If more developers get on board, this could be very exciting times indeed. Community configuration sets, shared over Steam, are also available to those using the Switch Pro Controller. Pull up your Bluetooth settings and start a search for new devices, then press the same small button on the top of your controller one more time. Shame it doesn't work though. We don't have a lot of coverage of the Switch Pro controller here for obvious reasons, but with Steam support it may soon. Below there is a table of tested controllers with the Steam Link, and comments about the status. If you want to give it a go, full instructions on how to set up a Switch Pro Controller via Steam's latest beta release can be found.
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. You have two options: wired and wireless. Prev Page 2 of 3 Next Prev Page 2 of 3 Next 2. We think it is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog. Click Next and then Finish. If everything went according to plan, they should line up with the virtual Xbox 360 controller displayed in x360ce. The pairing process reportedly takes up to a minute.
Thankfully, a new update to the Steam client beta simplifies the situation for everyone by adding , including the gyro and d-pad. And it just became an ever better complement thanks to newfound Nintendo Switch Pro controller support in Steam. Here's how to get your Nintendo Switch Pro controller working in Steam. The Steam controller settings now include support for Nintendo Switch Pro controllers. Sure it has greater angular precision, but at a point of diminishing return. If you're not using the beta, open your Steam settings, go to the Account page, and click Change under Beta Participation.
Steam even offers configuration options to make the buttons correspond to the commands on screen as Pro controller button layouts are reversed compared to Xbox controller buttons. You don't have to connect via Bluetooth anymore, for starters, and you can better customize your buttons and even your gyro options. The cheapest gamepad of the list Nintendo Switch Pro Controller No Bluetooth Partially works, left joystick lacks full range in forward direction meaning full movement speed can't be obtained. Steam will support the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller beginning with a Steam Client Beta update that. Unfortunately, the two Joy-Cons will be treated as separate controllers by default. If the analog sticks seem off, you can manually calibrate them by clicking Calibrate, and you can set how long the controller stays connected before disconnecting so it goes to sleep. That includes using the internal gyroscope as an input method, too.
It will kick on in the background once you start your game. Because it's a DirectInput gamepad, you have to connect it via Bluetooth, and you can't charge it while you're using it. So if your buttons feel off, try an in-game fix first. Wired with charge and play attempts to connect to Xbox 360 and therefore does work. This happened when we played ; the controller worked with the game through Big Picture, but the mapping was strange when launched through the desktop. If you see the error message below, move the controller around to ensure no other devices are interfering with the signal.
You can fully remap the buttons based on the games you play, and preset configurations designed by the community are available as well. You'll find it in the game's local files—sometimes it's buried in a folder, sometimes it's right up front. It was specifically designed for Xbox 360 controllers, so x360ce does recognize the Switch Pro Controller. Steam Big Picture will notionally also work with the controller, but certain games will not function depending on the controller input style supported. You can help SteamWiki by. Do I maybe need something like InputMapper now? Finally, launch and play your Steam game with your Switch Pro Controller.
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. Select a game from your Steam library then click Controller Configuration. Next, connect your controller and register it to your account when prompted. X360ce is a very robust wrapper that emulates an Xbox 360 gamepad by mapping nearly any other input to the gamepad's inputs. Even if you connect the device via Bluetooth, the consoles still don't know what to do with that device, the signals it sends are complete gibberish for them.
All you need is a Pro Controller. It works with the Switch after the update, even in airplane mode. The Pro Controller can be used as a native configurable controller, and it even has motion control support. Opt into the Steam Beta program, restart the program when prompted, and—possibly after a client update—you're set. Note: the lights on the bottom of the controller will keep flashing even after it's paired.
This will pull a button layout for your Switch Pro controller to use, and lucky for us, the default layout is perfect for most games. Hasn't the Pro controller been updated now with the new Switch firmware? Pressing the share button to the left of the home button will achieve the same thing, but reportedly this is a slightly less reliable method. But, I know steam now has custom controller mapping that allows for dualshock 4 to be used without 3rd party software. The result was an acceleration in Switch Pro controller registrations and a rise to the 7th most popular controller type on Steam. You can deactivate automatic button swapping by unchecking the box next to Use Nintendo Button Layout.