How to Play Don Bradman Cricket 14 on PC with Keyboard

How to Play Don Bradman Cricket 14 on PC with Keyboard

play don bradman cricket 14 on PC with keyboard

Don Bradman Cricket 14 has a new dynamic control system which provides you lot of controlling features. However, if you’re a fan of classic Keyboard control system like EA Sports Cricket 07 or Ashes Cricket 2009, Don Bradman Cricket might be  confusing for you as the game only supports Gamepad/XBox Controller on PC. Well, if you seriously want to play Don Bradman Cricket 14 using your Keyboard, we have a solution for you. In order to play Don Bradman Cricket 14 on PC using your Keyboard without requiring Gamepad, follow the steps below:

  1. Download x360ce and VJoy from the links provided below. You will need these two applications to Map your Keyboard to the Game.

    Download x360ce and VJoy 

  2. Extract VJoy from the archive and then run the ‘VJoySetup.exe”.
  3. Now, extract all the files from the x360 archive to a folder.
  4. Copy all the files from “x360ce_Don Bradman Cricket 14” folder and paste it to your Don Bradman Cricket 14 Installation directory. For ex, C:\Program Files (x86)\Don Bradman Cricket 14.
  5. Now, run VJoy and then click on “Open INI“. Now, select “cricket14.ini” from the VJoy Folder (the folder where you initially extracted the Vjoy Setup Files.
  6. Now, click on “Enable“.
  7. Go to your Don Bradman Cricket 14 Installation folder and then open “XinputTest.exe“. It will show the status as Connected. If it doesn’t show “Connected” then you may be doing something wrong and hence verify the above steps.
  8. Now, minimize the current window (Don’t close the window).
  9. Now open “x360ce.exe” from the same folder and then minimize the window and you can start playing your game.
  10. If it is showing “Not connected” in XInput Test, copy  go to C:\Windows\System32 and copy “dinput8.dll” from that folder and paste it to the Don Bradman Cricket 14 directory, where you’ve installed x360. Replace the file with the copied file.

NOTE: You can change  control mapping from VJoy but the current settings are recommended.

Here are the default keyboard controls:

  • Arrows for shots
  • A for run
  • S to Cancel the run
  • D to Diving
  • Z to Defence
  • X to Power Shot

See Also: Controls Guide for Don Bradman Cricket 14

If you are still facing issues in playing with Keyboard, kindly post in the comments below.


  1. i am still unable to connect, my Xinput test says not connected, and when I run x36oce.exe I get the following error:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
    File name: ‘Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’
    at x360ce.App.MainForm.UpdateTimer_Elapsed(Object sender, ElapsedEventArgs e)

    WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
    To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
    Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
    To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Kailash/Desktop/Don%20Bradman/DON%20BRADMAN%20CRICKET%202014/x360ce.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34250 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.36337 built by: FX452RTMLDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34239 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.33440 built by: FX45W81RTMREL
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration.Install/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.Install.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34281 built by: FX452RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

  2. it shows not connected.

    when i run xinput test it shows..

    unable to load dll ‘xinput1_3.dll’ : the specified module could not be found.

  3. not connected it shows

    when i run xinput test is shows

    unable to load dll ‘xinput1_3.dll’:the specified module could not be found.

  4. for those who cannot connect to Xinput.exe , try installing visual c++ 2012 redist and then uninstall vjoy.exe and remove all the files of x360 from your game folder and do the process all over again.
    1. uninstall vjoy and remove x360 files from game directory
    2. install visual c++ 2012 ( visual c++ 2012 update 4 for windows 10 users)
    3.again install vjoy
    4. click “open.ini” and navigate to your folder where you have extracted “” or from where you have opened the setup of vjoy.
    then click “Enabled”
    5. then save it and hit “ok”
    6. go to x360 folder and copy all files to your DBC14 directory
    then run Xinput.exe
    i hope this works for you all. 😀
    it worked for me.

  5. it still shows “Lost connection to controller 1.Reconnect the controller to continue”
    Please help!!!

  6. I got everything right but when i start my game and open menu the cursor goes on by itself, i cannot control it, like it moves from bottom to top by itself continuously. what could be the prob? i am unable to understand it

  7. When i open game uparrowkey automaatic press..plz plz plz slove it..automatic arrowkey press

  8. after opening the game it is showing” lost connection to controller 1″… plzz help me with this.

