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  • free alternative to reWASD
    It mentions some alternatives, though, such as Input Mapper and Xpadder. If your games are on Steam, you could try Steam's controller config thing. Source: 28 days ago
  • Pinball FX Guide - A Start
    Did you download it from an e-mail sent to you from The version I'm using is 2022.05.01. Source: about 2 months ago
  • Picked Up a Pair of MyMyBox MXMT6's This Weekend!
    You might be able to use JoyToKey (free) or xpadder ($10) to at least verify different inputs are recognized per button. Source: 3 months ago
  • My take on a DDR soft pad mod in 2022
    To remedy, I've been using this little app found from another thread. I keep this app open while running stepmania and it remap button presses solving the problem. It seems to poll quickly enough for my needs! Or there's xPadder - ($9.99) as a more rounded software solution as well. Source: 8 months ago
  • Help with remapping a controller analog stick to the arrow keys.
    If it doesn't work out, I'd personally just get Xpadder. Source: 8 months ago
  • how would I use a ps5 controller to play this game like are there any community configs?
    Xpadder is a program that allows you to bind mouse and keyboard commands. You can use is for many controllers. Source: 10 months ago
  • PSA: If you are having trouble running the games then check this subreddit's wiki first. It has reliable fixes listed for each game.
    Reliably good controller support is present in Verok's BO1 patch. The others games don't offer good controller support. You can try using a third party solution like JoyToKey or reWASD. There's also Xpadder and apparently Steam's Big Picture mode allows for this as well but I don't know about either of these and can't vouch for them. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What is everyone’s choice of controller for emulation?
    Using xpadder to map buttons for DOSbox FPS games. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Incrementing a cell value or variable via Xbox controller?
    A quick google brought me to this: Source: about 1 year ago
  • Any way to use a controller in the engine?
    A possibility is to use Xpadder so you can map the joypad to your keyboard. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Looking for a PlayStation style PC controller so I can play Dark Souls 3 without the stupid keyboard controls
    Ds4 should be detectable by pc, check out xpadder, you can add any keybind to any button. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Possible to use Xbox 360 Controller on PC?
    I know of two programs, kind of janky though but they do work. You have to map out the keys to the buttons yourself as well. FIrst one is JoyToKey the other is XPadder. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Controller pc
    There are Xpadder and JoyToKey. I tested out the first one myself and it worked pretty good. Then again I tested it with DS2 Controllers back then. Source: about 2 years ago
  • (PC) Adding "automatic drive" capability using Xpadder
    I primarily use an Xbox One controller on PC and have found that holding down the right trigger button to drive for a long time puts a lot of strain on my right hand. Using Xpadder, I made a workaround allowing me to enable "automatic drive"; which was a feature available in Mudrunner. Xpadder costs $10 USD (one-time payment, regularly updated, no ads). Source: about 2 years ago

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Top 5 REWASD Alternatives in 2021
Let’s start by talking about the easiest and one of the oldest keymapping solutions in the market, Xpadder. Xpadder allows you to take your gaming to the next level by simply mapping your keyboard and mouse as well as gamepad controls to the device of your choice.
Fantastic Controller Mappers and Where to Find Them
The significant ability of Xpadder is to support almost any controller device: this controller mapper allows you to add each button or analog element that your controller has one-by-one. As a result, you literally build a unique scheme. Once the controller is plugged in, Xpadder asks you to move analog controls to add them to the controller scheme and tune the deadzone. The next step in this controller mapping...

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