Xpadder Alternatives

    Xpadder is described as 'A utility for mapping keyboard keys and mouse button actions to your game controller buttons for PC gaming' and is a popular app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Xpadder for Windows, Linux and Mac. The most liked alternative is JoyToKey. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try X360ce or DS4Windows. Other great apps like Xpadder are Pinnacle Game Profiler (Paid), Joystick Mapper (Paid), DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork) (Free, Open Source) and reWASD (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 22, 2020

    • Utility that enables game controllers to emulate mouse and keyboard input for all applications.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Xpadder.
      • Windows
      does not have a deadzone for controllers
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      Negative comment over 4 years ago 1 users agree

      It has great customization, including control set per EXE file.
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      Positive comment over 3 years ago 0 users agree and 4 don't

    • 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 a 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 a great alternative to Xpadder.
      • Mac
      This does a similar thing but vice versa
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      Negative comment 11 months ago 1 users agree

      Joystick mapper only for mac os x
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      Negative comment about 5 years ago 2 users agree

    • 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
      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.
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      Negative comment over 2 years ago 1 users agree and 2 don't

    • 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 a 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
      DS4Windows is no comparable program to Xpadder, but still an awesome program to use your PS4 Controller for PC.
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      Positive comment about 4 years ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

      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.
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      Negative comment over 3 years ago 2 users agree and 3 don't

    • 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
    • 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
      does not allow key mapping which is xpadder main function
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      Negative comment about 1 year ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't