Compared to other controllers, I had to remap my in-game buttons more frequently while using a Switch Pro controller. With a considerably lower price than the Pro Controller you will get an even better D-pad and what really makes in enticing are the two programmable buttons on the back which allows you a lot of flexibility. Using Big Picture mode ensures that Steam's controller support and over-the-game remapping and configuration options appear as they should, which won't likely be the case if you open a game from the desktop. For non-Steam games That's the easy way. You can also change your controls game-by-game by right-clicking that game in your library, selecting Edit Steam Controller Configuration, and remapping each button.
My only real complaints about the Pro Controller are more nitpicks than serious criticisms. Now we can connect our controller! Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. We also don't want it to know we're two-timin' it. It has a really nice build quality and feels great in your hands. If this option is not enabled, your Pro controller will be treated like an Xbox controller. The Pro Controller should show up on the list of available devices if it doesn't, make sure the indicator lights are still flashing back and forth.
Our has helpful videos for every mod and every controller, along with pictures and written instructions so you're never in the dark. With the Pro Controller charged, press and hold the Sync button on the top of the gamepad for a few seconds until the indicator lights start flashing. The PowerA Enhanced Wireless controller makes a few sacrifices in order to keep the price down. It will kick on in the background once you start your game. It's extremely comfortable, and has a much better button layout for long, involved single-player adventures. Wireless Connection You need a Bluetooth adapter or onboard Bluetooth for this, but it's also easy.
If all you wanted to do was use it like any other gamepad, then your work is already done. Here's how to get your Nintendo Switch Pro controller working in Steam. While you're here, take the time to personalize your Switch controller by selecting it under Detected Controllers. Step 2: Disconnect the Joy-Cons from the Switch. Ultimately there are a few things to consider when choosing which one is right for you. From the controller settings page, you can also calibrate your controller's gyro sensor and joysticks by clicking Calibrate, but you should only calibrate your controller if you run into latency issues.
See our for more details. That's when it may be time to take a closer look at the PowerA Enhanced controller. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is arguably one of the best first party console controllers in recent years. As such, the Joy-Cons attached to the tablet screen are the ideal way to experience any game, regardless of how intricate the controls can be. Steam Setup If Steam doesn't open automatically into Big Picture mode when you connect the Pro Controller, open up Steam and go into the Settings menu. Click on it and pair the controller.
They also form a good approximation of a conventional gamepad with the included Joy-Con Grip, though they don't feel quite as solid as a one-piece gamepad like the Xbox One Wireless Controller. If you aren't playing games via Steam, using a Switch Pro controller is still an option but it requires a little extra work. How to connect your Switch Pro controller via Bluetooth If you followed the Bluetooth installation steps above, you should be able to use your controller wirelessly. Fortunately, Steam added full Switch Pro Controller support, so it probably isn't as hard as you might think at least for using it with Steam. The ProA also has one specific additional feature that gives it a solid edge on its competition. Follow the steps below to do so.
There is a fairly elaborate workaround to sync a pair of Joy-Cons together as a single controller and it involves multiple external programs and some intensive tinkering. Investing a ton of money in accessories for the Switch might not be a great idea if the system tapers off after a year or two. You have two options: wired and wireless. You get what you pay for. Possibly more than a bit; third-party driver wrappers are extremely finicky and require a lot of care to get to work with any controller it's tricking Windows into thinking is an Xbox gamepad. We even have speed charts for the latest games so you can dial in the destruction on your controller.
However, after remapping the gamepad controls in the in-game settings, it worked perfectly for every game I tried, including Steam games with partial controller support. However, some games flat-out will not work with DirectInput gamepads. Not only is it a more comfortable controller than the included Joy-Cons it also has fantastic battery life meaning I can play my games for longer between charges. So if your buttons feel off, try an in-game fix first. Download both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of x360ce and save their.