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BLueSS
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« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 08:17:55 PM by BLueSS »
 
shakesoda
Read August 30, 2014, 12:37:41 AM #3426

All 32 sensors have been added and are connected. There have been absolutely zero complaints about the sensors or the stage since the new sensors have been installed. Both Singles and Doubles players seemed to have no troubles with the stage after my team and I installed the sensors a week ago. A couple players were there 2 days ago and we had no problems at all. We had powder players with socks, and windex players with shoes all playing without issues, so I'm surprised that you didn't have a good experience with the stage. What exactly was the problem you experienced?

That's odd, I was having way more trouble with doubles (pad misses - better than previously but still more than I should've been getting) than I should have been and if all the sensors are in that doesn't really make sense. I figured sensors were still out so I only tried a few doubles rounds. I was there on Wednesday.

Maybe I was just having a worse day than I thought, I'll go back and try it again in the next couple days (btw, thanks for all your work on the machine, despite all the whining!). If I have issues again I'll try to see more specifically what's not right.
 
OrangeChicken
Read August 30, 2014, 11:12:06 PM #3427

That's odd, I was having way more trouble with doubles (pad misses - better than previously but still more than I should've been getting) than I should have been and if all the sensors are in that doesn't really make sense. I figured sensors were still out so I only tried a few doubles rounds. I was there on Wednesday.

Maybe I was just having a worse day than I thought, I'll go back and try it again in the next couple days (btw, thanks for all your work on the machine, despite all the whining!). If I have issues again I'll try to see more specifically what's not right.

Please do try the pads again, I've actually done a little tweaking today on P1's side since another player had encountered some misfires. Hopefully it's the same good news for you Smiley
 
cwkarma123
Read August 31, 2014, 05:44:06 AM #3428

Please do try the pads again, I've actually done a little tweaking today on P1's side since another player had encountered some misfires. Hopefully it's the same good news for you Smiley

What did you do to the stage Kevin? Removed tape?
 
OrangeChicken
Read August 31, 2014, 11:31:19 PM #3429

What did you do to the stage Kevin? Removed tape?

Yeah, removed a bit on the sides so that it's less likely to be "floating" or "pushed" away from the sensors.
 
BLueSS
Read September 02, 2014, 09:46:12 AM #3430

So how many people went to Acme over the weekend to play X3?   I didn't have a chance to get, but I'm planning on checking it out this week. Smiley
 
HULK
Read September 02, 2014, 12:01:26 PM #3431

Hulk try that 4 penal game Hulk don't know when.
 
TMN (Taylor)
Read September 02, 2014, 03:55:36 PM #3432

Me and Nick tried X3, he was able to pass a 16! I love the large selection of songs though.
 
OrangeChicken
Read September 05, 2014, 11:44:37 PM #3433

Hey can we have someone update the Orange Chicken's Grooves pack by downloading the new synced version (here: http://kevinle.sonnystudio.com/downloads/index.html) on the machine please?
Thanks
 
TMN (Taylor)
Read September 06, 2014, 10:48:03 AM #3434

Hey can we have someone update the Orange Chicken's Grooves pack by downloading the new synced version (here: http://kevinle.sonnystudio.com/downloads/index.html) on the machine please?
Thanks

If you want to get it added right away then just go here: http://acmeitg.pnwbemani.net/trac/Project

Create an account by clicking register and then once you are logged in click new ticket, put the link to your pack in the description and submit it. That is the way tony wants us to submit our packs. Smiley
 
memcpy
Read September 06, 2014, 04:59:09 PM #3435

Went to ACME today and apparently they're closed for a private event. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Sad
 
OrangeChicken
Read September 06, 2014, 08:34:08 PM #3436

Went to ACME today and apparently they're closed for a private event. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Sad

Damn it. Wish I would have seen this during work. Now I'm kinda stranded nearby.
 
TMN (Taylor)
Read September 07, 2014, 08:41:39 AM #3437

Went to ACME today and apparently they're closed for a private event. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Sad
Lol I figured this out the hard way too Sad
I think I will go today though.
 
Nykkel
Read September 07, 2014, 09:33:57 PM #3438

Go to the 'Promo Calendar' page of their web site when you want to double-check their schedule.  The event that closed them on Saturday was listed there.
 
