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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 Key Mapping tool in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Xpadder for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is AntiMicro, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Xpadder are Pinnacle Game Profiler, JoyToKey, DS4Windows by Ryochan7 and Joystick Mapper.

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A utility for mapping keyboard keys and mouse button actions to your game controller buttons for PC gaming.

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  1. AntiMicro icon

    AntiMicro

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    23 alternatives to AntiMicro 

    antimicro is a graphical program used to map keyboard keys and mouse controls to a gamepad. This program is useful for playing PC games using a gamepad that do not have any form of built-in gamepad support.

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    1.  PortableAntiMicro can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Controller SupportAntiMicro supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    Discontinued

    The latest release was on November 5th, 2016. A new generation of the program called AntiMicroX icon AntiMicroX is available.

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    customisable and easy to assign buttons, best user interface

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    Better than Xpadder because it's open source.

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    •Free •Small learning curve •Tons of features •UI looks good

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    Open source, very easy to setup and use.

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    Pinnacle Game Profiler

    20 alternatives to 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 games do not directly support game controllers, but with Pinnacle Game Profiler you can use any controller to play...

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    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.

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    You can't download it from the "official website" anymore, but it's still available on third-part websites, but be cautious.

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    JoyToKey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    18 alternatives to JoyToKey 

    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...

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    does not have a deadzone for controllers

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    Much Simple and easy to use =D

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

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  4. DS4Windows by Ryochan7 icon

    DS4Windows by Ryochan7

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to DS4Windows by Ryochan7 

    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.

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    It's Open Source and and way more modern.

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    Joystick Mapper

    • Mac
    15 alternatives to Joystick Mapper 

    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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    1.  MultiplayerJoystick Mapper offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Joystick mapper only for mac os x

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    This does a similar thing but vice versa

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    AntiMicroX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    24 alternatives to AntiMicroX 

    AntiMicroX is a graphical program used to map gamepad keys to keyboard, mouse, scripts and macros. You can use this program to control any desktop application with a gamepad on Linux and Windows 犯.

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    Input Remapper

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    A tool to change and program the mapping of your input device buttons.

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    X360ce

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to 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). In other words: It let's you use game pads other than just the XBOX 360 controller with games that...

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    1.  PortableX360ce can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      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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      reWASD

      • Windows
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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.

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      InputMapper

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      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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      It's better than DS4Windows

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      It is the other way around

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      I am using it and its great BD

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