Your site for choice bits of critical gaming news, info & opinion!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How To Use A Game Pad With Flash Games Using JoyToKey

How To Use A Game Pad With Flash Games Using JoyToKey


Tools like JoyToKey are great, allowing you to use a gamepad with flash games. This makes a world of difference for most games, especially any action, adventure, or platformer titles. Gone are the cumbersome days of W A S D or arrow keys!

Getting Started:

Start by first downloading and extracting JoyToKey files by clicking HERE.

Be sure to plug in your game pad before opening JoyToKey.

If you are running JoyToKey on Windows 7 or Vista you may need to run this program as an administrator. To do so follow these steps:
1) Right click on the JoyToKey.exe
2) Click on Properties
3) Go to the Compatibility tab
4) Click "Run this program in compatibility mode" (If you have Vista make sure to set it as XP SP2. If you have Windows 7 set for Windows 98.)
5) Click "Run this program as administrator"

*Note: The above instructions are those provided by the JoyToKey makers.  I was able to run the program just fine by simply clicking "Run this program as admisitrator" while using Windows 7

Run As Administrator

Setting Up Your Controller:

Setting up your controller may look a little complicated but by using the information provided below you should be able to set up your game pad to play flash games with ease.

One important thing to remember about how this program works is that it is set up to mimic your keyboard inputs.  When you program JoyToKey with your gamepad you are actually setting up your gamepad to recreate keyboard inputs.

First you need to identify which type of gamepad you have.  The two most commonly used styles of gamepads are either Xbox or Playstation controllers.  This is important since both controllers are programmed slightly different.  The photos below will show you the corresponding gamepad inputs for the controller you have.

X Box JoyToKey Inputs

Playstation JoyToKey Inputs

Playstation JoyToKey Inputs

Now that we now how to identify the buttons we want to allow commands for we are ready to get started.  Make sure to plug in your controller before opening the program.

*For this example we will show you how to program your controller for Super Mario Crossover 2.*

For Super Mario Crossover 2 the keyboard inputs are as follows:
Z = Jump
X = Attack
C = Alternative Attack
Tab = Switch Weapons
Esc = Pause Menu
Arrow Keys = Move

In order to use your directional pad on either of the controllers you will have to add the POV setting in JoyToKey.  To do so click on the "Preferences" tab in JoyToKey.

Then make sure the "POV" check box is filled in.

Now click the "Joysticks" tab to go back to the main menu.

Lets create a profile for Super Mario Crossover 2.  Click the create button on the bottom left side of the screen and add the name Super Mario Crossover 2.

Now lets set up our D-Pad to work as the Arrow Keys.  The D-Pad inputs for both controllers are programmed using the POV1 options on the screen.  

Double click on POV1:UP
Click in the yellow box in the upper left hand side and press the Up Arrow on your keyboard.

Click on OK then repeat the same process for the rest of the POV1 commands using the Left, Right, and Down arrows.

Now lets setup the Jump and Attack buttons.  Since I am using an Xbox controller I want my to program the rest of my buttons as follows:

Jump (Z) = Button 1
Attack (X) = Button 3
Alternative Attack (C) = Button 2
Switch Buttons (Tab) = Button 7
Pause Game (Esc) = Button 8

After I have input all the above commands using the same method we used to setup the D-Pad our JoyToKey inputs should now look this.

Now our controller setup is finished and ready to play Super Mario Crossover 2.  You can use this same method to play any keyboard based game with a controller.  

When program is closed it will automatically save your created settings.  

- - -

Wanna set it up and try it on more games?  Why not visit our Flash Arcade?

critical bits flash arcade


My Blog ^^ said...

cool thx for this tutorial

My Blog ^^ said...

Note : In Playstation JoyToKey Input..
Button 5 = (L1)
Button 6 = (R1)
Button 7 = (L2)
Button 8 = (R2)

William said...

