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on: October 20, 2013, 10:41:03 PM  Top
Started by Xaero, Message by Xaero
Relevance: 28.6%
I just got my cabinet up and running again; been a while (almost 8 months) but new parts came in finally and things are in a working state!

Pricing info:
I'd prefer $5 cover fee for all-day play; i.e. Friday or Saturday - if you aren't planning on staying long, play for free, or whatever feels fair. I also accept payment in form of snacks, candy and help maintaining the machine. If you help me with fixing my pads, or more properly mounting my monitor in the cabinet - I could see free games for life being in your future quickly.

Machine Info:

-Event Mode
-OpenITG Beta 3 running on stripped Windows 7
-Network based management for easy addition/subtraction of songs
-Originally a KOR 3rd mix; upgraded to Extreme and now modded to oITG using MiniMaid.
-Working lights thanks to MiniMaid

Song pack info:

-Custom songs enabled, computer is on side shelf temporarily until I install a USB Hub.
-All DDR Packs, Beyond Legends, Reach's singles, ITG 1-3 any pack/simfile available on request

Location info:
-Oak Harbor, WA - on beautiful Whidbey Island: PM for exact address
-Ferry is faster if you schedule your trip around it; Deception pass if not.
-Availability is up to my work schedule; typically will be available 8am-10pm Friday & Saturday - call in advance, especially for any other days
-Parking is a pain; park on the street or at the church.
-Futon for chilling between rounds
-Water is free as it should be
-Food is expensive - bring your own.

Rules:
-No horseplay (or at least keep it minimal) I don't want stuff getting broken
-Keep it (relatively) quiet - I have neighbors and a roommate
-Fair rotation - DON'T HOG THE MACHINE.
-My house, my rules - if I deem your behavior inappropriate I will discuss it with you.
-If I ask you to leave, please do so; I'd prefer to avoid drama.
-Closing time is closing time, I have to sleep, and I don't wan't the cops called on me for being loud past 10 for you playing. If I offer for you to stay or I myself decide to play later, that's on me.

On the note of inappropriate behavior - I don't have a one strike your out or three strikes policy, things will be handled on a case by case basis; if you insult someone, I'll probably just talk to you about being respectful over other people. If you punch someone in the face, you should probably just go. In general I trust the DDR/ITG community to be respectful of one-another. Just have some common sense.

Personal opinion of pad condition:
Code:
P1:   P2:
 10     7
9 10  7 7
  8.      3

Issues (in rough order of importance):
-P1 Up has trouble with holds
-P2 Down is sometimes unresponsive
-P1 & 2 are generally under sensitive (think "7 out of 10")
-Monitor sits approximately 1" too low in cabinet
-Monitor glass isn't installed (see above)
-Bar compartment panels not installed (currently - should be soon enough)
-P1 Menu Right button is missing a piece on the left side
-P1 Menu Left button light diffusion panel is cracked

Currently on Order:
-New sensors
-LED replacements for CCFL tubes
-New sockets for header lights
-New ballast for Marquee light
-New Menu buttons
-New screws for pads & cabinet

Received but haven't installed:
-New corner bumpers
-New pad hose
-New hose junction boxes

Recently repaired:
-New monitor installed
-Leather pads installed on bars (I have non slip grips for those who prefer no leather; as I do)
-Bars powder coated
-Pads given a quick clean internally (nothing to in depth)
-Panels for pads given a thorough clean (dawn & water soak -> air dry and reinstalled)

Pics:

Ignore the lack of bars/clutter in this shot, it's just to give you an idea of the setup, things have moved a bit but this is roughly it:

Event type info:

IF I hold some sort of event/party for DDR/ITG players, I will likely provide some sort of snackage; including other beverages besides water. In the event that I do, be mindful of my neighbors, and the lack of parking in my immediate area. Extra snacks/drinks obviously welcome in these kinds of situations - Food is expensive, yo. These types of things WILL be publicized in advance.


Some other notes:

Unfortunately I will likely only be in the PNW until July of next year. After that I plan on returning to my homeland of Colorado to attend College and hopefully find a new source of employment. I'd really like to get to know the community up here as I haven't been as active as I could during the last 4 years I've been here. I had a lot of priorities to sort through and now I'm finally at a point where I can focus on things I love. My time here is short but I'm sure I'll get to meet great people.

Finally, contact information:

You can call or text me at 720-951-3560 between 10am and 10pm; if I don't answer I'm probably at work, leave a message. You can also drop me a PM here, Zenius, Boxorroxors (zero) or Facebook.

I will attempt to keep this updated as I repair the machine.

P.S. If you are decent with metalworking/woodworking, I would love some help making some brackets to make this monitor fit correctly.
 
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on: October 21, 2013, 10:39:56 AM  Top
Started by Xaero, Message by Xaero
Relevance: 0.2%
I don't expect an exact address, but what area do you live in? This would probably be useful info.

Also, no ITG Rebirth stepcharts? I'd suggest you look into Rebirth 1 & 2 if you haven't yet. They're great if you're looking for a "complete" song pack with doubles and marathon charts, etc.

I like your garage(?), it reminds me of when we had our machine in a mini storage and we used to play from there. Ah Grooveshack. Those were the days.

I can't believe I forgot to put whereabouts I live; you are right about not wanting to put out exact address info except by PM; however I meant to put that I live in Oak Harbor, WA which is located in the Puget Sound/Skagit area on Whidbey Island. Those coming from Everett/Seattle direction will find that planning their trip to catch the ferry will be approximately 30m faster (however, this is assuming you can plan to be there when the ferry is arriving, if you aren't planning your trip it will be faster to continue north and come across deception pass, rather than waiting on the ferry) I will put this info in the main post ><

I feel like I should implement this method at my place or something... Its kind of dumb that I never have snacks/plastic cups but with this I could actually buy food and offer stuff to people that come over to play... I feel bad asking tho. Lol

I thought long and hard about whether to charge or just ask for donations or what. I mean, running the cab isn't free; and food and water aren't either. Water is kind of a necessity so I wouldn't charge for that. Food is kind of expensive, and its easy enough to stop and grab a bite to eat, or bring snacks with you. But cabinet maintenance is a cost that I would otherwise kind of have to front myself. I don't really mind it, but I would appreciate if you would drop a bill my way every once in a while (I should probably point out I'll probably be pretty loose on enforcing payment, but it would be greatly appreciated since parts are already starting to add up - $500+ on parts just since I got the machine, and nobody besides me has played on it. I feel bad any time I ask for money, but I figure in the long haul it would probably be better overall. I'd put all money toward the machine/game area/electricity which improves the experience for everyone. This also keeps my wallet more flexible for things like... IDK a Vewlix sit down cab with Hyperspin for something to do between rounds of DDR.
 
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on: October 21, 2013, 08:11:29 AM  Top
Started by Xaero, Message by Suko
Relevance: 0%
I don't expect an exact address, but what area do you live in? This would probably be useful info.

Also, no ITG Rebirth stepcharts? I'd suggest you look into Rebirth 1 & 2 if you haven't yet. They're great if you're looking for a "complete" song pack with doubles and marathon charts, etc.

I like your garage(?), it reminds me of when we had our machine in a mini storage and we used to play from there. Ah Grooveshack. Those were the days.
 
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