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Re: Help setting DS4 on Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:12 pm
by Ziggy587
I never messed around with gamepads on DOSbox, so I'm not sure. I guess DOSbox doesn't have any "Joy2Key" feature built into it? If not, then yeah, you would need one.

Re: Help setting DS4 on Windows

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:54 am
by RCBH928
Ziggy587 wrote:I never messed around with gamepads on DOSbox, so I'm not sure. I guess DOSbox doesn't have any "Joy2Key" feature built into it? If not, then yeah, you would need one.


How do you play retro games on PC with a controller if you don't use DOSBox

Re: Help setting DS4 on Windows

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:48 am
by Ziggy587
If the game natively supports a gamepad, then you can just set that up in DOSBox without any additional software. It's only for games that do NOT support gamepads that you would need a "Joy2Key" solution for.

Re: Help setting DS4 on Windows

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:15 pm
by RCBH928
Ziggy587 wrote:If the game natively supports a gamepad, then you can just set that up in DOSBox without any additional software. It's only for games that do NOT support gamepads that you would need a "Joy2Key" solution for.


My apologies, I thought all modern controllers need a Joy2Key to work on games from the direct-input era. I tried Ikaruga on Steam and everything worked flawless plug-n-play out of the box, why can't all things work as seamless as this?

I have learned of a way to import games into Steam client and launch them from there and that will make the game compatible with the controller without extra software.