Pad2Key Alternatives

    Pad2Key is described as 'was built to turn a Xbox 360/PS3/other controller into a keyboard effectivlly adding joystick support for any PC game' and is an app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pad2Key for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Xpadder. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try jstest-gtk or QJoyPad. Other great apps like Pad2Key are JoyToKey (Paid), VJoy Virtual Joystick (Free Personal), Pinnacle Game Profiler (Paid) and Joystick 2 Mouse (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2018

    1. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad What does Xpadder let you do?
      • 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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    2. VJoy Virtual Joystick is a software application and virtual driver system that allows keyboard input to be translated to joystick input.
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    3. 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!

      • 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



    4. 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      The program is no longer updated.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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    5. Joystick to mouse (also known as joy2mouse) let's you control the mouse and keyboard using your joystick or gamepad. Joystick 2 Mouse has many applications : - Remote controller. - Aid to people with physical disabilities. - Alliviate wrist stress to control the mouse
      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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.
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    6. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ControlMK is an utility which uses DirectInput controllers to emulate mouse, keyboard, and other types of commands.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 0.232, was released on September 2004. You can still download it from the official website.

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