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Submitted by batbatz 263d ago | article

The PS4 controller on the PC

The new PS4 controller is all kinds of awesome, and guess what it works on your PC and PS3 (PC, PS4)

ZodTheRipper  +   263d ago
Plug&Play would be awesome, finally I can delete that annoying MotionJoy stuff.
decrypt  +   263d ago
Dont think it will be plug and play, but anyways motion joy isnt that bad.
ZodTheRipper  +   263d ago
You have no idea :D
It killed my wireless Logitech Mouse&Keyboard and I had to delete everything including all registry entries to get rid of it. Also, it's full of ads and spam since a couple of updates so I really hope I don't have to #dealwithit anymore.
svoulis  +   263d ago
It also breaks games like DMC and others that support controllers. I had an issue with 6 titles in my library, only solution, get rid of motionjoy and all traces in registry and drivers.
DonMingos  +   262d ago
there is a better option than motion joy. search for "better ds3"
FamilyGuy  +   262d ago
It's already been confirmed as plug and play for most of its functions. There's videos all over the place and tons of people have DS4 controllers already. You can literally just walk in to walmart, best buy or game stop and buy one early if they have the stock in.
Drummerdude41  +   263d ago
USe better ds3, it uses motionjoys drivers but doesn't require pinging their servers to work.
LAWSON72  +   263d ago
IT is plug and play but only with games that support DirectInput and not many do . You will need to use something like x360ce to make new xinput.dll to use it with xinput games.
akiraburn  +   262d ago
Yeah, I'd have to definitely agree with what Drummerdude41 said. If you want to use your DS3 with PC until a proper tool is released for very reliable use of the DS4, there's no better option than Better DS3 Tool. I only learned about it relatively recently, but I can't recommend it enough. The app is rather lightweight, taking on average 20 to 30MB of RAM to run, which is great because from what I've seen the original DS3 Tool can be using upwards of 200+ MB, while friends have reported it taking over 1GB for them sometimes.

Additionally, this new tool doesn't require you to be connected to the net to use. With the original DS3 Tool, it was learned that there is some serious security concerns regarding how and where it connects to, and if you weren't connected your analogue sticks would not function.

Anyway, if you're interested in using it, this is the link for the Better DS3 Tool: http://betterds3.ciebiera.n...
ZodTheRipper  +   262d ago
Even though I won't be using my DS3 in the near future you've earned your helpful bubble, thanks :)
Tzunoy  +   262d ago
This is where MS succeeds.
1OddWorld  +   263d ago
DS4 Contoller is all kinds of awesome. It's weighted so well and it makes it so very comfortable to hold. Being the way the hands are shaped when you hold the controller your thumbs rest perfectly on the analogs and there new design cradles your thumbs. It is such an upgrade over DS3.
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ZodTheRipper  +   263d ago
I agree, I hope the Dualshock 5 will stay mostly the same with small improvements, the DS4 is like a dream <3
madara0sama  +   262d ago
Got my controller yesterday and I gotta agree. Just have to get use the trigger buttons. It just feels so much more relaxing and expensive hehe.
WeAreLegion  +   263d ago
I got it working fine on emulators, as long as I don't assign the right analog stick to any buttons. It acts like the right stick is always moving. :/

I can't get it to work for anything on Steam though. Or Minecraft.
akiraburn  +   263d ago
Hey man, a buddy of mine linked me to this, and so far it has been quite helpful in getting games to work on PC with the DS4. It's a little extra time and effort since you have to set it for each game, but it seems to be the most worthwhile fix until someone releases a proper tool for getting it to work universally for all controller supported games.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Hope that helps.
AlexanderNevermind  +   263d ago
Thumbs up from me. It is a very good fix for the time being. So far I got Skyrim, Dark Souls and a couple other games working with the DS4 thanks this.

@ WeAreLegion,

It works for steam games that are Xbox controller compatible.
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WeAreLegion  +   262d ago
Thanks! I really appreciate the help. I'll try that when I get off work. :) Bubble for helpful.
Gster  +   262d ago
@Alexender
Hi, did you get the vibration/rumble to work using this method? Tnx
AlexanderNevermind  +   262d ago
@Gster,

No I'm pretty sure rumble wasn't working. I gave Dark Souls the most time (played about 5 minutes). I only tried the fix last night so really didn't have much time to play.
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Gster  +   262d ago
Ah ok, thanks A N,
I hope sony create drivers soon, would be great to have the ds4 almost fully compatible with pc. Just curious, I'm only gettin into pc now, has the vibration function worked on the xb360 controllers with pc. If it does, do you reckon the ds4 would be able to aswell?

Can only imagine the amount of sales Sony would make on an almost fully compatible ds4 with pc. It seems such a great all round controller that I think many pc gamers would pick one up rite away. That would generate huge sales Sony, so it wouldn't suprise me if they announced support for ds4 on pc. Well I really hope so anyway.
Tnx again Alexander
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MCTJim  +   263d ago
No offense to the author, but this is OLD news. Does N4G not double check previously published articles? All I see lately is the same stories rehashed somehow. I thought this article was an update on the previous one and its not :(
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   262d ago
best news ever. and in case youre wondering, im pretty sure this hadnt actually been confirmed until recently. i cant wait to be able to use my controller on steam and finally be able to get rid of the 360 controller for windows. 1 controller on like 5 or 6 different platforms. sony just got the dualshock 4 all right.
nosferatuzodd  +   262d ago
lol
MAULxx  +   262d ago
I've been messing around with the DS4 on PS3.
I can confirm that it works with The Darkness II, Syndicate, Kingdoms of Amalur & Dragon's Dogma DA.
I don't think those were on "the list".

I'm very happy with the DS4, it's the best controller I have ever used.
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fOrlOnhOpe57  +   262d ago
Im looking forward to trying the DS4 with Kz2.
MuhammadJA  +   262d ago
what's the point with using the ps4 controller when most games use ABXY as the buttons?

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