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Joystick Mapper

By Chibata Creations

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Joystick Mapper is an application that allows you to configure your joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboard keys/mouse movement/mouse click/mouse scroll, so you can control any app or game using them, even the ones without built-in support.

A very good companion for First Person Shooters, Flash Games, Media Players, for example.

Works great with a variety of gamepads, including (but not limited to) Xbox, Logitech, Ps3, Ps4.

* Use any axis, dpads or buttons on your joystick to simulate keyboard and mouse;
* Map any of the 4 directions from an Analog Stick independently;
* Smooth mouse movement;
* Adjust mouse speed for analog sticks per direction individually, this can help with crappy gamepads;
* Analog Shoulder Triggers can be used as buttons;
* Any "weird" combination you want:
* Button/Dpad/Analog Stick/Analog Trigger --> Keyboard/Mouse/Click/Scroll;
* Ready-to-use examples, easily modifiable;
* Compatible with USB and Bluetooth Joysticks;
* Easy to use interface.

* To map Key-Combinations like Command+Q, just map two or more keys to the same input (in this example, one for Command and another for Q);
* Compatible with controllers that does use the standard HID Joystick interface;
* You may need to install a third party driver for Xbox controllers, you can find links to them in the Support site FAQ;
* If your PS3 gamepad does not respond to any input when connected using USB, just press the central "PS" button once;
* Wireless Xbox 360 Gamepads, sadly, does not use Bluetooth, you may need an adapter in this case. Search on the web for "Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver";
* Other similar apps may prevent Joystick Mapper from operating correctly, if you have one and have problems, please disable them before using Joystick Mapper
* If you have problems and need assistance, please visit the support site

Check also the *Joystick Show* application to be able to test any Joysticks/Gamepads in a easy and nice way.

NOTE (November 8, 2016): An update fixing multiple controller support and Stratus' controllers will arrive soon.

What's New in Version 1.1.3

* Proper Wireless PlayStation 4 Dual Shock Controller support
* Controllers will connect/disconnect automatically while the app is running now (you can turn off your controller now to save battery or even change to another identical controller ;).
* Bug fixed: Mouse Cursor was Jammed on the corner sometimes when the controller is disconnected
* No lags when connecting/scanning Dual Shock 4 controllers (please tell me if you encounter this problem)
* New Preset Examples for PS4 controllers
* Fixed problems on (dis)connections

Please note that currently available drivers for xbox 360 controllers may not work on OS X Yosemite, If you have problems with that and need a workaround to use your xbox 360 gamepads on Yosemite for now, please visit the support site of Joystick Mapper. A Proper solution will be available soon.

Thank you for using Joystick Mapper :)


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Customer Reviews

Samurai Gunn

I used this application to map 56 different inputs in total, across 4 controllers. They are DualShock 4 controllers, all connected via Bluetooth. The reason I had to do an exhaustive mapping like this is that the game Samurai Gunn does not natively recognize the DualShock 4, so I remapped them to keyboard keys. The profiles I setup for this purpose work beautifully, and no one would know that the game does not have native controller support. I can reliably connect anywhere from one to all four controllers and I know exactly which joystick profiles will be utilized.

There is no signal propagation delay introduced by this app that I can detect, and this is very important in Samurai Gunn, as one or two milliseconds in either direction can affect whether you live or die.

And best of all if I want to switch back to another game which does support my controllers, all I have to do is uncheck a checkbox. It just works.


i only needed like 1 minute to understand how to set everything up on my own. the 1 thing i did have to go to the official website to find out more was how to actually activate the preset once i created it. i guess it was RIGHT there but i didn’t think the empty box was a checkmark box to activate the preset….lulz.

man, this is such an underrated and inexpensive app that can work wonders in the hands of creativity. i plan on using my ps4 controller now as basically my music production controller, my mouse/browser when I want to just sit back in my chair. (i just thought about buying a pico projector like the new Asus S1 to project onto my ceiling so basically I can just work on my laptop in bed, using my ps4 controller easily.) SO RELAXED AND NOICE.

you the man Rocha

It Works

I don’t know where all the bad reviews are coming from. I have been able to program and use my 360 and PS4 controllers on Skyrim-Tamriel, all the lego games (the 360 already worked on those) Fable- The Lost Chapters and Torchlight 2. I’m sure it’ll work on any other games I choose to try.

I downloaded a driver for the 360, but the PS4 was recognized by my MacBook. And yes, I’m using my PS4 controller wirelessly (bluetooth).

I have a 2.3 ghz intel i7 MacBook running 10.9.5

The only reason this isn’t a five star review is because the app doesn’t come with the ability to recognize, or show me, what buttons are connected to what number. Right trigger is “axis 1 +” for example. A layout would be very helpful. But they’d like you to purchase their other app for that.

Maybe I bought it at the right time and got it after some magical update that made everything work. But more likely, I read their directions (minimal) and played with it until I understood how to use it. Yep, probably that last sentence.

In a nutshell, it works. worth the money, haven’t had a problem.

Joystick Mapper
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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