How to Edit Controls on Dolphin Emulator

By Rachel Miller

Updated September 22, 2017

The Dolphin Emulator allows Nintendo Wii and Gamecube games to be played on a PC.
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The Dolphin Emulator is a Nintendo Wii and Gamecube emulator for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It works by imitating the conditions of Nintendo Wii and Gamecube consoles in order to play games in High Definition quality on your PC. Controls for the games are designated to keys on the computer keyboard, a joystick, or a Wiimote that is connected via a USB cable. The settings for these controls can be edited via the configuration options in the Dolphin Emulator software.

Connect the small end of your USB cable into the Wiimote and the large end into your computer. This step is only necessary if you wish to configure your Wiimote controls.

Click on "Options" and then "Configure" from the main menu in Dolphin Emulator.

Click on the "Plugins" tab. Click on the drop-down box underneath "Pad" to select either the Joystick or the Keyboard controls. Click on the drop-down box underneath "Wiimote" to select the "Wiimote plug-in" controls. Click on the "Configure" button next to the controls you wish to edit. A new window will open.

Click on the button next to the name of each of the controls and select the key you want to use to perform the task. Click "Save" when you are finished editing the controls.