Handheld gamepads for newer game consoles feature both digital and analog controlling devices. Most games use the D-pad and/or left thumbstick to operate a game. The X-Arcade™ supports only one digital joystick per player, therefore a mode change needs to be made to select whether this joystick functions as the D-pad or the left analog thumbstick. Switching between digital and analog control is easy, and is slightly different for each console. Check the button legend for the console for which you are attempting to use.

Some games may require the use of 2 analog sticks simultaneously, you can use DualStick mode for some of these, otherwise we recommend using the standard handheld gamepad for such games.


The PlayStation™ 2 console has USB ports on it, this may work for some games with mouse support.

Here are some PS2 games that may work::

  • Atari Anthology
  • Half-Life
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Red Faction 2
  • Rune Viking Warlord
  • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Start Trek Voyager: Elite Force
  • Resident Evil: Dead Aim
  • Resident Evil Gun Survivor 2
  • Police 24/7
  • Endgame
  • Dino Stalker
  • Ninja Assault
  • Virtua Cop Elite
  • Gunfighter 2
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • EverQuest Online Adventures
  • Silent Scope
  • Silent Scope 2
  • Silent Scope 3
  • Time Crisis: Crisis Zone
  • Time Crisis 2
  • Time Crisis 3

For the XBOX™ you can get a USB-XBOX port adapter to connect the X-Arcade™ Trackball to the XBOX™, but no games support it. You can use this for XBOX™ Linux and other emulation software with mouse support (if any).

The X-Arcade™ Trackball has also been tested and works with the "Smartjoy Frag™" adapters for the Playstation™ 2 and XBOX™. The Smartjoy Frag™ simulates the analog stick movement with mouse/trackball movement, therefore it will not work exactly like a mouse/trackball would on a PC. The X-Arcade™ Trackball will act like a mouse, and you will need to connect a keyboard or X-Arcade™ joystick into the keyboard port of the adapter. We cannot offer support for this product however.