Xpadder

Xpadder 2015.01.01

Xpadder offers new levels of customisation for your gamepads.

All PC and laptop gamers have had trouble with gamepads at some point. Usually Windows or a certain game won't recognise the pad or certain button presses. Xpadder is the solution to these woes making pads more compatible and even giving you ways to use your pads for other tasks. View full description

PROS

  • The great thing about Xpadder is that it's uses don't stop with games. For example you could map your pad's buttons to the media controls on your PC turn your pad into a remote control. For the cost it's a very handy bit of kit and it uses visual guide
  • Visually guided interface

CONS

  • Remap buttons and even mouse movements
  • Perfect for older games without pad support

Are the sound effects and sountrack good?

Very good
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All PC and laptop gamers have had trouble with gamepads at some point. Usually Windows or a certain game won't recognise the pad or certain button presses. Xpadder is the solution to these woes making pads more compatible and even giving you ways to use your pads for other tasks.

An independent gamepad solution

Xpadder was coded by an independent software developer. While it isn't free it is cheap and your money goes to supporting ongoing improvements. The primary function of Xpadder is to map keyboard and mouse actions to your gamepad's buttons. For example pressing X on the pad can make the computer think you pressed the number 3 on your keyboard. Some games don't support pads but do support keyboard buttons so this software solves that problem instantly. Working with Windows 10 down to XP this is ideal if you have an Xbox or similar controller but have trouble getting it to work.

Clever easy to use and surprisingly handy

The great thing about Xpadder is that it's uses don't stop with games. For example you could map your pad's buttons to the media controls on your PC turn your pad into a remote control. For the cost it's a very handy bit of kit and it uses visual guides to make remapping your controller super easy.

Using either the keyboard or the mouse to play videogames on your PC is not always the most comfortable option. Sometimes you'd love to use your gamepad but unfortunately not all games have support for them. Xpadder puts an end to this problem, allowing you to play PC games with poor or no gamepad support at all.

These are the features Xpadder has to offer:

  • Full keyboard and mouse emulation
  • No installation needed - run straight from the Zip file
  • Add gamepad support to emulated, internet and DOS games
  • Play multiplayer games with each player using their own gamepad
  • Control video/music players using their shortcut keys
  • Use a gamepad with a web browser or any windows application
  • Rumble (force feedback) and advanced fine-tuning options
  • Create and share any layout for any controller
  • Multiple profile management using sharable files

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Xpadder 2015.01.01

— User reviews — about Xpadder

  • IanPeeWeeFujiDoodles

    by IanPeeWeeFujiDoodles

    "This is an awesome program if you want to use console controllers on a PC."

    This is an awesome program if you want to use console controllers with your PC. More.

    reviewed on March 29, 2013

  • GameJunkie

    by GameJunkie

    "not compatible with windows7 ?"

    i tried to download but i clicked on it afterwards and it wouldn't let me open said it wasn't compatible so i went to un... More.

    reviewed on July 17, 2012

  • "Better way to play!"

    xpadder proved to be a better way to control my avatar in Skyrim as I was able to set it up and cover all major actions ... More.

    reviewed on February 9, 2012

  • nythauk

    by nythauk

    "Better way to play!"

    xpadder proved to be a better way to control my avatar in Skyrim as I was able to set it up and cover all major actions ... More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2012