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Joy2Key Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Joy2Key for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is AntiMicro, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Joy2Key and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Joy2Key are QJoyPad, SDL2 Gamepad Tool, jstest-gtk and rejoystick.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. AntiMicro icon

    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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  2. QJoyPad icon

    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    The program is no longer updated.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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  3. SDL2 Gamepad Tool icon

    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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  4. 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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    Discontinued

    No news since May 2009

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  5. rejoystick

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to 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 device, it can work on every platform that prov.

     rejoystick has no features, suggest some!
    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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