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DS4Windows

DS4Windows is an open-source gamepad input mapper and virtual emulator designed to use and connect your PlayStation controller (DualShock 3/4 and DualSense 5) to a Windows 10 & 11 PC.

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  • DS4Windows Landing page
    Landing page //
    2023-07-30

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[How To] Connect PS4 Controller To PC Using DS4Windows Tutorial (Windows 7/10)

Game Controller To Cull & Review Photos | PS4 DualShock DS4Windows

Steam vs DS4Windows - Which Do I feel is best for DualSense on Windows

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  • Problems with controller drift/game not detecting controller?
    If your gamepad is not supported by our service, you can try to install DS4Windows. Its function is to “trick” the PC into recognizing any controller as if it were an Xbox 360 or DualShock 4, which in turn might allow you to use it on Boosteroid. Please note: we do not guarantee that this method will work. We are not responsible for the possible consequences, you do it at your own risk. Source: 11 months ago
  • Controller Issues
    Use DS4, its a controller emulator that helps with stuff like that, don't really know how to explain it but with it I can use my ps5 controller for salt and sacrifice on pc instead Https://ds4-windows.com. Source: 11 months ago
  • Hellp.Pace Wheel not working right
    From what I see online, it only officially supports PS3+PS4, and not PC. You might be able to get it to work using https://ds4-windows.com/ . Source: 11 months ago
  • Can i use a ps5 controller on star citizen
    Playstation controllers don't use the xbox protocol. So it's a bit tricky. You need some extra software like ds4-windows. https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: 11 months ago
  • MCO/ADXP Gamepad???
    Yeah I kinda spammed a bit :PHotkey Auto Cast or Smart cast type of mods tobind spells or power directly to a key, then use some Macro app for your controller to remap the powers/spells keys to gamepad macros. I use DS4Windows for my DS4 controller for similar macros. Source: 11 months ago
  • Need help! Ps4 controller not working on RidersRepublic
    I used to use this: Https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: 11 months ago
  • Don't expect Chiaki (PS Remote Play) to work over the internet. It only works locally on Windows.
    Use this to make your built in controller "appear" to be a PS4 controller: https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: 12 months ago
  • How to play Alan Wake's American Nightmare with a Playstation controller
    So here's the solution: use DS4Windows, an open-source tool that lets you use PS3, PS4 and PS5 controllers on your PC. The setup guide takes you through everything, including connecting the controllers by USB cable or Bluetooth, and it works on Alan Wake flawlessly. Even better, the default controller layout is the same as the one in Alan Wake Remastered! And the touchpad on the controller lets you use the mouse... Source: 12 months ago
  • Is it possible to assign pc buttons to the Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment?
    It is possible for example with this tool: https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: 12 months ago
  • Help. How do you avoid forever-modding?
    And last this for my ps4 controller to properly function and add keyboard keys as macros and staff: DS4Windows. Source: 12 months ago
  • Issue with PS4 controller on PC
    Https://ds4-windows.com This is it, I use it all the time. Source: 12 months ago
  • Pc controller question
    Depends on the game, not all have DualShock/DualSense support. For the games that don't you can use DS4Windows to spoof it as an Xbox controller. The only downside is it'll show Xbox buttons prompts but everything works fine. Source: 12 months ago
  • Medal recognizing PS5 controller as Xbox
    Sorry to hear that, does Windows recognize the controller as a PS5 controller, or just a generic controller? I believe this is a driver you can download for Windows devices to detect PlayStation controllers. Can you try that and see if it helps? https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: 12 months ago
  • Keyboard, mouse and controller?
    Was setting up https://ds4-windows.com/ before work. Will test that out later and see if it works for my ps4 controller. If it doesn’t work I will look on eBay for an old Xbox controller. 😎👍. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Textures rapidly flashing black in Nier: Automata
    Bruh Just use DS4 with the PC version Https://ds4-windows.com/. Source: about 1 year ago
  • free alternative to reWASD
    You could try DS4Windows, though it doesn't explicitly state it supports Xbox controllers as input devices to be remapped. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Help connecting ps4 controller to PC
    PlayStation controllers should be supported as of recently (that's probably why it works on your friends pc), but nonetheless they're quite janky and a lot of games won't detect it. You can try ds4windows which emulates the ps4 controller into a xbox controller. Be sure to also install the requirements at the bottom of the page to avoid driver/dependancies issues. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Genshin ok to play?
    As for the controller questions - we recommend using the following gamepads: Sony DualShock 4; Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S; Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710; Stadia Controller. You may use other gamepads, but we do not guarantee a seamless operation. You can also try to install DS4Windows if you are using an unsupported gamepad. Its function is to “trick” the PC into recognizing any... Source: about 1 year ago
  • FIFA ON PC
    Use DS4Windows https://ds4-windows.com/ it works with DS3 (PS3) controllers too. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Ransomware from ds4-windows.com
    Hi Please help me fast, I didnt know it at the time but I realized now that ds4-windows.com is a fake site and I installed the vigembus drivers from the site and I think thats how I got a ransomware on my pc, please help me remove it fast, I am scared for my pc. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Place to keep all my roms
    Yeah, DS4Windows is a program you install and run. Using a DualShock 4 on a PC doesn't work directly, and the program helps out. Source: about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of DS4Windows

Top 5 REWASD Alternatives in 2021
DS4Windows is pretty great software, especially if we consider the fact that it comes for free. The options and functions are great, and the user interface is pretty simple and basic as well. So, I’d say it is one of the best contenders against REWASD if you’re a PS4 controller user.
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Best Alternatives to DS4Windows to Use Your PS4 Controller on PC
SCP and DS4Tool are both great alternatives to DS4Windows. Neither is as easy to use and both are more prone to crashing than DS4Windows. However, SCP lets you use legacy Dualshock devices and DS4Tool gives you control over more input settings like touchpad sensitivity and rumble intensity. From personal experience, we consider Steam Big Picture Mode to be the best solution: It’s straight from Valve, so there’s...

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