I bought an Xtension arcade cabinet to use my X-Arcade Tankstick with, which is basically the cheapest and easiest way for someone to get a Mame arcade cabinet even if they can't do woodworking or don't have $3,000. I never used my X-Arcade Tankstick too much before using it as an actual front panel for an arcade cabinet, but now that it was the front panel of my arcade machine it needed some modifications.
I added 2 Turbo Twist 2 spinners from groovygamegear.com to the X-Arcade following Roger's lead with the placement, except I turned some of the buttons near the spinner locations around to allow the spinners to go a little closer to the buttons.
I'm also planning on adding the omni2 4-way / 8-way switchable joystick, absolutely perfect for the xtension cabinet x-arcade combo, just make a hole on the bottom panel of the x-arcade and lift it up the x-arcade a little and switch it between 8-way and 4-way with no wood working except for making a big hole in a thin piece of wood nobody will ever see, I can handle that. I'll just add it on the one side because I spent enough money on this stuff already, and most 4-way joystick games only had one joystick anyway.
Fyi I used a 1 1/8” spade drill bit with nice spurred edges and I slowly drilled until the laminate came loose and started spinning as someone suggested on some forum, then continued to drill the wood at high speed after the laminate was out of the way.
...---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I thought I was done buying stuff but then someone on this forum showed me that the x-arcade does in fact suck, well, the digital, computer end of it anyway. Someone on these boards mentioned that the X-arcade has serious simultaneous button pressing issues, he was absolutely right, I never noticed before that player 2 can completely disable all controls by smashing 6 buttons at the same time, other weird things happened like buttons that weren't being pressed were showing up during the button mash tests, this will not do at all for an arcade cabinet. Maybe as a controller that sits in the corner of my living room. I already got an Ipac on order, it looks like I'll have more than enough wire in the x-arcade already to just change a few things around and fix this problem, this is an informative website.