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TobyGornow 22 Dec, 2020
I second Liam, never had any trouble with my wired Xbox 360 controller, strong as a rock, plug and play and 100% Xinput compatible. Except for the goddamn directional cross which is imprecise as f**k. Is this better with the Elite ?
ghiuma 22 Dec, 2020
Aside from the Nacon controller which the only problem it has is random disconnection, the ps4 and ps5 controllers when not automatically detected by the game can be changed with the big picture, but too often simply by changing the key set with the counterparts of the game in the keyboard. For that I needed to have "one ring to rule them all", I have been playing Steam Linux since the first day it came out for Linux, and now after years we have really gotten a big advantage in native games and especially those with Proton. I just wish I could use one controller for everything without going crazy for disconnections or other quirks. Think of playing Kingdom as in combat and any controller you use turns off or is no longer recognized. I think it's a driver issue, after all Steam does everything it can for those who play Linux...

Last edited by ghiuma on 22 December 2020 at 7:40 pm UTC
damarrin 22 Dec, 2020
I use the DS4 with all steam games and it always works fine. Not all games show PS controller symbols, however, so you still need to know what the abxy buttons are.

Last edited by damarrin on 22 December 2020 at 9:36 pm UTC
denyasis 23 Dec, 2020
Sorry if this is too off-topic as the OP mentioned Steam, but what about when you're not using steam? Do your suggestions remain or do they change?
tuubi 23 Dec, 2020
Quoting: denyasisSorry if this is too off-topic as the OP mentioned Steam, but what about when you're not using steam? Do your suggestions remain or do they change?
I've only had the 8BitDo for a few weeks, but it has worked fine in all of the (relatively recent) Itch and GOG games I've tried so far. For oldies the Logitechs are probably the safer bet.
furaxhornyx 23 Dec, 2020
Quoting: TobyGornowI second Liam, never had any trouble with my wired Xbox 360 controller, strong as a rock, plug and play and 100% Xinput compatible.

I'll third that. Xbox 360 controller acts like it was meant with Linux in mind
Plus, they are cheap to get on second-hand ; just make sure you get the wired ones (never really tried with the wireless ones, but I tend to not trust those...)
1xok 23 Dec, 2020
For me Steam Controller is still the best. But is now totally overpriced.

There are offers for the DS4 and the back keys.

I no longer wanted to play without back or grip keys.
whizse 23 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: denyasisSorry if this is too off-topic as the OP mentioned Steam, but what about when you're not using steam? Do your suggestions remain or do they change?
The DualShock 4 seems to work fine outside of Steam.

I should mention that I'm not the kind of person who plays everything with a controller. I mostly use it for racing games and emulated Playstation games. Mouse and keyboard is still my bread and butter*.


* Not literally of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if my keyboard had enough breadcrumbs in it to make half a sandwich.
Julius 23 Dec, 2020
Anyone got an idea why most of the time my controller only works when I launch the game from BigScreen mode?

Last edited by Julius on 23 December 2020 at 8:15 pm UTC
denyasis 23 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: whizseThe DualShock 4 seems to work fine outside of Steam.

I should mention that I'm not the kind of person who plays everything with a controller. I mostly use it for racing games and emulated Playstation games. Mouse and keyboard is still my bread and butter*.


* Not literally of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if my keyboard had enough breadcrumbs in it to make half a sandwich.

Thanks! I was looking at that or the logitech . And thanks to everyone else too. I like my steam controller, but I can't afford a second one. Last time I tried an xbox controller, it felt a little big, but maybe I was just being picky.

I was mostly thinking for the very few racing, simple FPS games that my kids could play in the living room with my steam link.

Last edited by denyasis on 23 December 2020 at 10:48 pm UTC
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