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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 JoyToKey, which is free. Other great apps like Pad2Key are Xpadder, VJoy Virtual Joystick, Pinnacle Game Profiler and QJoyPad.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Pad2Key was built to turn a Xbox 360/PS3/other controller into a keyboard effectivlly adding joystick support for any PC...

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  1. JoyToKey icon

    JoyToKey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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!

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

    Main Window


  3. VJoy Virtual Joystick icon

    VJoy Virtual Joystick

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    VJoy Virtual Joystick is a software application and virtual driver system that allows keyboard input to be translated to joystick input.

    Button Configuration
  4. Pinnacle Game Profiler icon

    Pinnacle Game Profiler

    • Windows

    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!

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  5. QJoyPad icon

    QJoyPad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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    The program is no longer updated.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.

    Main interface


  6. jstest-gtk

    • 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

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  7. Keysticks icon

    Keysticks

    • 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.

    Keysticks controls
  8. Joystick 2 Mouse icon

    Joystick 2 Mouse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Joystick to mouse (also known as joy2mouse) let's you control the mouse and keyboard using your joystick or gamepad.

    Screenshot
  9. MotionInJoy DS3 Tool icon

    MotionInJoy DS3 Tool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  10. ControlMK icon

    ControlMK

    • 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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