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Alternate controllers

April 13, 2021 at 5:51pm

Alternate controllers

April 13, 2021 at 5:51pm
My PS4 controller seems to be broken. Have you tried other controllers? I tried to connect my Xbox 360 controller after getting xboxdrv but I don't know how to unload or remove the built-in xpad so I just can't get that working either. I guess I could buy a new PS4 controller and maybe that's what I'll do for now, but PS4 is now replaced by PS5 so these controllers may become less available over time.

April 14, 2021 at 4:54am
Great question! We have also noticed that the PS4 is being phased out and so we'll need to find a replacement. Sorry but we haven't actually tried any alternative controllers out. It might be a few weeks before we designate an alternative, but we will let you know here once we do.

April 14, 2021 at 9:52pm
Other generic controllers should work too (although this is untested), Xbox controllers are usually a little troublesome because of XInput having slightly different device capabilities. You could either try using a different generic controller, or using evdev to "simulate" a generic controller with a Xbox controller.

April 15, 2021 at 5:57pm
Thanks. I managed to get my PS4 controller working again after a bit of troubleshooting - turned out to be a couple of problems causing confusion. It would be good to know what the backup options are though, so I'll check back to see what the team has found to work.