X-Arcade Advice

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  • #110305
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    bigmal
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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a 2 player X-arcade stick (the one without the trackball).

    The x-arcade stick is the older model that has a PS2 connection rather than USB.

    My goal is to mount a RPi inside the x-arcade stick.

    My question is should I use a PS2->USB adapter and also mount that inside the x-arcade or should I buy a control block adapter and use that instead of using PS2 at all?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    #110403
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    shabazz18
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    I would guess you would be better off upgrading the xarcade with the newer usb control board. It’s available on their website.

    #110404
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    buzz
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    ps2 to usb adapter should work though.

    #110674
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    sotein
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    yes it works…. i use it..

    #111691
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    tomtuttle
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    I would love to have some more information on this. I am a novice relative to retropie, the pi and Linux in general, so I am grateful for your patience and grace.

    I have the same, PS2, nontrackball X-Arcade box and the OP.

    I’m concerned that the wiring may NOT allow proper configuration. I’m attaching a picture showing a PS2 keyboard plugged into the X-Arcade, the X-Arcade plugged into an X-Arcade Adapter via serial cable, and the X-Arcade Adapter plugged into the pi via USB.

    I’ve tried to configure from the main emulation station window with:

    – X-Arcade only
    – X-Arcade plugged in via USB and another keyboard plugged in via USB
    – The configuration shown (X-Arcade plugged in via usb and a PS2 keyboard plugged in to the X-Arcade)

    In each case, the Emulation Station recognizes “Keyboard” but does NOT “see” simple things like pushing either joystick UP.

    Before I spend more time on configuration, is there anyone who can either validate or refute the possibility of this scenario?

    I’m not opposed to buying the $35 USB controller, but would like to hack together the available bits if possible.

    Many thanks to all of you for so generously sharing your experience and knowledge.

    xarcaderetropie9

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    #111693
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    tomtuttle
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    Sorry for duplicate post. Newly using Windows 10 and Edge browser and received multiple error messages.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Profile photo of tomtuttle tomtuttle.
    #112209
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    freeman400ex
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    Tom,

    Im not sure if any of this will help you, but I wanted to post some of my config edits that I did to get my x-arcade working with retropie. Keep in mind that I have the newer board in mine with a usb output (instead of the ps2). I went into /opt/retropie/config/all/retroarch.cfg and edited the part about keyboard inputs to this:

    input_player1_a = z
    input_player1_b = shift
    input_player1_y = ctrl
    input_player1_x = alt
    input_player1_start = num5
    input_player1_select = c
    input_player1_l = space
    input_player1_r = x
    input_player1_left = left
    input_player1_right = right
    input_player1_up = up
    input_player1_down = down

    and also the next part for player 2 inputs:

    input_player2_a = e
    input_player2_b = w
    input_player2_y = a
    input_player2_x = s
    input_player2_start = num6
    input_player2_select = rightbracket
    input_player2_l = q
    input_player2_r = leftbracket
    input_player2_left = d
    input_player2_right = g
    input_player2_up = r
    input_player2_down = f

    Maybe this will help, not sure.

    #112211
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    tomtuttle
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    Thank you – sincerely and warmly – for your generous attempts to assist. I will give it another go thanks to your guidance.

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