Xpadder Alternatives

    Xpadder is described as 'simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad' and is a popular app in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Xpadder for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Pinnacle Game Profiler. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork) or X360ce. Other great apps like Xpadder are JoyToKey (Paid), Joystick Mapper (Paid), DS4Windows (Free, Open Source) and reWASD (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    1. 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!

      Most users think Pinnacle Game Profiler is a great alternative to Xpadder.
      • 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!
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      JoyToKey vs Xpadder opinions
      Most users think JoyToKey is a great alternative to Xpadder.
      does not have a deadzone for controllers
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Much Simple and easy to use =D
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It has great customization, including control set per EXE file.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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 app or game using them, even the ones without built-in support.
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      Joystick Mapper vs Xpadder opinions
      Most users think Joystick Mapper is a great alternative to Xpadder.
      This does a similar thing but vice versa
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Joystick mapper only for mac os x
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork) vs Xpadder opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's Open Source and and way more modern.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      • 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).
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      X360ce vs Xpadder opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 about 3 years ago

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    4. 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.

      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

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      DS4Windows vs Xpadder opinions
      Most users think DS4Windows is a great alternative to Xpadder.
      DS4Windows is no comparable program to Xpadder, but still an awesome program to use your PS4 Controller for PC.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      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 almost 4 years ago

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    5. 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.
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    6. InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).
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      InputMapper vs Xpadder opinions
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      It's better than DS4Windows
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      I am using it and its great BD
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      It is the other way around
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    7. AntiMicroX is a program used to map keyboard and mouse actions to gamepad/joystick buttons. It is useful for playing games with poor or no gamepad support. It is a new fork of discontinued AntiMicro.
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    8. An Xbox Controller Mapper which allows you to simulate mouse and keyboard events, media functions and create process profiles individually, as well as offer the ability to turn off Xbox 360 wireless controller with very low CPU and memory usage.
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      JoyXoff vs Xpadder opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cleaner UI and a lot more features.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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