Alternatives to Keysticks for all platforms with any license

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  • AntiMicro icon

    AntiMicro

    AntiMicro is a program used to map keyboard and mouse actions to gamepad/joystick buttons. It is useful for playing games with poor or no gamepad support. Its graphical interface uses a combination of the...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Xpadder

    Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do? - Play PC games with poor or no gamepad support - Add gamepad support to emulated, internet and DOS games - Play multiplayer games with...

    Commercial Windows

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  • JoyToKey icon

    JoyToKey

    JoyToKey enables you to control any softwares (e.g. browsers, games on the web, Microsoft office applications or even Windows itself) by using your favorite windows joystick! Whenever you press joystick buttons and sticks, JoyToKey...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Pinnacle Game Profiler icon

    Pinnacle Game Profiler

    Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior. Many PC games do not directly support game controllers, but with Pinnacle...

    Commercial Windows

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  • DS4Windows icon

    DS4Windows

    Lets DualShock 4 controller emulate Xbox 360 controller, via USB or Bluetooth, with extra features like DS4 touchpad for mouse input, and settings like LED color bar, rumble, and input assignment with modifiers, and configuration...

    Open Source Windows

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    ControllerMate

    ControllerMate is a controller programming tool that allows you to customize the behavior of your HID devices — keyboards, keypads, mice, trackballs, joysticks, gamepads, throttles, among others. ControllerMate’s philosophy is to be...

    Commercial Mac

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  • InputMapper icon

    InputMapper

    InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).

    Free Windows

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  • jstest-gtk

    jstest-gtk is a simple joystick tester based on Gtk+. It provides you with a list of attached joysticks, a way to display which buttons and axis are pressed, a way to remap axis and buttons and a way to calibrate your joystick.

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued No news since May 2009
  • Enjoy2

    Enjoy2 is a simple program for OSX that allows you to transform joystick inputs into keyboard or mouse events. If you've ever played a video game which only supports mouse and keyboard input, but you want to use a joystick or...

    Open Source Mac

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    J2K

    There are already very feature-rich joystick to keyboard mappers out there, be it JoyToKey or XPadder. However, both are not Freeware and both lack the possibility to easily switch configurations from outside the applications, which...

    Free Windows

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  • FreePIE icon

    FreePIE

    FreePIE (Programmable Input Emulator) is a C# utility for bridging and emulating input devices. It has applications primarily in video gaming but can also be used for VR interaction, remote control, and other applications. A typical...

    Open Source Windows

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  • ControlMK icon

    ControlMK

    ControlMK is an utility which uses DirectInput controllers to emulate mouse, keyboard, and other types of commands.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version, 0.232, was released on September 2004. You can still download it from the official website.
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  • MotionInJoy DS3 Tool icon

    MotionInJoy DS3 Tool

    MotioninJoy is a software that makes your PS3 and XBOX controllers work with your PC. It installs a driver for you and you can set up the controller to work.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website and the SourceForge project page have both been removed. Last version, 1.0005, released in December 2013, can be downloaded here: http://www.xinputer.com/download/MotioninJoy_071001_signed.zip and here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/d/ds/ds3tool/DS3%20Tool%2064-bit/
    • Warning Has been reported to have trojan/other kind of virus embedded in the code.
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    Joystick Mapper

    Joystick Mapper is an Mac OS X application that allows you pro play any game or use any other application with a Gamepad or Joystick, even the ones without built-in support. You can map your joystick input to simulate Keyboard and...

    Commercial Mac

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  • QJoyPad icon

    QJoyPad

    QJoyPad is a free Linux/QT program that lets you control any keyboard XWindows program with a gaming device

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.1.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • rejoystick

    Rejoystick - A gamepad/joystick translator/keymapper Rejoystick is a program that maps keypresses on your gamepad/joypad/joystick to keypresses on a keyboard when you are running X. Since it uses SDL to communicate with the gamepad...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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