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PS4 Controller on PC Question

Dec 29, '16, 9:13pm

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had an answer to my question: Is there a way to turn off the gyroscope function of the PS4 controller when it is connected to Steam. I currently have my PS4 controller registered and it says it essentially mimics the Steam controller, which has the gyroscope ability. This gyroscope looks like it controls the mouse however. I was playing DOOM and my camera started to go wild whenever I moved my controller.

Is there a way to turn this off so I can just use the right stick to control camera? Thanks.

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Re: PS4 Controller on PC Question

Dec 29, '16, 9:19pm

Well you are playing Doom with a controller, there is your first problem.

Other than that, I'm not sure. I imagine there would be a way to do it.
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Re: PS4 Controller on PC Question

Dec 30, '16, 12:34am

The_Redback wrote:Well you are playing Doom with a controller, there is your first problem.

Other than that, I'm not sure. I imagine there would be a way to do it.

Haha yeah probably. You gotta forgive me though...I'm just so used to the controller at this point.

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Dec 30, '16, 6:54am

The_Redback wrote:Well you are playing Doom with a controller, there is your first problem.

^
All hail the glorious PC mouseterrace.

Ah ha...I'll show myself out.

On a more serious note though, you might want to give DS4Windows a shot. It tricks the machine into thinking you're using an X360 controller, which doesn't have a gyroscope, so one would assume that functionality would be completely disabled...
Some folks on here as well as a buddy of mine have vouched for it in the past.
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Re: PS4 Controller on PC Question

Dec 30, '16, 1:18pm

I've tried googling around and found other people with the same problem. The best answer I could find is to use a third party controller mapping program...Hope that helps in some way!

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Re: PS4 Controller on PC Question

Jan 03, '17, 5:56am

How are you connecting it to the PC? Are you using Sony's wireless dongle? or USB?

Perhaps you can turn off the gyro in Steam if it registers like steam controller?
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Re: PS4 Controller on PC Question

Jan 03, '17, 6:36am

Mavryk wrote:How are you connecting it to the PC? Are you using Sony's wireless dongle? or USB?

Perhaps you can turn off the gyro in Steam if it registers like steam controller?

I have it plugged in via USB...and I also think it mimics the Steam Controller. So yeah....maybe I can modify the control layout as if it were a steam controller, I'll have to check it out.

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Jan 03, '17, 10:06pm

nicktorious_BIG wrote:I have it plugged in via USB...and I also think it mimics the Steam Controller. So yeah....maybe I can modify the control layout as if it were a steam controller, I'll have to check it out.


Let us know how you go, I may have to use it in the future.
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Jan 03, '17, 10:19pm

Mavryk wrote:Let us know how you go, I may have to use it in the future.

Yes, will do! I've been busy with other stuff so I haven't gone back and messed around with it yet. I'll probably dive back in tomorrow. I will update when I figure it out.

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Jan 03, '17, 11:00pm

nicktorious_BIG wrote:Yes, will do! I've been busy with other stuff so I haven't gone back and messed around with it yet. I'll probably dive back in tomorrow. I will update when I figure it out.


No hurry as I am using an Xbox controller. But I have noticed it not being as responsive as it used to be and may need to swap it out in the future for my DS4, which is why I am curious.
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PS4 Controller on PC Question

Jan 04, '17, 12:00pm

Okay well after doing some digging, I found that you can turn off the DS4's gyroscope on a per-game basis. Basically when you are in Big Picture mode, you just select the game you want to play in the library. Then there should be an option to configure the controller for that game specifically. Finally one of the controls you can map is the gyroscope. In the case of DOOM, it was mapped as a mouse. So I just set it to "nothing" and it should be good now.