Is there a way (outside of using external software such as xpadder or GlovePIE) to use both a controller and mouse/keyboard in Skyrim?

This similar question covers disabling the gamepad so that the mouse and keyboard can be used. However, I want to also be able to use the gamepad, and swap to keyboard/mouse without having to go into the menus.

Setting bGamepadEnable in SkyrimPrefs.ini to 0 just allows me to use the keyboard in the main menu, but does not allow me to use the keyboard during gameplay.

  • If you are still looking, check out nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27914?. It's a bit old, and the description a little lacking, but it might be worth a try. Haven't tried it, because the zip file is broken for me, but that might be a network issue (it has happened in the past for me, ENB is also corrupted everytime for me). If it works, be sure to post it as an answer.
    – MrLemon
    Jan 25, 2015 at 18:04

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Check this mod out: Use both Xbox 360 controller AND Keyboard SIMULTANEOUSLY.

This text file lets you use your Xbox 360 controller and your keyboard simultaneously. This is perfect if you like to use VAC while also playing with your Xbox 360 controller. For this, you have to enable the controller in the settings menu.

What I did was use Xpadder to map the left button to \"End\" and set my VAC push to talk key as \"End\", and set it to \"Arm\" mode. So all you have to do is click the left button during gameplay and say the command to execute it.

The screenshot below explains a bit more.

  • What does this have to do with preventing the mouse and keyboard from being disabled?
    – Frank
    Dec 23, 2014 at 3:45
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    +1, this is along the lines of what I'm looking for. However, the mouse is still disabled with this.
    – Eric Finn
    Dec 23, 2014 at 17:56

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