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Joy2Key Alternatives

Joy2Key is described as 'Translate joystick movements into keyboard events (X and console)' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Joy2Key for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Objective-C. The best alternative is AntiMicro, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Joy2Key are Xpadder, JoyToKey, reWASD and Gaming Keyboard Splitter.

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Translate joystick movements into keyboard events (X and console).

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    AntiMicro

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    23 alternatives to AntiMicro 

    antimicro is a graphical program used to map keyboard keys and mouse controls to a gamepad. This program is useful for playing PC games using a gamepad that do not have any form of built-in gamepad support.

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    1.  PortableAntiMicro can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Controller SupportAntiMicro supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    Discontinued

    The latest release was on November 5th, 2016. A new generation of the program called AntiMicroX icon AntiMicroX is available.

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    It's more recently developed and highly configurable

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    Xpadder

    27 alternatives to Xpadder 

    A utility for mapping keyboard keys and mouse button actions to your game controller buttons for PC gaming.

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    1.  Controller SupportXpadder supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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    Developer has a long-running good reputation and provides support to licensees.

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    JoyToKey

    • Windows
    18 alternatives to 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 will convert the input into keyboard strokes...

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    reWASD

    • Windows
    21 alternatives to reWASD 

    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. Gaming Keyboard Splitter icon

    Gaming Keyboard Splitter

    20 alternatives to Gaming Keyboard Splitter 

    Gaming Keyboard Splitter creates up to 4 virtual xbox 360 controllers and feeds them via one or more keyboards.

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    1.  Controller SupportGaming Keyboard Splitter supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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      QJoyPad

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      11 alternatives to QJoyPad 

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

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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.

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      InputMapper

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      22 alternatives to InputMapper 

      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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      SDL2 Gamepad Tool

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      6 alternatives to SDL2 Gamepad Tool 

      It's a simple GUI tool to create/modify gamepad mappings for games that use SDL2 Game Controller API. Created to be an alternative to Steam Bigpicture gamepad configurator.

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    • jstest-gtk

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      12 alternatives to 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.

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      No news since May 2009

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    • Pinnacle Game Profiler icon

      Pinnacle Game Profiler

      21 alternatives to 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 Game Profiler you can use any controller to play...

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      Warning

      The developer has passed away, and the project has been hacked with viruses. You should avoid downloading it on the official website, and rather check well-known third-party download websites if you want to use this software.

      Discontinued

      You can't download it from the "official website" anymore, but it's still available on third-part websites, but be cautious.

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