Without a doubt, the Nintendo Switch was a hit and recent sales figures show that 41.6 million units of it were sold. However, not everyone is a big fan of the joycons especially in docked mode so one had to fork out more money for a Pro Controller or buy a compatible wireless adapter to get a better docked experience but now, everything has changed with Sys-con!
What is Sys-con? How do I install it?
Without a doubt, using a DualShock 3 or an XBOX controller is much better than using the Switch’s joycons when playing in docked mode!
Sys-con, by developer Cathery, is a sysmodule (similar to a plugin for Sony consoles) which greatly expands your input options when using the Switch in docked mode. Currently, Sys-con only supports connecting controllers to the ports found in the Switch’s Dock and it allows you to use three popular controllers including the DualShock 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers meaning that your existing controllers have now become Switch-compatible without any extra hardware!
To use Sys-con, your Switch must be running firmware 5.0.0 (or newer) and have Atmosphere installed; provided you meet these requirements, all you have to do is:
Download the Sys-con sysmodule from the link below
Extract the RAR file and copy the contents to the root of your Switch’s SD Card
Reboot your Switch, connect it to the dock and enjoy a much better experience without forking out a cent (provided you have a compatible controller)
What’s planned for the future?
Sys-con has a good deal of potential and its progress roadmap sounds very promising but some features are rather difficult to implement!
While Sys-con works, it’s still at an early stage and Cathery has promised to keep on supporting it and adding new features, as long as she has the hardware needed on hand, which, as per the project’s roadmap, include:
It’s important to note that developing sysmodules and adding features isn’t an easy task so apart from DualShock 4 support, don’t expect any of the other features to be added very soon. This is because the other features require some documentation/functionality that’s currently not available in the APIs available for hacked Switch consoles but considering the amount of interest being shown in the project, this may soon change.
To grab Sys-con and donate to its developer, follow the links below. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing a lot more development on Sys-con with other developers joining in as it manages to fix one of the biggest gripes relating to the Switch for free!
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