I've been looking to purchase a new PC gamepad for reasons
, and I am starting to realize that there are no PC gamepads out there have auto-fire and programmable buttons (like combos) like my good old PSX controller.
Is there software out there that can emulate auto-fire as well as programming a set of commands to a single button (or key on the keyboard) while playing on an emulator?
I checked out Xpadder, and it is mainly for mapping keyboard and mouse commands onto a gamepad. There is an "auto-fire" feature in that program, but that would mean I would have to set an emulator for keyboard input, then make a new Xpadder profile with the appropriate keyboard commands and then run Xpadder, which is cumbersome. Also, Xpadder does not have a "programmable button" feature that I know of.
I would just like to avoid Xpadder completely, since having to make a new profile for every emulator I use is too time consuming.
Another alternative for me is a USB Xbox controller with auto-fire and programmable buttons, but I can't find such a thing that exists.
EDIT: Also, I just realized that if I use Xpadder for such a thing, I lose all force feedback since the emulator isn't "connected" to a controller anymore.