Xpadder Alternatives

The most popular alternative is JoyToKey. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DS4Windows or DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork). If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 23 alternatives to Xpadder so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Xpadder alternatives are Pinnacle Game Profiler (Paid), Joystick Mapper (Paid), X360ce (Free, Open Source) and reWASD (Paid).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Jun 22, 2020

  • Utility that enables game controllers to emulate mouse and keyboard input for all applications.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Xpadder.
    • Windows
    Gu
    does not have a deadzone for controllers

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It has great customization, including control set per EXE file.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Pinnacle Game Profiler allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Xpadder.

    Warning

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

    • Windows


  • Joystick Mapper is an application that allows you to configure your joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboard keys/mouse movement/mouse click/mouse scroll, so you can control any...
    Most users think this is great alternative to Xpadder.
    • Mac
    Gu
    This does a similar thing but vice versa

    Negative comment • 8 months ago

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    Gu
    Joystick mapper only for mac os x

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Xpadder.

    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

    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    Gu
    DS4Windows is no comparable program to Xpadder, but still an awesome program to use your PS4 Controller for PC.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    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.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • An extract anywhere program that allows you to get the best DualShock 4 experience on your PC. By emulating a Xbox 360 controller, many more games are accessible. A fork of the work of Jays2Kings. Old project website at ds4windows.com.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
  • 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).
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    Gu
    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.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • 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.
  • InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).
  • Integrate your keyboard and mouse in one place and turn off the Xbox 360 Controller easily on PC.
  • jstest-gtk is a simple joystick tester based on Gtk+.

    Discontinued

    No news since May 2009

    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    Gu
    does not allow key mapping which is xpadder main function

    Negative comment • 11 months ago

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