I am not suggesting you go get one of them minis. As I tried to point out before, it clear you have a non standard DICE with a non standard interface. I don't expect the non standard DiCE to work with the DiCE software. 2014A has nothing to do with the DiCE hardware, 2014A is a software version for VIDA. It is likely that that the 2014A software you got with your DiCE was patched to work with the non standard DiCE interface.
The DiCE software does work with DiCE clones that stick with the original DiCE interface standard. Some of the cloners tried to cheapen up their product by deviating from the original design, I think you have one of these.