I have been having trouble getting my XBox controller to work through any joytokey or program that emulates like this.
Problem I keep having is that none of these programs will recognize any input from the gamepad.
I play games on steam, and if the game has built in controller support it works. Otherwise I can't get this to work.
I followed all the instructions, and even tried the wizard.

jack rotherham said...

on a game like call of duty how do i get it so i can look side to side it keeps using my key 3 and 2 to look side to side but i need them to jump and knife?

Anonymous said...

Hi guys i want to play need for speed most wanted 2012 and the program work just fine but always i gone play the game and always i press a gamepad button apears a window says"This controller has not been setup go to options menu..."but i go to options menu and i put in keyboard to disapear the annoing window but she continue,on and on.Sombody help me take this window from thr screen to i play well the game?Thanks

Anonymous said...

I restart the pc and the game already allowed me to configure the gamepad buttons

Gege Dai said...

mcm bags
hollister outlet
coach factory outlet
longchamp pas cher
ed hardy outlet
toms outlet store
gucci handbags
oakley outlet
air max uk
polo outlet
air max 2015
nike blazer pas cher
chaussure louboutin pas cher
true religion jeans
sac louis vuitton pas cher
mont blanc pens
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
toms shoes for women
coach factory outlet
kate spade handbags
chanel bags
oakley store
coach outlet
cheap oakleys
tory burch outlet online
burberry sale
ralph lauren polo shirts
polo ralph lauren
cheap jordans free shipping
oakley sunglasses sale
cheap ray bans
beats headphones
ray ban wayfarer

chenyingying9539 9539 said...

coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors handbags
chanel bags
coach outlet store online
cheap toms shoes
air jordan retro
jordan 4 retro
adidas outlet store
timberland outlet
hollister outlet
jordan 3
michael kors
jordan retro 11
cheap oakleys
air max uk
hollister outlet
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
soccer jerseys
fitflops outlet
true religion outlet
burberry sale
louis vuitton handbags
hollister co
michael kors
coach bags
michael kors outlet

mao qiuyun said...

lebron james shoes,
cheap nike shoes,
oakley sunglasses,
ed hardy clothing,
oakley outlet,
nike free,
michael kors factory outlet,
lacoste polo shirts,
coach outlet,
michael kors factory outlet,
wellensteyn jackets,
michael kors outlet,
chanel handbags,
moncler jackets,
vans shoes,
nike roshe,
football shirts,
cheap michael kors handbags,
herve leger,
ray ban,
barbour coats,
toms outlet,
pandora jewelry,
ralph lauren uk,
swarovski outlet,
ray ban sunglasses,

Libin Huang said...

20160406libinmichael kors outlet online
longchamp handbags
nike air huarache
tiffany outlet
kobe shoes
cheap nfl jersey
michael kors bags
louis vuitton outlet
hermes outlet store
michael kors wallet sale
jordan shoes 2015
michael kors clearance
soccer jerseys
beats by dre
reebok outlet store
michael kors outlet sale
jordan shoes
nike blazer pas cher
tiffany and co
mulberry outlet
cheap football shirts
swarovski jewelry
mbt shoes outlet
juicy couture tracksuit
ray-ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
true religion jeans outlet
nike air force 1
basketball shoes
true religion jeans
lacoste pas cher
lebron shoes
pandora jewelry
cheap mlb jerseys
camisetas futbol baratas

风骚达哥 said...

20160419 junda
cheap jordans
burberry uk
instyler max
michael kors outlet clearance
pandora charms
nike tn
hollister sale
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet
michael kors outlet online
cartier love bracelet
burberry outlet
pandora jewelry
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade handbags
nike air max uk
michael kors outlet online
coach factory outlet
omega watches
levis jeans
ed hardy uk
armani watches
jimmy choo outlet
michael kors outlet online
ray bans
coach outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren uk
fitflops sale clearance
ray ban outlet
coach factory outlet
polo outlet
coach factory outlet
babyliss pro
burberry outlet
toms wedges
toms shoes
kate spade outlet
toms outlet

Prastyanto Hadi said...

dead link

Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger