Sony launched PlayStation 4 five years ago. Next-generation console was launched with a controller that deterred DualShock design. DualShock 4 debuted with an impressive set of features, allowing it to quickly replace DualShock 3 among Sony loyalists. Although it was somewhat heavier than the predecessor, the controller showed improved analog pins and triggers, except adding a capacitive touch pad.
Perhaps one of the biggest dragons was Sony's commitment to making DualShock 4 compatible with Windows-based computers. However, the promised compatibility proved to be unusual and occurred only recently. Now that Sony officially released an external dongle for computers – and third-party applications like Steam and DS4Windows continue to improve the controller support ̵1; there are more ways than ever to connect your DualShock 4 to your Windows computer. This is how it is.
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Steam, the most popular PC game portal, offers built-in DualShock 4 controller. It's extremely easy to use your DualShock 4 to play games on Steam – All You need to do is:
Step 1: Make sure your Steam client is up to date.
Step 2: Just set your controller into your computer.
Problem solved! Yes almost. Although the steam is up to date, you may encounter some hitches when setting up your controls. Steam supports DS4 as a platform, but it does not mean that every PC game works automatically with the controller. If you look up Dark Souls III, you'll see what we mean. Steam detects the regulator, but Dark Souls III does not. If you're in that boat or just want to use your controller wirelessly without using Steam, you're not lucky. DS4Windows can be the solution for you.
Option 2: Connect with DS4Windows
This solution requires some setup but it is still the best way to get your PC and DualShock 4 controllers to talk without major headaches. You can connect your DualShock 4 controls to your computer with DS4Windows, a third-party application, either in wireless or wireless mode (if your computer has Bluetooth). If you do not purchase the adapter, this is the best option if you want to play games through Origin, UPlay, GoG or other PC game portals.
DS4Windows basically trick your system to believe it uses an Xbox 360 controller, but
Step 1: Download the latest version of DS4Windows, available on the official website of the program.
Step 2: Extract it with an archive manager like WinRAR or 7Zip. You will then have two files, DS4Windows and DS4Update .
Step 3: Double-click DS4Window s to run the installer which will lead to the following dialog box:
Step 4: Follow the instructions on screen, starting with the driver installation. Installation is fast, so you do not have to wait a long time. Click Install 360 Driver if you are running Windows 7 or earlier – the driver is preinstalled on Windows 8 and 10 machines.
Step 5: After completing both installations, your controller is ready to connect. Just connect DualShock 4 to your computer with a Micro USB cable (same type used for most Android phones). This also charges the DualShock 4 battery, but in order to use DualShock 4 wireless, you must connect the controller to your computer with Bluetooth.
Step 6: Hold the PS button on your DualShock 4 for three seconds, or until the light bar begins to flash.
Step 7: Open the Bluetooth settings on your computer.
Step 8 Step 9: Connect to Wireless Controller .
Step 9: If you are prompted to enter a pair of code, enter "0000".