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Re: X-Arcade on Amiga?
« Reply #44 from previous page: September 28, 2011, 10:47:51 PM »
Woohoo, I finally had the opportunity to test an X-A on my Amiga 1200 by using both X-A -> PSX and PSX -> Amiga adapter by Paul W.

It seems to work like a charm. I still have to check if there is any noticeable delay.

Well, what sucks, though, is that the X-A I acquired got damaged (badly packaged), and it seems that the "up direction" is triggered too quickly (you barely have to make any movement at all ; thus, for instance, the characters jump without your wanting it which is especially dangerous in Jim Power :).

Well, maybe it can be tuned or maybe the micro-switch can be replaced. Too bad I suck at electronics ;)
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Re: X-Arcade on Amiga?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2011, 08:43:59 PM »
Hmm, I'm not sure this was due to a defective X-A but rather to the fact I was using 2*adapters at the same time.

No X-Arcade user around anymore ?
 

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Re: X-Arcade on Amiga?
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2015, 01:41:36 AM »
Hey I'm late to the party but want an a adapter that will hook up X-Arcade to Amiga/Minimig. Where can I get one please?
 

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Re: X-Arcade on Amiga?
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2015, 12:51:25 AM »
Well, what I eventually did : I opened the X-Arcade, removed the PCB (!!) and hooked the db9 cable wires to the arcade buttons by using a bonding lug... This is super straightforward and extremely simple but, well, then, it only works with the Amiga.... :-/ And you kinda destroy your stick !!

OR you can only wire some buttons and keep the others connected to the X-A PCB : this way, you can map keyboard keys to some buttons (for flippers for instance, spacebar etc.) and the others to the Amiga db9 joystick. [provided you have a PS/2 or USB keyboard adapter on your Amiga / Minimig / MiST...]

I can tell you the experience of playing Amiga games on an arcade stick (along with some additional buttons mapped to the keyboard) is just AMAZING.

Also you can use a button for the "up" direction which also makes many games easier...
 

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Re: X-Arcade on Amiga?
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2015, 12:54:12 AM »
Also you can easily build an arcade controller. Just butcher an old joystick to get the db9 cable and connect the right pins to arcade buttons... [to make things better, also get an I/PAC or something similar to map the keyboard]

You need some wood and a couple of tools, too !