Roblox not only allows people to relax 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 game controller to explore the fun features of Roblox.
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. All you need is a PS3 controller and a type A USB.
Install the drivers for the controller
- Before connecting the controller, make sure the computer recognizes it.
- We use 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 file.
- Then the installer starts. Follow the on-screen instructions to install MotionInJoy.
- Load the drivers. Select the “Driver Manager” section in “DS3 Tool.exe” and then click the “Install All” button.
The Button Layout
Use Better DS3 for this part. Although Better DS3 has its own key mapping tool, it does not support multiple keys. Follow these instructions to configure the button layout:
- Click “New” next to the empty list and then click “XInput” in the resulting menu.
- Click the “Xbox 360” button in the pop-up window. This will automatically fill the boxes with the correct command buttons.
- Click “Save Profile” again to finish.
- Then 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
For this step you will need a micro USB cable and an official PS4 controller. Use the micro USB you use to charge your PS4 controller to connect to the PC. You also need to install the .NET Framework for this to work.
Install the DS4windows software
Install DS4windows first as it is the most crucial part.
- Click “Download Now” and the most recent version will appear.
- Click DS4Windows.zip to save the file and wait before opening it. Once saved, you can now open it.
- Then click on DS4windows.exe. When you open it for the first time, an installer will appear. Select ‘App data’. The welcome screen will appear after it has loaded.
- The required drivers will be installed.
- Click “Finish” to finish the installation.
Connect the controller to the PC
Follow this guide to connect the controller to your PC:
- Connect the USB cable to your computer.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the charging port on your dual-shock controller. When you connect your controller to your computer for the first time, Windows will start installing some drivers. You will receive a notification once it is completed.
- Open DS4 windows.
- DS4Windows and the controller are now paired.
Go to the “Profiles” tab to make sure everything is working properly. After that, you need to select ‘Controller readings’. Now you should be able to see the same action take place in DS4Windows as soon as you interact with the sticks on your PS4 controller. You can now start playing Roblox.
How to play Roblox with a PS5 controller on a PC
Sony DualSense is a great game controller and a great PC controller. Loaded with some of the most important innovations in gamepads, it has the design and grip to keep you playing 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 need a USB-C cable with data. If your computer has a USB-C port, the USB-C cable may be a C-to-C cable. It could be a USB-C to A cable if you just want to use the traditional rectangular USB connectors.
To pair your PS5 controller with a PC, do the following:
- Plug your USB cable into an available PC port.
- Connect the other end of the USB to the USB-C port on the DualSense controller.
- Wait for a while until your Windows computer detects the PS5 controller as a gamepad.
Windows will detect and install any additional drivers that are needed.
Connect via Bluetooth
Follow these instructions to connect the PS5 controller to your PC via Bluetooth:
- 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 the controller is unplugged and turned off.
- The “PS” button and the “Create” button on your DualSense controller (next to the D-Pad) must be pressed and held simultaneously until the light bar below the touch pad starts flashing.
- Choose your PS5 controller from the list of “Bluetooth devices” on your PC.
You are 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 hold down 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.
- Buy 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 the “Guide” button (the Xbox logo).
- Click and hold the “Sync” button (the small button to the right of LB) on the top of the controller until the Xbox logo starts flashing.
Now that your controller is connected, you can start playing Roblox. But before you get started, you may 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 via Bluetooth or a USB cable. The cable connection is similar to that shown above. For the Bluetooth connection, press and hold the “Pair” button on your Switch Pro controller until the lights on the bottom of the controller flash.
You can even play Steam games with your Switch Pro Controller.
- When your Pro controller is plugged in, open Steam and select “Controller Settings.”
- Identify the controller.
- Click on ‘Controller Configuration’.
- This menu allows you to customize the actions of each button on your Pro controller.
Once configured, the Pro Controller should work with all Steam games, including Roblox.
Connect and play
Roblox is creative, fun and offers users many options. If you are a traditional gamer, go for 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 below.