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« Reply #30 on: 01-04-2012, 08:11 »
The package is the dance pad, crumpled-up in a sphere of duct tape.

New router was no DSL modem. I r faghat.
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« Reply #31 on: 01-05-2012, 13:47 »
Ah, duct tape, makes for a nice box, don't you say?

Mmm... fan time, good thing they don't cost all that much.

Aren't most DSL modems separate?  The way mine works, I plug into the uplink port of my router, and then it deals the damage to the users on a d20 scale.

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« Reply #32 on: 01-09-2012, 15:07 »
The thing we have has DSL-Modem integrated. It's common for those routers produced by internet providers. It's nicer to have in an independent third-party router which is capable of that.

Also got that Hong Kong dance pad finally. Doesn't look has crappy as I feared, but didn't test yet. Also came with CD with fancy installer in Chinese. I have no idea what it is but I found Stepmania 4.0 in one of the folders on it.
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« Reply #33 on: 01-28-2012, 21:08 »
Huh, not too shabby.  Can you get a DSL Modem by itself there?  I mean, one less thing to go wrong in the router, right?

How is the HK Dance Pad?  Nothing quite like ordering from halfway across the world; it's a guarantee that you'll never return it for the hassle factor that it takes.  Maybe we need to adopt that business model - cheap stuff which breaks half the time but doesn't matter because it's cheaper to just replace.

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« Reply #34 on: 01-30-2012, 10:17 »
Maybe we need to adopt that business model - cheap stuff which breaks half the time but doesn't matter because it's cheaper to just replace.

That's pretty much how much of the world operates these days anyway, D=.

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« Reply #35 on: 01-30-2012, 19:15 »
HK pad is decent actually. The reaction areas are pretty small however. You need to be a Stepmania Sniper to compete. Positive Gaming pad now has slits at places. Professional Duct Tape Repair incoming.
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« Reply #36 on: 03-06-2012, 10:32 »
Sniping is fun sometimes.  You get proper position!

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« Reply #37 on: 03-16-2012, 16:25 »
Duct tape does convincing job however.
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« Reply #38 on: 07-10-2014, 03:28 »
So. Sock has a DDR Extreme cabinet now.  It's very nice.

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« Reply #39 on: 07-12-2014, 17:48 »
Still doing work on it. I got it two months ago, ripped the pads apart, cleaned it all, bought new sensors (still need to get 2p sensors), replaced all the screws in the entire thing, etc.

Waiting a bit to get a BemaniPC for using a Minimaid to play OpenITG, etc.



Maybe a month's worth of playing after nothing for close to 3 years:



Proper pads and good sensors.
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« Reply #40 on: 07-13-2014, 10:03 »
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It's beautiful! Will you be playing doubles? That's something I've wanted to try~
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« Reply #41 on: 07-13-2014, 22:13 »
Full combo! Niiiiice!

Doubles requires... two good pads. And determination. And shuffle experience. I tried a few rounds and the best I did was a B on .59 heavy (fun doubles chart). When there's crossovers in there things get funky.

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« Reply #42 on: 07-13-2014, 22:35 »
Will you be playing doubles? That's something I've wanted to try~

That's the intention. I could probably use the sensors currently in the 2p side but they're really old and the rubber has literally taken the shape of the channel they sit in, along with the L-brackets that hold them in place and actually trigger them. I'd rather just purchase a brand new set of 16 sensors for the 2p side, which will happen sometime in August. The 2p side is currently non-functional because I removed a lot of things to clean it all out and I am waiting for the new sensors to finish putting it back together.

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« Reply #43 on: 07-14-2014, 16:44 »
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along with the L-brackets that hold them in place and actually trigger them.
TRIGGER WARNING D:

So dirty.  Amazing what a power washer can do. 
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« Reply #44 on: 07-14-2014, 22:41 »
So dirty.  Amazing what a power washer can do.

That was done by hand.

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« Reply #45 on: 07-14-2014, 23:40 »
Amazing what a 'Sock washer can do.

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« Reply #46 on: 07-15-2014, 09:09 »
Amazing what a 'Sock washer can do.

Implement like buttons on posts. Now.
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« Reply #47 on: 07-15-2014, 15:38 »
Ask and ye shall receive.

Uhh, gotta style these better, but let's see if they work first.

EDIT: Nope, not yet. It's a work in progress? D:
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« Reply #48 on: 07-15-2014, 16:05 »
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« Reply #49 on: 07-17-2014, 12:04 »
So dirty.  Amazing what a power washer can do.

That was done by hand.
Oh, wow.  I remember you saying something about soaking the hardware too to make it... sparkly shiny and not rusty.
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« Reply #50 on: 07-17-2014, 16:11 »
Yeah, I removed all of the metal panels and strips from the pads and placed them in the giant red bucket in our garage. Then I poured a bunch of concentrated cleaning liquid in it, filled the rest up with water, and let them all soak. Then I scrubbed every piece with steel wool to clean them and remove a lot of the dirt and other junk like gum, rust, etc.


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« Reply #51 on: 07-23-2014, 12:11 »
Mmmmm.  ABC DDR Gum is the best flavor.  Goes along with k//'s stepchart.

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« Reply #52 on: 07-24-2014, 12:49 »


I was bored and got inspired somehow.
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« Reply #54 on: 07-25-2014, 16:28 »
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I wonder if my PA would get better if I had me one of these.

At the beginning of this week, I rewired the ground wiring in my cabinet (since Korean built cabinets have sucky / no ground wiring at all). I was hoping it would fix my speaker popping issues. Well, it only made it worse, but this was the result of the contributing problem being adjusted. It turned out to be a speaker wiring problem, or so I thought. It was really the L/R RCA jacks on the motherboard; the internal connectors weren't properly meeting due to the housing being broken and cracked. Bought new connectors online, pulled out the old ones and soldered in new ones, and now it works without issue again.

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« Reply #55 on: 07-25-2014, 16:50 »
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I wonder if my PA would get better if I had me one of these.
There's only one way to find out.  GET ONE.  FOR SCIENCE. :3

I hope this is the last money you need to spend on maintaining the machine, Mr. Sock. :o
Glad it was something simple and traceable.

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« Reply #56 on: 07-25-2014, 17:07 »
Not for a while. I still need 2p sensors, LEDs for the pad lights to replace the neon, new pad -> cabinet connection box to replace the crappy one currently on there, a few more screws to finish off the 2p side with, etc.

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« Reply #57 on: 07-28-2014, 11:45 »
Machine = maintenance = JOB IS NEVER DONE

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« Reply #58 on: 07-28-2014, 13:33 »
I hate things which need maintenance. I either keep things so nice and tidy they never need maintenance ever, or wait so long till maintenance can no longer be postponed. Sometimes I combine both procedures, leading to my room looking like the most orderly collection of dusted things in existence.
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« Reply #59 on: 07-28-2014, 15:19 »
I will consider it "finished" once I complete that list of things above. It won't be much to maintain once I actually finish everything on that list, which is relatively small and doesn't take much time, only money. The one thing in that list that will take more than 15 minutes to fix will be the LED mods, but I needed to get that done anyway since one of my neon bulbs under an arrow panel was broken (dad accidentally hit it while getting the last few stripped screws out for me while I was away at ACEN) and the inverter board in the 1p up arrow is dead.