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Whistle Blower
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I've thought of setting up osu! in the Game Room of a small convection in Denmark.

The idea is that guests should be able to play osu! in Taiko mode with a connected drum.
As you can only select songs by using the mouse, the mouse has to be present as well.


There is a problem with this, however, and it goes as follows:

The guests that want to play, might happen to mess up the whole thing - by using the mouse and clicking at something in the menu that they shouldn't.

Even if I remove the keyboard, they can still use the mouse to select back and choose a different mod, or they can delete songs, heck they can even quit osu! and mess everything up if they wanted to!


I miss an Arcade Friendly-like feature in osu!, where guests can only select songs, and play songs and of course are able to quit a playing song if they want to select another.

Thank you in advance
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I'll look at doing this in the near future. I also have plans of building a cabinet eventually.
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Much appriciated,
Thanks, peppy!

I'll buy you a beer next time you come to Denmark ;D
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"Let's party with osu!"

Arcade... that's cool. Waiting for it. :D
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An arcade osu! with taiko drums? Interesting, but I'm not so sure about the interface. Taiko mode really feels more like a minigame or side option than a game in its own right, since the maps aren't made for it and the interpretation doesn't always turn out that fun.

So for a cabinet game, there would have to be a toned-down version of osu!, without any online functionality or the editor... I wonder if that version would be released publicly? There are probably quite a few players who couldn't care less about our wonderful community. :<
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Why no online functionality???????? My cabinet will be osu!-based, and I haven't really considered peripherals for minigames, but they will likely be touch or button based.
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Peripherals? Have you considered adding a joystick for CTB? You could get a Happ stick that'd work wonders off lizardlick.com for about 8 bucks, although I don't know if a 2-way restrictor plate exists for that stick (which would be ideal, but not necessary). Sanwa buttons are pretty good for Taiko, it's what I use in my arcade stick, although Seimitsu buttons have a longer life due to the harder springs. You'd need one button for dash at the minimum if you did CTB anyway.
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sanwa buttons are always good
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peppy wrote:
Why no online functionality????????


Well, it would only have local highscores (and no chat, therefore no need to login to an account), no browser to download songs the old-fashioned way (well, you could give the machines osu!direct, or just make whoever's in charge add map packs to it, which seems like it would feel a lot cleaner, if more high-maintenance*).

*Though, shouldn't be more effort than someone would be willing to put in. I mean, we're not going to put the osu! machine in some seedy bar somewhere, right?
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I don't know what you're talking about. The whole idea of an arcade would to have online scores linked up. Why not, afterall?
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Total strangers with epic talent making it onto the leaderboards, and you have no idea who the fuck it was? It's like one giant public multi-user-account-fest, is my guess.
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So it would be a full version of osu!, user account logins and all, just in convenient cabinet form? Well, that works. I was just thinking of something a bit more... arcadian, really.
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You will find that most modern-day arcade machines have online support. Login will obviously be a different system due to the form-factor and public nature. Users who rank online are not "total strangers" because they have already registered for an account. Arcade does not mean cut-back in my mind.
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I suppose if you're doing it with a touchscreen like you hinted at, you could have an on-screen keyboard pop up for login.

But for Sinuce's scenario, local-scores-only would probably be the way to go.
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Or use a seperate table for this where people can enter their name like a easy highscore list :) and then pop up with like register your own account at home to have some more osu! fun :)

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