What is JoyToKey?

JoyToKey (or Joy2Key) enables PC game controllers to emulate the keyboard and mouse input, so that windows applications and web games can be controlled with your favorite joysticks! Whenever joystick buttons and sticks are pressed, JoyToKey converts them into keyboard strokes and/or mouse movements so that the target application will work as if you are using a real keyboard and a mouse!

joy2key: gamepad to keyboard
Joystick to Keyboard

JoyToKey is a shareware, but you can download the latest version for free. Try it on your PC to play various games and control general softwares with your joysticks! If you find JoyToKey useful, you can purchase a license key at any time from JoyToKey application menu.


Uploaded the latest version 5.9 and the old 5.2.1 version

In case you're having a compatibility issue with some online game, the following two versions can be downloaded from here.

  • the latest version 5.9 - which is supposed to fix the issue
  • the old version 5.2.1 - which seems to be unaffected by the issue

WARNING: Be careful with unofficial download sites

JoyToKey seems to be distributed in various unofficial websites, and some of them seem to be distributing a tweaked software (or "download manager") to install extra applications on your PC.

They are not official distributions, and the author of JoyToKey is not involved in any of those activities. Unless you have a good reason to trust those unofficial websites, you should download JoyToKey from the official download page in order to avoid unnecessary troubles.

(There does exist some useful 3rd party websites though, for example, a site for people with disabilities where JoyToKey is packaged with pre-defined configurations for PC accessibility)


Feb 23, 2017
JoyToKey 5.9 Release
Dec 27, 2015
JoyToKey 5.8.2 Release
Nov 21, 2015
JoyToKey 5.8.1 Release (bug fix)
Nov 7, 2015
JoyToKey 5.8 Release
Aug 28, 2015
JoyToKey 5.7.1 Release
Apr 18, 2015
JoyToKey 5.7 Release
May 14, 2014
JoyToKey 5.6 Release
Jan 26, 2014
JoyToKey 5.5.1 Release (minor bug fix)
Jan 18, 2014
JoyToKey 5.5 Release
Nov 4, 2013
JoyToKey 5.4.2 Release
Oct 17, 2013
JoyToKey 5.4.1 Release
Oct 16, 2013
JoyToKey 5.4 Release
Aug 31, 2013
JoyToKey 5.3.1 Release
Aug 21, 2013
JoyToKey 5.3 Release
Sep 2, 2012
JoyToKey 5.2 Release
Apr 19, 2012
JoyToKey 5.1 Release
Sep 1, 2011
JoyToKey 5.0 Release

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