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    Steam is known for supporting just about any modern controller out there, whether it's the DualShock 4, or the Switch Pro Controller. A brand new beta Steam client update takes the existing controller support a little further, and adds in a feature that Xbox Elite Controller users will enjoy: paddle support. Now you can map the paddles on the back of the Elite to whatever input you'd like, through Steam's configuration settings. This update also brings support for using more than 4 Xbox gamepads at once, and the ability to remap the Xbox Series X controller's share button. If you're interested, you can grab the beta client update by opting-in on the Steam client.

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  3. raxadian

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    Steam sometimes give me troubles with my Xbox 360 PC controller so don't expect this new one to wotk perfectly.
     
  4. DinohScene

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    To bad you pictured the shitty V1.
    Even tho the V2 isn't that much better neither.

    But neat!
    I might actually switch from 360 to Xbone when playing ETS2 online with @AtsuNii .
     
  5. raxadian

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    Steam is not that great with support of controllers, you may want to install one of those programs that fake your controller being a second keyboard by remaping keys.
     
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    I've got some program that allows me to remap mouse and keyboard to a controller.
    Had to use it for Bioshock 2 haha.
     
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    I've used the 360 and now the xbone controller for years and never had an issue, you sure it's not a driver/windows problem?
     
  8. raxadian

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    Nah, some Steam games just flat out have terrible controller implementation.
     
  9. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Never had an issue. Tried a Switch Pro controller, PS4 controller, and a few different revisions of the One controller. I assume you have proof of your claim?
     
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    As someone with an Elite (V1), this is cool and something I could potentially make use of. I really enjoy the new Xbox X|S controller revision too though.
     
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    No mention of the Xbox 360 PC controller and that's the one I have problems with.
     
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    I have all four unique switch pro controllers: xenoblade chronicles 2, super smash bros. ultimate, splatoon 2, and the regular one. I paired one of them with steam. it worked well, but I usually use my wii u pro controller with mayflash adapter. I've yet to find something that didn't work with that pairing. however, I have to unplug the adapter now when not in use though. some update from windows now makes it to where the laptop screen won't turn off if it's plugged in.
     
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    If only the Xbox Elite Controller wasn't awful and kept breaking every few months, it would be the perfect controller. My now twice broken shoulder buttons (with very light use) say hi. Microsoft even found itself forced to extend their warranty given how much they break.
     
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    At least is not like the Xbox 360, more yhan half of those things had problems until the latest revision.
     
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    i have the exact opposite experience. ive been using steams controller support since the first beta (and always in steams beta branch) and i havent had any problems with it, none that didnt get fixed in a day or so anyway
     
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    Problem is: it costs a lot. Like... a LOT. I never expected something that costs the price of 4-5 controllers to be frail like a snowflake. The slighest fall and it gets wrecked in an unfixable (at home) manner.
     
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    Using an SN30 Pro + works fine for me, and it's recognized as an Xbox One X controller. Maybe it's your computer's drivers that suck.
     
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    been using a 360 controller on pc for 4 years now, never have I ever had a single issue
     
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    What about the Power A version? Does Steam see that as an Elite controller?
     
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