For those of you who love gaming on your PC, but hate the uncomfortableness of a keyboard and mouse, you can use your DualShock 4 as a Windows 10 controller using a specific program. This program basically emulates the DualShock 4 as an Xbox One controller so Windows can pick it up and program it into your devices list like it was an Xbox One controller.
DS4Windows is a lightweight program that makes this all possible.
- Use X360-like input to use the DS4 in more games and have rumble
- Use the touchpad as a mouse or for more actions
- Use sixaxis movement for just as many actions
- Control the Lightbar: turn it off, dynamicly change by battery level, and more
- Map the buttons and sticks to other 360 controls or keyboard actions or macros
- Use profiles to quickly switch between configurations for your controllers
- Automatically switch profiles by when a certain program(s) is launched
- Hold an action to access a new whole set of controls
- Get a reading of how the sticks and sixaxis is working
- Assign a deadzone to both analog sticks, the triggers, and the sixaxis
- Automatically get new updates
What You Will Need
- Microsoft .NET 4.5 or higher (needed to unzip the driver and for macros to work properly)
- DS4 Driver (Downloaded & Installed with DS4Windows)
- Microsoft 360 Driver (link inside DS4Windows, already installed on Windows 7 SP1 and higher or if you’ve used a 360 controller before)
- Sony DualShock 4 (This should be obvious)
- Micro USB cable
- (Optional)Bluetooth 2.1+, via adapter or built in pc (Recommended) (Toshiba’s bluetooth & Bluetooth adapaters using CSR currently does not work)
Firstly visit this link to download the program. From there you want to unzip the zip file that contains the program. Launch DS4Windows.exe and run the setup. During the setup a window will pop up and ask if you would like to install the driver for the controller, make sure that you install the driver.
Connect your DualShock 4 to your PC using a standard Micro USB cable that is supplied with your console, or use any other one you might have. You now have connected your DualShock 4 to you PC.
To edit its pre-sets and change the Lightbar colour (yes, you can make it whatever colour you want), you will need to edit all this in the program itself. In the profile tab you can edit the controller’s gyro sensor, edit the mouse sensitivity of the TouchPad, and the device’s buttons itself. By default all the buttons are mapped to the DualShock 4 as if it was an Xbox One controller. So A would be X, B would be circle, triangle would be Y, etc.
The Auto Profiles will map the controller to a specific game that you are playing, to get the most out of your DualShock for the specific game. This also includes different sensitivity levels for the analogues and the trigger buttons. If you get stuck somewhere, here is a detailed video on how to get this up and running