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Thread: Keymapper for my gamepad available for linux?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Keymapper for my gamepad available for linux?

    Right now I can't afford a desk to put my computer on (I have it sitting on a piece of plywood on top a cinder block) It's really uncomfortable to try and plays games on my pc hunched over, so I setup my xbox controller for use in linux. Some of my games support joysticks natively, but not fully. For example, soldier of fortune only supports 4 of the 12 buttons available, and only one analog stick. Also, not all of my games support joysticks either.

    So is there any program out there that'll let me map keyboard keys to my gamepad and/or allow my analog stick to function as a mouse? I'd really appreciate it, it's so much of a pain the *** to play games as of now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Claremont CA
    Ubuntu Studio 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Keymapper for my gamepad available for linux?

    you may want to check out 'xev', from there find out what the system is seeing when you press the buttons/stick controller. If you do see input then I suspect you could map it with in the game.. hope it helps,,
    cant' spell and 'man' challenged, thank goodness for tab-complete!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Re: Keymapper for my gamepad available for linux?

    Im guessing your running your Xbox gamepad via USB, I've made a keymap that applys (attached)

    as for programs

    JoyToKey works great in wine for games running under wine but not for Linux natvie games.

    QJoyPad works the sameway as JoyToKey and under linux but when I tried it, it ate CPU like crazy, using 50-90% of if even in idle mode (could be a settings problem)
    EDIT!! : Found a french site where they fixed the 100% CPU drain that was ecause it checked madly for all actions
    with a deb and all =)

    RejoysTick is another but haven't tried that one yet

    Joy2key is another as well and in the repos

    there are lots of programs out there =)
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    Last edited by Ferrat; November 14th, 2007 at 01:09 PM.


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