One of the best gamepads from the present generation of consoles would be Sony's PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 control. The good news: Providers of a DS4 controller can use it for virtually all gamepad-ready Windows games. The bad: Contrary to Microsoft's Xbox One gamepads, preparing the PS4 controller on a PC takes a bit more effort, at least in regards to wireless usage. But do not worry, we will demonstrate how you can play your favourite games using all the PlayStation controller. Incidentally, this works with both the old DualShock 4 controller and also the revised version published in 2016 with the PlayStation 4 Guru.
Probably the easiest option to use the DualShock 4 controller on the PC is that the use of a conventional USB cable. Not only can the DualShock 4 controller be charged through the micro USB port, but it may also be connected to the PC like any other USB device. Windows 10 admits the gamepad in a couple of seconds and you are able to use it. Especially in newer games or at the Big-Picture interface of Steam, now you can use the PS4 controller immediately. But in many cases, you need an additional installation with a tool such as DS4Windows - more on this below.
Whether via cable or Bluetooth: You will discover that the use of this PS4 control on the PC in many games is not feasible or just faulty. The rationale: Microsoft employs the Xinput interface on Windows to connect game controllers. Most matches, therefore, call for a Xinput-compatible Gamecotnroller, like the Xbox One or Xbox 360 gamepads. Sony officially doesn't support Xinput, which is the reason why the PS4 controller isn't recognized by games such as FIFA 19. That does not matter! Several apps jump into the breach. Possibly the best is that the free app DS4Windows, The open-source tool trickles Windows into thinking that the connected PS4 controller is an Xbox gamepad. This works with both the wired and the Bluetooth variant. In practice, this usually means you could control almost all controller-compatible Windows games with the DualShock 4 control.
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