How To Play Roblox With a Controller on a PC
Roblox not only lets people unwind by playing simple games but also creates interesting options for online gamers. It can be played on a PC with a standard keyboard and mouse. However, you can also use a gaming controller to explore Roblox’s fun features.
This article will teach you how to connect a controller and play Roblox on a PC.
How To Play Roblox With a PS3 Controller on a PC
If you want to play Roblox with a PS3 controller on your PC, the process is relatively simple. You’ll just need a PS3 controller and a type A USB.
Install the Drivers for the Controller
- Before plugging in the controller, check to see if the computer recognizes it.
- We’ll be using a driver known as MotionInJoy. You can find the driver here.
- Use the tools of your choice to access the zip package. Windows Explorer is the default zip archiver, but you can also use WinRAR or 7-Zip.
- Extract and run the executable.
- The installer will start after that. To install MotionInJoy, follow the onscreen instructions.
- Load the drivers. Select the “Driver Manager” section in “DS3 Tool.exe,” then click the “Install all” button.
The Button Layout
For this part, use Better DS3. Although Better DS3 has a keymapping tool of its own, it doesn’t support multiple keys. To configure the button layout, follow these instructions:
- Click “New” next to the empty list, and then click “XInput” in the resulting menu.
- Click on the “Xbox 360” button in the pop-up window. This causes the boxes to fill in with the appropriate command buttons automatically.
- Click “Save Profile” once more to finish.
- Next, select the profile from the list by clicking on it. Then, select “Apply” from the list below.
You can now use a PS3 controller to play Roblox.
How to Play Roblox With a PS4 Controller on PC
You’ll need a micro USB cable and an official PS4 controller for this step. For connecting with PC, use the micro USB that you use to charge your PS4 controller. You also need to install the.NET Framework for this to function.
Install the DS4windows Software
Install DS4windows first as it’s the most crucial component.
- Click “Download Now” and the most recent version will appear.
- Click on DS4Windows.zip to save the file and wait before opening it. Once saved, you can now open it.
- Next, click DS4windows.exe. If you’re opening it for the first time, an installer will appear. Select “Appdata.” The welcome screen will appear after it has finished loading.
- The required drivers will install.
- Click on “Finish” to end the setup.
Connect the Controller to the PC
To connect the controller to your PC, follow this guide:
- Connect the USB cable to your computer.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the charging port of your dual shock controller. If you’re connecting your controller to your computer for the first time, Windows will begin installing a few drivers. You’ll receive a notification once it’s completed.
- Open DS4windows.
- DS4Windows and the controller are now linked.
Go to the “Profiles” tab to ensure everything is working properly. After that, you must select “Controller Readings.” Now, you should be able to see the same action take place in DS4Windows once you interact with the sticks on your PS4 controller. You can now begin playing Roblox.
How to Play Roblox With a PS5 Controller on a PC
Sony DualSense is a great gaming controller as well as a great PC controller. Loaded with some of the most significant innovations in gamepads, it has the design and grip to let you play for hours. Note that it can be connected with a USB cable or via Bluetooth.
Connecting With a USB cable
To connect your DualSense to a PC, you’ll need a data-capable USB-C cable. If your computer has a USB-C port, the USB-C cable can be a C-to-C cable. It can be a USB-C-to-A cable if you only want to use the traditional rectangular USB connectors.
To pair your PS5 controller with a PC, do the following:
- Connect your USB cable to a PC port that is available.
- Connect the other end of the USB to the DualSense controller’s USB-C port.
- Hold on until your Windows computer detects the PS5 controller as a gamepad.
Windows will detect and install any additional drivers that are required.
Connecting via Bluetooth
To connect the PS5 controller to your PC via Bluetooth, follow these instructions:
- Click the Windows key, type “Bluetooth,” and then choose “Bluetooth and other devices” from the menu.
- Choose “Add Bluetooth or other device.”
- Choose “Bluetooth” from the pop-up menu.
- Make sure that the controller is unplugged and powered off.
- Your DualSense controller’s “PS” button and “Create” button (next to the D-Pad) must be pressed and held simultaneously until the light bar beneath the touchpad starts to blink.
- Choose your PS5 controller from the list of “Bluetooth devices” on your PC.
You’re ready to play Roblox with your PS5 controller.
How to Play Roblox With an Xbox Controller on a PC
There are three easy ways to connect an Xbox controller to a PC: via a USB cable, via Bluetooth, and wirelessly. The process for connecting via USB cable is the same as for connecting the PS5 controller. The Bluetooth connection is very similar to the PS5 Bluetooth connection. The only difference is that you push and hold the “Guide” and “Sync” buttons on your controller instead of the “PS” and “Create” buttons.
You can also use a wireless adapter to connect your Xbox controller to your PC.
- Get an Xbox Wireless Adapter.
- Connect the Xbox Wireless Adapter to a free USB port on your PC.
- Complete the adapter setup procedure.
- To activate it, click on the “Guide” button (the Xbox logo).
- Click on and hold the “Sync” button (the small button to the right of LB) on the controller’s top until the Xbox logo starts flashing.
Now that your controller is connected, you can start playing Roblox. But before you get started, you might want to use the “Xbox Accessories” app to personalize your controller. This app is available in the “Microsoft Store.” You can replace thumbsticks, remap buttons, and much more.
How to Play Roblox With a Nintendo Switch Controller on PC
Your Switch Pro Controller can be connected to your PC or laptop using either Bluetooth or a USB cable. The cable connection is similar to that shown above. For the Bluetooth connection, hold the “Pairing” button on your Switch Pro Controller until the lights at the bottom of the controller flash.
You can even play Steam games with your Switch Pro Controller.
- When your Pro controller is connected, open Steam and select “Controller settings.”
- Identify the controller.
- Click on “Controller configuration.”
- You can modify the actions of each button on your Pro controller in this menu.
Once configured, the Pro Controller should function with all Steam games, including Roblox.
Connect and Play
Roblox is creative, fun, and offers users a lot of options. If you’re a traditional gamer, go with the keyboard and mouse method. If not, feel free to play with some of the controllers mentioned above.
Have you ever played Roblox with a controller? Which controller do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.