  9. i want to use pc keyboard now. but if later i switch to joystick, will it cause any problem to me. any problem to joystick driver etc.?

  10. I followed the same steps. Vjoy works fine. Xinputtest Showing connected. X360ce works fine but when started the game the keys don’t work at all.

  11. MY Vjoy installed correctly but not opening just running in background mine is windows 10 64 bit

  12. Do I have to follow these steps everytime.?.. i played it once but when i am trying to play again these controls are not working… I started Vjoy and then opened Xinput and x360 everytime before playing but controls not working. Please advise

  13. Comment: I got everything right but when i start my game and open menu the cursor goes on by itself, i cannot control it, like it moves from bottom to top by itself continuously. what could be the prob? i am unable to understand it

  14. when i was playing don bradman 14 it shows an error that is “lost connection in controller1 reconnect the controller”

  15. ohk ohk i have the answer to your question..Don’t pANIC…I also had the same problem…It was saying X360 is misconfigured or the device is disconnected… First of all do as told, i mean do what the steps have been this article. Install especially Direct X and VC++ Redistributable b’coz it is must…after doing everything correctly the step where u might stuck is when u open X360ce(shows picture of joy stick or remote control) so one page opens which is TocaEdit xbox 360 Controller emulator application. In this very page on which everything depends when u open it up something..something must happen this page should not be remain ideal, d moment you open this (X360ce) page would pop up which writes new device is connected..I am also giving you the reference video do watch it ..very alertly..One more thing as u will be searching for few videos to get the solution for misreconfigured and not connected..few video says that u need to delete the X360ce.ini(shows picture of gear)..but i found that u do not need to delete anything just make sure u r following each and every step thoroughly.

  16. The buttons are not working means when i press the defensive shot button batsman will stay calm and not only this button all buttons are not working……… Xinputtest is showing connected……..what me wanna do now

  17. The buttons are not working means when i press the defensive shot button (/key) batsman will stay calm and not only this button all buttons are not working……… Xinputtest is showing connected……..what me wanna do now

  18. I am using keyboard so tell me how to change releasing input ? and i don’t understand how to swing the ball using number pad

  19. Its not working
    Its saying lost connection to controller 1 retry to connect controller
    I did every thing which you provide here but its still showing this problem plz provide us solution plzplzplz

  20. completed all steps without any error but in game i cant controls my player …it only runs after pressing A button and on pressing Z paused menu opens … asap…….

  21. everything is okay but when i open x360ce.exe it asks me to load something.. what should I do. if I just minimize and proceed, the game still opens but when I start a match it says :lost connection with controller”…

  22. when i open xinput Test it shows to download required files and then download begins after some time the download shoes error

  23. i am using win8.1 but when i open xinput it shows not connected i have tried my best….and when opening x360ce it also shows trying to connect but it doesnt work….help me friends……consider it is win 8.1

  24. i am using win 8.1 and i have searched and see that vjoy stick is not for win 8.1…but when i tried it install and open and when x360 files paste and opening xinput test it shows not connected and when open x360e it shows searching online for setting and shows not done….so please help me friends and keep it in mind that it is win 8.1… and send the suggestion on

  25. sir i tried so much…..but when i started the game it is showing that x360ce is misconfigured or dissconnected……sir plz tell what should i do

  26. everything connected and xinput says connected
    but when i play controls dont work and my batsman or bowler dont start playing

  27. When I opened xiinput it tells me to install .Net Framework 3.5 ….Iam using Windows 8.1……When I click install….It loads for very long time and error appears……Play help me with this……

  28. thanks ! it’s great ! but need to know how can i catch a ball !??
    those who say’s it’s fake :
    Plz install properly…..
    before you install someting….. read carefully , the read me file……
    there you find the proper instruction!!!

  29. Plz help me.when i open x360ce some error is ” to run this application, you must install one of the following version of the .NET Framework v 4.0.30319.
    Contact your application publisher for instructions about obtaining the appropriate version of the .Net Framework .”

    But when i install net framework it blocked issues.

    What should i do???
    Plz help me

  30. can anybody tell me the button for the jump input while bowling
    it becomes late and every ball goes dead