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Open source rocks! A fellow named kozec has created a user mode driver (based on another) and a UI for interacting with the Steam Controller.

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Features
- Allows to setup, configure and use Steam Controller without ever launching Steam
- Supports profiles switchable in GUI or with controller button
- Stick, Pads and Gyroscope input
- Haptic Feedback support
- Macros, rapid fire, modeshift...
- Emulates XBox360 controller, mouse, trackball and keyboard.

That's a seriously impressive list of things not to need Steam to do, so it will certainly please those who don't use Steam, but want to have a go with a Steam Controller.

I've tested this tool out myself and it's seriously awesome. It actually works, and it works rather nicely! Switching profiles works, as does changing what buttons and pads do what.

I tested it out using Ziggurat from GOG. Normally, the game will not work with the Steam Controller properly since the game doesn't use Steam. I loaded up the "SC Controller" application, switched profiles to Xbox Controller and it worked fine! It even allowed me to switch to the Xbox Controller with High Precision Camera profile without crashing anything.

What's really great is that it won't interfere with Steam games. If you look at the screenshot above the green icon on the top left corner tells you if the driver is currently being used. If you turn it off, the icon will turn red and allow Steam to use it.

Valve should really hire this guy to speed up uncoupling the Steam Controller from Steam Big Picture.

Check it out on github here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Linas 23 May 2016 at 6:49 pm UTC
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Makes an already impressive gadget even more useful. Very cool.
leillo1975 23 May 2016 at 6:52 pm UTC
Install this driver don't broke the Valve driver? It's possible activate and deactivate? Could be configurated to work with wine? Can be used by a Steam Game? I'm thinking that Steam controller don't works well with ETS2 and ATS in Linux, and if this driver can emulate X360 (works great)...
Liam Dawe 23 May 2016 at 7:06 pm UTC
leillo1975Install this driver don't broke the Valve driver? It's possible activate and deactivate? Could be configurated to work with wine? Can be used by a Steam Game? I'm thinking that Steam controller don't works well with ETS2 and ATS in Linux, and if this driver can emulate X360 (works great)...

Just added this into it:
What's really great is that it won't interfere with Steam games. If you look at the screenshot above the green icon on the top left corner tells you if the driver is currently being used. If you turn it off, the icon will turn red and allow Steam to use it.
WorMzy 23 May 2016 at 7:26 pm UTC
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Would be better if it was GTK2, but oh well, maybe somebody will port it.
leillo1975 23 May 2016 at 7:29 pm UTC
liamdawe
leillo1975Install this driver don't broke the Valve driver? It's possible activate and deactivate? Could be configurated to work with wine? Can be used by a Steam Game? I'm thinking that Steam controller don't works well with ETS2 and ATS in Linux, and if this driver can emulate X360 (works great)...

Just added this into it:
What's really great is that it won't interfere with Steam games. If you look at the screenshot above the green icon on the top left corner tells you if the driver is currently being used. If you turn it off, the icon will turn red and allow Steam to use it.

Awesome, Let's go to install it!!!
Liam Dawe 23 May 2016 at 7:32 pm UTC
WorMzyWould be better if it was GTK2, but oh well, maybe somebody will port it.
Yeah nothing like staying in the past

Out of interest, why?
Mountain Man 23 May 2016 at 7:32 pm UTC
That's an impressive interface for an open source project.
Beamboom 23 May 2016 at 7:42 pm UTC
Mountain ManThat's an impressive interface for an open source project.

My exact same thought. Sadly. But yeah, very very slick interface.
pete910 23 May 2016 at 7:49 pm UTC
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WorMzyWould be better if it was GTK2, but oh well, maybe somebody will port it.

Been better in QT!
leillo1975 23 May 2016 at 7:52 pm UTC
I can play ETS2 and ATS in Linux with my Steam Controller. If I enable sc-controller before start steam, I use sc-controller. I emulate XBOX-360 with High Precission camera and Now I can use R-Touchpad to look around and the L-Stick works in analogical mode (more precission to drive). With oficial Support We can only configure the Steam Controller like a keyboard. Excellent work, I'm in love!!!!.

I only can see a problem, If I use L-Touchpad like DPad, the buttons are reversed.


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