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  1. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Anyone use a mouse and keyboard with PS4? I come from PC gaming and the controls are terrible in comparison.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Grabber

    Grabber Yep... Established Member

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    I use a keyboard with the PS4 on certain things.

    I've not tried a mouse, and am not sure if the PS4 software supports the usage of a mouse.
     
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  3. Sinister04L

    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    It does. The best player I play CoD with on PS4 uses a mouse and keyboard. I don't know how PC gamers do it because I suck with a mouse and keyboard lol.
     
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  4. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Do you know what his setup is? Does he use an adapter or something?
     
  5. SVT-BansheeMan

    SVT-BansheeMan na na, hey hey, goodbye Established Member

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    I come from a very competitive background on console gaming (original halo 1 on xbox playing online and winning @ local/state tournaments). It was very hard to get used to keyboard and mouse for counter strike source on PC. If you are just a casual player, stick with a controller. Keyboard and mouse is superior. It still takes practice.

    Check out xim4 for a keyboard and mouse add on.
     
  6. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    kB/m is superior for FPS games, let’s not get into this debate gents.
     
  7. Zemedici

    Zemedici Well-Known Member Established Member

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    so lets keep keyboard / mouse on PC, and controllers for console. A good KB/ Mouse player will shit all over a console gamer, regardless of skill. The precision is second to none.
     
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  8. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    Nah, I’m all for equal playing field. If the consoles can get kb/m to Work even better. Aiming with your thumb is just a pain in the ass.
    And I’ve been playing since ‘99 on a track ball at my friends house. That was a pain in the ass too.
     
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    I know a couple people that do, they use a Xim 4 adapter.
     
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    consoles can get them to work. But when 95% of the populace is using a controller, and the kB/mouse combo is more precise (that's a fact) - its almost like paying to be better...just not something I'm a fan of.

    Cant work a controller? Play on the PC.

    Same goes for guys that use controllers for PC games. Just lame imo.....we used to laugh these guys out of the gaming labs in college. Called them 'tryhards'
     
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  11. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I'll look into the Xim 4 adapter.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    I don't know but I'll ask him tonight and report back. He's lethal with that damn combo whatever it is.
     
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  13. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I found the XIM4 site and they are supposed to be releasing something new this year if anyone else is interested.
     
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    I think @VenomousSVT used some sort of mouse controller thing, fish-something or other.
     
  15. earico

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    I bought my 15 year old son the XIM4 for Christmas. Works perfectly.

    You will need an USB to Aux adapter if you use headphones plugged into your PS4 controller. The XIM4 goes between the keyboard / mouse & PS4. It's a middle man that converts your key presses and mouse movements into controller input so the PS4 doesn't know it's a keyboard and mouse. This is necessary since most shooter games block you from using a keyboard and mouse. Anyways the XIM4 doesn't pass the audio thru to headphones. Also be sure to check their mouse compatibility list.
     
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    I'd rather play first person shooters with a mouse and keyboard. Years of playing Duke Nuke'em, Castle Wolfenstein etc that way have made it 2nd nature.
     
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  17. BigPoppa

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    I use a wireless Xbox controller with my laptop and Steam.

    Lapconsole master race bitches.
     
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    Oh man, it's the other way around for me. I can't do FPS's with the PS or XBOX. I grew up playing on the computer and just used to that. I shot wide and what not. I'm not bad with GTA5 but best with the comp.

    I would be more into my XBOX if I could use a mouse and keyboard with it. I'll have to see if i can get that setup with the xbox.
     
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  19. Snagged

    Snagged Shenanigans!!! Established Member

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    Yeah, things are much more precise with the PC, which is one of the reasons I stuck with it for the games. I gotten to be pretty decent with it too.

    I guess that is good for the XBOX as well? I never would have thought they would let players use a mouse and keyboard for the console because I imagine it gives them a huge advantage over the controller crowd.
     
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  20. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I think it said it works for x-box too. Site is blocked at work.

    https://xim.tech/

    The description of how it works makes it sound like it "tricks" the console into thinking the inputs are coming from a controller.
     
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