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ScpToolkit v1.6.238: Everything You Need to Know About the Windows Driver/XInput Wrapper for Sony DualShock Controllers


ScpToolkit v1.6.238: How to Use It and Why You Need It




If you are a fan of playing games on your PC, you might have wondered how to use your favorite console controller on your computer. Whether you have a Sony DualShock 3 or 4, a Microsoft Xbox 360 or One, or a generic USB gamepad, you can easily connect them to your PC using a software called ScpToolkit. In this article, we will explain what ScpToolkit is, how to download and install it, how to use it, and why you need it.


What is ScpToolkit?




ScpToolkit is a Windows driver and XInput wrapper that allows you to use various controllers on your PC with minimal hassle. It was developed by , a GitHub user who forked the original project from Scarlet.Crush in 2015. Since then, nefarius has released several versions of ScpToolkit, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way.




scptoolkit v1.6.238



A brief history of ScpToolkit




The original project that inspired ScpToolkit was called , which was created by Scarlet.Crush in 2012. This project allowed users to use their DualShock 3 controllers on their PC as if they were Xbox 360 controllers, using the XInput API. However, Scarlet.Crush stopped updating the project in 2014, leaving some issues unresolved and some features missing.


In 2015, nefarius decided to fork the project and continue its development under the name of in 2016, and released several beta versions until 2018. The latest stable version of ScpToolkit is v1.6.238, which was released in January 2016.


The main features of ScpToolkit




ScpToolkit has many features that make it a versatile and powerful tool for using controllers on your PC. Some of the main features are:


  • It supports various controllers, including DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and generic USB gamepads.



  • It allows you to connect your controller via USB or Bluetooth (if your PC has a compatible Bluetooth adapter).



  • It emulates the XInput API, which means that your controller will work with any game that supports Xbox 360 controllers.



  • It lets you customize your controller settings, such as button mapping, vibration intensity, LED color, battery level indicator, etc.



  • It provides a user-friendly interface for installing and configuring the drivers and the software.



  • It includes a monitor tool that shows you the status of your controller and its connection.



  • It offers a clean wipe utility that removes all traces of the software from your system if you want to uninstall it.



The supported devices and platforms of ScpToolkit




ScpToolkit is compatible with most controllers that use the USB HID protocol, which is the standard for human interface devices. However, some controllers may require additional steps or workarounds to function properly. Here is a list of the supported devices and platforms of ScpToolkit:


Device


Platform


Notes


DualShock 3


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10


Requires a genuine Sony controller or a compatible clone. Requires a compatible Bluetooth adapter for wireless connection.


DualShock 4


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10


Requires a genuine Sony controller or a compatible clone. Requires a compatible Bluetooth adapter for wireless connection.


Xbox 360


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10


Requires a wired controller or a wireless controller with a Microsoft wireless receiver.


Xbox One


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10


Requires a wired controller or a wireless controller with a Microsoft wireless adapter.


Generic USB gamepad


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10


Requires a controller that follows the USB HID protocol and has at least two analog sticks and ten buttons.


How to download and install ScpToolkit v1.6.238




To use ScpToolkit on your PC, you need to download and install the latest version of the software from the official GitHub repository. Here are the steps to do so:


The prerequisites for installing ScpToolkit




Before you install ScpToolkit, you need to make sure that your PC meets the following requirements:


  • You have administrator privileges on your PC.



  • You have .NET Framework 4.5 or higher installed on your PC.



  • You have Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) installed on your PC.



  • You have DirectX End-User Runtime installed on your PC.



  • You have disabled any antivirus or firewall software that may interfere with the installation process.



  • You have disconnected any controllers from your PC.



  • You have backed up any important data on your PC.



The steps to download and install ScpToolkit





  • Go to the and click on the Releases tab.



  • Find the latest release of ScpToolkit (v1.6.238 as of June 2023) and click on the ScpToolkit_Setup.exe file to download it.



  • Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen to install ScpToolkit on your PC.



  • Select the components you want to install, such as the drivers, the monitor tool, the settings manager, etc.



  • Select the installation directory for ScpToolkit and click Next.



  • Select the controllers you want to use with ScpToolkit and click Next.



  • Select the Bluetooth adapter you want to use with ScpToolkit (if applicable) and click Next.



  • Select the installation options for ScpToolkit, such as creating shortcuts, launching at startup, etc., and click Next.



  • Wait for the installation process to complete and click Finish.



  • Restart your PC if prompted.




The common issues and solutions for installing ScpToolkit




Sometimes, you may encounter some issues while installing or using ScpToolkit on your PC. Here are some of the common issues and their solutions:



  • If you get an error message saying that "ScpVBus driver installation failed", you may need to manually install the driver using , a tool that allows you to install generic USB drivers on Windows.



  • If you get an error message saying that "The setup files are corrupted", you may need to redownload the ScpToolkit_Setup .exe file from the GitHub page and try again.



  • If you get an error message saying that "The application was unable to start correctly", you may need to reinstall the Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) from the and try again.



  • If you get an error message saying that "The Bluetooth adapter is not compatible", you may need to check the and use a different one.



  • If you get an error message saying that "The controller is not detected", you may need to check the USB or Bluetooth connection, try a different port or cable, or reinstall the drivers using the ScpToolkit Driver Installer.



  • If you get an error message saying that "The controller is not working properly", you may need to check the controller settings, calibrate the analog sticks, or update the firmware of your controller.




How to use ScpToolkit v1.6.238




Once you have installed ScpToolkit on your PC, you can start using it to connect and customize your controller. Here are the steps to do so:


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