joy support

By: @home Downunder  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Arcade Games, Emulation Software



 

To use the test, first move the switch on the back of the X-Arcade™ to Mode1(the position closest to the serial port), then push the button on the back of the X-Arcade™ twice (the light on the X-Arcade™ should turn off from the first push, and back on with the second) to load Mode1. Be sure your NUM LOCK is ON for the test. You must also be sure that you are using the "Standard US" keyboard layout in your operating system or some buttons may read differently. You do not need to hit "F1" as indicated in the test utility, simply push the buttons and move the joysticks on the X-Arcade™ once the program is running and the pictured X-Arcade™ should move accordingly.

If you have a Mac, or any other operating system other than Windows™, you can simply use a word editor to test that the X-Arcade™ types the functions shown on the default.

 

Before even starting to make your X-Arcade work with MAME, be sure it is working with your PC first by using the . Be sure that the X-Arcade™ is in MODE 1 (switch on back closest to the serial connection) for MAME, and that your keyboard's NUM LOCK is ON.a href="/Misc/pc.jpg"> Mode1 button layout.
If it does not respond as it should testing, to verify proper connection.

After you start a game, use the left pinball flipper button on the left side of the X-Arcade to insert coins, and press the white start button to play. You can also skip the screens which ask you to type "OK" by moving joystick left then right. You can exit a game by holding the right start button and pressing the right pinball button simultaneously.
Enjoy classic gaming!

Before even starting to make your X-Arcade work with MacMAME, be sure it working with your Mac first by using a word editor to test that the X-Arcade types the functions shown on the default. Be sure that the X-Arcade™ is in MODE 1 (switch on back closest to the serial connection) for MAME, and that your keyboard's NUM LOCK is ON.a href="/Misc/pc.jpg">
If it does not respond as it should testing, to verify proper connection.

Once you have tested that the X-Arcade is working with the Mac properly, be sure you are using the newest version of . After you start a game, hit the TAB key to enter the configuration menu, and change the button layout to your liking. Further information on setting it up with MacMAME can be found . If you want an easy configuration for MacMAME made like the PC version, !
Enjoy classic gaming!

 

What you need to understand is that these games you are playing in MAME are not PC remakes of classics, they are the real arcade games being emulated on your PC. So if the game only had one set of controls that you took turns playing at the arcade, the emulation software cannot change that. Games that had 2-player simultaneous play will let you do so on the X-Arcade.
You can however simply reprogram the 2nd player side's controls to the exact same buttons as the 1st player side for these games, and then you could use either side for playing. The only down side is that the person not playing could interfere with the other's turn.

 

The first thing you want to do is test the X-Arcade on your PC using the to check all functions of your X-Arcade™ in mode 1 first. Be sure your NUM LOCK is ON for the test.

If a button/direction does not work in the , or you do not have access to a PC, you can to check and see if the microswitch has by chance simply fallen out of it's socket, and if it has just snap it snugly back into place. Be sure there is nothing in between the microswitch and the button causing them not to connect properly as well. Also check that the wires on the microswitch are firmly attached to both the microswitch, and the jumper on the PCB. You can also try swapping another working microswitch with the one causing problems to see if it is a faulty microswitch. If you need further assistance after trying these methods, for further assistance

 

If you have a USB keyboard you can usually use a standard USB to PS/2 adapter to plug your keyboard into the back of the X-Arcade, and most USB keyboards even come with this adapter. This may work, but the only way to find out for sure with your hardware is to try it.

If you have a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a single receiver for both or have a wireless keyboard only and have a problem when using the USB-PS/2 adapter mentioned above, you will need our for your X-Arcade which will allow you to plug the X-Arcade into a USB port. Keep in mind though, you must have a keyboard plugged into the back of the X-Arcade to program it. You plug in a 2nd PS/2 keyboard into the back of the X-Arcade for this purpose when needed.

 

You need to boot the laptop up with the X-Arcade™ already plugged in and set to MODE 1 (switch on back closest to the serial connection), and with a PS/2 keyboard plugged into the back of the X-Arcade™.

 

Turn off your anti virus software. Anti virus software when set to automatically scan for viruses, may have a default option to protect instant messenger programs set to on. This service starts with windows on boot up and could be causing the problem. 

 

You can plug in up to 2 X-Arcade™ 2-Player controllers or 4 X-Arcade™ Solo 1-Player controllers on your PC. You can plug one X-Arcade or Solo into the PS/2 port, and any others must go into the USB ports using our

We are currently developing a hardware splitter that will let you use two X-Arcades in one PS/2 keyboard port. To get on the list to be notified of this product,

 

 


Keywords: Arcade Games, Emulation Software

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