Mini Padder

Free Mini Padder 4.1.0

Simple gamepad input overlay for streaming, with default skins that keep good readability even in tough encoding situations.
  • Supports 4 gamepads simultaneously.
  • Default skins for XInput, DInput, 8-button arcade joysticks and 6-button gamepads.
  • Fade-out effect for unused buttons, of which the duration and opacity can be adjusted.
  • Directly capture from OBS without running external programs.
Requirements
  • A Chromium browser environment and access to local storage. This is the environment of OBS browser source.
  • Features confirmed to be working on OBS 24.0.3 and onward. On OBS 21.1.0 and below, gamepad inputs might not be detected.
How to Use
  • From OBS browser source, put the landing address of the download link as URL. Recommended Width and Height is 1048 × 600.
  • Right-click the source, select Transform -> Edit Transform... to crop off outside of the intended display area.
    The intended display area varies with the way multiple gamepads are displayed. Single gamepad area is 256 × 144, and the overall area size will be displayed on the control panel. The margin between each gamepad areas is 8 pixels.
  • To make a change using the control panel, right-click the source and select Interact.
  • Mini Padder will start showing gamepads on their first input.
See the wiki page for a little more detailed guide on how to use.

Exporting & Importing Settings

A web page can't read files from the client computer before the user allows it, so this progress couldn't be made simple.
  • If you made a custom skin, load the files on the control panel. Loaded skin then can be copied as a single large JSON on the control panel. To learn how to make a custom skin, refer to the wiki page.
  • If you want to keep settings for the application outside of it, you can copy them as a form of JSON text from the page. Paste such text to import settings.
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Author
DinirNertan
Downloads
5,977
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13,490
First release
Last update
Rating
4.50 star(s) 2 ratings

Latest updates

  1. Diagonal Indicator and Constant Thickness Trigger Buttons

    Diagonal Indicator Since I added Disc D-pad and Mega Pad skins, the lack of a diagonal indicator...
  2. Deadzone Update

    This update is made thanks to my 3-year-old DualShock4, of which the right stick started to...
  3. Easier Control Panel Use & DualSense Mapping

    There are some small changes in the control panel to help understanding it better at a glance...

Latest reviews

Works like a charm on controllers and arcade sticks.
Is there any way for this to work with HoTaS joysticks as well as rudders?
DinirNertan
DinirNertan
As long as the browser supports them, and flight stick inputs can be sorted into the modern gamepad inputs, you can remap the inputs to make it work. If you are talking about a corresponding skin for flight sticks, it would be better for an experienced person to design one, as I don't know how flight sticks work in general.
Literally one of the easiest Input Overlays to use for gamepads/controllers. Had it setup and looking great within 3 minutes! Wish there were some sort of a small selection of skins to choose from or style/color combos besides the default with an easy chooser or drop down, but the tool is flexible enough that you can totally create anything you want if you've got the gusto and programming know how, I believe there is a guide as well. Overall very happy, and with support for up to 4 simultaneous controllers of varying types, 2-4 player couch co-op or vs. situations can be captured so easily!
DinirNertan
DinirNertan
I am really glad to hear you are happy with Mini Padder!
I think it's cool to have a prefabricated skin system, but I couldn't manage bringing up a good structure for it. The skin customization guide and variations on the default skins are my attempt to compensate.
I don't think this is something you would be happy to have, but I just released recoloured variations of the gamepad skins. And your review was the motivation for it. Thanks a lot!
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