Xpadder is a small tool to provide convenience with the gamers to play the online, DOS and PC games by using the PC gamepad. You do not need to use a keyboard or mouse for this purpose. So, it is equally helpful for the games that come with less or no gamepad support. Moreover, you can use it for playing a multiplayer game where you can use up to 16 gamepads separately.
Xpadder Salient Features
Before moving ahead to the installation section, Let me introduce the Xpadder in detail so that you may know what it brings for the gamers. Here they are.
Xpadder facilitates you to play a variety of games that are not supported by your controller. Resultantly, it brings a large number of games for you.
You can play the DOS games by using this compact-sized software. It is compatible with all DOS games in all versions of Windows including Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Even more, it supports online games in all browsers. So, there is no restriction on playing PC games only. You can play all types of games by using it.
There are some latest effects it brings for the gamers. The effects of Vibration and Rumble etc., are effective even in the games that do not come with these effects. You can customize the effects layout in the tool.
The tool functions well with the joystick, gamepad and arcade sticks.
It is a compelling software that enables you to use up to 16 gaming controllers at the same time. It shows that up to 16 players can use their separate controllers while playing a game.
The tool contains a detailed user’s guide for the players on every section such as Toolbar Controls, Basics, Standard Controls, Controller layout, and many others. It also includes a detailed guide regarding the troubleshooting.
When you open the software, the graphics seem a bit dull. However, the powerful functionality and a simple user interface make it a worthy tool for gamers.
The features like Rumble and Vibrate, etc. work with all the games regardless of their presence in the game.
Xpadder works the best with all controllers. But it shows absolute compatibility with the Xbox 360 Controller.
Since it is a compact-sized tool; it does not require much space in your system. The installation process is straightforward, and it does not take much time.
Last, but not the least, it does not take your much time in setting it up with your controller. It takes only 10 minutes to make it function with the controller.
It is available in two versions – free version and the paid one. The paid version requires an only one-time fee. You need to pay only $9.99 to download the paid version of Xpadder. Once you pay this amount, it gives you access to all future versions of Xpadder.
Download Xpadder for Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 (64 bit / 32 bit)
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How to Download Xpadder Profiles
Many gamers are unaware of the ways to download Xpadder Profiles. Well, if you are one of them, here is an easy method to download Xpadder profiles for you.
Go to the Xpadder forum and select the profile you want to download. Copy the information regarding the forum.
Now go to the top left corner of Window where you can see the “Select All” option. Now press “Ctrl + C” to copy the necessary content from here.
Finally, go to the Xpadder software. Open “Profile” menu and press “Ctrl + V” to paste the information in it.
Now, click “Save Profile” to save your profile.
How to Use Xpadder
Once, you have finished the downloading of Xpadder; you need to follow a simple procedure to connect it with your controller. Here are the steps you need to follow in this context.
Connect the controller with your Windows system/Laptop. Make sure; you are using a controller that has no compatibility issue with your Windows. Well, I am using Xbox 360 Controller that is fully compatible with the Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. But the software is fully compatible with a wide range of controllers.
Launch the tool and select the “Gamepad” icon that exists on the top left corner of the tool’s window. Here, you will see the option “New.” Select this option to move ahead.
Here, “Controller Settings” section appears. You need to select “Images” from the list. This option will give you a view of the controller you are going to use for games. Well, it is optional if you want to skip this step, no worries. It will give you a full view of the controller buttons. Now, move to the “Xpadder Game Controller Database” to get a perfect image for the controller you want to use. Download it from there.
Save the controller image in your PC/Laptop on an easily accessible location.
The next option “Sticks” will be highlighted now. Press the sticks of your controller in different ways to check its functioning. Follow the instructions appearing on the screen. Don’t forget to enable the right analog stick.
Now, “DPad” will be highlighted. Here, click “Enable” checkbox before DPad and follow the instructions appear on your screen. Don’t touch other settings in this section. They would be the same as they are.
Next, in the “Button” category, you need to check the buttons of controller one by one. Don’t miss any button as this activity will add all the buttons of the controller in the layout. Follow the instructions carefully and drag and drop the indicators to its particular image on the screen while you are pressing the buttons. The users of Xbox 360 should click the “Analog Sticks” option too.
The next section is “Triggers” for triggers configuration. It is also essential to add left and right bumpers on the Xbox. Try LB and RB to add them to the Triggers layout.
Once the configuration is over, you need to select the option “OK” to save the settings.
(If you want to play a game using the keyboard, configure the keyboard in the same way following the onscreen instructions)
- Q: I am using Xbox 360 with Xpadder, but it is not working. What does it happen?
- Ans: If you are using it with Xpadder, make sure you have installed the latest updates of Windows. Xpadder is not troubling. There is something wrong with your Windows version. Install the updates and try again.
- Q: I am using a controller other than the Xbox 360, but the Xpadder is not working with it. Is my controller not compatible with it?
- Ans: The tool is compatible with hundreds of controllers. Make sure; your controller has the same pattern of buttons. If it does not contain the same design of buttons, it means the software driver of your controller is different. So, Xpadder is working properly. It is the software driver of your controller that is interrupting it.
- Q: I want to play a multiplayer game, does it support it?
- Ans: of course, it supports up to 16 controllers at a time, and all the players can use their separate controllers.
- Q: I am using a PC running on Windows 10. I am trying to connect the tool with Xbox 360, but it disconnects after a few seconds. What should I do?
- Ans: Well, nothing is wrong with Xpadder. It may be due to the antivirus software you are using. Disable it for some hours and try to connect the tool with Xbox once again. It will work fine.