Keysticks Alternatives

    Keysticks is described as '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' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Keysticks for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Steam, which is free. Other great apps like Keysticks are DS4Windows (Free, Open Source), reWASD (Paid), FreeToGame (Free) and InputMapper (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
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      Steam not only has advanced and user friendly options for gamepad mapping,but supports nearly every type of gamepad and app. Includes options like, color, orientation, app-specific mapping, and custom game maps! And it is completely free! For Mac, Windows and Linux!
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    2. 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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    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      FreeToGame is a gaming platform that provides access to the best free-to-play games and MMO Games while rewarding gamers with free premium in-game loot, special offers and exclusive perks at no cost to the user!
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    4. 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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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      No news since May 2009

    6. AntiMicroX 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. It is a new fork of discontinued AntiMicro.
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    7. MotioninJoy is a software that makes your PS3 and XBOX controllers work with your PC. It installs a driver for you and you can set up the controller to work.

      Discontinued

      The official website and the SourceForge project page have both been removed. Last version, 1.0005, released in December 2013, can be downloaded here: http://www.xinputer.com/download/MotioninJoy_071001_signed.zip and here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/d/ds/ds3tool/DS3%20Tool%2064-bit/

      Warning

      Has been reported to have trojan/other kind of virus embedded in the code.

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    8. FreePIE (Programmable Input Emulator) is a C# utility for bridging and emulating input devices. It has applications primarily in video gaming but can also be used for VR interaction, remote control, and other applications.
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