Joystick Emulators

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Name Description
Direct Pad Pro Direct Pad Pro is like Sneskey 9x, but it uses DirectX drivers. What this program does different, is it lets you install your console controller like a regualar PC controller... Pretty cool... it also runs faster than Sneskey 9x. This program has support for PSX Dual Shock!
DPadPro has been discontinued.
JoyEmu This is the ultimate keyboard emulator around. This tiny TSR supports 1 or 2 joysticks, 2,4,6 and 8 button joysticks, mouse support, autofire for all buttons, hold mode and shift mode settings, configuration file, and much more! There are 2 versions, one of which does not have hotkey support and uses 1KB less memory. If you want to use a joystick with a game that doesn't support joysticks, look no furthur. This is the emulator to use.
JoyKeys This keyboard emulator is similar to JoyEmu, except it has a few limitations. For example, there is no configuration file so everything must be typed in at the command line, and it also isn't compatible with every game that it's been tested on. It does, however, use less memory when loaded (only about 2KB).
JoytoKey This software is a keyboard emulator for joysticks. It converts joystick input into keyboard input (and mouse input). Use it when you want to control an application with joysticks that doesn't support joystick input.
NTPAD XP For all the Windows NT, 2000 and XP users, this is the solution to your controller woes. NTpad supports Multitap based interfaces, SNES, and PSX pads as well as vibration and analog functions.
PPJoy This parallel-port driver supports quite a few joysticks, including
several console gamepads. There is rudimentary support for Windows 98 and ME, but the
author considers it for the brave.
Psxpad This parallel-port joystick emulator for Windows 2k and XP, though only in an early alpha stage, currently works with SNES, Nintendo 64, Saturn, and Playstation controllers.
SnesKey This is a console gamepad emulator. It allows you to connect almost all console gamepads to your PC, and run them as acual PC gamepads. It works on EVERY game for you can edit the keys it uses. The windows version can't use as many controllers as the Dos Version can... but it doesn't take 10 MHz power to run it either. You have to make your own cable to run from your LPT port to your controller, and the instructions to make them are in the DOS Version's help manual. You can also define wich buttons do what, pretty cool.
SnesKey has been discontinued.
USB Converter This information site by Simon Nield teaches you how to make your N64/PSX pad use the USB port. VERY interesting!