Question SCPToolkit messed up drivers even after windows reinstall PS4 controller not detected

geniusiemens

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Hi, I've been using a PS4 controller on PC with Steam for some time without issue, (never had SCPToolkit at that point!) but one time I only had a PS3 controller with me, and I used SCPToolkit to make it work too.

Since then, I got my PS4 controller back, but it wasn't working as it used to, so in the end I reinstalled win 10, but I couldn't manage to make it work again no matter what I do, nothing detects the controller, in fact it is seen as a wireless controller among the devices, but it doesn't do anything, programs can't see it.

I tried a brand new controller, different cable, they work fine on another PC, I tried DS4 windows as I think that was what I used the first time.

How is it possible that even windows reinstall doesn't clean up whatever SCP put in?

I know, you can tell me off how irresponsible I was by using programs I don't know, but after that, please help how to make a clean way to use my PS4 controller!

Thank you
 

punkncat

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Steam was very 'difficult' at times with my PS controllers as well.

Did you set Steam for the specific controller, or have you tried "generic" controller? I found the latter worked best for me.

SCP is a neat program but it did cause some strange issues from time to time. I ended up opting to go with Xbox controller(s) but have found that the newest one of those needs a special dongle (at additional cost, of course) to work right. I bypassed that by just plugging it in with a USB cable and it works great. The older controllers work fine.
 

geniusiemens

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I chose to remove files, but do not wipe the disk, because for a laptop it's easier to set up the system with factory programs and such. But again, I did not keep my files when reinstalling.

I always used the PS4 controller with USB cable, I don't need it to be wireless. And I marked the PS controller support in Steam controller settings, but I also tried every other option, none worked.
 

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