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    X Arcade controllers on Raspberry Pi.

    I've owned an X Arcade 2 player controller for a long time, but it only just dawned on me that I've never tried it with a Raspberry Pi to see if it would work. Really don't know why I haven't thought of trying this before.

    Did a quick Google and it is directly supported in Linux with drivers existing called xarcade2jstick. And you can easily set it up to fully work with a RPi4 running RetroPie by just installing the needed driver from its configuration menu. Then it will work as your player 1 and player 2 controllers.

    I'm going to try this out at the weekend.

    This video outlines the process and shows it working.



    I also had a thought that with the size of a RPi and the Xarcade control case you could easily build a RPi inside of thy Xarcade and make it an all in one setup. Would be quite cool. I'm not going to do that though as I use my RPi4 for other stuff.

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    Getting 0ld0r is mandatory - Growing up is just an option.

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    Did you receive the SD card? Perfect for testing.

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    Not yet. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

    Due to the postal strokes before Christmas there is still mail stuck in the system, and I imagine airmail is likely the most delayed. I only received the Christmas card from my parents yesterday and mum said she posted it 2 weeks before Christmas. She could of handed it to me as she was here for Christmas.

    I'm going to test the XArcade out with a small RetroPie setup I've got on a 128GB SD card I setup some time ago. It mainly only has MAME and Amiga roms, but will be good enough to test the controller.

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