by xpadder

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

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: xpadder

Release : Xpadder 2007.08

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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. 

Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Supports controllers communicating via XInput and DirectInput
Requires a controller for mapping to keyboard inputs

Supports a wide variety of game controllers and configurations.
Makes keyboard-based games accessible for console players.
User friendly with a straightforward interface.

Not fully compatible with all gaming systems and controllers.
May require frequent updates and troubleshooting.
The interface can be confusing for new users.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Josh
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.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Murray
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.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner 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
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Caleb
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.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Jayden
I used this to increase the speed and efficiency of my pc keyboard as it simulate the keyboard and mouse movement. This tool is awesome for web browser, mp3 mp4 player etc.. Also it is a free software. I used to play games as it support controller. I recommend it to everyone.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Aaron
Xpadder is a pc emulation software for gamepads. It controls your pc keyboard and mouse with a game console. The main thing is we can sync the keyboard and mouse with joystick commands.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Alexander
Xpadder is a transparent and highly competent keyboard emulator that you can use for your PC. This software allows you to get control over any type of game that doesn't feature any support for your gamepad. Simple tools and visuals anyone who has some time to spare and can easily set up the gamepad to emulate the keyboard and their mouse in all the games they play. They do have a free version but after years of this software being here they have come up with a premium version. It's available on all the Windows versions. Overall, I would recommend this for gamers but ofcourse for anyone else who are also interested in games.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Jamie
Xpadder for windows is application to control the pc,keyboard and mouse. It is freeware program. It is also safe and secure to download and use the program. It is lightweight program and have control over the games. It is capable keyboard emulator for pc. It is simple and compact software program. It is hassle free software. It is supported in the windows program.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Blair V.
Xpadder is a Windows application that allows users to map keyboard and mouse inputs to game controller buttons. It is used to simulate key strokes, mouse movements, and other game controller button presses in order to play games with poor or no game controller support. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Jake Goncher
Xpadder is a great software for gamers who lack controllers. It allows users to create custom profiles that can be used with any game. The interface is easy to understand and use. I have found it to be very helpful in creating custom profiles for games that don't have controller support. The program is also very affordable. The ability to create multiple profiles for different games is a great feature. The software runs well and is lightweight, so it doesn't take up much resources. Overall, it is a great program for gamers who need to customize their gaming experience.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Evan Oge
Xpadder software is relatively easy to use and provides a great way to control games with a gamepad. The interface is intuitive, and the configuration options are fairly comprehensive. I found it useful to save custom button configurations, however some games had compatibility issues. The price is also quite reasonable.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Theo B********o
Xpadder is a very usefull tool for gamers who want to customize their gamepad controls. I've been using it for a while and I find it quite convienient.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Andrew X*******i
Xpadder is a helpful tool for mapping keyboard and mouse inputs to gamepad buttons, but it can be a bit finicky and time-consuming to set up correctly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Callum Mislang
Xpadder software allows users to map keyboard keys and mouse movements to gamepad buttons, making it easier to play games on a PC with a gamepad.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Mason
Xpadder is a versatile software tool that enables users to play PC games with a joystick or gamepad. The key feature of Xpadder is its ability to map keyboard keys and mouse actions to the game controller. Thus, users can enhance their PC gaming experience, making it more immersive and true to a console gaming feeling.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Luke
Absolutely brilliant for mapping keyboard keys and mouse movements to a gamepad, providing seamless control for games without native gamepad support.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Charlie
Effortlessly maps gamepad inputs to keyboard strokes.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Finn
Intuitive, customizable gamepad mapping.
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