Keby
Read September 09, 2014, 05:07:05 PM #3439

I would just like to say DDR X3 is the shit, and everyone needs to play it.
 
nekura
Read September 09, 2014, 05:55:02 PM #3440

Everyone should just play Roppongi Evolved, all the time. Best song. Best stepchart.
 
cwkarma123
Read September 09, 2014, 08:16:26 PM #3441

Bad news everyone,

I just got word from Bill saying that Abbye and I can no longer work on the stage at ACME. The management at ACME doesn't want us working on the stage any longer and the only way we will be able to is if Tony or Laura are present.

It is extremely difficult to do this since Tony and Laura are usually available only during the weekends and unfortunately I work during the weekends. In knowing this, if the stage malfunctions during the week, it will be out of commission until I am able to meet up with Tony or Laura and the only way this is possible is if I take a day off of work or Tony/Laura can meet me during the late evening on a weekday (6-9 PM).

The only way I will be able to work on the stage without Tony or Laura's supervision is if I work for Masterman Vending Co., which obviously won't happen.

My other options are as follows:

I teach Bill's technicians how to modify and upkeep the stage. Personally, I find this to be rather impractical for Bill and his techs.

The other option is this,

I remove the modding entirely. Without our ability to work on the stage, as I mentioned before, if something goes wrong, it is out of commission for a while.

OR

BILL JUST MAKE ME A PART OF YOUR TEAM!  Grin I will work for nothing... seriously, I will work for absolutely $0.00. Just give me the option to go into the stage...


Looks like we are out of options my friends... where do we go from here? Sad

« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 08:27:58 PM by APHR »
 
BLueSS
Read September 10, 2014, 07:48:47 AM #3442

My other options are as follows:

I teach Bill's technicians how to modify and upkeep the stage. Personally, I find this to be rather impractical for Bill and his techs.
Or another option:
What about teaching Laura how to make the modifications some weekday, and then Laura performs the maintenance on the weekends when she goes?
 
Laura
Read September 10, 2014, 09:13:23 AM #3443

Here's the deal.

The reason I get to keep working on the machines in light of the new policy is that Bill and I decided we needed to do SOMETHING to be able to keep the dance games maintained, and tl;dr I'm actually working for Masterman Vending AS A TECH now. As in fixing the pads and so on at ACME is my job. So I can go maintain the stage during the day, weekdays included, and actually pretty much literally any time. I am PNWBemani's gopher now. Aside from the five-to-seven days a month that I'm usually traveling for Bemani events, I will be available to get to ACME within a few hours' notice at most times. So meeting up with me shouldn't be a problem.

Tony is still only available on weekends, because he has a full-time day job, but we are different people with entirely different schedules.

That said, we should probably meet up in the next couple of days so you can teach me how to maintain the modding, Chris; Weekdays during the day OR evening work fine. I'm happy to try to coordinate schedules with you when you want to do work yourself, but in the event that we can't sync up sometimes, I should know how to fix stuff myself. Smiley

For everyone else: I'm gonna work on a bigger post with information about what to do and how to get stuff fixed re: sensors and other maintenance requests for the dance games at ACME bowl. Smiley

« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 04:34:00 PM by Laura »
 
cwkarma123
Read September 10, 2014, 09:41:16 AM #3444

@JSB,

Sounds like a plan. We should plan a time to meet up and discuss what we can do about this.  Smiley
 
Laura
Read September 10, 2014, 02:38:11 PM #3445

Okay, so here is that bigger post I promised I'd make.

AN UPDATE ABOUT THE SITUATION AT ACME BOWL (PLEASE READ.)

The other day, Bill Masterman received some bad news from the management at ACME bowl. Due to concerns about insurance/safety and being able to keep track of who has permission to modify cabinets and who doesn’t (apparently, guests frequently go up to the front desk and say “HEY, THOSE GUYS ARE MESSING WITH THE MACHINE! YOU SHOULD STOP THEM!” when we’re around,) ACME management (NOT Bill himself) has placed the constraint on Bill that non-employees are no longer allowed to modify arcade hardware in any way.

The TL;DR of this situation is as follows: Only employees of Masterman Vending can work on the pads/cabinets in any capacity. This means fixing broken sensors, any sort of modding, adding songs and themes to the machine, installing new hardware, etc.

