Controller does not work in Unreal


#1

Okay you will hit a point where @ben sets the inputs up for an xbox 360 controller. Great if you have one!
I dont and discovered Unreal Editor will not see my standard windows USB controller.
So why is that?
Because Unreal editor uses an API called XInput and basically windows does not.
How do we fix it?
Well technically we dont. We have to use a third party piece of software called TocaEdit X360 Emulator.
X360CE

IMPORTANT Put the x360ce app into the Engine/Binaries/Win64 folder

Run it from there
When its loaded up before changing any controls click the Game Settings tab.
Unreal Edtior is 64bit so we need a 64 bit dll.
I think the 1.3 is generic but you may have to test a few to get one that works for you.
Then set up your controller
Save and CLOSE the program
Run the editor and it should work!

I am doing this from memory as i did it for a game once but this should work as google agrees!

EDIT :- I actually failed to get this working so if you have any luck please let me know and how you did it, Thanks


#2

Okay so i gave up with my cheap controller i ordered from china and suddenly remembered i bought a cheap ps3 controller with a wireless dongle.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gioteck-VX-2-Wireless-Controller-PS3/dp/B00F32V9UA

Plugged it in and ran the x360ce software and it dettected and installed it and ran the editor and all works. Sadly it doesnt have pressure triggers for the axis but i can deal with controller setup myself :slight_smile:

You can get a wired version of the controller but if you dont have a controller at all this works and is cheap.