Using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on your PC

December 8, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Want to use your PS4 DualShock 4 controller on your PC and have most of its functions work correctly? Then you need to check out this custom XInput wrapper created by one enterprising person.

The thing with the DS4 controller is that it uses DirectInput instead of the XInput standard. XInput is used by the Microsoft Xbox 360 controller and is also used in most PC games. Hence it is “the standard” for controller operations on a PC. Given that the DualShock 4 uses another standard, this creates a problem.

Thankfully that problem has been solved by “InhexSTER” who created an XInput wrapper that you can download here. What it does it make it look like your DualShock 4 controller is a XInput powered Xbox 360 controller. You can then map the buttons as you want and use it normally.

The only thing is that if you want to use the rumble feedback features of your DualShock, you’ll need to download the beta drivers. Anyway, it’s all explained in the Youtube clip embedded below. Enjoy!

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Official DualShock 4 charger and PS4 stand revealed

August 21, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Sony has just released details on two official accessories that you’ll be able to grab for your new Playstation 4 console… introducing the DualShock 4 Charger and the PS4 Vertical Stand.

European pricing has only be announced so far but we expect US and other region pricing to be revealed shortly. The charger will set you back €29, while the stand costs €19.

Here’s some pics and the official description for each item:

DualShock 4 Charger


By utilizing the charging station, users will be able to charge up to two DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers at once without having to connect them to the PS4 system. Users can charge DualShock4 by simply inserting the controller to the charging connector on the charging station and by plugging it into a household electrical outlet.

PS4 Vertical Stand


The Vertical Stand will allow users to set PS4 in a vertical position, making it easier to place the system anywhere they wish. The Vertical Stand comes in black with a glossy finish that matches perfectly with the PS4 system. Users are able to attach the Vertical Stand to PS4 without using any additional tools; they simply have to adjust the stand to the PS4 system and screw the pinch by hand to lock.

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Sony unveils official blue and red PS4 controllers

August 20, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

European gamers might be getting the Playstation 4 two weeks after their North American counterparts, but they are getting these two new DualShock 4 controller color variations first…



Today Sony revealed the new controller colors – “Magma Red” and “Wave Blue” and said that they’ll be available upon the launch of the PS4 in Europe on November 29 with a RRP of €59 / £54. The controllers will also become available in North and Latin America later this year.

Sony says that the colors represent “two of the most popular colors among PlayStation users” so they must have done their research. What do you think of the look?

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PS4 maximum friends limit is 2,000

July 29, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment

Sony really is trying to one-up the Xbox One with the PS4 in just about every way imaginable (whether it is achieving this is another matter). It even extends to friends lists.

Microsoft has previously advised that you’ll be able to keep 1,000 friends in your list on the Xbox One, maximum. Well, Hollie Bennett from Access PlayStation has just revealed that the friends list on your PS4 could be up to double that – a maximum of 2,000 friends. Really I think that once you get up around 1,000 friends the argument becomes academic, but whatever…

Hollie also confirmed the following:

  • Party chat exists on the Playstation 4 and it is free (ie you don’t need a PS+ subscription).
  • Your current DualShock 3 PS3 controllers will not work with the PS4. Your current PS Move will work though.
  • You will be able to swap out the standard Playstation 4 hard-drive (500GB) for something else.
  • Your existing PSN username and avatar will carry over to the PS4.
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