Joy2Key Alternatives

    Joy2Key is described as 'Translate joystick movements into keyboard events (X and console)'. 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 (Paid), JoyToKey (Paid), DS4Windows (Free, Open Source) and reWASD (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2020

    1. 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 Qt and...

      Discontinued

      Github.com shows latest release was Nov. 5, 2016.

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      AndrewUbergeek It's more recently developed and highly configurable
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do?
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      Developer has a long-running good reputation and provides support to licensees.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      • Windows
      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!
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    3. 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

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    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. 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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    6. 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!

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
      • 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.

      Discontinued

      No news since May 2009

    7. 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.

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