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The excellent SC Controller project adds Bluetooth support

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SC Controller [GitHub], the rather great driver and user interface for working with the Steam Controller (and now many others) outside of Steam recently added Bluetooth support.

Version 0.4.3 was released only three days ago and it comes with a pretty impressive list of changes. The Steam Controller, the Sony Dualshock 4 (PS4 gamepad) and all other Bluetooth pads recognised by evdev are now supported.

It also fixes unexpected behaviour when ring bindings are combined with pad clicking.

It now comes with a rather nice AppImage, which should work across all distributions. No compiling, no hunting for packages. Just download, make it executable and run.

Such an incredibly useful project, especially since I love my Steam Controller and this makes using it in GOG and itch.io games an absolute breeze.

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no_information_here 29 May 2018 at 4:54 pm UTC
M@GOidOne gamepad I wish got PC support already is the GameSir G5.
That looks closer to the design I would like, with a read D-pad. However, they lost the proper ABXY buttons, which keeps it as only for phones. I note they went with a different back button design. It would be interesting to try.

I like the idea of more programmable buttons, but I can see that Valve may not want to get too complicated. The extra configuration of the SC already scares a lot of gamers.
Liothe 29 May 2018 at 10:08 pm UTC
DoctorJunglistHas anyone figured out a way to make the Steam controller work for Wine gaming? I tried it with the SC Controller driver, but the button mappings are messed up (at least in Tekken 7).

dumbxinput <- I'm using this (or perhaps a variation of it). Works for The Witcher 3 & Darksiders Warmastered Edition, at least. Haven't tried much else yet.

Edit: in combination with the SC Controller


Last edited by Liothe at 29 May 2018 at 10:09 pm UTC
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