Joystick Mapper 1.1.2

A handy and easy-to-use utility that enables you to use your gamepad or joystick to play different games or control applications
We all like to play various kinds of games ranging from race games and shooters to flight and drive simulators. The problem is that the keyboard and the mouse are not enough when it comes to controlling a drifting car or a flying plane. This is where Joystick Mapper steps in to save the day.

Joystick Mapper is a straightforward OS X utility specially designed to help you map your Mac's keyboard keys, mouse movements and clicks in order to be simulated by a joystick or gamepad.

Joystick Mapper is lightweight and can be easily installed via the App Store for just $4.99. To successfully install the app you need an Apple ID along with the password and $5 to spend.

Joystick Mapper comes with a user-friendly interface from which you can create new presets or edit the available ones.

The Edit Preset window helps you configure your joystick, gamepad or controller to simulate various combinations of keystrokes, mouse clicks, scroll or movements in a couple of minutes.

You can create and use multiple presets which can be enabled for different games or applications, even the ones that do not provide built-in support for gamepads or joysticks.

In order to map a keyboard key, mouse motion or button you just have to hit scan and move the stick or press the desired button.

In addition, Joystick Mapper offers a list with easy to use and edit mapping examples that are available under the File menu.

Moreover, Joystick Mapper features support for a wide variety of gamepads and joysticks such as PS3 and XBox controllers.

However, you might need third-party divers for Xbox and PS3 controllers. To use your wireless Xbox 360 controller with your Mac you also need a Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver.

To conclude, Joystick Mapper might be the solution for all Mac users that want to use their joystick, gamepad or controller to play games or control apps.

Reviewed by on October 17th, 2013

last updated on:
December 28th, 2013, 19:54 GMT
file size:
1.4 MB
developed by:
Chibata Creations
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • 10.9 App Nap Bug Fixed
  • Preset saving bug fixed
  • Quotes and double quotes now does not prevent the preset to be properly saved and can be used partially;
  • "Lower-Resolution Fullscreen bounds Fix" removed as it caused more problems than it is worth. I am investigating a real fix;
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Joystick Mapper is an OS X application that will allow one to configure joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboar...

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