[games_access] Vista problems with JoyToKey - can anyone help?

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Fri Mar 30 09:22:07 EDT 2007

Hi Amit,

Visat compatibility problems - predictable wasn't it? All I have so far as way of a possible solution (not tested it yet) is this:

1. Right Click on JoyToKey.exe
2. Click properities
3. Go to Compatibility Tab
4. Check "Run this program in compatibility mode"(Make sure it's XP SP2)
5. Check "Run this program as an administrator"

The author of JoyToKey is Ryo Ohkubo and you can find his e-mail within the README file of JoyToKey. He speaks a little English. It would be great to get a fix sorted out. Good luck!

Oh - and by the way - It's Barrie - not Berrie!

All the best,


----- Original Message -----
From: Amit Pitaru [LIST]
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:28 AM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Vista problems with JoyToKey - can anyone help?

Hey Berrie,

One of my students is having similar problems with Vista at home. I wasn't there myself but the OT told me it doesn't run on the child's machine. I'm not sure if it's a compatibility with the gamepad or the software. Who's the author of this great software? Perhaps I can get in touch with them and help recompile the source-code.


From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 3:39 AM
To: IGDA GA mailing list
Subject: [games_access] Vista problems with JoyToKey - can anyone help?

I have a person trying to get JoyToKey work with a standard PC USB joypad. They've just upgraded to Vista. I'm not sure if there is a compatibility problem here.

Does anyone out there have Vista running on their PC and a USB Joypad?

If so, do you have time to test out JoyToKey, please:


All I want to know is - can you get your joystick to act as the keyboard or mouse?

Here's a one-switch on-line game that just uses SPACE that would be a good test:




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