by xpadder

Play your favorite games with a controller that only allow keyboard and mouse input

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: xpadder

Release: Xpadder 5.7

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Last revision: Last week

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Xpadder allows you to play your computer games with your favorite controller that only allow keyboard and mouse input.  Xpadder acts as an interface between your controller and keyboard input, mapping each button press to a keyboard key, allowing the video game to be played.  Xpadder has been available for 10 years and has been downloaded over 4 million times.


  • Map controller buttons to keyboard keys
  • Map mouse movement to controller sticks
  • Input combinations, toggles, sequences, triggers
  • Features support for multiple controllers
  • Software upgrades for life

Xpadder detects all modern controllers and allows you to individually map each button to a keyboard press or a movement of the mouse. Xpadder includes a variety of profiles to support each of those controllers.  Each button mapping is easily selectable with a simple drop-down menu.  The software shows you a preview of exactly how your controller is configured, allowing you to easily adjust your settings and see how you will be playing your game.  Xpadder even includes a variety of advanced options that all gamers love to configure such as inverting controller axes for easier movement, enabling eight-way movement, configuring stick dead zone for more precise aiming, and axis prioritization.

You can play your favorite games the way you want to.

Xpadder even allows you to save various profiles, allowing gamers to have customized settings for every different game.  The software allows you to easily check that your configuration is working correctly prior to starting your game.  Xpadder supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, meaning it supports games back to the start of the millennium.  The software supports controllers communicating via both XInput and DirectInput, meaning it supports all gaming controllers from the Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, 8BitDo, and even generic Bluetooth controllers. 

Xpadder 5.7 (0.43 MB)
Xpadder 2007.08 (0.43 MB)
Xpadder is something every gamer could use to make their gaming more enjoyable and more convenient. Xpadder allows you to use your favorite controller while playing computer games that usually would require mouse and keyboard only. Allowing this could help gamers have better aim and stability in certain games that a keyboard or mouse just simply wouldn't allow. Xpadder is a product that I am truly interested in for my boys who are always playing games on the xbox. I know they would love to be able to use their controllers to play computer games as well, with something they are already familiar with.
Xpadder is used as a gamepad for Xbox or Playstation. It is beginner-friendly as well. A gamepad is used for someone playing a console game on a PC.
Lucas Ulrich
This one is for all the gamers out there. It emulates your keyboard and mouse with a game controller. Using this feature, you can easily attach a controller to your PC and play any PC game, even if it doesn't support a controller. You can easily download Xpadder for free and install this app on a Windows PC. I really like it and definetely recomend
This emulator is really recommended for people like me that enjoy playing on consoles and gaming controllers, more than on a keyboard and mouse. There are a lot of PC games that can't be played with a controller, but this can be fixed using Xpadder, because with it you can now map certain keys or mouse clicks onto various buttons on a chosen controller. I use this all the time as I have a preference for gaming controllers, and you can even use it to remap functions for games that do support controllers as well.
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