Guide For Those Who Want 100% 4 Way or 100% 8 Way Play.

How to open the X-Arcade:

The X-Arcade™ was made to be user serviceable, just like a real arcade. It does not void the Lifetime Warranty to open it.

To open the X-Arcade™:

  1. First, turn the X-Arcade™ over on your lap, or on a surface that allows the joysticks not to have pressure on them.
  2. PIC: Next, remove the screws on the bottom of the X-Arcade™ that are recessed in the rubber feet. Your X-Arcade™ may have small rubber covers over the screws in the center of these rubber feet, if so just pop them out.
  3. PIC: Finally, remove the bottom panel. This is easiest done with a flat object like a butter knife (careful not to cut yourself) or some other wide flat object. Simply pry in between the cracks of the X-Arcade™ base and the panel, being careful not to scratch that beautiful veneer. Now you have access to customize, or change joystick modes.

How to change the X-Arcade™ from 8-way to 4-way mode:

To change the X-Arcade from 8-way to 4-way, first open the X-Arcade™ from the bottom to reveal the bottom side of the joysticks as noted above. You will notice a tiny silver "C" shaped metal piece (C-Clip) on the bottom. Be sure there is something holding the stick in from the other side as removing the C-Clip will release it. Slide that sideways with a flat-head screwdriver to remove (careful, they like to run away from you!). The next piece under that is the 4/8-way Selector, simply remove it and flip it over to change to 4-way mode. (When the fat part of the 4/8-way Selector is touching the microswitches it is in 8-way mode, the thin part touching the microswitches is 4-way mode.) Now replace the C-Clip, and the bottom panel, and enjoy some Pac-Man™!

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