Need a program that will map a mouse and keyboard to a controller

#1 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I've been wanting to play certain older games that I've downloaded via steam with my wired 360 controller, but obviously some games are too old to support it. I was looking around for a program that could map the keyboard commands to the 360 controller. 
 
I found a program called xpadder, but it's $10 to download and I'm not sure it's really even supported anymore. Figured I'd ask here and see if anyone has any other suggestions. Free would be nice.  :)

#2 Posted by xyzygy (9939 posts) -

Oh man, there was one that a user (I think it was JJOR64) recommended me a while back, I think it's called Joy2pad?

#3 Posted by Tebbit (4458 posts) -
#4 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

xpadder cost money? i was gonna say use xpadder, but i don't remember it costing anything. 

#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
Oh man, there was one that a user (I think it was JJOR64) recommended me a while back, I think it's called Joy2pad?
I googled that but only found forum posts talking about it, no download page. Strange... 
 
@Tebbit said:
Joystick Cursor control  is a pretty good one, from what I recall.
OK, I'll check that out. 
 
Thanks guys. More suggestions are always welcome, too.
#6 Edited by Devil240Z (3315 posts) -

I just got xpadder. It costs money but it works beautifully. Like its really good, totally worth the coin.

#7 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@Devil240Z said:
I just got xpadder. It costs money but it works beautifully. Like its really good, totally worth the coin.
I'm tempted.
#8 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

You have to pay?
 
I downloaded it for free a couple of months ago? i assume this is a new thing? 
 
But yeah Xpadder worked great and still does.

#9 Posted by Damodar (1331 posts) -

I've used joy2key for a similar thing. 
 
IL-2 Sturmovik only lets you freely control the camera with the mouse, so I used joy2key to map the axes of the right stick to the x and y axes of the mouse.

#10 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -
@Devil240Z said:
I just got xpadder. It costs money but it works beautifully. Like its really good, totally worth the coin.
I recommend this as well. Tried it at a mate's place and is really wonderful. 
 
@StaticFalconar said:
xpadder cost money? i was gonna say use xpadder, but i don't remember it costing anything. 
I believe it was once a freeware product until the guy saw he could make some money for what is very useful software.  There are links (same goes for practically every kind of software really), but I believe the guy deserves the money as the software is simply great from my experience with it.
#11 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Thought I should ask for suggestions one last time before I commit. xpadder seems preeetty cool.

#12 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

My favorite I've tried is the old version of SwitchBlade before it became a paid-only service. You can still find the old free client out there. The mapping interface is a little clumsy, but I've had the most success with it. I absolutely hate Joy2Key. I've tried one or two others. Not xpadder though.

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