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Why your BlueStacks 4 control scheme is incompatible with BlueStacks 5

Why is my control scheme incompatible?

Your BlueStacks 4 control scheme will be incompatible with BlueStacks 5 if it was made on BlueStacks 4 version 4.170 or below. You will also see an error message, as shown below, while trying to import the control scheme.

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Steps to successfully import control scheme:

  • Update BlueStacks 4 if you're on BlueStacks 4.170 or below. 
  • Export your updated control scheme from BlueStacks 4
  • Import the control scheme to BlueStacks 5

For more details on these steps, please continue reading below.


How can I do this?

1. Update BlueStacks 4 to the latest version. To know more on how to update BlueStacks 4, click here.

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2. Click on the keyboard icon on the Side Toolbar.

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3. Select "Open advanced editor".

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4. Next, click on the "Export" icon and select the control scheme you would like to export in the pop-up that will appear.

Once selected, click on "Export".

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5. A file explorer window will then be shown, from where you can select where you would like to save the control scheme. To proceed, click on "Save".

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6. Now, open BlueStacks 5 and launch the game for which you would like to import the control scheme.

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7. Click on the keyboard icon on the Side Toolbar and select "Open advanced editor".

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8. Click on the import icon, as shown below.

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9. Select the control scheme from where you had saved it in step 7 and click on "Import".

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Your control scheme should now be successfully imported and you can now use it without any issues.


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