How to use x360ce emulator with PC games


This tutorial shows how to use x360ce emulator with any PC game and in this tutorial we use Steam game Mortal Kombat X and Logitech Rumblepad 2. x360ce is Xbox 360 Controller Emulator and it allows your controller (gamepad, joystick, wheel, etc.) to function as an Xbox 360 controller.



1. Download x360ce zip file. You have to select 32bit or 64bit version for your game. If you don’t know is your game 32 or 64bit, i suggest that you download 64bit version for newer games and 32bit for older games. But it isn’t that dangerous if you download wrong version cause x360ce informs you if you need to download different version.


2. First we have to find where your game is installed and where game executable is located. In Steam you can find it easily when you right click your game name and select Properties.



3. Select Local files -tab and Browse local files.




4. Find folder that contains your game executable. In this case it located in Binaries/Retail. Extract your x360ce ZIP file inside that folder.



5. Right click x360ce exe and select Run as administrator.



6. X360 Controller Emulator will throw warning “xinput 1_3.dll was not found. This file is required for emulator to function properly.”. Click Create.



7. Now x360ce informs that it has detected new device, and i suggest that you just hit Next, so it search settings from internet.




8. Click Finish.



9. After that i always hit Auto cause couple of times it didn’t automatically fill all buttons.




10. Click Yes.



11. Click Save.



And that’s that! Now you can normally launch your game from your desktop or from Steam and x360ce emulator will start automatically, and you can use your controller. If this tutorial helped you or you had any problems, please comment below.


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  • Roberto Carrizo

    when i execute the game i didn’t hear any beep and during game not work,but yes work in the interface

    • JamieWiretuts

      In what game you are trying to get this work? And double check that your files are copied where game executable’s are.

      • Roberto Carrizo

        yes i copy all files as you do xinput1_3.dll and x360ce.ini and x360ce.exe,to the game exe folder,but no response,the game is a boy and his blob

        • JamieWiretuts

          Try this: Delete all those 3 files from Boy and His Blob folder. And download latest x64 package . Extract that to Boy and his blob folder that contains executable files.

          So there is only x360ce_x64.exe file with game files. Then start x360ce_x64.exe with right clicking it and select Run As Administrator, and it will create all needed files. If game is 32bit, it will inform you that you have to download 32bit version of x360ce.

          • Roberto Carrizo

            exactly,when i run as admin the x360ce,exe,a warning appears,it says,architecture not correspond,this is a game with 32-bit architecture,you are running a 64-bit application,what means this??

          • JamieWiretuts

            That means what it says it means. You have to download this . Extract that to game folder and start x360ce by right clicking it. If your game is 32bit you have to run 32bit x360ce.

          • Roberto Carrizo

            thanks man,you helped me,now works,very appreciated

      • Roberto Carrizo

        also tried again but the game crashed,not response

  • Laura Morris

    I can’t get this to work with Elder Scrolls Online

  • lunawolve

    I am sure many people dont stop by to say it, but I will do it for them. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this guide, its been really helpful. Now I can enjoy old mirror edge after a nice steam summer sale purchase. 🙂

    • JamieWiretuts

      No problem and glad you wrote! I have created all these tutorials cause i don’t want to forget how i solved all these problems. Just couple of days ago i had to reset my router and i noticed that Wifi was extremely slow, and i remembered that i wrote fix to it in my own website 😀

  • Kuldeep Singh

    I follow all step ….as you mention…..but it show an error…..that MSVCP120.dll is missing…..what is the solution for that…help me

    • Roberto Carrizo

      install microsoft visual redist

  • Bekki

    Didint work for me for nba2k17. plz help. bought this game and still not playing.did everyting right.

    • WILLYS

      buy a xbox 360 controller,it works nice for me.

      • thcfreak666 .

        Buy a brain and shut up your mouth. Idiot!

  • Ugyen Samdrup Dorji

    help me pleaseeeee. i tried everything doesnt work. the game is yaiba ninja gaiden z. everything seems to work outside the game. but im getting no response inside of the game. ive been looking everywhere youre my last hope please helppppp

  • Luqmaan Mudasiru

    It really worked for me but not in all ma games dho…nice share

  • thcfreak666 .

    Don´t work. Appcrash at all. Epic fail. Beye beye

  • Kelvin Nivlek

    I have tried but step 7 doesn’t appear

  • Horny Football

    Hi, after going through similar pages without much success i’m happy to say yours was the one that worked. Thanks a million

    • JamieWiretuts

      I’m glad that it helped!

  • Pedro Ferreira

    Does not work.

    • Fatheredpuma81

      If I were to guess it’s probably fake…

      • Pedro Ferreira

        I can get it to read my controller but when I move the dll files and emulator into the correct folder it doesn’t work.

        • Fatheredpuma81


          • Pedro Ferreira

            The problem I have is the left and right triggers not working properly. The controls are switched so when I move left or right on either trigger I go forwards or backwards. It wouldn’t be a problem if I could go left or right. Not sure what to do about this?

          • Joe Turner

            @disqus_TjwdjSlbIj:disqus please let me know if you figure it out, having the same problem

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I can’t quite remember what I did to get it working in the end.

            UPDATE: The last page shows my solution, not that it makes sense to me now as I’ve not used the game for a while. Please feel free to spread the word that I’m a nice person, (wink):


  • Edirley Guimarães

    The file x360cex64 is not working, I can´t open it.

  • Alan

    For NO MAN’S SKY on Windows 7 x64, using the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X, can confirm this works (Aug 19 2017), but you have to copy the .dll file THREE TIMES (not more, not less), and then rename them as follows:


    I know this because I picked it up on another forum, tested it, and thought I would share it here. Seems like there are different things that work for different people, this is what worked for me for the game in question.

    • Alan

      Then it takes a little thought and work to get the controls set the way you like them in the game options menu. I’m still cruising around the galaxy all alone and afraid, BUT at least I have a joystick and it feels like a real spaceship. 😀

  • Concrik

    For some reason, the 32bit version doesn’t seem to work properly.

  • Martin O’Donnell

    Thanks so much. It worked exactly as you described, I wondered how to run the thing

  • Terra_Watt

    Thank you! This was really helpful!