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12:57 CST :: 8/30/2017

miraisaki
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Hey guys I just downloaded StepF2 the other day since I just got a desktop for the first time in years after using a Mac that couldnt download .exe files.  

My Cobalt Flux didnt have the center sensor active and I traced it back to the problem being that the control box is labeled as a red octane control box which only recognizes 10/11 buttons aka not the center panel. Of course I couldnt find a replacement control box online in this day and age that's pump compatible since newer control boxes dont use the old pin adapters.

Anyway, so I'm looking into investing in a new dance mat. The only things on my mind were pretty much the precision dance pad Omega 5x/9x and waiting for the Impulse to be developed and announced next month for preorder which comes in only 9x (since kyle ward pads would be out of budget for me).

So then I'm wondering what most people here use or prefer to use for their pump pad of choice at home that isnt a straight up arcade cabinet.

In my eyes I think the 9x setups are pretty counterintuitive dimensions to hitting triples since the diagonals are waaaayy too far spaced out to be reasonable with the higher end levels of pump charts.  That's just what I think but I'd like to hear other peoples' opinions if they feel like 9x doesnt hinder them in pump play.

Ultimately, I want to actually pass harder stuff and I can only see 5x as an option personally since those are more ideal dimensions to work with for triples. That pretty much narrows down my options to essentially omega 5x precision dance pad. Price isnt an issue but Ive heard the pad isnt super durable and the sensors shift around a lot and have to be repositioned. If you have any input/experience/criticisms with the omegas I'd like to hear it. However this is the only 5x panel pump dimension pad on the market to my knowledge so this technically is the "best" one, unless I'm mistaken.

Please give any input/advice if you have any! Thank you!


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06:18 CST :: 8/31/2017

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I've been using a Precision Dance Pads Omega PX, and it has been...okay, for the most part.

http://www.precisiondancepads.com/index.p...._lang=1

The $350 price tag is a bit steep, and there's a 6 week waiting period on each order, on top of the creators being far behind on their orders, last I checked.

The pad itself is a wooden base with a layer of thin plastic on top, and tough cardboard inside each of the five sensors. It works really well, and I can play really high level stuff on it no problem.

It's not perfect, however. Some of the sensors were really glitchy, and I had to experiment with removing the cardboard plates from some of the senors, to make them stop glitching out. Contacting the creators was fruitless, they would never respond. The only time they did respond, was to tell me that my pad was broken and I need to ship it back to them. Luckily I managed to fix it myself.

Overall, it's a very nice pad, if only for the ability to hook it up to Step F2 and play every single song from every single mix. But it is still very, VERY far from the quality of an arcade pad.


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18:02 CST :: 8/31/2017

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Do the 5 panels on the precision replicate pump dimensions or ddr panel dimensions? I saw a skematic that suggests it replicates pump dimensions but I just want the extra confirmation from someone who owns the mat.

Ultimately I'll probably end up getting this because I can't imagine playing pump on ddr panel dimensions and i know someone who owns the 9x and said theirs autofires as well--if the fix is as easy as just removing some cardboard I'll take it.

But for future reference when I do inevitably get into an arcade cab investment later on down the line how do most people go about purchasing it? From what I've seen new is like 10,000ish and used is like 5000 and upgrade kits are like 1000-2000?? Unless I'm getting totally bad numbers here? Do people usually purchase online from stores or like Craigslist it?

Also dumb question but I actually don't know what connection the arcade metal pads use to connect to the machine. Is it USB by any chance, allowing for home usage without needing to purchase the cabinet itself? If so is there actually a way to buy the metal pads alone? Of course I'm not expecting any of this to be true


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09:13 CST :: 9/02/2017

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Yes, it's pretty much the same exact size as the arcade pad. Heck, the design they use for it is directly based off of the TX cabinet design.

And yeah, my pad does have a bit of an issue with double stepping and ghost stepping, but I find that removing/shifting around the sensor plates helps with it. I don't mind it too much, because I only use the pad for exercise and practice, not for high scores.

As for an arcade cabinet, I think they're around $6000 new, and anywhere between $2000 and $4000 used. But I've never bought one, so I have no idea, really.

You can just buy arcade pads and mod them to work with Stepmania. No idea what kind of connection they use.


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Quote (BlueballFragginCrunch @ 02:48 CST :: 12/11/2007)
and now children let's bat attention to your mother wher I accidentally combed my hair with a toothbrush. that's right my children for I am the jesus to annhilate your m other frog. christy chexios and a peas full of morning.


Quote (Kuhazan @ 11:06 CST :: 1/12/2009)
The only virus a machine can get is from Beethoven.

09:17 CST :: 9/09/2017

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If you`re going to spend money on a home pad spend 20-30 dollars to get the old PS2 one.

Otherwise just get an arcade pad. anything else will be met with disappointment

07:12 CST :: 9/11/2017

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Quote (ThatDudeNirvash @ 04:17 CST :: 9/09/2017)
If you`re going to spend money on a home pad spend 20-30 dollars to get the old PS2 one.

Otherwise just get an arcade pad. anything else will be met with disappointment

As someone who used the Exceed SE pads for ~2 years, they're pretty awful. Good for low level play, but anything over level 13/14 and the pad starts to be a liability. They're also very slippery, so you have to tape them to the floor and wear something on your feet that will give you traction, or you'll just slip around everywhere.

PDP pads have their issues, but it's a huge step up from a soft pad.


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Quote (BlueballFragginCrunch @ 02:48 CST :: 12/11/2007)
and now children let's bat attention to your mother wher I accidentally combed my hair with a toothbrush. that's right my children for I am the jesus to annhilate your m other frog. christy chexios and a peas full of morning.


Quote (Kuhazan @ 11:06 CST :: 1/12/2009)
The only virus a machine can get is from Beethoven.

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