How to use a PC game controller as a mouse

Written by marques williams
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You don't have to use a regular PC mouse to navigate through your computer; there are other alternatives. One such alternative is to use a PC game controller instead. To do this, utilise one easy-to-use program.

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Things you need

  • Pinnacle Game Profiler software
  • PC game controller

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  1. 1

    Download and install Pinnacle Game Profiler from

  2. 2

    Plug your PC controller into an open USB slot on your computer.

  3. 3

    Load Pinnacle Game Profiler and run the Pinnacle controller set up. This is a simple set up that will identify the type of controller you're using.

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    Launch the game profile. This will then ask about your mouse-emulation options. Read through the options and select the one you want. Your controller will then be able to be used as a mouse.

Tips and warnings

  • To change any configurations, load the Pinnacle Game Profiler, select the game profile you want to edit and click "Edit configurations."

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