If you are having trouble finding the best suitable emulator for your joystick, you might want to check out xpadder for this problem. It has been in the market for the last five years and has an unmatched efficiency as compared to its other competitors. If you are new to this application you can go through this article for the bigger picture.

xpadder versions

The program was initially launched as a shareware. Later on with its huge success and demand for better functionality, the developer decided to tag its price. Following are the available versions in chronological order Рv5, v5.3, v5.4, v5.6, v5.7 and v5.9.

xpadder controller

The xpadder controller provides custom module to edit buttons on the joystick to the corresponding keys on the keyboard panel. One can easily customize the playing mode with swapping the corresponding keys on the emulator. This comes very handy if you have a specific joystick efficiency and you don't want to change it. This program provides you with the feasibility to edit joystick buttons according to your needs. Say for example a forward button can vary on different models. If you want to have the same function for the forward button on the right hand side of the joystick as compared to the default left button press you can edit the config file to change it to the right hand forward button.

xpadder profiles

If you have joystick and would like custom game profiles for your controller, you can easily download profiles pre-defined for your ease. Some of the games also come with custom commands that are very hard to set for a normal user. For that you need to download profiles and load them to the emulator so that you can easily start on with your game. xpadder profiles are available for download at the bottom of this article.

xpadder controller images

I have found that there are many people who already have the xpadder application but have been unsuccessful in implementing the settings with the controller. I have collected images of settings and profiles from all across the forums and discussion boards to build this package. The sample images are displayed below. You can download the complete package from the link provided at the end of the article.

xpadder for Windows

Windows XP, Vista and the latest Windows 7 are supported by xpadder.

xpadder for Linux

Linux is not supported as of now. Linux users can download gjoypad from the official link. You need to set up the playdeb repository before starting with the console.

xpadder PS2

The following image describes the available profile settings for PS2 controllers.

xpadder xbox

The following image describes the available profile settings for PS2 controllers.

Xbox 360 image 1

xpadder xbox360

The following image describes the available profile settings for PS2 controllers.

xpadder for xbox 360

Download xpadder

xpadder is a paid application but you can find some illegal sites sharing it. You can Google it for more information. Personally I would advise you to stay away from such sites as they might harm your computer.

xpadder alternative

There are many alternatives to xpadder but none of them are efficient enough to get customization at such ease. But for the records the following programs like xpadder which can be tried out are-

  1. Joytokey
  2. VJoy Virtual Keyboard
  3. GlovePIE

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