PPJoy is a Joystick Emulator designed for windows, similar to DirectPad Pro.
The drivers included allow you to use sega, playstation, NES gamepads, as well as older game consoles such as Atari by connecting them via the parallel port. The system detects what game system to adapt to, and allows the user to customize buttons to their preference for quick and easy play. It is stated to be similar to the Direct Pad Pro. PPjoy supports a virtual joystick interface which functions so that other applications can use the interface to generate joystick events through the application. There is also a keyboard-to-joystick application that uses this interface as well.
PPjoy is customizable, and easy to use.
PPjoy is in version v.078, and is 1.5 MB to download, and is available from several different websites, and functions for all except the newest operating systems.
PPjoy is also available for free for non-commercial personal use.
Although PPjoy has been slightly taken over by its competitor, Vjoy, supposedly because of Vjoy's support of newer operating systems, PPjoy is still a solid program for those with older operating systems, especially with its free to download status. In addition, for those with newer operating systems, PPjoy can simply be installed and run in compatibility mode to solve this issue.
The driver easily supports Windows XP and 2000, and Windows 7, with some support for Windows 98, but unfortunately does not support windows 10.