DS4Windows Game Controller Software

DS4Windows is a portable free software that allows you to get the best experience while using a DualShock 4 on your Windows PC. By emulating Xbox 360 controller, many more games are accessible. DS4Windows was a project originally started by InhexSTER by the name of DS4 Tool (DS4 Controller).

The tool was later branched off by electro brain. There is a newer, up to date fork of DS4Windows, maintained by another developer – DS4Windows Portable version by Travis Nickles. The program that provides functionality for PS4 controllers on PC with controller emulation and DS4 mapping for gaming control over a Bluetooth connection!


Since the idea is to get your controller ready for games, The UI was made to make to be quick to pick up. Once first launched, the tool takes you through the setup, gives you a default profile and you’re ready to go, or if you choose you can change things to your heart’s content.

With profiles, it makes it easier to quickly swap through various settings for your controller. You can set up controls for certain games, or set the lightbar to your favorite color. You can even swipe two fingers along the touchpad to swap profiles without the need to even open back the program.

Along with switching profiles manually, you can also switch your controllers to different profiles automatically when certain programs are launched.

From control mapping to touchpad sensitivity, to Marcos, to rainbow lightbar, to motion controls, to special actions triggered by pressing multiple actions, to launching a program with profiles, there are plenty of settings to play around with.

DS4Windows Gamepad Controller

Features of  DS4Windows:

  • Use X360-like input to use the DS4 in more games and have rumble.
  • Use the touchpad as a mouse or for more actions.
  • Use Sixaxis movement for just as many actions.
  • Control the Lightbar: turn it off, dynamically change by battery level, and more.
  • Map the buttons and sticks to other 360 controls or keyboard actions or macros.
  • Use profiles to quickly switch between configurations for your controllers.DS4Windows pic12
  • Automatically switch profiles by when a certain program(s) is launched.
  • Hold an action to access a new whole set of controls.
  • Get a reading of how the sticks and Sixaxis is working.
  • Assign a deadline to both analog sticks, the triggers, and the Sixaxis.
  • Automatically get new updates.

System Requirements:

.NET Framework also requires DS4 Driver (Downloaded & Installed with DS4 Windows) and Microsoft 360 Driver (link inside DS4Windows, already installed on Windows 7 SP1 and higher or if you’ve used a 360 controller before).

How to use this software:

 Download DS4Windows

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