Consider this peripheral a worthwhile luxury, but not a necessity. Talk to a live human being by calling our support line at 1-800-790-7592, during business hours, for immediate assistance. No disconnects as far as what I've seen so far. You may have to re-pair your controller each time depending on what Bluetooth dongle you're using and your Bluetooth settings. It's still a comfortable, well-made controller, so it's a valid contender for or a useful backup controller for your next Gang Beasts couch session. If you prefer to start from a community config, press X and browse the options.
Greetings from the Steam Controller team. Step 2: Disconnect the Joy-Cons from the Switch. Even sliding them into one of the optional Grip accessories, turning the Joy-Con halves into a more traditional single unit, left many wanting. It has a 40 hour battery life on one charge and it feels quite good in your hands. If you're not using the beta, open your Steam settings, go to the Account page, and click Change under Beta Participation. Where the split nun-chuck look of the Joy-Cons takes some getting used to, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is instead your standard two-analogue stick, handle-gripped pad. Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your computer.
According to Nintendo, the Pro Controller can last up to 40 hours between charges. If it ain't broke, don't fix it: if you calibrate before trying your controller in-game, you may actually create a latency problem. Why bother with a wired connection? Steam will prompt you to restart. Now that it's installed, your Switch Pro controller should behave like an Xbox 360 controller in most games. You have to install x360ce individually for every new game, and this process can vary slightly between games. Note: the lights on the bottom of the controller will keep flashing even after it's paired. Whenever you want to use your controller, be sure to plug it in before opening Steam or any Steam games to prevent any connection issues.
This means the Pro Controller is pleasingly dense, if not quite as rock-solid as the 12. It links up right away with your Switch. I really have zero complaints. By checking this box, you are able to create, share, and browse Switch Pro Controller configs on a per-game basis. My x360ce layout was correct, but the game wasn't registering it correctly. So, if everything feels right, just save your profile and voila, you're ready to go. Thankfully, the Pro Controller has exceptional battery life — 40-plus hours on a full charge.
If you see the error message below, move the controller around to ensure no other devices are interfering with the signal. Of course, no battery lasts forever, and sometimes you'll need to plug your Pro Controller into the Switch dock to charge it while you're playing. This is also true of the Switch itself — leave the system in the dock when not in use to keep its battery charged for later. Your Joy-Con controllers should last about 20 hours when fully charged, but that time can go quick, especially if you leave your games idle for long periods. Investing a ton of money in accessories for the Switch might not be a great idea if the system tapers off after a year or two.
The Steam Input Configurator software is powerful and versatile, letting you create and use all sorts of button configurations; the Nintendo button layout option automatically reverses the inputs to match your hardware if you select a configuration other than the Nintendo Switch Pro template. If your controller still isn't registering, try deleting the default. I do have to say that as of the time of this review, the controller does not work with many of the e-shop only titles. Now we can connect our controller! Buy a Joy-Con or Pro Controller charging dock. In fact, in many respects, it may even best those pads, even if it is one of the pricier offerings. You can also change your controls game-by-game by right-clicking that game in your library, selecting Edit Steam Controller Configuration, and remapping each button.
For best results with the gyro, we suggest initially calibrating your controller by selecting the 'Calibrate' option under 'Detected Controllers'. Its extra heft and solid build felt more substantial than the Joy-Cons in the included grip or the optional. For non-Steam games That's the easy way. If everything looks good, click Save, and close x360ce. Mentioned in this article In some quick tests this morning, Nintendo Switch Pro controller support just works in Steam after the initial setup. The controller lacks the right Joy-Con's infrared camera, but that feature seems very specifically designed for motion-based games where your hands are separate and not gripping a single controller. When you use a wireless connection, there's always a slight lag in the inputs as the signal travels across the room to your Switch; however, the difference is so small between wired and wireless with the Pro Controller that I doubt most people will notice it.
You can even go a step further with custom splatter effects, personalized names, and custom Chaos Tag graphics! Checking it allows you to create, browse, and share controller configurations on a per-game basis. Unfortunately, the two Joy-Cons will be treated as separate controllers by default. It should automatically pair after 30 seconds to a minute. Final verdict The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is an excellent pad. Be sure to save your profile after making any changes. If you found the Joy-Con buttons a little fiddly, the Pro Controller is far beefier, with larger A, B, X and Y buttons sat in the traditional diamond formation on the right hand side, backed by two triggers and offset analogue sticks. The easiest way to charge your Joy-Con controllers is to attach them to the sides of your Switch.