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AntiMicroX is a fork of the original AntiMicro, a popular open source application designed to help you map a keyboard to a gamepad.

Sadly, the original project is no longer maintained so AntiMicroX came along to sort that out and continue the project on. It has a new GitHub repository home and they've just recently put up a small release on September 9.

Why use it? Plenty of games have no gamepad support, or they have too many issues to make it a good experience. That's where this comes in. Set up your hardware exactly how you want. You can also use it to control your desktop too. Currently, it's only supporting Linux as they need developers to help on the Windows side of things.

This release isn't a big one as it's mostly cleaning up loose ends like sorting out their naming conventions, with them settling on it being written as 'AntiMicroX'. They have also added instructions for making Flatpak packages, there's improvements to their Debian and Ubuntu packaging, plus they're also now doing AppImage for their releases with this being the first.

With it under active development, you can continue to expect new features and bug fixes which is fantastic for such a useful open source application.

Check it out on GitHub.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Open Source
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7 comments

This is excellent news. I have a gamepad which is incompatible with almost any game, save for a very few. Antimicro solved all these issues and these days my controller is begging for mercy.
Does anyone know that can it do numpad buttons? In Tomb Raider i had a problem where i would have needed to use numpad button to do stuff. It could be that there could be other old games that would benefit from having the numpad there

That would be a great addition to it, i think.
I love posts like this! I've never heard of this tool, or the original. I'm completely hopeless in games that force WASD (I've never understood why that combination is so popular).
Very good news, I use Antimicro for a long time now with old games and it is a very useful tool for Linux gamers.
Happy to see new coders continue to maintain it.

Quoting: TheLinuxPlebDoes anyone know that can it do numpad buttons? In Tomb Raider i had a problem where i would have needed to use numpad button to do stuff. It could be that there could be other old games that would benefit from having the numpad there

That would be a great addition to it, i think.

I wrote Antimicro config profiles for Tomb Raider I, you could find them on my Github account:
https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts/blob/master/Tomb%20Raider%20I/gamepad%20profiles/tr1-2_x360.gamecontroller.amgp
It could help you.


Last edited by legluondunet on 10 September 2020 at 10:26 pm UTC
DebianUser 11 Sep
Good news, will definitely try this !
AciD 13 Sep
This is where I'm happy to own 4 Steam controllers ;)
Praise be sc-controller
Dragunov 30 Sep
This is an excellent piece of software. I like it when developers keep things simple yet functional. This should come pre-installed in Linux distros by default if you ask me.
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