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Welcome to my website! My name is John and I am an avid gamer that recently started studying how to create websites, so I thought I'd create a small little website about some gaming software that I have been using for the past few months and compare some of the pros and cons of each of them.

If you are like me, then you are a console gamer at heart, but a lot of games that I want to play are only available on the PC or are a lot cheaper for the PC version. Unfortunately, a lot of these PC games don't have gamepad support and are keyboard/mouse only (especially true for older games and indie games, gotta love indie games!)...
but software like Xpadder, Pinnacle Game Profiler (PGP), and Joy2Key (J2K) can help you use your controller!

Each of these programs will allow you to play any game with any controller, but there are a lot of differences between these 3 programs.



In case you don't feel like reading through everything on the comparison page and just want to jump to trying the software yourself, here are some download links.

PGP: http://pinnaclegameprofiler.com - costs $8.99 (free 20-day trial)
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Xpadder: http://www.xpadder.com - costs $9.99 (no trial version)

Joy2Key: http://www.electracode.com/4/joy2key/JoyToKey%20English%20Version.htm - freeware

PGP has a free trial, so I'd suggest you try that first before you buy Xpadder (which doesn't have a trial version). You could also try Joy2Key, it's actually completely free... but as mentioned throughout this site, you'll see that it doesn't have anywhere near the capabilities of PGP or Xpadder.
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Pinnacle Game Profiler

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DirectInput and XINPUT (full)
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learning to make your own takes time
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over 780 profiles you can download
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press/hold or single-tap/double-tap
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up to 4 available
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basic aiming customization
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profiles start automatically
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works like any other button
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modify game's internal support
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email and community forum
$8.99 (has trial version)
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goto PGP site

Xpadder

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DirectInput and XINPUT (full)
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learning to make your own is quick
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over 350 profiles you can download
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press/hold
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1 available
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advanced aiming customization
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community forum
$9.99 (no trial version)
goto Xpadder site

Joy2Key

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DirectInput and XINPUT (limited)
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learning to make your own is quick
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FREE!
goto J2K site