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Xpadder – Play PC games with poor or no gamepad support

O. James Samson - May 15, 2007

screenshot0.gifWant to play PC games easily with or without joystick support? You need to check out Xpadder.

Xpadder simulates keypresses and mouse movements using a gamepad, allowing you to use your controller to play PC games with poor or no joystick support.

Cool feature supported include:

  • Play PC games with poor or no gamepad support;
  • 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;
  • No installation needed – run straight from the Zip file;
  • Designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

The latest version making the rounds in the software market is Xpadder 4.4, latest changes in this version include:


  • Explorer associations and icons;
  • Profile handling;
  • Dialog window handling and default active button selection;
  • Windows version checking;
  • Shell update efficiency.


  • Command line switches and help;
  • Shortcut launching via command line;
  • Automatic restore/minimize if xpadder is re-run;
  • Controller link database duplication and bad entry checking;
  • Xinput support for logitech chillstream controller;
  • Recent documents list addition for open/save dialogs.


  • A bug where lack of X and Y rumble axes caused continuous error;
  • A bug where loading message flicked up if animations were disabled;
  • A bug where manually closing dialog window did not return best response;
  • A bug where extension extraction didn’t handle folders with extensions;

And Lots more.

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