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X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:41 am
by Doddsy
I was reading the discuss thread about joysticks and it got me thinking about my X Arcade Dual Stick that I bought in 2004. The one that plugs into the keyboard connection on your PC. I was wondering whether I could.

a) Somehow plug it into my USB port.
b) Can I somehow use it on my PS4 or Xbox 360?

It's a quality stick that I'd like to use again so any ideas?

Cheers.

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:44 am
by Antiriad2097
Yes, there's an adapter to convert it to USB. Might need a little work to fit it, but not an overly complicated job, sticks are pretty simple.

Dunno about using it on consoles. I suspect they won't like it without some further converter, which may also exist.

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:58 am
by DPrinny
Doddsy wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:41 am
I was reading the discuss thread about joysticks and it got me thinking about my X Arcade Dual Stick that I bought in 2004. The one that plugs into the keyboard connection on your PC. I was wondering whether I could.

a) Somehow plug it into my USB port.
b) Can I somehow use it on my PS4 or Xbox 360?

It's a quality stick that I'd like to use again so any ideas?

Cheers.
You can grab a USB connector for it BUT!! the computer thinks of it as a keyboard, the way I used to to it I had a Ps1/2 addaptor for it and used a PS1/2 to USB connector to get it to treat it as a joystick

https://shop.xgaming.com/products/x-arc ... ck-adapter

Not cheap for something that I feel is generally and ok stick, try to nab a pair of MadKatz SFv fightstick minis, they work on Ps3/4 and PC

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 am
by Antiriad2097
But having a digital stick as keyboard is perfect for PC gaming and emulation!

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:42 am
by DPrinny
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 am
But having a digital stick as keyboard is perfect for PC gaming and emulation!
Not really, its annoying to have to set up, some PCs might not like having two keyboard plugged in

X-padder takes care of some config problems

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:25 am
by Antiriad2097
Each to their own.

My own arcade stick uses a keyboard output as I prefer it that way. Even old games that don't support sticks can have the keys redefined to work with it.

Maybe its because I was a Spectrum owner I've got used to it? Redefinining keys to work with cursor joysticks was a way around it on early games.

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:02 pm
by Doddsy
Thanks I'll certainly look into that now. :D

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:30 am
by sscott
I have an adapter for mine. Beautiful if massive twin stick. Works no probs.

Re: X arcade question

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:43 am
by bensonrad
You can get adapters for them, but they are expensive.