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Among the best gamepads in the present generation of consoles is Sony's PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 control. The good news: Owners of a DS4 controller may use it for almost all gamepad-ready Windows games. The bad: Unlike Microsoft's Xbox One gamepads, preparing the PS4 controller onto a PC takes a bit more effort, at least in regards to wireless usage. But don't worry, we'll show you how you can play your favorite games using all the PlayStation controller. Incidentally, this works with both the old DualShock 4 controller and the revised version released in 2016 with the PlayStation 4 Guru.

Probably the simplest choice to use the DualShock 4 control on the PC is the use of a conventional USB cable. Not only can the DualShock 4 control be charged via the micro USB port, but it can also be connected to the PC like any other USB device. Windows 10 recognizes the gamepad in a few seconds and you can use it. Especially in newer games or at the Big-Picture port of Steam, now you can utilize the PS4 controller instantly. However, oftentimes, you need an extra setup using a tool like DS4Windows - more about this below.

Whether through cable or Bluetooth: You will discover that the usage of the PS4 controller on the PC in many games is not possible or just faulty. The rationale: Microsoft uses the Xinput port on Windows to connect game controllers. Most games, therefore, call for a Xinput-compatible Gamecotnroller, such as the Xbox One or Xbox 360 gamepads. Sony officially does not encourage Xinput, which is why the PS4 controller is not recognized by games like FIFA 19. That does not matter! Several apps jump into the breach. Probably the best is that the free program DS4Windows, The open source application trickles Windows into believing that the connected PS4 controller is an Xbox gamepad. This works with both the wired and the Bluetooth version. In practice, this usually means that you can control almost all controller-compatible Windows games using the DualShock 4 control.

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DS4Windows - by lennerttt - 11-30-2019, 12:04 AM

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