DS4Windows free for PC

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DS4Windows is a program that empowers you to enjoy your DualShock 3/4 and your PS5 DualSense controllers on your PCs. It was developed by Jays2Kings and can emulate an Xbox 360 controller, making more games accessible.

What is DS4Windows?

DS4Windows is a popular tool that allows you to connect a PlayStation controller (DualShock 3/4 or PS5 DualSense) to a Windows computer and use it as a game controller. This is particularly helpful because, while Windows does have native support for the DualShock 4, DS4Windows provides additional features and a user-friendly interface for mapping controls, configuring profiles, adjusting sensitivity, and more.

What are the key features of DS4Windows?

  • Interface: DS4Windows has a user-friendly interface that guides you through the initial setup, making the experience really accessible.

  • Controller support: DS4Windows supports a variety of PlayStation controllers, such as DualShock 3, DualShock 4, and PS5 DualSense. Additionally, it works with the Nintendo Switch Pro, Joycons, and even knockoff DS4 models.
  • Xbox 360 controller emulation: It allows DS4 usage in PC games without direct support by simulating an Xbox 360 controller.
  • Additional emulation: It can emulate the DS4 v.1 for compatibility with games that specifically need it. This also includes third-party DS4 support and wireless game integrations. In addition, it is able to emulate KB+M input, allowing you to play PC titles that solely recognize keyboard and mouse input by simulating these actions.
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  • Advanced input customization: You can adjust input/output responses with a myriad of modification options and even use the DS4 touchpad as a mouse or assign it to different controls.
  • Profiles: The software offers a profile system that allows you to save controls and setups for certain games. This means that you can easily switch between games without having to go through the whole process every time you launch a different game.

  • Automatic profiles: Besides the above, you can set up an automatic switch between different profiles whenever a new program is launched.

  • Lightbar management: Monitor battery levels, designate specific colors to slot numbers, and control the lightbar color based on the profile.
  • Auto-update feature: The application routinely checks and fetches the latest updates automatically.

How to install and use DS4Windows?

  1. Download the DS4Windows version we provide you at the top of the page.
  2. Consult the official Getting Started page (for more information, you can consult the FAQ).
  3. In case your controller is not detected, consult the related page.

Once you have correctly installed and set up DS4Windows following the previous steps, you may need to follow this guide: How to connect PS4 controller to PC.

Is DS4Windows free?

Yes, it is totally free to download and use. You can also make a donation.

Is DS4Windows safe?

Yes, DS4Windows is considered safe and has no history of security issues. Moreover, it is open-source, which means that the source code is available to all users who want to have a look at it.

What are the system requirements for DS4Windows?

  • Windows 10 or newer
  • .NET Runtime x64
  • Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable. x64 or x86
  • ViGEmBus v.1.17.333.0 driver or later (DS4Windows will install it for you)
  • Sony DualShock 4 or other supported controller
  • Connection method:
    • Micro USB cable
    • Bluetooth 4.0 (via an adapter or built-in). Only the use of the Microsoft BT stack is supported. CSR BT stack is confirmed to not work with the DS4 even though some CSR adapters work fine using Microsoft BT stack. Toshiba's adapters currently do not work. Disabling 'Enable output data' in the controller profile settings might help with latency issues but will disable lightbar and rumble support.
  • Disable PlayStation Configuration Support and Xbox Configuration Support options in Steam

How to uninstall DS4Windows?

If you are willing to uninstall DS4Windows and related drivers, you should consult the dedicated uninstalling guide on the official website.

Does DS4Windows work with a PS5 controller?

Absolutely. DS4Windows is compatible with a range of PlayStation controllers, including DualShock 3, DualShock 4, and PS5 DualSense, as well as the Nintendo Switch Pro, Joycons, and even imitation DS4 replicas.

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