Alternatives to Xpadder for all platforms with any license

  • Pinnacle Game Profiler

    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...

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      The installer of the program is suspected to have a malware inside. Be careful!

    Commercial Windows

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  • JoyToKey

    Utility that enables game controllers to emulate mouse and keyboard input for all applications.

    • It has great customization, including control set per EXE file. Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • does not have a deadzone for controllers Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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  • Joystick Mapper

    Joystick Mapper is an Mac OS X application that allows you pro play any game or use any other application with a Gamepad or Joystick, even the ones without built-in...

    • Joystick mapper only for mac os x Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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  • DS4Windows

    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...

    • 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.
    • DS4Windows adds PS4 Controller support to Windows, which is not what Xpadder does. Xpadder rebinds buttons on a controller which Windows already has support for. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DS4Windows is no comparable program to Xpadder, but still an awesome program to use your PS4 Controller for PC. Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • X360ce

    XBOX 360 Controller emulator is a wrapper library that translates the XInput calls to DirectInput calls, to support non-XInput game pads in applications (mostly games)....

    • Xpadder turns joypad (and joystick, steering wheel, etc) input into keyboard or mouse output. X360ce turns similar input into XInput output, enabling recent games (which nearsightedly assume Xbox controllers are the only thing that exist) to work with the other hardware. But it won't help for games that have no joypad input to begin with, and doesn't have as advanced a remapping system. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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...

    • Discontinued
      No news since May 2009
    • does not allow key mapping which is xpadder main function Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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Xpadder Comments

Comment by HnauHnakrapunt
about Xpadder · Jun 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I was able to use a gamepad for an Excel sheet, so the app works. If you cannot see your device on the background list, simply try something with a similar number of buttons - your gamepad may recognize that too.


I love Xpadder

Comment by Mighty_Mac
about Xpadder · Jun 2012 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

This used to be free, and many sites still offer it for free. Just download this, buy an USB xbox controller (with a cable!, not wireless), and download a bunch of emulators.

FREE --->

Have fun guys c:


Thanks for the link!