How to Use a USB Controller With Project64

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Introduction: How to Use a USB Controller With Project64

About: leave me alone I haven't used this in 5+ years

Hey people!

It's been a while since I last posted an instructable. A few years minimum? Anyway, I decided to look back at my account and saw 57.6 THOUSAND views on my tutorial for Project64!

I also got a comment on this post asking about how to use a controller so I thought why not? Here's a tutorial on using a USB controller with Project64.

By the way - if you want to learn how to use Project64, check out my previous tutorial: http://bit.ly/2hLcMD3

Step 1: Plugging in Your Controller

If you have a wireless Xbox 360 controller, you need to get a receiver. Here is an Amazon link for people in the UK: http://amzn.to/2ifnQcO If you have one, plug it into a USB port in your computer.

If you have a wired 360/One/Other controller, just plug it into a USB port in your computer.

If you have a wireless Xbox One controller, you will see a micro USB port at the top centre of the controller. Get a cable like this (another Amazon UK link: http://amzn.to/2ijAtiG) but chances are you will have one lying around somewhere (at my house we have like 20). Connect the smaller port into the controller and the normal USB port in your computer. Note that some Xbox One controllers come with a micro USB lead.

Step 2: Setting It Up.

Okay, now that you have your controller plugged in, it's time to set it up with Project64. At the top of the Project64 game selection window, go to Options > Configure Controller Plugin. Give it a minute to load, and a box should show up. Click on the buttons in the window and press the same buttons on your controller. Check out the video to see what I mean. Then click OK.

Step 3: Play Your Game!

There you go! You can now play your Project64 games with your USB controller! It worked great for me!Comment saying if it worked for you and if there is anything you would like me to make into a new Instructable!

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    16 Comments

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    rainbowwolf1022
    rainbowwolf1022

    7 months ago

    Any idea on how to do this with a USB dongle only controller? It let's me input and remap buttons but wony actually work on the game also says no mempak 🤔 I am very confused ive tried plug in and xinput but nothing seems to work

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    eboni0501
    eboni0501

    Question 8 months ago

    2nd controller wont work 1sr controller is controlling 1st and 2nd I'm getting frustrated

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    wyldjr
    wyldjr

    1 year ago

    Been messing around with my XBOX One controller and it's actively refusing to register any button presses. Please explain.

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    marionerd4
    marionerd4

    Reply 1 year ago

    The same thing is happening with me

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    midashi16
    midashi16

    Question 1 year ago

    Can you do this with Nemu64?

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    daybreak58nvc
    daybreak58nvc

    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    Would you be able to share the Project 64 Controller input file that you use? For some reason, my menu for setting up the buttons only shows the top half with no way to see the other inputs. Thanks in advance!

    configure input.PNG
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    cowtoolaru
    cowtoolaru

    2 years ago

    Okay, I figured it out (followed your instructions and none of my controls were responding). I have a wired Xbox One Controller. I plugged it in. Clicked "Options," "Controller Plugin Configuration" "Controller 1" , which is the default tab. Under it I checkmarked "Plugged" and "X Input" At the bottom I configured the Xbox controls to the N64 controller (it's been so long that I had to look at a picture of an N64 controller while I did this lol). Clicked "Save" (the save right next to the "NOTE") then "Use."

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    moosekid289
    moosekid289

    2 years ago

    so i plugged in my gamecube controller, configured it like the instructions said to, which worked perfectly. But when i booted up the game only the keyboard worked! I went into the controller settings again and pressed "Use" but still nothing. So i went back in and tried to re-configure it and it said "Keyboard - Wake" instead of "awaiting imput" what's up and how do I fix it?

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    wall.iain
    wall.iain

    2 years ago

    Problem: It won't read my inputs as controller inputs. I reads them as key inputs (Start = esc, LB = tab, et cetera). This means that if I map the start button to start, it toggles between full screen and small screen everytime I try to pause. Also, I can only move in 8 directions for the same reason, which isn't too bad, but I'm playing Mario 64, not Mario 64 DS. Is there a way to fix this?

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    asd123fgh456
    asd123fgh456

    3 years ago

    Pressed every single button on my controller and nothing worked.

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    samc_110
    samc_110

    Reply 3 years ago

    Are you sure it is an Xbox 360/One/PC controller?

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    ComplaintMonk56
    ComplaintMonk56

    Reply 3 years ago

    I used 2 controllers. one 360 and one One s controller wired and bluetooth. it just wouldnt work

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    RobinG107
    RobinG107

    4 years ago

    I'm sad to say, but all I'm seeing is "NO CONTROLLER"

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    ComplaintMonk56
    ComplaintMonk56

    Reply 3 years ago

    Same here. I dont know why.

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    FalynneK
    FalynneK

    3 years ago

    Nothing seems to be working, it still wont show my controller. I can't even get it to recognize the controller.