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X-Arcade™ Installation Guide
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7th of August, 2015

The X-Arcade™ was built with internal electronics to be compatible with the major past, present and FUTURE game systems. as well as any PC with no special drivers required. Once you own the X-Arcade™controller, you will never need to buy another arcade joystick again!

Use it for life: If a new game system like is released, instead of purchasing a brand new arcade joystick, just get the easy to connect game adapter from XGAMING and you'll be able to use your X-Arcade™ with the latest game system.

How The X-Arcade Plugs Into Your Computer.

The X-Arcade™ is recognized by your computer as a standard keyboard (and mouse for Tankstick with trackball). This is a great benefit as you don't need to install any drivers or software!

IMPORTANT: The light on the X-Arcade™ signifies it is getting power, if the light is not lit on the X-Arcade™ it will not work.  

NOTE: The X-Arcade cables have the option of either a PS/2 connection or USB, DO NOT CONNECT BOTH ON THE SAME CABLE.

TANKSTICK NOTE: 2 connections are required for the Tankstick to fully work. The permanantly attached USB cable with a green PS/2 end on it is for the trackball only. The serial-USB connection makes the Light on the controller work, and makes the buttons and joysticks work.

USB PORT CONNECTION - Recommended (PC/Mac/Linux)
  1. Plug the serial end of the X-Arcade's™ included Computer Cable into the back of the X-Arcade™ controller.
  2. Plug the X-Arcade™'s included Computer Cable into any USB port on your PC/Mac™.
  3. (Tankstick only) Plug the X-Arcade's™ Trackball Cable into any USB port on your PC/Mac™. 
  4. You can connect any other PS/2 or USB mouse/keyboard into the PC as well.
  5. Test Your X-Arcade™ is working with the X-Arcade™ Test Program.
There must be a keyboard plugged into the X-Arcade™ for it to work on the PS/2 port.
  1. Turn off your computer! Always turn off your computer before connecting or disconnecting any non-USB hardware. 
  2. Plug your PS/2 keyboard into the back of the X-Arcade™ (purple PS/2 connector).
  3. Plug the serial end of the X-Arcade's™ included Computer Cable into the back of the X-Arcade™ controller.
  4. Plug the purple X-Arcade™ PS/2 Cable into your computer's purple PS/2 keyboard port.
  5. (Tankstick Only) Plug the green X-Arcade™ Trackball Cable into the green PS/2 mouse port.
  6. Test Your X-Arcade™ is working with the X-Arcade™ Test Program.

Once you have the X-Arcade connnected and the light is on, be sure you are in mode 1 and test it with the X-Arcace Test Utility here.

How The X-Arcade Plugs Into A Game Console.

The X-Arcade™ is recognized by your console as a regular console gamepad.

WARNING: DO NOT plug the X-Adapter into more than one console at a time. Doing so may damage the X-Adapter.

  1. Plug the Console Cable into the Serial Port on the X-Arcade™.
  2. Plug the other end of the Console Cable into Serial Port on the X-adapter.
  3. (Some models only) Connect one end of X-Adapter Cables into the X-Adapter (only the P1 side needed for Solo).
  4. Connect other end of X-Adapter Cables into your game console’s controller ports. (Only the 'P1' side is used for Solo)
  5. Power on game console, red LED should light on X-Arcade™.
  6. PLAY!

Be sure to read the instructions for each console!

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