Fix: Controller Not Working on PC
In this tutorial, you will find steps to make the controller (gamepad, joystick) work with Forza Horizon 4.
- On the top left, click on Steam.
- Click on the “GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTING” button.
- Select/Check your gaming controller—for example, PlayStation Configuration Support.
- Then go back and click on the OK button.
- Launch the game and check your controller.
When to plug in the controller
Connect the controller before starting Forza Horizon 4. Do not connect it while the game is starting, as this may lead to issues.
Re-installing the drivers
Follow these steps to re-install the drivers:
- Right-click the Windows start button.
- Find your controller in the device list.
- Right-click the controller and select Uninstall device.
- Restart the PC with the controller plugged in.
- The drivers will be re-installed automatically.
Method #2 (DS4 Controller)
- Download DS4Windows
To achieve PS4 controller functionality on a PC, you’ll need the help of a piece of online software. That software is called DS4Windows, and as the name suggests, it has been specifically developed for this exact purpose. It works by tricking your PC into thinking that the Dualshock 4 being connected is an Xbox 360 controller, which as a Microsoft product, is already compatible. To download it, head to the DS4Windows website.
- Set up DS4Windows
The downloaded file should be labeled as ‘DS4Windows.exe’. Click on it, and from here, it’ll begin the set-up process until a pop-up menu appears, asking you to choose where you want your settings and profiles to be saved – all standard stuff. Following this, click the ‘Install the DS4 Driver’ option, and the software will get to work making any plugged-in PS4 controller compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. If you’re still running Windows 7, you’ll also need to click ‘Install 360 Driver’.
- Connect your PS4 controller to the PC
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: Connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your PC or laptop. You can do this using any USB-Micro USB cable or connect the gamepad wirelessly via Bluetooth. Not all PCs and Laptops will have a Bluetooth receiver built-in, but it’s relatively easy to find one that will plug into your set-up.
Then it’s just about getting the two to talk as you would do with a Dualshock 4 and PS4 console. Hold the center PlayStation button, and this will force DS4Windows to open its Action Centre – then click ‘Bluetooth’ and select ‘Wireless Controller.’
Download the Xbox 360 Controller Emulator: https://www.x360ce.com/
- Click on the “Download for 64-bit games” button.
- It supports all joystick versions, including the PS4, Logitech controller.
- Run the x360ce_x64.exe application in the Forza Horizon 4 folder.
- Click on the Create button.
- Extract the zip to the folder where Forza Horizon 4 is installed.
- Make sure the USB is plugged in.
- Click on the Create button.
- Click on the Next button.
- Click on the Finish button.
- Go to the Game Settings tab.
- Click on the “Apply/Synchronize Settings” button.
- Go to the Controller 1 tab.
- Click on the Save button.
- That’s all; you can play the game now.
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