Mounting my STV in my MVS multi-board cabinet (success!).

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    • Mounting my STV in my MVS multi-board cabinet (success!).

      So finally have a solution for mounting not just my STV multi, but also my Sega 16b multi.

      Built a wooden frame, the intent is that it slides into the back of the cabinet around the metal coin box. STV mounted on one side, 16B on the other.

      Fastened the STV game selector switch box to the mounting posts, and put a LOT of posts around the CPUs that always pop lose, finishing it off with the top half of a Lyons acrylic case for extra rigidity.

      Whole mess slides into the back and around the coin cage with my CPS1 multi next to the 16B and my Demon Front single board PCB next to the STV (MVS-2F is up above and theres a MVS-1B with a multi-cart above the Demon Front board).


      Game selector panel then is accessible through the front maintenance panel.


      All in all, fairly pleased with the results.
    • DeWitt wrote:

      Looks very clean and well thought out! How do you change the PCBs?

      I also ordered a MVS one slot board just for the Darksoft Multi MVS because it does not work that well with my 4 slot board I'm running in my cabinet...
      I'm using the RiddledTV EZ 8 way switcher: riddledtv.com/arcade/ez.html

      Basically, hold down P1 Start and P2 Start to switch to the next board. It's a nice system in that it includes a good JAMMA extension system using a dedicated four pin power cable and IDE cables for the rest of the connection. It also only powers one board at a time, so no issues with power/audio feedback loops.\

      Very important! If your cabinet is wired for a multi slot MVS board, it is NOT JAMMA. I use the JNX Big Red adapters (granted at this point I should have just rewired the cabinet, but the scope of my frankin-MVS has grown over time). A single slot MVS will need an adapter, or you'll have issues with the audio amp (stereo vs mono) and could damage speakers and your PCB.
    • Nice use of that deadspace behind the coin box. I'm contemplating doing the same for CPS-2 and CPS-3 as they're worth being in a cab full time.
      Multis: CPS-1, CPS-2, CPS-3, F3, S16, ST-V, MVS, AES, M72, Crystal System, G-Net, Naomi, TTX2
      Screens: 2043MD, 20M2MDA, 20L2MD, AR25M31, XR29M31, BL2411PT, BL2700HT
      Devices: Sentinel Gold / Ultracade uVC / JAMMAizer! / Framemeister XRGB-mini
      PCBs: VAPS Profile
    • djsheep wrote:

      Nice use of that deadspace behind the coin box. I'm contemplating doing the same for CPS-2 and CPS-3 as they're worth being in a cab full time.
      Going to mount my CPS2 on the back of my cabinet. That way I can hot swap the JAMMA connector for it to other boards. Of course I still need to figure out a kick harness solution to get the most use out of it. Same reason I’ve not gone for a CPS3. Much as I would like to play Red Earth I’ve only got a four button Neo Geo panel.
    • Kujako wrote:

      DeWitt wrote:

      Looks very clean and well thought out! How do you change the PCBs?

      I also ordered a MVS one slot board just for the Darksoft Multi MVS because it does not work that well with my 4 slot board I'm running in my cabinet...
      I'm using the RiddledTV EZ 8 way switcher: riddledtv.com/arcade/ez.html
      Basically, hold down P1 Start and P2 Start to switch to the next board. It's a nice system in that it includes a good JAMMA extension system using a dedicated four pin power cable and IDE cables for the rest of the connection. It also only powers one board at a time, so no issues with power/audio feedback loops.\

      Very important! If your cabinet is wired for a multi slot MVS board, it is NOT JAMMA. I use the JNX Big Red adapters (granted at this point I should have just rewired the cabinet, but the scope of my frankin-MVS has grown over time). A single slot MVS will need an adapter, or you'll have issues with the audio amp (stereo vs mono) and could damage speakers and your PCB.
      I knew the answer... :D It's on my list, I would like to buy one. Currently I'm switching my games by hand. This is totally fine, but such switcher would be more convenient!

      Yes I'm using the JNX Big Red Adapter too, it's a good product. I'm running a Pi2Jamma with an extra external audio amp for stereo sound and I like it. But I understand what you mean. This way multiple adapters are needed.

      Kujako wrote:


      Going to mount my CPS2 on the back of my cabinet. That way I can hot swap the JAMMA connector for it to other boards. Of course I still need to figure out a kick harness solution to get the most use out of it. Same reason I’ve not gone for a CPS3. Much as I would like to play Red Earth I’ve only got a four button Neo Geo panel.
      Isn't there a Auxiliary Relay Board from riddledtv that can be used for your kick harness? I think you could also build something like this really easy by hand.

      Here are the documentation for the relay board:
      riddledtv.com/arcade/6way_Switcher_Aux_Relay.pdf
    • DeWitt wrote:

      Kujako wrote:

      DeWitt wrote:

      Looks very clean and well thought out! How do you change the PCBs?

      I also ordered a MVS one slot board just for the Darksoft Multi MVS because it does not work that well with my 4 slot board I'm running in my cabinet...
      I'm using the RiddledTV EZ 8 way switcher: riddledtv.com/arcade/ez.htmlBasically, hold down P1 Start and P2 Start to switch to the next board. It's a nice system in that it includes a good JAMMA extension system using a dedicated four pin power cable and IDE cables for the rest of the connection. It also only powers one board at a time, so no issues with power/audio feedback loops.\

      Very important! If your cabinet is wired for a multi slot MVS board, it is NOT JAMMA. I use the JNX Big Red adapters (granted at this point I should have just rewired the cabinet, but the scope of my frankin-MVS has grown over time). A single slot MVS will need an adapter, or you'll have issues with the audio amp (stereo vs mono) and could damage speakers and your PCB.
      I knew the answer... :D It's on my list, I would like to buy one. Currently I'm switching my games by hand. This is totally fine, but such switcher would be more convenient!
      Yes I'm using the JNX Big Red Adapter too, it's a good product. I'm running a Pi2Jamma with an extra external audio amp for stereo sound and I like it. But I understand what you mean. This way multiple adapters are needed.

      Kujako wrote:

      Going to mount my CPS2 on the back of my cabinet. That way I can hot swap the JAMMA connector for it to other boards. Of course I still need to figure out a kick harness solution to get the most use out of it. Same reason I’ve not gone for a CPS3. Much as I would like to play Red Earth I’ve only got a four button Neo Geo panel.
      Isn't there a Auxiliary Relay Board from riddledtv that can be used for your kick harness? I think you could also build something like this really easy by hand.
      Here are the documentation for the relay board:
      riddledtv.com/arcade/6way_Switcher_Aux_Relay.pdf
      The problem is not the relay, or switching between systems. The problem is I only have four buttons per player and I don't want to drill holes in my original MVS panel to add more. What I'm working on is using a USB decoder, so that on the rare occasions I want to play a fighting game that needs a kick harness I can use a USB fighting stick.
    • DeWitt wrote:

      I understand, I'm in the same boat. I would never drill holes into my MVS panel! Have you seen this adapter from JNX:
      JNX Phase - New Fighting Adapter for Your Dedicated Neo Geo cab

      Maybe this helps to solve you problem!
      Same basic idea as these. But look like they may include JAMMA to MVS capability? Old post, but I may see if JNX still makes them and if they do the job of the Big Red adapter as well. An all in one solution would be choice.