Trying in vein to get the PS4 controller to play ball with your PC? Then read this article and find out how to get your PS4 gamepad working with every Xbox 360 gamepad compatible PC game on the market.
'officially' over... Didn't realise gearburn were the authority on proclaiming the console vs PC fanboy war over! All this time the arguments could have been ended, if ONLY PC gamers had a controller!? Who knew! And please, check your articles before publishing... vein is not the same as vain. Article may be of some use to people, but clickbait title gets a WTF on N4G from me.
Lol yes, pretty sure gamepads have been a thing for PC games for some time now. Besides, you probably already own a PS4 if you own a DS4 (because why would you own a DS4 and get it unofficialy work with your PC when you can buy a gamepad that officialy works on the PC ?) so why would console vs PC debate even matter to you ? You already can have best of the both worlds.
Back in the stone age when I was gaming on an Apple ][ there were no mice, your options were keyboard, gamepad or joystick.
The PS4 controller has worked with the PC since last year. Just hooking a gamepad to a PC game and playing it isn't the same thing unless the PC has a gamepad setup built in. Coding in the game tunes the pad. You just do not plug it on as a KB/M replacement.
I got the titanfall controlelr for PC and it doesn't have trigger rumble enabled since the drivers aren't up yet and the games doesn't have the code to support it on PC too, the same with DS4, game won't support all DS4 features. SO NO, it isn't over. Very silly.
Aiming mechanisms in console titles are wholly different than for KB/M. People can disagree if they want but simply substituting a gamepad doesn't provide console pad interfacing in the same manner.
I bought a DS4 on the DS4 launch day, still don't have a PS4 but I will be getting one for Bloodborne. DirectInput to XInput wrappers have been a thing for a while now. This article seems almost pointless as any competent gamer would at least have the problem solving prowess to just Google it. Those who wanted to do this but haven't figured it out yet probably shouldn't be trusted with a PC.
That's a lot of messing around with drivers. The 360 pad works via usb and wireless, and the XONE pad works via usb - both out of the box. Why not just grab a 360 pad on the cheap? Or a second-hand XONE pad? They're excellent controllers. Granted, they lack the touch pad which is nice but I don't think any PC games would be using that... Then again, if you have a DS4 already this is a nice option to have. I would hardly say it's a game changer though :S
"That's a lot of messing around with drivers" No there's not, It literally takes seconds to install the drivers, overall it takes around 2 mins to get full functionality for the DS4. If you want to customise the pad further ie: light colours, rumble strength, Touchpad sensitivity, it takes around 10 mins. I currently have my DS4 light set as the battery meter and use the touchpad as a mouse. I have been using this programme and a DS4 since last November on my PC. EDIT: Just realised, the article does not even mention wireless, If the PC has bluetooth, pair the DS4 with your PC first, the wrapper will pick up the DS4 via BT.
Yeah I know it's only seconds to set up but for someone who isn't savvy that's not really an option. I once tried to get a relative to set up the 360 controller (it originally needed a separate driver install) and that was a nightmare. It's cool that you can customise all the functionality though. The lightbar/battery indicator is a great idea.
The 360 controller never needed separate drivers, unless you're still using XP or something equally as old.
And the thing is, after you get your PS3/4 controller to work with the PC by using this XInput wrapper your PC just recognizes the gamepad as a generic 360 type gamepad for windows (this doesnt do anything to the controller itself so no worries there) For example if I press the home button on my PS3 controller when its connected to my PC it gives me the 360 icon in the middle of the screen telling me what # player I am and such. So the point is... You are better off buying a 360 pad. XInput wrapper was made as a better alternative for motionjoy and for the people who already own these controllers.
Oh man, motionjoy was a major pain in the ass, if your internet ever dropped, you could not use MJ. I did buy a wireless 360 pad for the PC but didnt last very long, just found it not very ergonomic in my hands and also the left stick position gave me major thumb ache after about an hour of gaming, thats when i found MJ and started using that instead, just bought a cheap DS3 from ebay.
@TWB actually the point is u can now use the DS4 which is far more accurate than the 360 controller and you don't then need to purchase the 360 pad or dongel.
The DS4 to Xinput Wrapper they recommend using is old and no longer supported. They are other devs that are working on their own branch. On this forum their is a dev called Jays2Kings his branch is updated regularly with bug fixes and he is adding new features as well. http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thr...
If only fanboy wars were over a simple controller. We could barely say which console is stronger ps3vs360 ps4vsxbone. How can we compare with PC which has a million different possibilities?
Well, most of us know which console is stronger in those comparisons.
This is old news been doing this for months can be done in under a minute.
The Console v PC argument is officially over? lol k. The argument was never over the use of controllers. Power, scalability, upgradeable, versatility, convenience, software offerings, etc are a few of the things in the Console v PC debate. PC has had controller availability since way before the onset of xbox, its nothing new. Get it together.
I have a Titan One console tuner. Any controller is now a Pc controller....
Oh I didn't know that plugging in a ps4 controller into the PC allowed me to play Uncharted or TLoU on my PC. Maybe if I plug in my keyboard and mouse into my ps4, it'll play LoL and Star Citizen....
To the disagrees, my sarcastic comment above was in response to the obviously clickbait title of the article.
i use my DS4 every time i want to play something on pc and i've been doing it since the ps4 release, isn't this news a little old?
Just use the Titan One from consoletuner. It makes connecting any controller to your PC easy and even allows you to connect a keyboard and mouse to your console.
I'm think about buying a PS4 controller for my PC just to see how much of an improvement it is over the PS3 one. I use the x box 1 controller already for my PC, but i am curious to see how different the PS4 controller is to use.
Non-news 4 Gamers
Sorry but playing on the pc is a chore.... Connect pc to the TV, turn on the pc, wait until it loads everything, search the game, open it, calibrate control, start playing... And this is the best case with drivers already installed. Installing updates on ps3 was really detestable but playing on pc is in a higher level that I'm no willing to suffer. It's almost 2015 and people should not be doing all these steps to try to enjoy something.
What? lol, get real. My PC is permanently connected to my TV in the lounge, W8.1 takes about 30 seconds to boot to desktop, open Steam, select game, play game, round about 2 mins in total, all done from the comfort of my sofa. From my experience of my PS4, it's about the same amount of effort and time(maybe a little quicker) All the steps mentioned in the article are a one off and do not require to be done everytime you want to play a game.
Sorry but playing on console is a chore....Connect console to TV, Turn on the console, wait until it boots, search for the game disc, open game case, insert disc, wait on console loading disc, sit through a tedious download with horrible speeds, Sit through an even more tedium with a slow install, Adjust brightness, adjust sensitivity, wait on seemingly endless load cycle, start playing....oh wait better enter that online pass to play online and any other register barriers. Its almost 2015, people should have as SSD which boots in under 10 seconds, steam set to automatically open, high DL speeds, load speeds for games don't exist anymore, click play bang, game already on recommended GPU settings ready to play.
It was that easy all along? Now all we have to do is send a dualshock to every world leader, and we'll finally have world peace.
Nope. It's not the controller that turned me off to PC gaming. Nice try
So the reason people were getting a PS4 instead of a PC was because of the Dualshock 4 controller?
If this actually works I might use it but I'm not getting rid of my PS4 and I'm not investing in a better computer right now even though I love to build them.
or dowload ds4windows install and your done