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BLueSS
November 13, 2014, 11:12:24 AM - ORIGINAL POST -

 
NWKJ
Read November 13, 2014, 06:19:24 PM #1

Just a side note, on Wednesdays all games are half off.

 
BBH
Read November 15, 2014, 04:24:53 PM #2

it costs something like 5.8 or 5.9 points for 3 songs? The real-world money amount for that depends on how much you put on your card, of course. $20 gets you 100 points, so that would cost more than $1 per game. But I think $29 gets you 175 points or something like that which makes things more reasonable?

I'll probably be there this Wednesday.
 
marx!
Read November 17, 2014, 01:14:07 PM #3

I went here just yesterday and the arcade attendants were really excited to see such "pro players". They were also very helpful in terms of increasing the machine's volume.  I plan to go here a lot, especially on Wednesdays. I just wish I could get their wifi working with my phone.

I'm actually glad that Big Al's has some competition now, maybe it will make them "up their game".
 
nekura
Read November 17, 2014, 05:02:21 PM #4

Hopefully your D&B actually maintains their machine, or lets other people maintain it. I know the ones around here usually let them fall into disarray unless something goes terribly wrong (ie: broken panel that might result in an injury).
 
BBH
Read November 21, 2014, 06:47:30 PM #5

I tried three different USB drives on that machine and it refused to recognize a single one of them. Sadness.

Also jesus christ I forget how much I hate Pump's interface. Having to put in a code just to access "full" mode which never works the first time, and having a screen full of modifiers that consist of nothing but abbreviations that don't explain what the hell the modifiers are. All I wanted to do was figure out whether the game had a "Rhythm" noteskin like Pump Pro but I'm guessing it doesn't.
 
nekura
Read November 21, 2014, 06:56:22 PM #6

If your USB drives worked you wouldn't need a code!
 
BBH
Read November 21, 2014, 06:59:33 PM #7

If your USB drives worked you wouldn't need a code!

Thanks for the insightful advice.
 
sfxazure
Read November 21, 2014, 07:56:07 PM #8

All I wanted to do was figure out whether the game had a "Rhythm" noteskin like Pump Pro but I'm guessing it doesn't.
K-Pump has never had a rhythm noteskin. :/
 
Rubber Dude
Read November 21, 2014, 08:20:33 PM #9

Pump always felt like a crummy game to me. I mean it began life as a DDR ripoff after all... XD *runs away*
 
M477
Read November 22, 2014, 02:47:09 AM #10

Quote
I tried three different USB drives on that machine and it refused to recognize a single one of them. Sadness.

Ask the operator of the machine to enable USB ports. Here's a how-to vid:
USB box installation: USB port set up

Hope that solves the problem!
 
BBH
Read November 22, 2014, 11:45:37 AM #11

K-Pump has never had a rhythm noteskin. :/

That's a shame, I was hoping this would be "borrowed" from Pro just like it was borrowing songs that first appeared on it.

Hope that solves the problem!

The USB slots were functional as somebody else was there using a card that was recognized. It just refused all of mine.
 
Rubber Dude
Read November 22, 2014, 04:01:26 PM #12

That's a shame, I was hoping this would be "borrowed" from Pro just like it was borrowing songs that first appeared on it.

The USB slots were functional as somebody else was there using a card that was recognized. It just refused all of mine.
Make sure your card is formatted as FAT32 :p
 
Tresjin
Read January 01, 2015, 02:28:14 AM #13

What I did was go over to Radio Shack, bought the smallest and cheapest Cruzer flash drive they had, formatted it as FAT32, then brought it to the PIU machine on my next visit, plugged it in, and it assigned me a randomly numbered username and started working right away. So far, this works great for recording scores and for not having to enter the Full Mode code every time.

Wish there were more people playing over there, though. I took MAX out there three Wednesdays in a row (had to skip this week because work) and only saw a total of five other players, only one of which knew the game well. Still, it's got the big advantage of being immediately adjacent to a MAX station, while both Big Al's are far out of the way for someone reliant on Tri-Met.
 
BLueSS
Read January 02, 2015, 02:04:36 PM #14

I've got two D&B power cards, one with 24.4 and 52.8 chips on them.

Whoever can update Z-i-V's database first with the pricing and condition of this machine (and any other rhythm games at this location) gets both of them via mail.

Winner will have to PM me their address to send them to, which will only be used for sending you these cards. (unless there's a way to transfer balances via the codes on the cards, then I'm up for that but you'll have to give me the details if that's possible).

EDIT, we have a WINNER: Tresjin

« Last Edit: January 04, 2015, 04:53:35 PM by BLueSS »
 
Tresjin
Read January 04, 2015, 05:14:04 PM #15

Just to clarify, the high price listed was calculated by the cheapest card they offer with the worst chips-per-dollar rate, and the low one is if you pay $100 per recharge for maximum chip efficiency. For most people, it'll work out to be somewhere in the middle, with an additional 50% off if you go on Wednesday.
 
