PS5 controller on PC help

1 : Anonymous2021/10/24 23:44 ID: qf473w


I just bought a PS5 controller to use on my PC and right out the box tried it on my PC and the L1 and L2 button don't work. I went to the hardware and devices and to preferences to test it and i shows the L2 button as always being pressed even though it doesn't do anything in a game. Any ideas?


2 : Anonymous2021/10/25 01:00 ID: hhxkbaj

I know you're looking for advice so this isn't helpful, but I just want to say I don't have any of these issues using my ps5 controller with steam, so you may just want to return the controller for a new one? Sounds like your controller is a dud.

ID: hhxtmez

Its pretty obsurd that in this day and age we spend 70 dollars on a piece of technology that doesnt even work. I guess nothing can be perfect but geez. Its too common these days.

ID: hhxxk26

All tech can be a lemon, people spend 50,000 plus on cars and they have manufacturers defects too, it’s just a bad one, return it and give tech a slack.

ID: hhxxfi9

No I agree, and it sucks, but just wanted to offer up the perspective that it's probably just a bad controller. I can literally just jump into big picture mode on steam and it works flawlessly without having to touch a thing or download additional software.

ID: hhzkyt4

It’s too common? Have you seen many posts about faulty DualSenses?

ID: hhy9803

I mean they designed the controller for the playstation only, and it works perfectly there

3 : Anonymous2021/10/25 06:07 ID: hhyfgea

i recon it may need an update ? they come semi regularly but only when you plug the controller into the console…only thing i could think of

4 : Anonymous2021/10/25 02:21 ID: hhxttxw

use steam. It has native support for the dualsense and as far as I know, it's the only way to get adaptive trigger and haptic feedback in PC game that support them.

if you don't have the game on steam, just add your game as a non-steam game into your steam and load the game from steam and it will use the steam native support for the controller.

ID: hhxu02p

Ive tried multiple games on steam.

ID: hhy87up

sounds to me you have a faulty controller. Do you have a PS5 to test it on?

ID: hi0y7np

sounds like a broken controller. I use a PS5 controller when I play rocket league on PC and it works flawlessly. I would return it.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/25 09:21 ID: hhysv0u

Since you don't u have a ps5 to test it on how about you try the controller on another pc or even your phone (get an emulator and bind the button you think don't work)

6 : Anonymous2021/10/25 00:30 ID: hhxgofr

Try ds4 windows, makes the playstation controllers inputs appear as an Xbox controller which is better supported

ID: hhxhzlg

Didn't work.

ID: hhxjs2r

Google Ds4 windows and use the GitHub link from there. The one from the website is discontinued if I remember correctly and it’s handled from the GitHub now.

I use it and it works.

7 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:12 ID: hhzchk1

It might need an update.

8 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:03 ID: hhzirkw

When you connect controller to ps5 first thing is that it updates it. Its either broken controller or you need to update it. I dont know how without ps5


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