Works with everything – games, music, videos.
A large amount of players who were able to connect the Dualsense controller to a PC noticed that the new return haptic feedback on the PC does not work. At least it didn’t work for me, but it can be fixed.
How to Enable PS5 controller Vibrations (Haptic Feedback) on PC – Summary
- Step 1: Open Audio Devices from the Control panel
- Step 2: Select ‘Wireless Controller’ and click configure
- Step 3: Download and Install VoiceMeeter
- Step 4: Go back to the Audio Devices window
- Step 5: Select VoiceMeeter Input as the default output device
- Step 6: Return to VoiceMeeter and click on A1
- Step 7: There select the Wireless Controller i.e PS5 Dualsense Controller
How to Enable Dualsense Haptic Feedbacks on PC – Explanation
First, let’s connect the gamepad over the wire (it won’t work via Bluetooth, because Sony uses its own protocol for sound), open the audio devices in the system and select the Wireless Controller (that is, DualSense) there and click on “Configure”. Take the gamepad in hand and in the window that appears, click on Test.
Close this window, but leave it with the audio devices, we’ll be back there. And now we need the VoiceMeeter utility . Install, reboot, run. At the start I had a message about “bad audio drivers”, but after clicking OK, no breakdowns were noticed.
Now let’s go back to the window with audio devices and select VoiceMeeter Input there as the default output device. We return to VoiceMeeter and click on A1 and select our Wireless Controller there, or rather the MME Wireless Controller.
Now we click on A2 and select the device where we will listen (if we listen through the minijack of the gamepad, then select the Wireless Controller again). It remains only to click on the Stereo Repeat under the A1 and A2 buttons (in the screenshot above, it has already been pressed).
Now try to turn on some music or video, if you did everything correctly, then now DualSense should vibrate in time with any sound playing in the system. If the sound is like from a barrel, as I did, then in A1 and A2, instead of MME, select the same devices but with the postscript WDM or KS.
Sometimes the sound after adjustment may fall off, then once again select the same audio devices in A1 and A2.
Minus – the system volume control stops working, now the volume is adjusted only with the slider to the right of the Stereo Repeat button we pressed. It also regulates the intensity with which the gamepad vibrates. The only thing I can offer in this situation is to use speakers/headphones with independent volume control.
Now we have everything ready, launch Steam or any game launcher and enjoy those vibrations.
This, of course, does not include hammers, and it does not work quite like on the PS5, but not bad either.