A utility for mapping keyboard keys and mouse button actions to your game controller buttons for PC gaming.
- - Xpadder is the most popular Windows alternative to Pad2Key.
- - Xpadder is the most popular commercial alternative to Pad2Key.
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! Whenever you press joystick buttons and sticks, JoyToKey will convert the input into keyboard strokes...
VJoy Virtual Joystick is a software application and virtual driver system that allows keyboard input to be translated to joystick input.
- - VJoy Virtual Joystick is the most popular free alternative to Pad2Key.
Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior. Many PC games do not directly support game controllers, but with Pinnacle Game Profiler you can use any controller to play...Warning
The developer has passed away, and the project has been hacked with viruses. You should avoid downloading it on the official website, and rather check well-known third-party download websites if you want to use this software.Discontinued
You can't download it from the "official website" anymore, but it's still available on third-part websites, but be cautious.
QJoyPad is a free Linux/QT program that lets you control any keyboard XWindows program with a gaming device
- - QJoyPad is the most popular Linux alternative to Pad2Key.
- - QJoyPad is the most popular Open Source alternative to Pad2Key.
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.1.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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
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.
MotionInJoy DS3 Tool FeaturesDiscontinued
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.
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.
There are already very feature-rich joystick to keyboard mappers out there, be it JoyToKey or XPadder. However, both are not Freeware and both lack the possibility to easily switch configurations from outside the applications, which would be necessary if you use game front-ends...Discontinued
The J2K website has been inactive since 2014 and the program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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.Discontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.1, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.