Here's how to get an Xbox One controller working on PC

It'll take a bit of elbow grease, but one crafty modder has made a way to get your Xbox One controller functioning on PC.

One enterprising modder has engineered a solution for using an Xbox One controller on a PC.

Microsoft has said it will provide official drivers to enable the new controller on the PC in the future, but it has not said when these will be released--until then, this unofficial solution will work nicely.

The modder, Lucas Assis, said in a YouTube video that it took him about a day's work to engineer the workaround. There's a few steps involved to get it working, but any confident Windows user should be able to get it up and running in about 10 minutes.

Assis provides all the relevant information in his tutorial on YouTube.

In short, the workaround requires you to install a set of drivers and software to fool your PC into assuming a regular old Xbox 360 controller has been connected to the machine.

A similar solution--of tricking Windows into thinking an Xbox 360 pad has been connected--has been made available for the PS4 for a while now. Unlike the actual DualShock 4, when using the controller on the PC you can even disable the Light Bar.

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push88
push88

Seriously, they need to get on the ball.  Why is this taking so long for an official driver?!  It's almost the same exact controller.

Algearond
Algearond

I will just pick up a 360 controller for Windows when I pick up LoS2

nintendians
nintendians

im still satisfied with my wireless xbox 360 controller for windows. don't really care about the new one.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

360 controller works just fine, I'm happy to wait for an official driver or adapter, really just want that Titanfall controller though.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

im still happy with my hori pad ex2 turbo on my pc, thank you very much. :)

kzpatel88
kzpatel88

I connected the controller and it seems to b working but when i turn my game on (titanfall) how wud i use my controller ? coz it hasnt detected it and default control is mouse and keyboard

please help


grenadehh
grenadehh

Nice too bad my bone controller has dead batteries and it's 2014 so why the fuck would I have batteries. Not a fan of cables.

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

I liked the 360 controller. Probably the best console controller I have ever played with (10/10). The Xbox One is great but feels a little odd to me still but Id have it as my second favorite (9.5/10). The DualShock 4 controller is also great, I hated the PS3 controller with a passion because of how light it felt. Was always afraid id accidentally throw it to the other side of the room by accident. The DS4 actually has weight to it, and I like that much more. But I still think Xbox still creates to best gaming controllers at the moment (could change at any time).

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Good for people to have the option. I personally prefer the Xbox One controller's ergonomics to the DualShock 4's.

MS really should have added official PC support by now

Fabian85
Fabian85

No thanks i use logitech controllers if i feel like it suits the games better. Not supporting microsoft or sony if i can avoid it.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Or you could wait a few months.

I really can't understand people who put so much effort into configuring these kinds of things.

I mean Microsoft's line about it taking months to get it right is total garbage, but it's still going to happen pretty soon, then all that work is totally for *nothing*.

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

Awesome, absolutely love the feel of the Xbox One controller. Love it even more than the Xbox 360 controller, just feels like sex for your fingers. Yet so does the PS4 controller, still can't make up my mind. Until then, my Logitech F310 will continue to serve me well. Have an Xbox 360 controller as well, but the analog sticks drift like hell, so I don't really use it anymore.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Microsoft said it would take their PC team months of work


This one modder does it in a day 


>.>

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

why settle with this junk when the other controllers work perfectly fine on PC

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Yes because Microsoft doesn't want to promote Xbox One to PC users. Good job Microsoft! =) I just wish I could disable the light bar on my controller....

porcupeth123
porcupeth123

I just learned about feedbackula for the first time. Wonder if my wise words have ever been quoted over there.


Oh and the XB1 controller is a huge piece of shit.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Now you see.. When hackers waste all their talent bringing down servers they could focus their talents elsewhere. Like modders.

Disabling the light bar on the DS4? That chap needs a cookie. An hell, I even like the light bar!

