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Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:56:00 am »
I have a Pleiades cabinet and I am on the hunt for a Phoenix PCB. Both games use the same pinout and controls. I would like to switch between the two games in the same cabinet. I saw a Youtube video where a guy used a relay board with 16 relays on it. He could then switch between the two games without switching harnesses. It seems simple enough. I was just wondering if anyone here has tried something similar, and if there are any problems with that implementation.


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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 08:57:12 am »
I buy my switchers premade, but if you’re confident of rolling your own, go for it.
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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 09:03:31 am »
I have seen JAMMA switchers. Does someone do custom switchers?

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 10:14:01 am »
Chopperthedog did something similar with his Defender multi.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130607.msg1360048.html#msg1360048


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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 01:33:42 pm »
I have a bootleg Phoenix board kicking around here somewhere if anyone is interested.
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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 04:11:31 pm »
I've seen that video before.  Seemed like a ton of work.

Why not just buy a pre-made Phonix to JAMMA adapter (x2) and a JAMMA 2 in 1 switcher?

However, I will say it won't be cheap to have a plug and play solution.  (At least you have options).

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 04:48:43 pm »
Then I would also need to go JAMMA to Pleiades cab at the end. That would be three adapters and a JAMMA switcher. That would get a little pricey.



Is this what you were thinking?

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 09:45:45 pm »

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 03:19:01 am »
Yeah. Then you also need the other three adapters because the PCBs aren't JAMMA and the cabinet is not wired for JAMMA. So I either need to spend over 200 dollars for the switch and all the adapters or about 30 dollars for a relay board and edge connectors. It all depends on how much I value my time.

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 12:09:40 pm »
I think it's cool regardless.

If you can roll your own and design it for your exact purposes I say that's the best way.

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 02:01:52 pm »
Roll your own and post the plans and progress.
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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 02:17:03 pm »
I've never understood why those board switchers are so complicated/expensive.  Couldn't you simply put a switch across the power supply and ground and wire in both boards simultaneously?  You'd have to endure the boot up sequence...

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Re: Pleiades / Phoenix multigame
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 03:28:33 pm »
I think I will roll my own. I already have a 16 relay board laying around from my pond controller. All I need to buy is the edge connectors. Of course I will have to find the time to do it. My plate is pretty full right now and I don't have a Phoenix board yet.

  
 

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