sys-con lets you use third-party controllers on a docked Switch via USB

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Have you ever thought about hooking up another console's controller to your Switch but you don't fancy either carrying around a USB adapter dongle or running an app on another device for hid-mitm? Look no further then, as sys-con is here to save the day!

Sys-con is a custom Switch sysmodule that allows you to use third-party controllers on your Nintendo Switch. Unlike the other previously mentioned homebrew solution, which, as the name suggests, worked by MITMing Horizon OS' built-in hid module, sys-con just needs you to connect your controllers using your Dock's USB ports: no Wi-Fi connection or external applications required. Not only this will result in less input latency (and, of course, a much simpler setup) but it also means the sysmodule won't conflict with Atmosphère 0.9.4's libnx input workaround, making it fully compatible with the CFW's latest version!

There are, however, a few limitations. First off, as hinted before, sys-con only works in Docked mode. The sysmodule is also only compatible with DualShock 3, Xbox 360 (wired, the wireless dongle reportedly doesn't work) and Xbox One controllers, with DualShock 4 support coming soon. Lastly, rumble and motion controls do not work at the moment.

Sys-con has been developed by @cathery and can be downloaded by clicking the download link below. It officially supports Atmosphère and will work on FW 5.0.0 and up (warning: crashes or freezes may happen on 9.0.X due to high memory usage). You can install it by extracting the release's contents on your microSD card, overwriting if necessary, and then rebooting your console. For more information on upcoming features, troubleshooting and developer support, head over to the project's GitHub repo (also linked below).

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Sonic Angel Knight

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Well this only works with homebrew, not that it's bad just that's the only limitation. I have Titan two which works with Switch and can use the same controllers including dualshock 4, and even more with bluetooth included. :P

It may cost quite a bit, but there is a cheaper options out there not limited to homebrew. But the interesting part is probably the lower input lag, so that's good. :)
 

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Do you mean that it requires CFW? Because I don't see comments about it being limited to homebrew games/emulators.
Yes, that's what I meant. Sorry, I got the stuff mixed up, I didn't know what the atmosphere stuff was in the original post, I assumed it was homebrew for switch since I don't use any of that because mine isn't modded. :ninja:

Anyway, I meant that it just wasn't for normal switches but for modded ones. :P
 

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Amazing, seeing as my Joycons have drift/tiny buttons/are uncomfortable and I've switched to the hori split pro, this is perfect. Have to wait for ds4 support but saves having to spend a hundred on a pro controller
 

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Have to wait for ds4 support but saves having to spend a hundred on a pro controller
You can get a pro controller knockoff (No NFC and console wake, but otherwise the same) starting from ~20 $ at ebay, highly recommended.

Man, these Sys-modules are cool, one day we'll be able to use allmost all controllers on the switch like a 3DS or native Keyboard n Mouse. Heaven! :3
 

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So I assume 3rd party xbox one controllers like the standard PowerA wired controller doesn't work? Hopefully I can get support for it because it has extra buttons and such. This is still really nice.
 

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Damn it, I have the wireless xbox 360 controller. But incoming dualshock 4 and Bluetooth support is very good.
 

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how far off is bluetooth support for ps4 and xboxone s controllers tho
i thought we would have it by now TBH
seems mymatevince is not obsolete just yet after all
 
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