If you are one of the players who use the PSX emulator on their computer then using the PS4 controller with it can be a true joy. However, some users find it difficult to connect the PS4 controller to the PSX emulator. If you also face connection problems with your PS4 controller with the PSX emulator then this guide is for you.
In this guide, we will be showing you how to connect PS4 controller to PSX emulator by both wired and wireless connections.
How Does PS4 Controller & PSX Emulator Work?
Normally, the Xbox controllers are very well optimized to work with Windows. When you try to connect your PS4 controller with your Windows PC, you might face some issues. By using a small tool called DS4Windows, you can seamlessly connect your PS4 controller with your PC and PSX emulator as well.
- First of all, go to the following link, download DS4Windows tool.
- Extract the downloaded ZIP file and then launch the DS4Windows.exe file.
- Click on Appdata if you just want to use the tool normally.
- Follow the next steps and install the tool.
Connect PS4 Controller to ePSXe Emulator
Using a Wired Connection
Step 1: Launch the DS4Windows tool.
Step 2: Now take your PS4 controller and plug both ends of the USB cable correctly into your PC and your controller.
Step 3: Once you connect both ends, go to the Controllers tab on DS4Windows. You will see your PS4 controller here.
Connecting PS4 controller to ePSXe emulator Wirelessly
Step 1: Press the Share and the PlayStation button simultaneously for about 3-4 seconds till the light flashes on your controller to show that it is in pairing mode.
Step 2: Now go to the Windows search bar and type “Bluetooth” and hit enter.
Step 3: Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
Step 4: Click on Bluetooth.
That’s it! Your PS4 Controller will now be connected to your PC.
You can now launch the PSX emulator on your PC and start using your PS4 controller with it.
Configuring the PS4 Controller with ePSXe Emulator
Connecting your PS4 controller with your PC is just one part, in order to use it conveniently with the PSX emulator, you will have to configure it. Here is how:
Step 1: Open DS4Windows.
Step 2: Go to the Auto Profiles tab.
Step 3: Click on Add Directory.
Step 4: Navigate and select the directory in which your PSX emulator is installed and click on OK.
Step 5: Now check the box for ePSXe in the Auto Profiles tab in DS4 Windows.
Step 6: Launch the PSX emulator on your PC.
Step 7: Click on the Config tab and then go to GamePads>Port 1>Pad 1.
Step 8: You can clear the keyboard buttons here and then map your controller by pressing the buttons on the controller.
Once you are finished mapping the controller, click on OK.
Now you can start using your PS4 controller with a ePSXe emulator.
So that was all about how to connect the PS4 controller to the PSX emulator. Just make sure to download and install DS4Windows because that is the only way to make your PS4 controller work with your PC and PSX emulators seamlessly. In case of any difficulty, feel free to reach out to us.