Before I show you how to emulate gamepad for Windows. Users of Windows 8/10 should be aware of the following update: A few games that run on Windows 8 don’t seem to fit with the download I provided. If you’re having problems, download the new bundle, x360ce lib64 r848 VS2010.zip, from here. [Depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system] and then download the ‘x360ce.App-126.96.36.199.zip’ and replace the files with the ones that came with my kit. That should take care of the issue.
How to Emulate Gamepad for Windows
I’ll teach you how to simulate any gamepad or game controller as an Xbox 360 controller in this tutorial.
What is the point of all of this? Why emulate gamepad?
An Xbox 360 controller is one of the standard game controllers used by various games of this generation, as you might know. There are also a limited number of games that only work with an Xbox 360 controller. This tutorial should suffice for those who cannot afford an Xbox 360 controller or who already own one that is incompatible with multiple games.
x360ce is a 360-degree camera with a 360-degree field of view.
x360ce is a free and open-source project that emulates an Xbox 360 controller for Windows. It takes input from any game controller and converts it to Xbox 360 controller signals, which it then stores in a dll file that you can use to make your gamepad compatible with almost any game. The complete compatibility list can be found here.
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- Here’s where you can get the Xbox 360 Controller Emulator Package. You can also get it from the project’s official website, but this is faster since I’ve already set it up to function with a generic USB gamepad.
- Open the x360ce.exe and adjust the settings if you want to change the buttons to match your controller.
- Close the programme after you’ve finished and test it with xinputtest.exe.
- Copy the files xinput1 3.dll, xinput9 1 0.dll, xbox360cemu.ini, dinput8.dll, and Xbox360LibaryWrapper.dll to the root folder of your game directory or to a folder with a lot of similar dll files. [IF YOU ARE REPLACING FILES, BE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP].
- Now you can play the game. When the game starts up, you can hear a beep sound if everything went well.
What happens if it doesn’t work?
- Check the game support list to see if it’s compatible. In the Options screen of the ‘x360ce’ programme, choose the appropriate InputHook mode for your game.
- Make a copy of the file xinput1 3.dll with any of the following files and see if it works:
- xinput1 2.dll is a programme that allows you to input data into a computer. xinput1 1.dll is a programme that allows you to input data into a computer.
- xinput9 1 0.dll (xinput9 1 0.dll) (xinput9_
- Help can be found in the forum.
I’ve experimented with the following games:
I’ve tried it with games like,
Need For Speed: The Run Burnout Paradise is a sequel to Just Cause 2.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Grand Theft Auto IV)
and they all function flawlessly with vibration. Only after emulating the gamepad as an Xbox 360 controller did NFS games have more flexibility in control and steering.
If you have any problems, please let me know and I will assist you in resolving them.