How to Use a PC Game Controller As a Mouse


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, utilize one easy-to-use program.

Things You'll Need

  • Pinnacle Game Profiler software
  • PC game controller
  • Download and install Pinnacle Game Profiler from

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

  • 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.

  • 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 & 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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