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06:50 CST :: 6/28/2016

phreak97
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I'm running StepF2 in my PIU SD cab.
I bought it with the game board (including piuio) and amplifier missing so I'm using a PC via JPac for inputs and a car amplifier via the original volume control board for sound.
I have already hacked the foot pcbs to work with just 12v and more reliably through the jpac  and also to make the panels light up when pressed electronically rather than being controlled by the game (I don't care about attract mode).

I can post details on what I did later if anyone is interested?

Here's where I'd like advice though:
What do people usually do to get the rest of the cabinet lights to flash to the music?

17:25 CST :: 6/28/2016

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I just go without since StepF2 doesn't seem to support lights out-of-the-box and the normal Stepmania light support is a little obnoxious (they cycle on the song select menu).   If I wanted to get them going on my machine, I guess I'd have to do some reverse engineering to figure out how to turn them on and off within Windows XP, and write a daemon to work with StepF2, but that's a lot of effort and stuff I don't know how to do yet.

04:42 CST :: 6/29/2016

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I was thinking of a more hardware based way of doing it, like with a sound activated light controller of some kind?

20:56 CST :: 7/16/2016

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Quote (phreak97 @ 04:42 CST :: 6/29/2016)
I was thinking of a more hardware based way of doing it, like with a sound activated light controller of some kind?

if thats the case there are various LED equalizer controllers where you can plugin your own LED`s via USB controller.

But keep in mind, Pump handles things slightly different so it wont be a flawless recreation.

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