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    PS4 Official Controller and PC

    Quick question, what's everyone's experiences on using their PS4 Controller and their PC together? To play games off Steam primarily.

    If I go via the USB wire, would everything work like a generic USB Controller? (vibrate/speaker/mic function withstanding, I don't really care for those). Likewise, I can bluetooth it up too.

    Many sites suggest getting DS4Windows which seems like a bit of flaff, some sites just say plug it in. I'm confused/conflicted. Or is it on a per-game basis? (if direct USB fails, use DS4windows, etc)

    Asking because I'm thinking of buying one as I got a nice deal locally and a voucher, but want to make sure I don't waste my cash.

    I'm on Windows 10 if that matters. Primarily for Steam games and FFXIV.

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    Steam supports mapping for DS4 controllers (both wired and BT), so if you're primarily going to be using it for that you don't have to do shit in terms of extra software, to say nothing of a good number of games already have base support for the controller.

    Having to use ds4windows or similar stuff is outdated at this point, steam can handle everything you would need it to do.

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    I believe Steam added support for the DS4, so it should just be plug and play now anyways. I do have DS4windows installed though.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

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    I'm using InputMapper. I tried plug and play but had difficulty. Also, had to use Big Picture. I didn't fuss with it because InputMapper has always served me well, especially when using BT.

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    A minor caveat with Steam's controller support is that you need to run in Big Picture Mode in order for it to work. Provided you do, it works quite nicely, and is highly configurable.

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    You don't need to use Big Picture to configure controllers anymore, that was changed awhile back.

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    I use the PS4 controller via the USB dongle to play FFVII and other stuff on Steam.

    It worked perfectly out of the box and continues to.

    You can remap everything very easily to your needs.

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    Lovely thanks all for the response! I feel confident and sold.

    Going to pick up this cool looking gran tourismo controller for cheap !

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