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    I think you misunderstand, the joystick is called Arcade Pro, and not the X-Arcade controller is meant.
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    Easy mistake to make I suppose.

    Made me wonder about something. Could an X-Arcade be made to work with a real Amiga? After all you can get adaptors to use it with consoles (PS2, Xbox...) so I would have though it was possible to create an Atari port adaptor for it. Anyone any idea? Zetr0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetr0 View Post
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    They were ok when they 1st brought out but no match for microswitch joysticks.

    Think they gained more in popularity because of the urban myth put about by certaing journalists in comp mags.
    The one about real gamers using them.

    A mate of mine bought into unsubstantiated story and used one in a game of Sensible Soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    Made me wonder about something. Could an X-Arcade be made to work with a real Amiga? After all you can get adaptors to use it with consoles (PS2, Xbox...) so I would have though it was possible to create an Atari port adaptor for it. Anyone any idea? Zetr0?
    Although the X-Arcade has a DB-9 connector, it is a PS/2 format. All you would need is something that converts the keystrokes from PS/2 format into 12 different switch signals (6 per joystick (4 directions, 2 buttons). A microcontroller such as the MSP430 from Texas Instruments could easily be programmed to do that. The pinout of the X-Arcade DB-9 is here:
    http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...0;attach=66900

    The other possibility would be to wire the micro switches in the X-Arcade directly to a DB-9 connector for the Amiga, like so:
    http://www.technick.net/public/code/...miga_mouse_joy
    The switches in the Amiga Joystick make a connection to GND (pin 8). The switches in the X-Arcade also make a connection to GND. So no problems there. When connecting the X-Arcade this way, the +5V supply to the X-Arcade is not even required.

    A third possibility would be to take a closer look at the other platforms for which there already are X-Arcade adapters available. Perhaps the joysticks for one of those work similarly to the Amiga/Atari (switches making connections to GND). If so, all that would be needed is an adapter cable.

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    I always had a competition pro red and black, that thing was so solid, it resisted "magic pockets" and the nervous crisis when i was throwing it... So my choice goes to this one. But i must admit that the x-arcade solo always tempted me, maybe that i could hint my wife

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