(Topic ID: 256530)

New Houdini setup


By callaway15

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Need some help setting up my new Houdini. Trying to update the code and I’m getting the picture attached message. Have tried 2 usb sticks, one I know is usb3.0 but the other I think is 2.0. It won’t start and say code is updating. Just says what’s in the picture.

Also, I’m trying to setup the coils. It says open the coin door and pull out the interlock switch inside the coin door on the left side. I do not know what this is or where it is.

Any help?

Thank you

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#3 1 year ago

If it’s continuing to say it just copied the audits to the stick, then it’s one of 2 things:

1) you copied the update package file incorrectly; make sure you unzipped the file before loading it to the usb. Also ensure that the file fully downloaded. It should be 1.5 GB or so

2) incompatible USB drive. Most of my USB sticks don’t work. Find one that does

#4 1 year ago

The file I've added to the usb is houdini-gamecode_19.4.7.pkg

I do not believe it's zipped, so I think that's ok -- unless I'm wrong. The only thing I haven't made sure to do us eject the USB from my PC after loading it. I do not think that should be a problem, as it never has been with other games.

Perhaps yes, it is the USB drives. Both of mine are Sandisk, so perhaps I need to look for something different. Weird thing is, I don't know why if it was an incompatible USB, why it was say the above on the screen when they are plugged in.

#5 1 year ago

I don't have a Houdini to check, but the high power interlock switch looks like the top one on this WOZ game, has a kind of knob on it you can pull out.

LTG : )

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#6 1 year ago
Quoted from callaway15:

I do not know what this is or where it is.

From an AFMR LE but it might help you find and pull out the high power interlock switch to enable high power. Red arrows point to it.

LTG : )
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#7 1 year ago

Houdini has only a single interlock switch, at least mine does. Similar (typical) location as in AFMR in Lloyd’s photo but one switch instead of two.

#8 1 year ago

Ah, yes -- thanks folks!

I did see that switch, and felt like it was probably it. Thought it also felt like it could be pulled out, but didn't want to try and break it -- in case it was the wrong thing.

Thanks for the pics to help!

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from PinNerd:

Houdini has only a single interlock switch, at least mine does. Similar (typical) location as in AFMR in Lloyd’s photo but one switch instead of two.

Thank you ! I don't have an AP pin to check.

LTG : )

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from callaway15:

why it was say the above on the screen when they are plugged in.

I believe that happens when you plug a USB stick into the game and then turn it on, and the game doesn't recognize an update on the USB stick.

Check page 9-175 and 9-176 in the manual for instructions.

Quoted from callaway15:

Perhaps yes, it is the USB drives. Both of mine are Sandisk, so perhaps I need to look for something different. Weird thing is, I don't know why if it was an incompatible USB,

Crap happens. Some games are fussy when you plug something in. Try a different USB stick or different brand.

LTG : )

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from callaway15:

The file I've added to the usb is houdini-gamecode_19.4.7.pkg
I do not believe it's zipped, so I think that's ok -- unless I'm wrong. The only thing I haven't made sure to do us eject the USB from my PC after loading it. I do not think that should be a problem, as it never has been with other games.
Perhaps yes, it is the USB drives. Both of mine are Sandisk, so perhaps I need to look for something different. Weird thing is, I don't know why if it was an incompatible USB, why it was say the above on the screen when they are plugged in.

It’s the drives then. I have 25 or so drives and only 2 will work in Houdini. (JJP games are kinda picky too, but I seem to remember Houdini is moreso). Although there hasn’t been a Houdini update in SOOOOO long I don’t exactly remember

#12 1 year ago

callaway15 What version of code did the game ship with?

#13 1 year ago

Mind Houdini flows better with the feet flat at the front and back..

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from Kenz:

Mind Houdini flows better with the feet flat at the front and back..

Designed with this in mind - but know that shots flow smoothly with the rear legs twisted up 5-10 turns, just slightly higher than flat.

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