The X-Arcade™ was built with internal electronics to be compatible with the major past, present and FUTURE game systems. as well as any PC with no special drivers required. Once you own the X-Arcade™controller, you will never need to buy another arcade joystick again! Use it for life: If a new game system like is released, instead of purchasing a brand new arcade joystick, just get the  easy to connect game adapter from XGAMING and you'll be able to use your X-Arcade™ with the latest game system.

Product Manual Downloads:

X-Arcade™ Dual & Solo Joystick  

X-Arcade™ Tankstick Manual 

How The X-Arcade Plugs Into Your Computer.

The X-Arcade™ is recognized by your computer as a standard keyboard (and mouse for Tankstick with trackball). This is a great benefit as you don't need to install any drivers or software!

IMPORTANT: The light on the X-Arcade™ signifies it is getting power, if the light is not lit on the X-Arcade™ it will not work.  

NOTE: The X-Arcade cables have the option of either a PS/2 connection or USB, DO NOT CONNECT BOTH ON THE SAME CABLE.

TANKSTICK NOTE: 2 connections are required for the Tankstick to fully work. The permanently attached USB cable with a green PS/2 end on it is for the trackball only. The serial-USB connection makes the Light on the controller work, and makes the buttons and joysticks work.

USB PORT CONNECTION - Recommended (PC/Mac/Linux) Tank-connect.jpg

  1. Plug the serial end of the X-Arcade's™ included Computer Cable into the back of the X-Arcade™ controller.
  2. Plug the X-Arcade™'s included Computer Cable into any USB port on your PC/Mac™.
  3. (Tankstick only) Plug the X-Arcade's™ Trackball Cable into any USB port on your PC/Mac™. 
  4. You can connect any other PS/2 or USB mouse/keyboard into the PC as well.
  5. Test Your X-Arcade™ is working with the X-Arcade™ Test Program.

IMPORTANT: There must be a keyboard plugged into the X-Arcade™ for it to work on the PS/2 port.
  1. Turn off your computer! Always turn off your computer before connecting or disconnecting any non-USB hardware. 
  2. Plug your PS/2 keyboard into the back of the X-Arcade™ (purple PS/2 connector).
  3. Plug the serial end of the X-Arcade's™ included Computer Cable into the back of the X-Arcade™ controller.
  4. Plug the purple X-Arcade™ PS/2 Cable into your computer's purple  PS/2 keyboard port.
  5. (Tankstick Only) Plug the green X-Arcade™ Trackball Cable into the green PS/2 mouse port.
  6. Test Your X-Arcade™ is working with the X-Arcade™ Test Program.

Once you have the X-Arcade connected and the light is on, be sure you are in mode 1 and test it with the X-Arcade Test Utility here.