J2K Alternatives

    J2K is described as 'There are already very feature-rich joystick to keyboard mappers out there, be it JoyToKey or XPadder' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to J2K for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is JoyToKey. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DS4Windows or InputMapper. Other great apps like J2K are Xpadder (Paid), reWASD (Paid), Pinnacle Game Profiler (Paid) and jstest-gtk (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 22, 2020

    • Utility that enables game controllers to emulate mouse and keyboard input for all applications.
      • Windows
    • A utility for mapping keyboard keys and mouse button actions to your game controller buttons for PC gaming.


    • 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.

      Discontinued

      Has not been updated since October 2016 and has issues with Win10.

      A forked project by Ryochan7 is actively maintained as of January 26 2019.

      https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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.
    • Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior.

      Warning

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

      • Windows
    • InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).
    • jstest-gtk is a simple joystick tester based on Gtk+.

      Discontinued

      No news since May 2009

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

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Joystick to mouse (also known as joy2mouse) let's you control the mouse and keyboard using your joystick or gamepad.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Control your PC using an Xbox controller instead of the mouse and keyboard. Keysticks is free, open source software released under the Eclipse Public License v1.0.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows