Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment’s Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga released to ample praise back in April of this year. Though, like with all games, it’s not exempt from bugs and issues – like the Controller Not Working error. Not to worry, though – there are a few solutions you can try to fix the problem.
How to Fix Controller Not Working in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The Controller Not Working appears alongside a black screen and no sound, so it may appear quite daunting if you run into it. Here is what you can do about it:
Restart Your PC
Temporary errors are known to pester players all the time and can appear more often than not. Controller Not Working is one of them and may be quickly resolved by simply rebooting your PC.
Check Your Controller Battery Life
While this may seem obvious, the error may appear if your controller has run out of juice. Either charge it or replace the batteries if it’s not a rechargeable one and see if it fixes the problem.
Configure the Steam General Controller Settings
Open the Steam client and click on Settings. Then open Controller Settings and choose PlayStation Configuration Support, Xbox Configuration Support, or Generic Gamepad Configuration Support, depending on which controller type you use.
Save your changes, restart Steam, and launch the game.
Uncheck Controller in Steam Settings
Another thing you can do that involves Steam is to uncheck every controller configuration support option in Steam Controller Settings. Save changes and restart the Steam client.
Try a Wired Controller
If previous fixes didn’t help, you can always go for the old reliable, wired connection. There is a chance that your PC’s Bluetooth and your controller aren’t a good pair. A wired controller may fix the issue if it is indeed Bluetooth related.
There are a few other fixes, including downloading DS4Windows, an open-source gamepad input mapper and virtual emulator, then running the game on a 60hz monitor.
Hopefully, these have fixed your problem, and you can now play the game.
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