by Eric L. Barrett

Convert DirectInput APIs to Xinput for the compatibility of old and new game controllers

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Eric L. Barrett

Release: XOutput 0.11

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Last revision: Last week

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Xoutput is a tool specifically designed to convert DirectInput APIs to Xinput so that users can enjoy the current games even with your old joystick, gamepad or other similar devices.


  • It supports Xbox controller emulation
  • It supports Axis, button, slider, dpad support
  • It supports ViGEm and SCPToolkit compatibility
  • It supports Multiple languages
  • It supports Windows operating system
  • It affords compatibility and supports old game controllers such as gamepad, wheel, joystick, etc.
  • It manages the configuration of old and new devices without mapping

Specifically for game players that have old game controllers, but are unable to locate or acquire compatibility with the current new games, with the aid of Xoutput they can now make use of these controllers. This is because Microsoft changed the controller APIs from DirectInput to XInput. Known as well is that thou both APIs coexisted side by side for quite a while, it still stands that the old and new were not compatible with most games until the release of Xoutput.

Xoutput enables old games to still be in circulation and old controllers can be used with new games.

Moreover, since XInput is the new standard game controller input on windows, and DirectInput can no longer be used with Universal Windows Platform software, but with this tool users can directly use DirectInput devices as well. Thus, the fact remains that Xinput is easier to design and implement on a dedicated device. Although it is a step backward in development, it is often times difficult to differentiate between the old and new since they both do not bring anything special to the picture. Even so, many users never made the jump to the new API for specialized controllers.

Ian Shaw
Xoutput is a must-have for power gamers like me. It's a handy software tool for managing all your hardware emulation, and it's saved me from having to go and buy a new controller just to play the new Call of Duty on my PC.
anti micro is a graphical program that is used to map the function of the applicable controls from peripheral or other compatible controlling devices. this allows you the user to decide what kind of accessibility and game control they are most comfortable with.while this is a compatible part of the compatible operating systems, it can work in tandem with other application.
Jesse S.
The main idea behind the software is that DirectInput can be converted to XInput. That enables many gaming controllers to be used with the modern PC games. The Xbox controllers are a great test subject for the Xoutput program. That program is easily and quickly installed, making it preferred among a lot of game players today. The Xoutput is a software program that will allow people to play games that they want to try. The installation phase is easy to finish for all those interested in that option. The software will quickly update and improve game playability for many new people. The Xoutput software program has been updated over the years. Be sure to check for frequent updates that are being provided today. That adds to the functionality of the Xoutput software program. The project has all of the potential people need. The program is free to try for all interested.
Calum Grimm
It is kind of annoying how fast technology can change because previous consoles you use start to have issues within a year or less. This really helps with allows your old controllers work for online gaming without much issue at all. This has probably saved me hundreds over the past year.
XOutput is a simple application that enables you to use DirectInput control mapping in games that only support XInput. The configuration is quite simple and easy. The wrapper is compatible with ViGEm and SCPToolkit, and has multiple languages available. It's being continuously worked on by csutorasa, and the source code in C# and available open-source through the MIT License on GitHub.
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