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General => GNU/Linux Gaming => Topic started by: SuperPooter on September 30, 2017, 03:06:25 pm

Title: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: SuperPooter on September 30, 2017, 03:06:25 pm
Hi all. Been running P8 now for a couple of weeks. Wondering what the best controller for Steam would be?

Thanks

:)
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: scifidude79 on September 30, 2017, 06:58:42 pm
XBOX 360 wired controller or a Steam controller.
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: zebedeeboss on October 01, 2017, 02:16:03 am
Hi SuperPuter,

Welcome to the forums. I use both the XBOX and PS4 controllers - it's a matter of choice and which one works best with the majority of your games.

My needs are simple - Euro Truck Simulator 2 and both controllers work well - so I am sorted.

Not got around to buying a Steam Controller.

Regards  Zeb...
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: scifidude79 on October 01, 2017, 09:19:59 am
Most games should be mapped for Playstation controllers, but pretty much everyone maps for XBOX controllers for Linux.  I don't know why, but that's how it is.  The Steam controller can be forcibly mapped for any game, even games that don't use controllers.  Though, it has issues such as not being good for FPS games due to not having a second thumb stick for looking.  I have a couple Steam controllers, and an XBOX 360 wired controller for my Steam machine.  (and a keyboard/trackpad combo)
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: SuperPooter on October 08, 2017, 05:19:01 pm
Thanks for the info everyone. I'll pick up an xbox 360 controller :)
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: tinkereR on February 23, 2018, 01:41:03 pm
Steam client can map a PS3 or PS4 controller. Just go into Big Picture Mode and configure it. You can't go wrong with a 360 pad though, especially the wired ones. Just plug and play  :)
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: bella.mor on March 19, 2018, 10:35:43 pm
I prefer PS4 though, but XBox360 ain't bad.
Title: Re: Best Controller for Steam
Post by: tinkereR on March 22, 2018, 08:54:54 pm
PS4 pad is unmatched imo. Friendly heads up for PS3 controller owners:
Install the xboxdrv driver and execute
Code: [Select]
sudo xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver
when connecting your controller. This will in turn emulate a 360 pad.