Number 1: Steam
Nice UI + Mode shifting for buttons + Mode shift for touchpad sensitivity.

Number 2: DS4Windows
Bad UI + Mode shifting for buttons + No mode shift for touchpad.
DS4Windows can change mouse sensitivity but not touchpad slide sensitivity.
DS4Windows adds a virtual Xbox Controller.

Number 3: Padstarr (also Pinnacle Game Profiler)
Bad UI + Mode shifting for buttons + No touchpad input,
However, it is replacement for Steam or DS4Windows when the game is not accepting Windows messages as inputs.

Number 4. Xpadder
This software is not to be counted, no touchpad input.

Steam (http://steampowered.com):

  • Pro: Famous brand
  • Pro: Fully compatible with DS4 including trackpad (single or split)
  • Pro: Free
  • Pro: Steam gamepad configuration comes with mode shifting for making each button/trigger/touchpad may have 2 bindings
  • Con: Sends input messages to games through Windows instead of emulating driver (doesn’t work for games reading directly inputs from drivers like SWTOR, or those games won’t process incoming Windows messages)

DS4 Windows (http://ds4windows.com):

  • Pro: Free
  • Pro: Fully compatible with DS4 including trackpad feature
  • Con: Sends input messages to games through Windows instead of emulating driver (doesn’t work for games reading directly inputs from drivers like SWTOR, or those games won’t process incoming Windows messages)

Padstarr (http://padstarr.com):

  • Pro: Emulates input drivers so it works with all games including those read input directly from drivers like SWTOR
  • Con: Not able to recognise trackpads
  • Con: Purchase to use

Pinnacle Game Profiler (http://pinnaclegameprofiler.com):

  • Pro: The same like Padstarr (from the same software maker PowerUp)
  • Con: The same like Padstarr (from the same software maker PowerUp)

Xpadder (http://xpadder.com):

  • Pro: Long standing
  • Con: Purchase to use
  • Con: Not able to recognise trackpads
  • Con: Sends input messages to games through Windows instead of emulating driver (doesn’t work for games reading directly inputs from drivers like SWTOR, or those games won’t process incoming Windows messages)
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