How to Set Up a PC Controller for Morrowind

By Timothy Baron

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Morrowind

  • Gamepad

Configuring Morrowind to use a gamepad is simple.
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Morrowind is the third title in Bethesda Software's epic Elder Scrolls series. This first-person role-playing game is notable for its open-ended gameplay, massive world and back-story and active modding community. As of 2010, more than 7,000 mods were posted on Planet Elder Scrolls alone, giving players the ability to extensively alter the gaming environment, ranging from graphical overhauls to character companions to crafting systems and advanced combat modifications. Although the game was designed to be played with a keyboard and mouse, setting one up for gamers who prefer to use a gamepad is simple.

Connect your gamepad to your PC. If you have not already done so, download the appropriate drivers for your gamepad so that it will work. These can usually be found on the manufacturer's website.

Open your gamepad's configuration screen, which was installed with the device driver.

Create a configuration file for Morrowind. The specifics of the control are a matter of personal taste, though as with most first-person games, it's most comfortable to use the direction pad to control movement and the left analogue stick to control perspective.

Start Morrowind. When you get to the main menu, click "Options" and then the "Controls" tab. Click "Enable Joystick." Your gamepad is now ready to be used in Morrowind.