Xarcade2Jstick exclusively captures the keyboard events of the Xarcade Tankstick and maps these events to corresponding events on two virtual game pad devices.
Xarcade2Jstick was originally written as a supplementary tool for the RetroPie Project. Using this tool allows the usage of the auto-config capability of RetroArch, a central component of a RetroPie installation.
Your Xarcade will appear as two gamepads and can be used accordingly. There are also some special combinations of buttons that have special meaning:
- P1 select + P1 start = TAB
- P2 select + P2 start = ESC
The select buttons are the front buttons on each side of the joystick. The start buttons are the white top-center buttons.
If you would like to download the current version of Xarcade2Jstick from its Github repository, you can use this command:
git clone https://github.com/petrockblog/Xarcade2Jstick
Building and Installation
To build Xarcade2Jstick follow these commands:
cd Xarcade2Jstick make
If everything went fine you can install with the command
sudo make install
Installation as Service
You can install Xarcade2Jstick as daemon with this command:
sudo make installservice
Uninstalling the service and/or the binary
You can uninstall the daemon with this command:
sudo make uninstallservice
You can uninstall the binary with this command:
sudo make uninstall