With new gaming hardware coming in each day, the processing capabilities of our PC’s and laptops have reached a new level. So, the gaming graphics experience has increased and this helps to play gaming console games on the Computer. Now, not all of us use Gamepad/Joystick to play games and thus we need a method to emulate joystick input via keyboard. Hence, in this tutorial we will cover How to Play Joystick or gamepad games with keyboard on Windows 10 , 7 and 8.1 [32-bit & 64-bit]
Tutorial to Play Joystick games with keyboard on your Computer –
Step . 1 – Installing the Joystick emulator Software and virtual Joystick / gamepad
here, click on the “Install” button to install the vJoy software.
Step . 2 – Enabling the Virtual Joystick
Now, after opening the vJoy app you can see all the gamepad controller or joystick controls which can be emulated by vJoy as shown in the screenshot below . Here “Check” the enabled option to start vjoy emulation.
Step . 3 – Mapping Joystick Input to Keyboard Keys –
Now, it will ask you to press any key on your keyboard, here tap the button on your mouse or keyboard to assign the function
Now once you have pressed the key it will replace the “None” with the key you pressed. Repeat this step until all the controls you want to emulate are done –
Note – Incase, if you don’t want to waste your time manually assigning keys, you can use my above screenshot mapping “ini” file to load onto the vJoy. Simply, download the below linked “ini” file and use the “Open ini” option to use it on your PC or computer –
Step . 4 – Checking the inputs in Control Panel – Game Controllers
Now, simply type or press the mapped keys on keyboard and check whether the buttons are blinked in the “test” tab as shown below –
If the buttons blink, then the keyboard to virtual joystick emulation is working.
Congratulations! , you have now successfully emulated virtual joystick using keyboard. Thus, you can now start playing all joystick / gamepad games on your computer or laptop. Incase, if you face any queries feel free to let us know in the comments section.
Nice sharing! I like games so much 🙂
I have installed the vjoystick emulator on windows 8.1 but the buttons didn’t blink in the test shown in the article. Kindly advice.