DS4Windows Alternatives

    DS4Windows is described as '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 profiles' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DS4Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Android Tablet and Objective-C. The best alternative is DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DS4Windows are Xpadder (Paid), InputMapper (Free), reWASD (Paid) and VJoy Virtual Joystick (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jun 25, 2020

    1. An extract anywhere program that allows you to get the best DualShock 4 experience on your PC. By emulating a Xbox 360 controller, many more games are accessible. A fork of the work of Jays2Kings. Old project website at ds4windows.com.
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    2. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do?

    3. InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).
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      InputMapper vs DS4Windows opinions
      Most users think InputMapper is a great alternative to DS4Windows.
      works greater in most games than DS4Windows !
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. First and only gamepad mapper to make Xbox Elite paddles separate buttons. Works with Xbox Elite, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 controllers. It allows you to map gamepad to keyboard, mouse, and controller.
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    5. VJoy Virtual Joystick is a software application and virtual driver system that allows keyboard input to be translated to joystick input.
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    6. Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior.


      The installer of the program is suspected to have a malware inside. Be careful!

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Open source Windows Driver and XInput Wrapper for Sony DualShock 3/4 Controllers.
    7. An Xbox Controller Mapper which allows you to simulate mouse and keyboard events, media functions and create process profiles individually, as well as offer the ability to turn off Xbox 360 wireless controller with very low CPU and memory usage.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.


      No news since May 2009

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


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

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