Note! I am no longer actively maintaining joy2key. You may prefer to use this sourceforge fork of joy2key.


Joy2key is a utility to allow you to use a joystick for X and console programs that otherwise lack native joystick support. Although simple, it is very useful for applications such as games which benefit greatly from the convenience and ease of use that a joystick offers over the keyboard. Joy2key uses the /dev/js device interface.
In order to use joy2key, you need the following things:
The latest version of joy2key is 1.6.1. whoopie!
For installation intructions check the README file in the archive. Have fun!

New! The Joy2key configuration collection has been established due to popular demand.

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Peter Amstutz <>
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