How to Make Dark Souls use Steam Controller Glyphs

Not every game is going to have Native Steam Controller support, but sometimes you can simulate it by modding the Steam Controler glyphs into the game. I did this with Dark Souls recently, and wanted to explain the process so that you can do it yourself.

To start with, you will need to download DSFix. DSFix is a multipurpose mod that allows you to do things like increase the graphical resolution, turn on antialiasing, etc. But, for our purposes, we need it because it allows you to dump and alter textures. Install it into your default Dark Souls directory. You can download it from here.

Next, you need to open the dsfix.ini file with your favorite text editor. Scroll down until you see an option that says:

enableTextureOverride 0

Change it so that it says this instead:

enableTextureOverride 1

Then, save the file. This will allow you to replace textures in Dark Souls by placing them in .png format inside the “dsfix > tex_override” folder that came with DSFix. First, download the texture file you’re going to replace from here (or from one of the variants at the bottom of this page). Once you’ve downloaded it, unzip it, and copy the file inside it to “dsfix > tex_override” in your Dark Souls install folder. If you’ve done all this right, open Dark Souls, and it should be using the Steam Controller glyphs.


Click Here to Download Texture File Based on a Default Gamepad Mapping

Click Here to Download a Texture File Based on Movement Mapped to the Left Touchpad

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