How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on PC 2024

Are you a fan of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller? Do you wish to use it on your PC for an even more immersive gaming experience? Well, good news – it’s possible! Connecting the Switch Pro Controller to your PC is easier than you might think. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process step by step so that you can start using your favorite controller with your PC games in no time. So grab your controller and let’s get started!

How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on PC

How to connect your Switch Pro Controller to a PC (with a cable)

Connecting your Switch Pro Controller to your PC with a cable is one of the easiest ways to use it for gaming. Here’s how you can do it:

First, connect your controller to your PC using a USB-C cable. If you don’t have one, you can buy one online or at any electronic store.

Once connected, Windows will automatically download and install the necessary drivers for the controller. This may take a few minutes, so be patient.

Next, launch Steam and go to “Steam” in the top left corner of the window. From there select “Settings,” then click on “Controller” and finally choose “General Controller Settings.”

Make sure that both options: ‘PS4/Xbox Configuration Support’ and ‘Nintendo Switch Pro Configuration Support’ are checked.

Now simply start playing! The games should recognize your Switch Pro Controller as an available input device.

Using a wired connection ensures that there is no lag between pressing buttons on the controller and actions happening on screen – making it ideal for competitive games like first-person shooters or fighting games.

How to connect your Switch Pro Controller to a PC (wirelessly/without a cable)

Connecting your Switch Pro Controller to your PC wirelessly is just as easy as connecting it with a cable. In fact, it’s even easier since you don’t have to deal with any cables or cords.

First, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your PC. Then, press and hold the Sync button on the back of your controller until the lights start flashing. This will put the controller in pairing mode and allow it to connect to other devices via Bluetooth.

Next, go into your PC’s settings and search for “Bluetooth & other devices”. Click on “Add Bluetooth or other device” and select “Bluetooth”. Your computer should then begin searching for available Bluetooth devices.

Once your Switch Pro Controller appears on the list of available devices, click on it to pair it with your computer. Once paired, you can use your controller just like you would if it were connected with a cable.

Connecting wirelessly is incredibly convenient and allows for more flexibility when gaming on a PC.

Using a Switch Pro Controller on Steam

If you’re a PC gamer who loves playing games on Steam, using your Switch Pro Controller can be a great option. Here’s how to set it up.

First, make sure your controller is charged and turned on. Then, open Steam and go to “Settings” in the top left corner of the screen.

From there, click on “Controller” and then “General Controller Settings.” You should see an option for “Nintendo Switch Pro Configuration Support.” Enable this option by checking the box next to it.

Next, connect your Switch Pro Controller to your PC either wirelessly or with a USB cable. Once it’s connected, Steam should automatically detect it as a new controller.

To customize the button mapping for your controller in specific games, simply go into that game’s settings within Steam and select “Controller Configuration”. There you’ll find options for customizing buttons assignments which will be saved per game.

Using a Switch Pro Controller on Steam can provide more comfort during gaming sessions when playing certain genres like platformers or fighting games where precise movements are required so get ready for some enjoyable console-like experience!

Can you use your Switch Pro Controller with non-Steam games?

Playing Non-Steam Games with Your Switch Pro Controller

Good news for gamers who prefer using their Nintendo Switch Pro controller on PC games outside of Steam! While it might not be as seamless, you can definitely use your Switch Pro Controller with non-Steam games. To achieve this, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps and make use of some third-party software.

First, download and install a program called x360ce (Xbox 360 Controller Emulator) from its official website. This emulator will help convert the input signals from your Switch Pro Controller into Xbox 360 controller inputs which are widely compatible with most PC games.

After installing the x360ce application, extract its content into the folder where your desired non-Steam game is installed. Run the x360ce.exe file to start setting up your controller’s profile. The program should automatically recognize and configure settings for your connected Nintendo Switch Pro controller.

In case it doesn’t identify the controller immediately, go through manual mapping by clicking on each button displayed in the application window and assigning them according to your preference or based on typical Xbox 360 layouts.

Once done configuring all buttons, save these settings before closing out of x360ce. Now launch your chosen non-Steam game, and you should find that your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller works just fine!

So there you have it – an easy guide on how to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on PC for both Steam-based games and those outside of Steam! By following these steps carefully, you can enjoy gaming sessions like never before while making full use of one of today’s best controllers in comfort! Happy gaming!