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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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CruelAngel 23 May 2016 at 8:26 pm UTC
Tested it, works fine, took me some time to realize how to config mode shift, but it works, sot cool. Will be using it with Guild Wars 2.

However... both the on screen keyboard and menu command does not do a thing. When I run scc-osd-menu or scc-osd-keyboard from the command line, it can't find a certain libXfixes.so, however the libxfixes3 package is already installed. I'm on 14.04 right now and installed the sc-controller from the prebuilt deb package.
jordicoma 23 May 2016 at 8:35 pm UTC
Works almost perfectly on arch. The only complain, can I change the keyboard layout?
WorMzy 23 May 2016 at 9:22 pm UTC
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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?

Because gtk3 is a broken pile of crap, and I refuse to have it on my system. ;)
Linas 23 May 2016 at 10:42 pm UTC
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WorMzyBecause gtk3 is a broken pile of crap, and I refuse to have it on my system. ;)

That is not exactly an argument. But anyway... GTK3 has a better drawing model, multiple backends (like Wayland), touch events, CSS-based theme engine.

In a simple analogy, GTK2 is like HTML4 and GTK3 is like HTML5.
ElectricPrism 24 May 2016 at 2:05 am UTC
Great maybe this will help me fix 2 Steam Controllers not working as Xbox Controller 1 and Xbox Controller 2 in Road Redemption, and other multiplayer games -____-.

At least the kids on Counter Strike were impressed I was on a Steam Machine, I didn't know your profile said that stuff.
ElectricPrism 24 May 2016 at 2:10 am UTC
yaourt -S sc-controller-git
Shmerl 24 May 2016 at 3:36 am UTC
I think this driver looks more promising completeness / features wise: https://gitlab.com/dennis-hamester/scd

It would be great if someone would add a GUI for configuring the controller with it.


Last edited by Shmerl at 24 May 2016 at 3:38 am UTC
kozec 24 May 2016 at 6:20 am UTC
Wow, you really wrote article Thanks

leillo1975Could 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)...
Yes, it works with Wine, I played several games with it. But if game supports only XBox controller, you may need to use x360ce or something similar. Wine emulates only dinput gamepad, no matter what's connected or emulated.

CruelAngelHowever... both the on screen keyboard and menu command does not do a thing. When I run scc-osd-menu or scc-osd-keyboard from the command line, it can't find a certain libXfixes.so, however the libxfixes3 package is already installed. I'm on 14.04 right now and installed the sc-controller from the prebuilt deb package.
Yep, this little bug was fixed just yesterday.

jordicomaWorks almost perfectly on arch. The only complain, can I change the keyboard layout?
Yes, you can, although there is no GUI for that so far. Keyboard is defined as SVG image, so you can simply copy /usr/share/scc/images/keyboard.svg to ~/.config/scc/ and edit it using Inkscape or something similar. sc-controller will pick up that SVG after restart.
WorMzy 24 May 2016 at 7:33 am UTC
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LinasIn a simple analogy, GTK2 is like HTML4 and GTK3 is like HTML5.

The Gtk2 analogy works, but the Gtk3 one would only make sense if, every six months there was a new HTML5 standard, the old ones stopped working, and w3.org was the only website updated to use the new one.
tuubi 24 May 2016 at 9:59 am UTC
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WorMzyThe Gtk2 analogy works, but the Gtk3 one would only make sense if, every six months there was a new HTML5 standard, the old ones stopped working, and w3.org was the only website updated to use the new one.
It is a bit of a moving target, but it's nowhere near that bad. Theming-related stuff in particular has seen some breakage between releases, but it seems like they might be finally settling down. Hopefully. And in the end, there's tons of software out there using GTK+3 that works and looks just fine. Even Xfce is going through the transition finally, and so far lack of manpower seems to have been the only significant speed bump.

Qt is what I'd pick for commercial projects (for several practical reasons), but GTK is what I actually like using for some reason I can't quite put my finger on.
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