New User wrote:Does anyone have any experience with a program like JoyToKey? It maps gamepad buttons to keyboard keys, to make your gamepad compatible with flash games and others. I have heard that there are several ways to do this, and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a program to use that doesn't have any glaring flaws. I haven't tried JoyToKey or any other yet.
I used jtk few times with a borrowed xbox360 pad.(wanted to try out some old-time split screen games without the bother of sharing a keyboard) Works quite well for normal buttons, a bit less if you are trying to map the mouse - analog sticks work fine if you set it right (it's really subjective what "right" means here - you will just need try and see what values are good for you), but the buttons sometimes need more work, like setting up a special button to increase the mouse speed etc.
I also tried to go into modern day CoD4 with this thing. Worked well, but since I don't really play FPS games with gamepads, I were obviously losing miserably to keyboard&mouse players.
Minecraft is whole lot of awesome with pad though. If you are killing, exploring and mining
that is. Building and managing your equipment... not so much.
plus sides on using things like jtk:
play without the 4-buttons-at-once limit (if you have a standard keyboard)
play flash games with pad, yay! (you mentioned it already)
sell console, lobby the producers to release the games to PC always
also: I did not experience any noticeable delay or crashes while using it.
configuration... it might take you a while to get it right a first couple of times, and the configs posted on the web, while generally ok, are not always optimal.
jtk in the version I have, needs the pad to be connected to run. (so I can't check the configs right now, but I still have some cfg files left)