how well does the ps4 controller work with pc?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Edited by TheShadowLord07 (22105 posts) -

could someone tell me if controller can work out of the box like the xbox 360 controller. Are there any hoops to go through to get it to work?

#2 Edited by trastamad03 (4852 posts) -

From what I understood, It's only recognized as a generic controller, so games that exclusively use xinput, will not recognize it as an Xbox360 Controller and won't work properly. You can use x360ce to remedy that.

The middle tracking pad doesn't work. It's just a button for Windows.

USB function, as for BT, some say yes, others say no.

Just be patient and let some people buy it and test it, try it out and stuff and later if you're happy with their results, get it, or don't. Whichever.

#3 Posted by TwistedShade (3123 posts) -

Doesn't seem to work at all for me. I tried it with BF4, which I later learned isn't supporting Gamepads right. Then I tried DMC and while it did work all of the buttons were horribly mapped out.

#4 Edited by danten81 (129 posts) -

I've been using it, and some games require a x360ce workaround. On Windows 8/8.1, the bluetooth works flawlessly(just hold share+ps button till light starts flashing). After this, all you have to do is press the ps button to connect, and hold it for a few seconds to turn off. For me, it works anytime and everytime with my bluetooth 4.0 dongle. I have my keyboard, mouse, DS4, and stereo bluetooth headset with no problems whatsoever.

In the future, I'm hoping for rumble/trackpad/gyroscope support. Oh, and f*ck Microsoft and their Xinput api.

#5 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@TwistedShade: BF4 should work fine with any xinput controller, works perfectly fine for me except the game has half ass controller support for example exiting menus is not possible on controller and vehicles can only be spawned into by using mouse

#6 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22105 posts) -

so if I download the xbox360 ce, all my games should be able to work with the controller then?

#7 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

Why don't just stick with your x360/ps3 controller on pc? Dualshock 3 is comfy enough and i doubt that the touch thing ever gets to work on pc

#8 Edited by trastamad03 (4852 posts) -

@TheShadowLord07: The way x360ce works is that first you configure your button mapping. Once that's done, it'll generate an xinput.dll file along with another file. You have to manually copy/paste those files into the games you wanna play with a controller, every single one of them.

#9 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@TheShadowLord07: The way x360ce works is that first you configure your button mapping. Once that's done, it'll generate an xinput.dll file along with another file. You have to manually copy/paste those files into the games you wanna play with a controller, every single one of them.

Thank you for clarifying how this program works I have been wanting to know and turns out I had the right idea. If my controller does not last until Xbone controller support will definitely get a DS4. I was starting to think you had to run the program in the background like those KB/m to controller emulators which have to stay open to work.

#10 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23364 posts) -

Download the program called ds3tool, it lets you emulate the ps3 controller as an xbox 360 controller.

#11 Posted by Benficafan_101 (403 posts) -

All games recognize it as an xbox controller if you use Motioninjoy. I use my PS3 controller exclusively on my PC now a days and it works great . There's no real issues though sometimes if you jiggle the cord too much it becomes un-synced so you have to reset it up again but apart from that, it works fine.