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Joy To Key

JoyToKey - Use any USB joypad or joystick to act as a mouse keyboard.

JoyToKey enables PC game controllers to mimic a mouse and the keyboard. It is a freeware utility which can be of great use to disabled users.
Download JoyToKey (v 3.79) from here.

About this software
JoyToKey is a keyboard and mouse 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. If you wish, you can control even Word, Excel, etc. with joysticks!
It is also a way for accessibility switch users to access PCs when using a switch adapted game controller. These can be bought or built following D.I.Y. guides.

Getting Started
• Download then unzip the JoyToKey software.

• If your computer is running the Vista Operating System you may need to carry out the following steps:

1. Right Click on JoyToKey.exe
2. Click properties
3. Go to Compatibility Tab
4. Check "Run this program in compatibility mode"(Make sure it's XP SP2)
5. Check "Run this program as an administrator"

• Connect your joypad or joystick to the USB socket of your PC. Wait a few moments for it to be recognised by your computer. You can connect up to 16 controllers! N.B. If you wish to connect games console controllers to your PC you will need a special USB adapter, please contact me or look in my Accessible Gaming Shop.

• Check that your controller is working by going to the "Game Controllers" control panel reached from the desktop by clicking on: START> CONTROL PANEL> PRINTERS AND OTHER HARDWARE> GAME CONTROLLERS. If all is well, the name of your controller or adapter should appear. Double click this to enter the controller test mode. A controller properties display panel should appear with numbered buttons and pointers that are highlighted when you use your controller. Make a note of exactly what each button does as this will help you set-up your controller in JoyToKey.

• Start "JoyToKey" by double-clicking the joystick icon.
JoyToKey Front Screen.
• Push the "Create" button and make a new configuration.

• Choose a button that you wish to use by double clicking it on the list. You will enter a new menu from which you can choose to assign a Keyboard, Mouse or Special function.

Assigning Functions to your Button


JoyToKey: Keyboard Emulation

Here you can assign any key or combination of keys to your button. Many "one switch" games make use of the SPACE BAR. You could assign all your controls to all act as SPACE if it helps.
You can also assign each button to trigger "Automatic Shooting" which can make some shooting and fighting games much easier.
Consider assigning ESCAPE or ALT+F4 to a button so you can quit programs with your controller.


JoyToKey: Mouse Emulation

Assign cursor movements to any of your controllers buttons. You can adjust the speed to suit the user.
The left, right and central mouse buttons can be assigned to any joystick button.
"Automatic Shooting" can also be applied to mouse button clicks.

Special Features

JoyToKey: Special Feature

You can set any button to activate one of two "Special" features. These are only active whilst you hold this button down.

1. "Adjust mouse movements temporarily". This enables you to speed up or slow down mouse movement on the press of a button.
2. "Use the settings of [another] joystick temporarily". Enables extra controls to be accessed, such as those assigned to your virtual joystick (normally named "Joystick 2" from the main menu). Helpful for controllers with a limited number of buttons available.

N.B. You must leave JoyToKey running in the background for it to remain active. Simply minimise it's window, and away you go.
If you would like JoyToKey to begin everytime you start your computer just go to "All Programs" on your "Start" menu and choose "Startup". Make a shortcut to JoyToKey and drop it into the Startup folder window that appears. In the future, it will run when you log in (make sure you have a controller attached in advance). If you don’t want it to run at startup, remove it from the folder. More on Startup programs here.

JoyToKey was written by Ryo Ohkubo between 1999-2005. The Japanese version is available from Vector.co.jp. French JoyToKey Tutorial available at MuganFury.com. See the README file for more help.[/QUOTE]

link to download it is broken heres another
Is tricky to setup but is godly when used![/B]

One of the best freeware utilities for Game pads/joy sticks if only worked on keyboards well l'd be all set.

One part macro one part DX level driver this things rocks and one of the neatest things besides all the re bindings and mose movements you can do with it you can set it up to swap configurations with the press of a button to redo the layout on the fly!

Example: press and hold L2 to change what L1,R2,R1 do and, its either toggle or press to change I forget *L*
Also found a basic keyboard remapper if anyone needs one


It dose not do multi remapping to one key or toggles but is simple to use.

IS not simple to use but lefts you do alot more,its not free ware tho....still digging through free ware for a working program :(


Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
Incoherence is my friend and grammar my bane, which is the fulcrum of suffering I place upon others!:ZippyDSMlee

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