How to Setup Xbox/PS4 controller with HTC Vive?

How to Setup Xbox/PS4 controller with HTC Vive?

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This page instructs you how to set up PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 controller with HTC Vive to play games and watch videos. You can watch the instructions by clicking the corresponding title below to read the relevant tutorial.

How to Set up an Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive?

If you want to setup your Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive than this tutorial will lead you how to do this in the right way. HTC Vive is a very enjoyable experience regarding playing games. Every one of us will buy a headset like this just to feel the moment to be in the world of our favorite PC game. But the experience is not complete if you don’t play it with a proper controller of your choice. Follow this steps to complete the setup for your Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive:

  1. Make sure that the game you plan to play in VR has support for the Xbox One controller, otherwise the controller will not work.
  2. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 please download the Xbox Controller drivers if you already haven’t. For more info visit this page: https://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-one-con…
  3. Connect the controller to the PC with the micro USB cable
  4. If your controller is not working, please check if you have plugged it in correctly or try a different USB micro cable. Also check if you have the proper drivers. Otherwise the game or the app does not support this controller
  5. You are done and now you should be able to enjoy VR through HTC Vive and Xbox One controller

How to Set up an Xbox 360 controller with the HTC Vive?

Follow the steps from this tutorial so you can successfully do the setup for the Xbox 360 controller with the HTC Vive. Every one of us will buy a headset like this just to feel the moment to be in the world of our favorite PC game. But the experience is not complete if you don’t play it with a proper controller of your choice. If you are comfortable using the Xbox One controller this is the guide for you. Follow this steps to complete the set up

  1. Make sure that the game you plan to play in VR has support for the Xbox 360 controller, otherwise the controller will not work.
  2. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 please download the Xbox Controller drivers if you already haven’t. For more info visit this page: https://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-one-con…
  3. Connect the controller to the PC with the micro USB cable
  4. If your controller is not working, please check if you have plugged it in correctly or try a different USB micro cable. Also check if you have the proper drivers. Otherwise the game or the app does not support this controller

You are done and now you should be able to enjoy VR through HTC Vive and Xbox360 controller

How to Set up a PS4 controller with the HTC Vive?

This tutorial will lead you how to setup successfully the PS4 controller with the HTC Vive. The set up for the PS4 controller for HTC Vive depends on the game you plan to play. For some games you just plug in your controller via USB and you can start to play immediately, and for others you will need to run the DS4Windows tool.These are the following steps you will need to take so you can complete the set up for your PS4 controller with the HTC Vive:

  1. PS4 controller may not be compatible with a PC out of the box, yet a Xbox 360 controller is fully compatible. We are going to make the PS4 controller functional with your PC by tricking it to think that the PS4 controller is a Xbox 360 controller. And to do that there is a simple way using the DS4Windows tool.
    Tool Link: http://ds4windows.com/

  2. After you download the software extract the files, use a zip converter. So you can be sure that you have the newest version of this required software you should run the updater component.
  3. You will get a guide that will explain to you every step you will need to take for the installation process to be successful by a wizard. If you have windows 8 or more than you will manage this by only following the instructions you will get, but those that are using windows 7 will have to download also the driver for an Xbox 360 controller.

When the steps above are completed you can connect your PS4 controller.

As you finish with the installation process you can start playing your favorite games, just be sure that you have configured the controller the way that will be good for you. You can enjoy your VR experience now and play the VR games with your favorite controller.

Install Custom Controller Skins For Your HTC Vive Controllers

If you want to install Custom Controller Skins for your HTC Vive Controllers than this is the right place for you. This tutorial will guide you how to successfully start and finish the process for the installation. All you need to do is follow this simple steps :

Step 1. Open SteamVR beta.

  • Steam Library > open Tools > open SteamVR > go to Properties and after you do this click on Betas tab.
  • In the dropdown menu you will find an option called beta – SteamVR Beta Update.

Step 2. You will not find menu under the name customization in the options.

  • Press the button to start Steam menu ( SteamVR ) and search down to the right you will find the update for custom controller skins.

Calibrate Your HTC Vive Controller Trackpad

If you are noticing that the track pad of your controller is oversensitive and twitchy than you will need to calibrate your controller. If you need to do this than this tutorial will guide you how to successfully do it. Follow this steps:

Step 1. Turn off your controller

  • Hold the system button so you can turn it off

Step 2. Press the system button

  • While pressing the system button hold at the same time the trigger and the menu button.

Step 3. The next step is for the controller to turn on

  • The noise you will hear needs to be different from the regular one

Step 4. You may need to re-pair the controller if the state is blinking blue

  • SteamVR > Settings > Devices > Pair Controller

Can you watch 3D Blu-ray with HTC Vive on PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360?

Sony has updated PS4 to play 3D Blu-ray movies. Version 1.75 of the PS4’s system software now matches the PlayStation 3 in being able to play 3D Blu-ray discs. And the biggest feature offered in Xbox One’s release is support for 3D Blu-ray video, too. So you can play 3D Blu-ray with HTC Vive on PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360.

Top 3D Blu-ray Movies:

  • Avatar.
  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.
  • Gravity.
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Resident Evil
  • Brave
  • Hugo Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  • Drive Angry

Note: Each game console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray region, following international standards. The Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S console can play Blu-ray discs that are sold in the same region as the console. See the following tables for the countries in each disc region.

Region

Geographic regions/countries

A

Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea

B

Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand

C

Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as well as China and Russia

Some Blu-ray discs are not region-encoded or are coded to all regions. Region-free Blu-ray discs will play on any Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 Pro, PS4, Xbox One S console.

Note Game discs for the Xbox One console are not coded to regions.

When your 3D Blu-ray is region-locked and can’t be played on PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox with HTC Vive, you can decrypt Blu-ray region codes and rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4 for HTC Vive playback on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 with some Blu-ray Ripping software.

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3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 Converting > Step 4: After you have done all settings, return to the main interface to “Convert” the converting process.

After the conversion, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder. Then you can transfer the 3D Blu-ray video to Plex or NAS server to stream on PS4, XBOX with HTC Vive.

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