Lies of P: Controller Not Working [Top 7 Fixes]

Learn about all the possible causes and solutions for the "controller not working" error on PC in Lies of P

Many players have encountered the issue of the controller not working while playing Lies of P on PC. It is a very common glitch on Steam and PC that players with DS4 Windows are facing with their PS5 or PS4 controllers. If you are also one of the players using controllers instead of keyboard and mouse to play, then you might come across the Lies of P controller not working issue. Fortunately, there are a lot of easy fixes for the error. 

Key Takeaways
  • Lies of P controller not working error on PC and Steam is a common glitch. 
  • It might occur if your controller is not compatible or not have been configured properly. 
  • Some common solutions to the problem include changing Steam settings, launching Lies of P in window mode, and configuring the controller. 
  • You can also try installing DS4 to fix the problem for Lies of P when playing via Game Pass. 

How To Change Controller Settings In Steam?

Lies Of P Controller Not Working Controller Settings
Change Controller Settings (Image Captured by eXputer)
  1. Launch Steam.
  2. Select Setting.
  3. Open the General Controller Settings on Steam by clicking on the Controller Tab Option. 
  4. Change Controller Configuration and check Controller Support.

Check Controller Detection In Steam 

It is also important to see if your controller is being detected in Steam.

Lies Of P Controller Not Working Check Controller Detection 
Check Controller Detection In Steam (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  1. Click on the Controller Tab option again. 
  2. Make sure that your controller is connected. 
  3. If it is connected, it will appear under the Controller section. 

Enable Steam Input 

The next fix involves enabling steam input.

Enable Steam Input
Enable Steam Input (Image Captured by eXputer)
  1. Open Lies of P on Steam and select Properties
  2. Click on the Controller Tab option. 
  3. Select the Use Default Settings option. 
  4. Click on Enable Steam Input and launch Lies of P again. 

Installing DS4 

Lies of P controller not working might also occur for players using the Game Pass. You can try installing DS4 to fix it and see if the problem is fixed.

You can also try other community programs to help the controllers become compatible with any programs. Therefore, if you are playing Lies of P via the game pass, then you might want to install DS4 or other community programs to fix the controller not working error. 

Steam Overlay 

The fix involves enabling steam overlay for Lies of P.

 Enable Steam Overlay
Enable Steam Overlay (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  1. Click on Lies of P and open the Properties. 
  2. From the drop-down menu, you need to select the General tab. 
  3. Here, you will get the option to Enable Steam Overlay. 

Launching In Window Mode 

The last fix involves launching Lies of P in windowed mode. Most of the time, the controller not working error happens due to full-screen mode.

 Window Mode
Launching Lies of P In Window Mode (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

After that, you need to perform the following steps to see if the controller not working error is due to the window mode. 

  1. Open the File Manager and open the Lies of P game folder. 
  2. Click on the config.ini file
  3. After selecting it, you need to click on the Open With option. 
  4. Choose Notepad to view the file and edit it as well. 
  5. Find the [window] option, and you can use the CTRL+ F shortcut to do that. 
  6. Change the value from yes to no next to the [window] option. 
  7. Save the changes to your file by pressing CTRL+ S. 
  8. Run Lies of P again to see if the controller is working now or not. 

Other Possible Solutions

If none of the aforementioned fixes work, you can try the following:

Lies Of P Controller Not Working
Restart the game on PC or Game Pass (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  1. Check the controller port.
  2. Remove all the devices and check again to see if the controller works. 
  3. Plug the devices one by one to see which one is causing complications. 

With this, I conclude my detailed guide on controller not working error on PC and all the possible fixes you can use. While at it, don’t forget to read the guide on all the stats in Lies Of P. 


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