Hi everyone, Last July, I wrote a program called Joytran, which translates joystick events to keyboard and mouse events. It has been available in the ports tree (emulators/joytran) since 2011 October, but it occurred to me that my target audience of *BSD users (specifically FreeBSD) are likely unaware of its existence. Such a program is important for people who like to play games or use a joystick in emulators/wine, emulators/virtualbox-ose, or applications that use linux emulation. Due to the fact that devel/linux-js does not work on FreeBSD versions 8.x or newer,  I became motivated to write this program. It effectively allows you to create customizable joystick support for any application that uses the keyboard and mouse, and may be closed when you want to run an application that has proper joystick support, such as emulators/zsnes. The alternative which I typically see people mention on BSD message boards is "native" Xorg joystick to keyboard/mouse translation, which I found to be very limiting. It does not allow to change profiles on the fly without restarting the Xserver,  fails to recognize joystick "hats" properly, and performs poor axis translation.  Previously the documentation was very minimal,  but now most aspects of the program are thoroughly documented, and in version 0.8.7, it is no longer necessary to write your own joystick profiles, thus making the program far easier to use than in prior versions. Currently, it has been tested with PlayStationÂ®2 joystick adaptors, but I believe that it should work with most types of joysticks with ease. Anyway, I'm eager to hear about any bugs or issues that people have with the program, so if you have any problems, questions, suggestions, critiques, or death threats, please send me an email message. (I will set up a mailing list as well if there is sufficient demand) There is a fossil repository as well as a FreeBSD port (emulators/joytran) available. Regards, Tim --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This is due to the change to the new USB stack. Since devel/linux-js is a non-trivial application, the maintainer of that software or someone who is experienced in both joystick APIs would need to rewrite it.  Hotplug should be possible, but I couldn't figure out how to get HAL working; it is not clear to me if HAL hotplug functionality ever worked on FreeBSD for joysticks. It is also deprecated by our friends at freedesktop.org, which destroyed my incentive to understand HAL.  It doesn't handle diagonal movement gracefully, whereas emulators/joytran does.  In fact, the only mention of the program that I found on google was in the PC-BSD forums where a user stated that they were unable to get the program working and moved on. Sorry about that, :e hopefully it should be easier to use now!