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Key points

Information Enables use of DirectInput controllers in games that only support XInput controllers.

General information

More information Official site
More information GameCompatibilityList.


  1. Copy xinput1_3.dll, x360ce.exe and x360ce.ini to any folder of your choosing and open the x360ce application.
  2. Edit the Controller tabs key bindings to your liking. Check the Games Compatibility list and select the correct compatibility mode for your game. Once that's done you can close the application.
  3. Copy xinput1_3.dll to the game application folder and run the game.
  4. Everything should be working, some games may show the controller as an Xbox 360 controller.


Simply delete xinput1_3.dll from the game folder.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Can't use controllers with Unity engine games[edit]

Information Unity is incompatible due to the Unity input manager using Raw Input instead of DirectInput.[1] See Controller for other alternatives.

Issues fixed[edit]

Right Analog Stick Activates Left Trigger[edit]

Fix Replace Xinput1_3.dll with a different version[2]

  1. Run X360ce and let the program create xinput1_3.dll and x360ce.ini files.
  2. Configure the settings like you normally would.
  3. Close X360ce.
  4. Download a special xinput1_3.dll.
  5. Extract it and copy it to a folder where you're installing X360ce, replacing the xinput1_3.dll from X360ce.


Information After replacing a file, X360ce will display a warning about configuration file not matching the X360ce version - ignore it.

x360ce not detected[edit]

Information Some games use xinput1_4.dll (e.g. OlliOlli).
Information Note that this will not work for Unity engine games.

Fix Rename xinput1_3.dll

  1. Set up x360ce normally.
  2. Rename xinput1_3.dll to xinput1_4.dll.
  3. The game should now detect the controller.

Unset controller from first player[edit]

Information When you connect only a controller, this is automatically assigned to the first slot

Fix Bind controller to 2nd player

Advantage For 360 controllers owners, the entire thing can be automated with already configured package
  1. Download vibmod's x360ce
  2. Connect your controller and make sure to properly set it up in the application configurator
  3. Open x360ce.ini and swap [PAD1] tag with [PAD2]
  4. Save the changes
  5. Copy x360ce.ini and xinput1_3.dll to <path-to-game>


Information If x360ce is properly configured, a beep should be heard when launching the game


  1. Issue 481 - x360ce - Hooking does not work with Unity Engine - XBOX 360 Controller emulator - Google Project Hosting
  2. TheGameBreaker99 video