Open Source Xpadder Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Xpadder is DS4Windows (Ryochan7 fork), which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Xpadder and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Xpadder are X360ce (Free, Open Source), DS4Windows (Free, Open Source), AntimicroX (Free, Open Source) and Enjoyable (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2021

    1. 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
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      It's Open Source and and way more modern.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      • FreeOpen 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).
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      X360ce vs Xpadder opinions
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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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    2. 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 over 4 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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    3. 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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    4. Enjoyable is an application for Mac OS X which allows you to use controller inputs like a mouse or keyboard. If you've ever played a video game which only supports mouse and keyboard input but you want to use a joystick or gamepad, then Enjoyable will help you do that.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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 remap axis and buttons and a way to calibrate your joystick.

      Discontinued

      No news since May 2009

      jstest-gtk vs Xpadder opinions
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      does not allow key mapping which is xpadder main function
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    5. QJoyPad is a free Linux/QT program that lets you control any keyboard XWindows program with a gaming device

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.1.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    6. By default Windows OS does not distinguish between the connected keyboards. They act as the same device.
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    7. An input mapper app that add xinput to Xiaomi Mi Gamepads, so windows games recognize Xiaomi gamepad as a x360 controller & you can play them without any difficulty.
    8. FreePIE (Programmable Input Emulator) is a C# utility for bridging and emulating input devices. It has applications primarily in video gaming but can also be used for VR interaction, remote control, and other applications.
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