19James89
19James89

I've got the greatest controller ever made the Xbox 360 controller, that's all I need baby.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

With a deathadder 2013, who needs crappy controller.

aborgraffiti
aborgraffiti

Microsoft should have already released support for Xbox One controllers in all reality.

zerofrust
zerofrust

One ring to rule them all indeed...Versatility is a wonderful thing.

tom2750
tom2750

the PS4 is the best Controller of all time so having an Xbone controller if you only play on PC is useless so most websites and magazines and youtube channels say Sony made the best controller this gen and thats because they did

grenadehh
grenadehh

@kzpatel88  If the controller doesn't show up as an option in Titanfall, hells if I know. A lot of games you have to BS with to get functioning with even the Windows Xbox 360 controller - I have to use Pinnacle Game Profiler on some games like KOTOR or Mass Effect 1 for example because BioWare and Obsidian didn't think people would ever want to play a game the way it was meant to be played. I'd try googling if anyone has tried and had that specific problem.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@Spartan_418  narr the xbones controller isn't better but i prefer my 360 controler then ps4 then ps3 and xbone controller as equal. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

@naryanrobinson  Some people gots hobbies. Some people comment on every article there is. Some people paint figures from Lord of the Rings. Some people collect vidya games. Some people collect pron. And some people tinker with shit for shigs.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@R4gn4r0k  Yea, to do it unofficially. Undoubtedly they haven't started writing the drivers yet. Software engineering does actually take some time and skill despite what popular media may have told you - we had to go to school for years and even then once you actually get into the world you have to relearn 100% of it.

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

@Kinguard73  There's nothing to promote. If you DON'T like using gamepads, attaching a gamepad to your PC is absolutely worthless.  Any game that states it requires a gamepad and doesn't support the platform's native input methods (Like 'Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons') simply never gets purchased due to the developer's short-sightedness.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Shelledfade1  Mostly because A) Razer is pure shit. B) The Death Adder doubly so. C) Some games play much more naturally with a controller, because that's how they were intended.


Spec Ops The Line, All 7 AC games, Gears of War, Dark Souls, GTA, RE, Devil May Cry, Darksiders, Stick of Truth, and pretty much every console game ported to PC, for example.


For an FPS or an RTS? Fuck no.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@aborgraffiti  They are most likely using 110% of their resources still trying to get the Xbox One working.

Ervaine
Ervaine

@zerofrust  Shame microsoft isn't flexible.

I would really like to play DR3 on my PC and so on.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@tom2750  Uh, no. I'm sure it's better than the dual shit 3 but best of all time, no.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@tom2750  wow, just wow. DualShit4 is just a horrid controller… 

yngsten
yngsten

@tom2750  

When they release a Microsoft XONE controller for a Microsoft PC system that is clearly the best choice, plug & play no additional programs and xpadding. So no. In the meantime I'm happy with my 360 controller. 

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

@tom2750 Already happy with my 360 controller. No need to buy a PS4 controller unless games get native support for it.

howiex89
howiex89

@tom2750  most improved controller, wouldn't say best (360 controller was already a gem, was always going to be difficult to improve.)

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@grenadehh  Kotor is a million times better with a mouse, god damn awful with the xbox controller, ive tried both them both out too.

superdvd
superdvd

@FULGOREY2K @R4gn4r0k  you got to believe in M$ and their clowns*  


*fixed lol


But in all seriousness this is great news, though I don't have an Xbox One controller, I'm all for more options.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@aegis_kleais @Kinguard73 Well duh of course if you don't want anything it has little worth to anyone =P

Well most console games don't go PC either so...

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Shelledfade1 @aborgraffiti  You have to understand how MS thinks. They will introduce a Windows-specific SKU for the exact same controller they already sell, at the same price, and act like "This one is the official Windows supported version". They did it with the 360 controller, they'll do it with this one.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Ervaine @zerofrust  You may one day, you may. I'm sure that Capcom will probably talk them in to releasing a PC Dead Rising collection a few years down the road once DR3 sales don't really matter for Microsoft. IDK why they never released DR1 on PC, it seems silly.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Ahiru-San @tom2750  You've got to smile at his logic though. "Sony made the best controller this gen and thats because they did"


The mind of a child is a precious thing, isn't it?

Daian
Daian

@Ahiru-San I'm gonna take a wild guess and say u spent a total of 5 minutes using one or no time at all.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@yngsten  To be fair the Windows XB360 controller does require a 2 second driver install for the sync center and battery monitor.  I love my XB360 controllers, especially my Windows controller, but I do wish that it had the XB1 triggers and bumpers instead, and sticks. But I wish the rest of the controller was the same.