Virtual controller

Since reWASD 4, reWASD permits emulating an Xbox 360 controller, and add the mappings to your physical gamepad. Since reWASD 5.1, reWASD also permits you to emulate DualShock 4 controller. Since reWASD 5.5 we have added the option to emulate Xbox One controller. You can set the desired controller in Virtual controller settings. This also permits you to create combos for controller buttons.

The emulation of Virtual Xbox 360, DualShock 4, and Xbox One is a part of the Basic license, and is available during the 14-day trial period.

Since reWASD 5.2, you can use a Magic Wand under the controller. It allows remapping all the controller buttons to theit analogs on the virtual controller in just two clicks. If you want your physical controller to simply work as if it was Xbox 360/Xbox One/DualShock 4 controller without any additional adjustments, just press the Magic Wand below the image of the controller, and pick the desired controller type.

To add a Virtual controller, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Press the controller button you want to add a mapping to. If your gamepad is plugged in, you can press the physical controller button, and reWASD will pick the chosen button right away if you have set Hook controller buttons in Preferences
  2. Open reWASD mapping drop-down list, and pick the needed mapping. All the Virtual controller mappings are at the bottom of the list, so do not hesitate to scroll to the bottom
  3. Add other bindings, press Apply if you want to save the changes and make the config active, or just press Save

You can change the virtual controller type and adjust its sticks on Virtual controller settings panel.

Starting with reWASD 5.4, we have implemented the emulation of DualShock 4 swipes. With Combo Editor you can choose one-finger and two-finger swipes; zoom in and out; right, left, center and multiple touchpad taps; and configure the duration of these actions.

There are some important nuances you need to know:
  • If you add a Virtual controller mapping, reWASD needs to hide the physical gamepad from the system, and create an emulated one instead. If you don’t hide the physical gamepad, the mappings may interfere and cause unpredictable consequences.
  • If you decide to keep the physical controller and remap only some buttons to Virtual controller, reWASD will need to emulate the controller anyway. The buttons you’ve unmapped and added Virtual controller mappings to will reproduce from the emulated controller, while all the controls that you didn’t change will work as the physical controller. This may be a problem for games that focus on a single input device (Mortal Kombat series) or assign the input device to a certain player (FIFA series), so it’s better to Hide physical gamepad and use Virtual controller only.
  • You can use any controller with Remote Play if you choose to emulate DualShock 4.

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