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Connect GameCube Controller To PC: Plug And Play The Classics

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Ever Missing the satisfying clicks and smooth analog controls of your childhood gaming memories with a classic GameCube controller?

Like me many gamers still prefer this classic feel of the GameCube controller for specific games. The best thing is that with the right tools and exact knowledge to know-how, you can breathe new life into your old controller and use it on your PC. While the GameCube itself isn’t directly compatible with PCs, As we know that but fear not!

This guide will walk you through the steps required to connect your trusty GameCube controller to your PC, allowing you to enjoy your favorite GameCube games with your old-memories feels.

1. Connect GameCube Controller To PC

  • Be sure that your console has the latest system version.
  • Put the Nintendo Switch console in TV mode and connect both USB plugs from the GameCube Controller Adapter to the Nintendo Switch dock.
  • Connect the GameCube controller to the port on the GameCube Controller Adapter.
  • Once connected, press any button on the GameCube controller for it to register on the console.
  • When used with a Nintendo Switch console, the GameCube controller is recognized as a standard USB controller.


2. Connect GameCube Controller To Nintendo Switch

  1. Plug your adapter into the USB port on the Nintendo Switch Dock.
  2. Connect your GameCube controller to an available port on the GameCube Controller Adapter.
  3. Turn the controller on.
  4. Go to the Controller tab on the home screen, next to the settings.
  5. Nintendo Switch Controller menu
  6. Select Change Grip/Order, which is the first option to appear in the Controller Settings.
  7. Nintendo Switch change grip or controller order screen
  8. Click the left and right buttons on your GameCube controller to connect it to the Switch.
  9. Connecting WaveBird Controller to Switch
  10. Once it connects, it shows up as a USB controller.



With these steps completed, your GameCube controller should now be connected and ready to use with your PC! Fire up your favorite emulator and enjoy those classic gaming experiences with the controller you know and love.

Remember, you might need additional software like emulators to play the games themselves. With a little extra setup, you can combine the power of your PC with the nostalgic feel of the GameCube controller, creating a unique and enjoyable gaming experience.

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