BLueSS
Read January 04, 2015, 05:16:42 PM #16

Just to clarify, the high price listed was calculated by the cheapest card they offer with the worst chips-per-dollar rate, and the low one is if you pay $100 per recharge for maximum chip efficiency. For most people, it'll work out to be somewhere in the middle, with an additional 50% off if you go on Wednesday.

Great!  That's similar to how Gameworks' location prices are listed.
http://www.pnwbemani.net/western-wa/%28arcade%29-seattle-gameworks-seattle-wa/
 
NWKJ
Read January 15, 2015, 01:15:35 PM #17

My USB works, the button board however does not...The Pump UI has always been god awful...Koreans can't do anything right.
 
Rubber Dude
Read January 18, 2015, 12:41:07 AM #18

My USB works, the button board however does not...The Pump UI has always been god awful...Koreans can't do anything right.
Gunbound son
 
Suko
Read January 19, 2015, 05:01:16 PM #19

My God I love(d) Gunbound.
 
Tresjin
Read January 20, 2015, 11:40:07 PM #20

My USB works, the button board however does not...The Pump UI has always been god awful...Koreans can't do anything right.

Was just in there tonight, checked button boards on both sides, they seemed to work just fine. Left, Select, Right, and a Back button on top. Then again, I almost never use them, as back when I started playing Pump they didn't have any buttons there yet and all selections/mods were done on the pad only.
 
Tresjin
Read April 19, 2015, 11:07:25 PM #21

It's been a few months and not many play out there, but apparently something changed over the weekend and someone upgraded the machine to Patch 1.60. I was hoping for a Pump It Up Prime upgrade, but this still adds a few new songs and stepcharts which are fun. Unfortunately, a few of them seem to be level 00 songs with no steps, and it also wiped all existing Machine High scores off the cabinet (USB personal scores unaffected).
 
AndyBurnsDDR
Read April 21, 2015, 12:50:49 PM #22

Tresjin some work was done to the Infinity cab at Big Al's Vancouver. I hear it's much better now and the SN2 is in good shape as well. Maybe give that place a go? Sadly the regular scene has all died out, most of us own cabs and play in our garages now.
 
marx!
Read April 21, 2015, 02:02:00 PM #23

It's been a few months and not many play out there, but apparently something changed over the weekend and someone upgraded the machine to Patch 1.60. I was hoping for a Pump It Up Prime upgrade, but this still adds a few new songs and stepcharts which are fun. Unfortunately, a few of them seem to be level 00 songs with no steps, and it also wiped all existing Machine High scores off the cabinet (USB personal scores unaffected).

Tresjin, that was actually me who upgraded the Fiesta 2 cabinet to 1.5.1 and then 1.60.  I had to do a fair bit of "social engineering" to get the patches on the machine, since the techs were reluctant to change anything whatsoever about the default configuration.

  The 1.60 patch unlocks a lot of charts, and a few new songs, unfortunately one of the side effects (I've since learned) is that it wipes out all pre-existing local machine scores.  I also did work on the Infinity cab's pads at Big Al's, Vancouver over the weekend and the pads are a 9/10 in my opinion.  I actually do play at Dave 'n Busters....maybe once a week?  I typically try to go early Friday or early Wednesday before the place fills up and gets incredibly loud.
 
Tresjin
Read April 21, 2015, 04:50:10 PM #24

Tresjin some work was done to the Infinity cab at Big Al's Vancouver. I hear it's much better now and the SN2 is in good shape as well. Maybe give that place a go? Sadly the regular scene has all died out, most of us own cabs and play in our garages now.

Yeah, I wish I had a garage. Or a car. Big Al's is cool and all, but it's an hour and a half each way from here to either location, compared to a reliable half-hour on the Green Line train to Clackamas.

Tresjin, that was actually me who upgraded the Fiesta 2 cabinet to 1.5.1 and then 1.60.  I had to do a fair bit of "social engineering" to get the patches on the machine, since the techs were reluctant to change anything whatsoever about the default configuration.

  The 1.60 patch unlocks a lot of charts, and a few new songs, unfortunately one of the side effects (I've since learned) is that it wipes out all pre-existing local machine scores.  I also did work on the Infinity cab's pads at Big Al's, Vancouver over the weekend and the pads are a 9/10 in my opinion.  I actually do play at Dave 'n Busters....maybe once a week?  I typically try to go early Friday or early Wednesday before the place fills up and gets incredibly loud.

I've also been going to D&B roughly once a week, though I've been aiming more for the busier weekend evening times when there are more random bystanders watching. I'd prefer to get in on half-price Wednesdays, but work schedule's been keeping me busy every Wednesday for months.
 
 
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