Minimaid without a cabinet

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Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Fluffyumpkins » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:05 pm

Long story short, I dun goofed. Despite my best efforts at measuring and my insistence that the machines will fit down stairs, movers are unwilling to take on the burden of moving DDR and Taiko into my basement. Unfortunately, a walk-out basement is out of the picture at this point. There are a few options on the table including:

1. Disassembling parts of the wood frame, then reassembling back in the basement.
2. Selling games.
3. Trying to keep the 'controllers' (DDR pads) and hook them up to a PC/TV combo.

Regarding number 3, is that something that's feasibly done using a Minimaid? Ideally, the connection would go something like Pads -> Umbilical -> ??? -> minimaid -> PC. I have enough fun playing DDR, that I'd rather have a cobbled together experience than no experience at all.

Worst case scenario, I don't have to give up the hobby because there's a really cool arcade just up the road.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby MonMotha » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:24 pm

Yes, you can do this. The pads just need 12V for power, and I think the wiring harness will come apart enough that you won't even have to cut anything apart to do it. You'll need to make a stand-in for the start/select buttons. One option would be to just use the panel off the DDR machine (it comes off on its own pretty easily) and built a support for it out of wood or something.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Fluffyumpkins » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:16 pm

Excellent. Thanks for the help. It's going to help a great deal with evaluating what to do next.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby MonMotha » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:23 pm

Oh, one more thing. If you want your start/select buttons to light up, you'll need the amp/lamp control box or at least one board out of it. Nothing you don't already have, though.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Merk » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:15 am

Definitely just slammed my hand on my desk and guffawed at work when I saw that piccy.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Diamondback1996 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:08 pm

Why does that arcade have Pendual but not any DDR newer than SN2? I would expect an arcade with a bunch of up-to-date Bemani games to be as up-to-date as possible in all Bemani games.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Fluffyumpkins » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:29 pm

Beats me.
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Re: Minimaid without a cabinet

Postby Merk » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:39 am

Pendual is likely a hack and everything else is legit would be my guess. Pendual had Premium Free unlocked without any e-amuse which I assume is not possible without some sort of hackery going on but I know jack shit when it comes to legit arcade Beet so don't take my word for it!

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