The question on how to pair the HOTAS Controller with a PSVR game is something you might consider if you have purchased a new HOTAS Controller for yourself.
If you have faced any issues while pairing your controller, then go through this post once in order to make sure that you have done everything correctly and if you are still facing any issues then write it in the comments section below.
Pairing this controller with the PS4 is pretty easy and if you want to get it done right in the first attempt then you have to read this detailed post where we discuss every step in great detail.
If you are wondering about the PSVR games that are compatible with the HOTAS controller then you should check out our recent post – The games that are HOTAS compatible on PSVR
Before getting into further details let’s look at all the things that you need in order to run the HOTAS Controller with your PlayStation VR
1. CronusMax Plus
CronusMax Plus is a dongle like hardware that is going to serve as an intermediate between the PC and the PS4. This would help in translating responses from a HOTAS controller into the game.
The CronusMax comes with connecting wires and everything which helps in easy connection of the controller to the PS4.
2. HOTAS Controller
You might already own one or if you are planning to get one then do check out our post on the HOTAS controller for PlayStation VR.
Most of the HOTAS controllers work just fine with the CronusMax Plus, however just be aware of the compatible games with your controller so that you do not miss out on playing all the games that are compatible with the HOTAS controller.
Usually, the Thrustmaster has some amazing HOTAS controllers for all price ranges and works well with many aerial games in VR.
Next, you need is a PC where you can connect your HOTAS Controller. The PC has to be close to your PlayStation 4 as you are going to be connecting the two of them.
The PC is going to take the controls from the HOTAS controller and use the CronusMax software to covert and send the signals to the PlayStation 4.
This way you would be connecting your HOTAS Controller indirectly with the PS4. You need to have two USB ports free on the PC in order to make all the connections.
Connecting everything to get the perfect gameplay experience…
Now you just need to connect all the hardware that we have mentioned above and it is pretty easy to do.
1. Plug in the CronusMax in the PS4. Once you are done with this step plug the Bluetooth dongle on the back of the Cronus as this is where you would connect the DualShock 4.
2. Now plug the Cronus Plus into the Windows PC with a USB Cable.
3. Once you have got the PC and the PS4 connected, all you need to do is connect the HOTAS Controller to the PC.
4. You can enjoy using your HOTAS controller with your VR Game.
Working with the Software of the system…
Before you get started with using your HOTAS Controller you need to work out the software part and make sure that everything is perfectly synced and connected.
The CronusMax works well with Windows 7 so make sure that your PC does have Windows 7 for everything to work smoothly.
Cronus Pro is a software that is used for programming the CronusMax so make sure that you have this downloaded on your PC. This is a basic software that you must have in order to get started with using the CronusMax hardware.
HOTAS PC Drivers
This is something that you should download if you are using the HOTAS controllers and want them to work at all with a game.
These drivers usually get installed when you plug in the controllers, however, if that is not the case then you should go to their website and search for drivers so that you can easily install them.
Now all you have to do is launch the Cronus Max Pro on your PC and then go to Plugins>>Layout Options>> Controller>> PS4>>Direct Input>> DI Settings and click on the HOTAS controller option which should correspond to the model that you are using.
Now Click on Create a new layout and right click a button then click on Direct Input Catch and click on a corresponding button on your HOTAS Controller.
Well, that’s all we have got when it comes to connecting your HOTAS Controller with the PS4. Hope you enjoy your gameplay in VR and the HOTAS Controller just adds to your immersive experience.
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