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[solved] Steam Controller not working with (Feral?) games (again...)
donbastiano commented on 27 May 2018 at 8:33 pm UTC

Hi, the steam controller is not working with different games. For instance in Life is S... I had to deactivate the steam overlay but after that the controller is saw but as a keyboard+mouse. Same thing with Mad Max and probably, because the controller is not working anymore, with Deus Ex, Shadow of Mordor and F1 2015. In Tomb Raider and Rise of, it is working fine. I think is only with some Feral game, I tested with other and it is ok.

Maybe the problem is with the latest steam or firmware update, I tried with the beta and, back to stable, I tried to change the udev rule as time ago but it is the same. I use the controller only on USB on Unity on Ubuntu 18.04 (4.15.0-22-generic), no ppa.

Anyone with the same problem? Any suggestion?

nox commented on 27 May 2018 at 9:03 pm UTC

What controller profile is being used for the games you are having issues with?
Is there any difference when using Big Picture?

EDIT:
Tested Mad Max on my kubuntu 18.04 install and it works flawlessly with the steam controller (latest updates for it and steam).
So, it doesn't seem like it's broken across the board, thankfully.

Schattenspiegel commented on 27 May 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

Steam overlay needs to be enabled in order to allow switching of profiles - you could probably work around it by defining a proper joypad profile instead of the keyboard/mouse combo in the steam-controller options as the standard.
Otherwise you might want to try this little programm instead https://github.com/kozec/sc-controller

donbastiano commented on 28 May 2018 at 10:51 am UTC

I'm using the default profile, and I forgot to say that there is no difference with Big Picture. I thought it was the steam update because not so long ago, but actually I was still on 17.10, I used without problem the controller also with these games.

If I leave the overlay enabled the controller is not working at all while in the game. I'm not sure about enable the overlay to switch the profile, I tried with overlay off and the most popular community profile but it is still saw as mouse+keyboard.

Ok, maybe I have to try the sc-controller, generally I don't install things that aren't on the official repository but in this case...

Thank you

Schattenspiegel commented on 28 May 2018 at 12:31 pm UTC

donbastianoIf I leave the overlay enabled the controller is not working at all while in the game. I'm not sure about enable the overlay to switch the profile, I tried with overlay off and the most popular community profile but it is still saw as mouse+keyboard.

When the steam overlay is deactivated the controller stays on the settings for desktop(keyboard/mouse) or big picture (some very restricted profile for navigating the menu)
and does not change to the game profiles when starting a game.

If you want to use it in a game without steamoverlay you need to change the desktop profile to your desired configuration for the game (steam - settings - controller - desktop konfiguration : select your desired profile)
If you want to use big picture you probably need to change the big picture settings aswell in the same menu.

debianxfce commented on 12 June 2018 at 7:53 am UTC

Controllers (PS3 and others general gamepads) in Steam is a mess. With Rise of Tomb Raider, General gamepad support must be disabled in the Big Picture Controller Settings. With Portal 2 it must be enabled. When Feral is not using Steam game controller API, it is useless.

donbastiano commented on 13 June 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC

I made a fresh install of 18.04 and apparently nothing changed. Don't know if it was the real "solution" but I ended trying in wireless mode after a lot of time (and then back also in wired) and now I'm eagerly waiting for before the storm

nox commented on 13 June 2018 at 10:12 pm UTC

Do you have steam-devices installed?

donbastiano commented on 14 June 2018 at 8:17 pm UTC

I was a little cryptic: the steam controller was recognized after I used it in wireless mode, at the moment I don't have any problem with it and I was able to complete (and appreciate) the game.
Steam-devices was always installed, thank you, and I updated the title with the "solved" tag, sorry.

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