First generation X-Arcade Joysticks only outputted and connected to a Keyboard PS/2 port. With the evolution of the computer industry, these ports have been phased out and most devices connect via USB. All Current generation X-Arcade Joysticks can connect to a computer via Keyboard PS/2 and USB, so this kit will upgrade any 1st generation/older PS-2 Keyboard Only X-Arcade to USB output/connection.
Get yourself the most current generation technology used in the X-Arcade with a kit allowing you to directly connect your X-Arcade to any computer via included USB Cable. The bundle includes both PCB and the USB Cable. You will need to pop open the bottom of the X-Arcade, disconnect the jumper cables from old PCB and replace. The entire process should take about 10 min and requires little or no technical experience.
This is the board for customers owning a PS-2 Keyboard Only X-Arcade
This latest-revision PCB features a new chip design which can handle 12 simultaneous inputs/key commands and 3 additional using the modifiers (CTR, ALT, SHIFT).
Due to feedback from customers, we removed the requirement to press the load button to change modes (which could be difficult if your controller or PCB is mounted in a cabinet)
No more issues with pressing the num-lock key as this new board uses the actual arrow keys (not num-lock keys)
Newly designed board circuitry provides un-rivaled performance and speed.
Older model X-Arcades cannot connect via USB, this board includes all electronics and cables to allow you direct connection to any computer's USB port, just like a current generation keyboard. Works With All Previous, Current And Future X-Arcade Adapter Versions (Sold Separately)
If you buy the USB PCB upgrade, you'll have the most current electronics in all X-Arcades and have USB support. If you buy the X-Arcade USB Adapter, you don't need to open anything up, but can add USB support to an older X-Arcade. Both work with all versions of X-Arcade and all versions of adapters. So if you just want USB support, the X-Arcade USB Adapter is the easiest method to achieve it.
This current generation upgrade board can output to a computer with either USB port, or older keyboard PS-2 port. It also has a PS-2 INPUT port for you to connect a PS-2 keyboard to program the X-Arcade. No USB inputs are available.
The 1st generation X-Arcade PS-2 PCB required a Keyboard connected via the PS-2 Keyboard input to operate. This new version USB PCB DOES NOT REQUIRED any keyboard to be connected to the X-Arcade PCB. You connect directly from the X-Arcade PCB to any available USB port.
Only (2) X-Arcade Versions exist, the first generation with PS-2 Only, and the "current" generation used in all X-Arcade sold that have built-in USB support. This kit will upgrade the 1st generation X-Arcade you own to have the same electronics as the current version.
If you DO NOT HAVE A USB Connection/Cable with your X-Arcade, you can purchase this upgrade. If you have any doubts about which version X-Arcade you have, before purchasing, please see this image here. (If you have PS-2, you can buy this to upgrade to USB).