Hardware [Tutorial] Combine both Joycons into a Single controller on your PC

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I've posted this to reddit, so I'll post it here too. I use this for Dolphin, but it can be used for anything really.
What you'll need:

  • A computer capable of bluetooth connections
  • A pair of joycons
  • vJoy
  • UCR
  1. Install vjoy and its drivers and restart
  2. Sync your joycons to your computer
  3. Start vJoy config and configure 2 devices like this
  4. Start UCR and load in my custom template (just replace the UCR.ini in your UCR folder with this one
  5. Select Dolphin Joycon from the panel on the right
  6. Press buttons and move your joycon sticks to check that each is registered under the correct "Stick" number. If some controls dont work, try changing the "Stick" number under input but keep the axis or button number the same.
  7. Copy this Dolphin controller profile to C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Dolphin Emulator\Config\Profiles\GCPad Joycon Profile
  8. Open Dolphin and load the profile
Hopefully everything should work. Ive only tested it with kirby air ride but it seems to work well. Since the triggers are digital, one state is set to the triggers and another to the bumpers. Z is set to minus. The sticks also register as dpads for some reason, so ive mapped the dpad input of the stick to the vxbox joystick to get around this.

Please let me know if this works for you, and any other changes that could be made. It works well for Dolphin, but I seem to have issues with none emulated titles simply because UCR doesnt allow for mapping for both shoulder buttons, so i mapped the triggers to the stick clicks.

Hopefully this will be enough until someone writes a driver that combines both controllers.
 
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This isn't working for me. Been at it over an hour, almost 2 now. Every button works perfectly fine, but both analog sticks refuse to respond to any control setup. The only time they seem to be working is when I go to check them in Game Controller Settings in Device Manager.
 

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This isn't working for me. Been at it over an hour, almost 2 now. Every button works perfectly fine, but both analog sticks refuse to respond to any control setup. The only time they seem to be working is when I go to check them in Game Controller Settings in Device Manager.
As I said in a previous post, the sticks register as Dpad inputs. The template I provide should correctly map everything anyway
 
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Do the joycons take a long time to connect to bluetooth for anyone else or just myself? Seems like they take an eternity to connect and always want to reinstall the drivers for themselves.
 

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No way! That's brilliant! Thanks for linking me

Well this method, (while clunky) can be essentially used for anything else

Do the joycons take a long time to connect to bluetooth for anyone else or just myself? Seems like they take an eternity to connect and always want to reinstall the drivers for themselves.
Its fairly quick for me, almost instant
 
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Awesome. I might try this.

Joy-Cons are one of the best and most comfortable spliced up controllers I've ever played with.
 
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