Obviously this is a problem. The DDR/ITG community has always been on top of all of this stuff for itself, and even though there’s always some in-fighting, I think that we can all agree that it’s better to have someone who knows the ropes and is involved with the community working on the machines. So, here’s what we came up with: I now work for Masterman Vending as a tech, as opposed to just a tournament organizer, ACME knows this, and I’m allowed to do maintenance on behalf of the community, since I am a paid employee of Masterman Vending.

Here is what this means for you:

1. Please do not work on or (obviously) attempt to hack machines at ACME bowl. If they continue to see the community as a problem, they may instruct Bill to remove the dance games altogether, and then we all lose. If you enjoy playing dance games at ACME bowl, please have some foresight and do not ruin it for the rest of us.

2. Instead, if you need any work done, send me a PM on the forums. Now that this is my job, I will be checking them very regularly, and will be able to take care of most pad maintenance requests very quickly. The goal is that the new “Employees only” rule will not affect the community, because I will take on whatever the community was doing in my capacity as an employee. Please do note that I have to schedule times to do anything that involves power tools in advance prior to opening or after closing.  

3. I have historically made it very clear that anything Tony does re: ITG software is Not My Job. Since I’m taking on being the liaison for the entire community, this is no longer true. I am not a software developer, and most oITG concerns will still be run through Tony, but you can at least express them to me. I plan on maintaining a list of requests for Tony that we can go over on weekends when he’s free to go to ACME. HOWEVER, please keep in mind that Tony and I are different people with different schedules, and you cannot reasonably expect me to perform specialized tasks that only Tony understands on any timescale other than his.

4. Because of what is at stake here (we stand to have these games removed entirely if we can’t cooperate with ACME’s requests,) I will, unfortunately, have to report anybody I see attempting to work on machines without permission. You guys are my friends; please don’t put me in that position.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

- Laura

« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 04:33:24 PM by Laura »
 
OrangeChicken
Read September 10, 2014, 03:52:22 PM #3446

I WILL WORK FOR FREE

Also, Laura, would I be able to schedule appearance with you so that I may have permission to work on the pads as well? I've been assisting Chris with lots of pad maintenance as well and I think I could help out with keeping the pads playable for all. It's kind of upsetting that certain customers have misunderstood this pad-modifying as ruining the machine.

Thank you.

« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 03:59:39 PM by KLOC (Lil Kevin) »
 
mvco
Read September 10, 2014, 04:13:38 PM #3447

KLOC, the staff would be on your back right away if they see someone other than our employee working on the machine.  Sorry, but they are not going to bend on this, or authorize anyone else.  Sad deal, this whole thing.  But we are trying to make the best of it.  Laura, already being an existing employee of ours, was the savior when it came to the demand that only our payrolled, and most importantly insured, employee's are allowed to crack open the machines. 

Sorry to all about this.  It was just getting frustrating for Acme to know who was and who should not be working on the machines.

The entire community involvement was a very cool thing, and you all did an awesome job between all of you, and especially Chris and Rose.  Great appreciation is extended for this!  We love you all.  :-)
 
Laura
Read September 10, 2014, 04:15:17 PM #3448

The deal is that if you need anything done with the pads, let's coordinate. I'll meet up with you, and you can tell me what you want done and I'll even put a credit in so you can test it.
 
Laura
Read September 10, 2014, 04:39:27 PM #3449

Also, it should go without saying, but I IMPLORE EVERYBODY NOT TO BE ASSES TO ACME MANAGEMENT AND TO JUST FOLLOW THE DANG RULES SO WE GET TO KEEP OUR DANCE GAMES. PLEASE DO NOT BE SHORT-SIGHTED AND SELFISH AND RUIN THIS FOR THE REST OF US, SERIOUSLY.
 
Laura
Read September 11, 2014, 10:36:51 AM #3450

Hey guys, a quick DDR update!

 I'm going to ACME before opening tomorrow to finish countersinking X3. The sensitivity should be great on both sides, since we moved a couple of sensors around last weekend when we started the job. X3 is going to be SO phenomenally playable, you guys.

Pending Amazon delivering it when they say they will, I will also bring my BRAND NEW dustbuster and vacuum out the pads, because DANG do they need it.
 
 
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