Is GeForce Now not recognizing your controller? Find out how you can solve this problem in a few easy steps.
GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service provided via Nvidia. Launched in 2015, it is available on various devices and platforms. Cloud gaming essentially allows players to play a game without installing it on your system. This lets players bypass the limitations of their system and enjoy graphic-heavy games on their system. Though players can only play the games they own, it can be done without a high-end setup. With GPU and chip supply shortage being at an all-time high and consoles being unavailable to a large majority, cloud gaming is nothing less than a boon. Users can connect their Steam, EGS, or Ubisoft account to GeForce Now and enjoy gaming on the cloud. The only requirements are – a strong internet connection, a compatible display, and hardware to control the game.
The service is available in three tiers, increasing gaming performance as you pay more. However, users have reported facing issues connecting their controller when using GeForce Now. The application refuses to recognize the controller, leaving players unable to control the game. There are also instances of this happening in-game. While playing, users lose control of certain in-game mechanics. If you, too, are facing similar problems on GeForce Now, take a look at the steps given below to solve the same.
Fixes for GeForce Now not recognizing controller:
1) Run as administrator:
You will have to launch the local Steam app with administrative rights. Right-click on the Steam icon and go to Properties > Compatibility tab. Under Settings, check ‘Run this program as an administrator’. Now, launch steam and add GeForce Now as a non-steam game in your library. To do that, just click on ‘Games’ and click on ‘Add a non-Steam game’. Launch GeForce Now through steam and also make sure that your controller is connected to your PC.
Since this method has worked for other players, you should give it a try. Sometimes, GeForce Now recognizes your controller as a keyboard. This method can be useful to solve that issue as well. If this did not work out for you, try the next method to fix GeForce Now not recognizing controller issue.
2) Attach your controller at the right time:
This is a straightforward precaution that you can take to avoid this problem altogether. According to some users, they faced this issue when they attached their controller after launching the game. So just make sure to connect your controller before you launch the game so that GeForce Now does not make mistake in recognizing your controller.
3) Spam ‘Options’:
When your controller suddenly stops working in-game, try to spam the ‘Options’ button on your controller. It might not sound like a traditional ‘Fix’, but it does work. Just spam the options button a few times, wait and then spam it again. You may gain full control of the game via the controller again. Just make sure to not move your mouse too much or press the keys on your keyboard. This will switch the control back to those devices.
4) Compatible Controllers:
The list of recommended controllers for GeForce Now is as follows –
DualShock 4 Controller, Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710, USB-wired Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, and some mobile gamepads for Android devices. Make sure to use devices from the list for the best experience GeForce Now has to offer. You can also click here for more insight on controller compatibility and other system requirements needed to run GeForce Now smoothly.