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15:13 CST :: 12/03/2015

gotmilk0112
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Busted out the Exceed SE again after so many years of it being in a box. I forgot how terrible the soft mats are.

But after seeing Precision Dance Pads, I was wondering if it would be feasible to "mod" the soft mats with some paneling, just like PDP does with their pads; adding in some thin paneling to re-create the recesses of the arcade pads. (you know, how the metal parts around the arrows are raised up higher than the arrows)

I figure it'd be as easy as just putting some thin pieces of wood or plastic underneath the pad, with the pad duct-taped to the floor (I found that duct tape is the best non-permanent way of sticking the pad to most floors), though I'm not entirely sure what material to use.

Has anyone modded a soft pad like this before?


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17:55 CST :: 12/03/2015

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yep. did this quite abit with old DDR pads.

bottom side of the pad youll want to have a piece of wood of some kind. and under (your choice) the arrows or the non-arrows you can put stacks of high density cardboard (could be called paperboard, its like the packages for cereal boxes, whatever that shit is) then you just cover the main pad with the firmish flimsyish plastic stuff that you get for using rolly chairs on carpets, Or you can use duct tape.

Only thing is if you use duct tape and kick it to un roll it abit, itll make a sticky spot, So I suggest the rollychair stuff. or any clear flooring sheet thats high density. Hell use some goddamn vinyl kitchentiles. Tons of ways to go!

13:12 CST :: 12/07/2015

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I don't think a piece of wood is necessary; my setup is in the basement, so the pad is already on top of concrete.

Cardboard, huh? That would work fine, I guess. I'm not sure whether I want to put it under the arrows or under the spaces. The center step is especially problematic, seeing as on the soft mat it's a giant circle, instead of a square like on the arcade pad. I'll have to test the sensor to see how far it goes compared to the actual design on the 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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