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Step 4: JoyToKey Basics

Make sure your controller is connected and open JoyToKey. The left hand side displays your configurations. You can multiple configurations to use for certain tasks (one for mouse movement, one for gaming, etc.). On the right hand side you'll see a long list that consists of "Button", "Keyboard", "Auto". This is where you define what the buttons (thumbsticks and directional pads count too) do. However, by default this list doesn't show every component of the Xbox 360 controller.

Click the tab on the very right labeled "Others". Here you can change the number of joysticks for this configuration. Adding more joysticks to configure allows the same customization of a separate configuration, but the you can only switch to different joystick configurations (Joystick 1, Joystick 2, etc.) temporarily (while a button is held down) where you can toggle between configurations (press once to switch, press again to switch back). To view the full range of buttons of the Xbox 360 controller click "Use Axes other than X and Y." and "Use POV switches".

Now, push the "Joysticks" tab to switch back to the list. You'll notice a lot more buttons are available for us to configure. Here's a rundown of what each button on the controller is listed as in the list.

Left Thumbstick Left = AxisX(<0)
Left Thumbstick Right = AxisX(>0)
Left Thumbstick Up = AxisY(<0)
Left Thumbstick Down = AxisY(>0)

Right Shoulder = Axis3(<0)
Left Shoulder = Axis3(>0)

Right Thumbstick Left = Axis4(<0)
Right Thumbstick Right = Axis4(>0)
Right Thumbstick Up = Axis5(<0)
Right Thumbstick Down = Axis5(>0)

Directional Pad Up = POV1:UP
Directional Pad Right = POV1:RIGHT
Directional Pad Down = POV1:DOWN
Directional Pad Left = POV1:LEFT

A = Button 1
B = Button 2
X = Button 3
Y = Button 4

Left Bumper = Button 5
Right Bumper = Button 6

Back = Button 7
Start = Button 8

Left Thumbstick = Button 9
Right Thumbstick = Button 10

(For clarification, the last two are achieved by pushing the left or right thumbstick in. They're called L3 and R3 on Playstation controllers, but I don't know if they have a name from Microsoft.)

There are plenty of other options, but what exactly they do I don't know. Using the guide above maps every button (except the Guide button) that I could find so I'm not worried.

The last step will give examples of configurations and provide the files that I use.
 
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controller isn't working, it works on desktop, but when switched to league it doesn't respond, does joytokey even work with latest pach?

EthanBl2 months ago

Is there a way to assin the print screen

really good article and nice find :) but yes, xpadder I think is a bit easier to use and can also turn a controller into a mouse.

How am i suppose bind the mouse to the controller?

UmitG4 months ago

Guys i have a problem with the configuration of my right stick of my controller.

Right Thumbstick Left = Axis4(<0) Mouse horizontal -100
Right Thumbstick Right = Axis4(>0) Mouse horizontal 100

Right Thumbstick Up = Axis5(<0) Mouse vertical 100

Right Thumbstick Down = Axis5(>0) Mouse vertical -100

I cannot look around with my right stick on my controller... I use "Thrustmaster dual analog 4" can anyone please help me out?

whitey1611 year ago
which button is the middle big silver X button?
thankyou
jkctech whitey1619 months ago

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Devil may cry 3 don't recognize joytokey d-pad mapping(xbox360 controller). How to fix this?
articz822 years ago
This works! Thanks! joytokey was never really clear for me, and now i can play for most of my games!
Danelson3 years ago
I was having a problem where the controlled would work on my desktop, but in some games, and on any menus that needed administration permission, it wouldn't react at all.
However, I finally figured it out.
Close the program, go to the program, right click on the program then click run as administrator. Problem solved.
Again, this is to fix the controller being non-responsive when your computer pops up a message saying "Your permission is needed to continue" or in games where it won't react at all.
badams73 years ago
I had a 360 but it tore up, one of my favorite games was oblivion, so i got oblivion on my computer and set up the controls to mirror that of the xbox's version, but one problem... the hotkey button is the d-pad, now it took me awhile to figure out how to set it up to show the d-pad, but it is only for up down left and right, how do i make it apply for the diagonal directions for the d-pad?
I gave this 5 stars USING the xbox controller! :P hahah thanks alot dude!
Huntman003 years ago
does anybody know if it is possible to make it type something if i press start(button 10)

ex......*presses start* Huntman00 says: fdjhgfgkjhguy
alang33 years ago
i do the left thumbstick thing and everythign but it does nothing what do i do?
Lovell135 years ago
My controller is definitely connected but joytokey wont recognize it. What am i missing
you need the microsoft hardware, and turn off joytokey, plug in your controller, then turn it back on( you have to close it , not minimise it
batsou5 years ago
thx for this!!!!
it works great on windows but how to associate it xith a game, cause i can't configurate it on a game!!!!
please can some one hrlp me!!!!
pgibbons batsou3 years ago
basicly, use the left stick as arrow keys (AxisX(<0)= left arrow key AxisX(<0)= riht arrow key e.t.c) and a button as space, and that should cove most games!
Is there any way to ignore miniscule inputs?
My cursor keeps drifting slowly after I stop moving the thumbstick.
julz19814 years ago
is it possible to use the xbox 360 keyboard with joytokey?
that way i can configure the controller to move the mouse and use the keyboard thingy to chat and do other stuff?

thx.
djwhitey1234 years ago
 i have the driver installed and joytokey but when i try to configure the controller J2K isnt recognizing the controller or something because it doesnt do anything after i click configure button....i tried using your configuration but i cant seem to find J2K in the root directory. Please someone help
KiroLee4 years ago
Thank you so much for this tutorial.  My only working mouse dropped in my soup and I now find I can play certain games much better with a controller.  EvE Online being the main one.

hellstudios4 years ago
xpadder is a much much easier to use program, you should include it in here.
FethrdWlf4 years ago
Okay, I have an Xbox 360 Wireless Remote with a Charge and Play cord. Will it still work?
animekd1015 years ago
will this work with free online games that you download onto your computer?
hey i downloaded that thing on microsoft.com but the joytokey thing how to u make is so u can put like long things like Left Bumper or Left Stick or using the D-pad or just even using your controller for that.
 on the left you will see a tab called Other. Just click on it, then check the three squares.
JCR225 years ago
is there any way to save these settings? Every time i down my computer or unplug the controller, i have to set the whole thing over again.
felcax JCR225 years ago
yes just see the lower left corner press create, do your configuration and it will be saved
Yes.
adamruddock6 years ago
do u know if and how to use the 360 chat pad as a keyboard on the pc along with the pad as the mouse