X-Arcade Installation

By: @home Downunder  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Serial Cable

The X-Arcade™ was built with internal electronics to be compatible with the major past, present and FUTURE game systems. 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 XBOX 2™ or Playstation 3™ is released, instead of purchasing a brand new arcade joystick, just get the easy to connect $34.95 AUD 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 A Game Console.

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

1.) Turn off your console.
2.) Locate and plug the included black serial cable into X-Arcade™
3.) Plug the X-Arcade's™ cable into your console adapter.
4.) Plug the console adapter into your game console.
5.) It's that simple. Be sure to read the game diagrams for each console!

How The X-Arcade Plugs Into Your Computer.

The X-Arcade™ is recognised by your computer as a standard keyboard. This is a great benefit as you don't need to install any drivers or software!

1.) Turn off the computer.
2.) Locate and unplug the keyboard from the port at the back of the computer.
3.) Plug the X-Arcade's™ included ADAPTER into the back connector.
4.) Plug the ADAPTER male connector into the port you removed the keyboard cord from, then plug the keyboard into the X-Arcade's™ female connector.
5.) It's that simple. No drivers to install!

Available in one player or two player sizes.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Serial Cable

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Programming Your X-Arcade Keys

The X-Arcade™ was designed to be used with a variety of games, however, some games do not allow you to program the keys of the keyboard within the game itself. To change modes, you must slide the switch on the back to desired Mode position, and then press the SAVE/LOAD button TWICE to load that mode. These 4 memory banks are factory programmed with a default set of keys that you can assign to any command within your favorite game.


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Next, simply 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. First remove the screws on the bottom of the X-Arcade™ that are recessed in the rubber feet. You will notice a tiny silver "C" shaped metal piece (C-Clip) on the bottom. Now replace the C-Clip, and the bottom panel, and enjoy some Pac-Man.