the DSB-C310 folder