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Posted: 03 May 2007 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have finally found a compliant surface similar to the one used by han.  It is from the bottom of a DDR pad.  Here is a video of it in action:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf4cCkVMoWI.  I am working on finding out what the actual material is from the manufacturer.  I will keep you posted.

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Posted: 06 May 2007 02:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Great! What DDR pad did you use? What manufacture? Are there any drawbacks?

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Posted: 06 May 2007 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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now i can finally acess this post!
@build18er: can you give us some info on which pad you used exactly, possibly with some pics? Is it the original one, or one from MadCatz etc.. ? I guess a lot of companys make these replacement pads.... thanks
video looks awsome!

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Posted: 06 May 2007 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Its the original soft pad, no frills.  I am working on finding out exactly what the material is called.

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Posted: 06 May 2007 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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hi build18er,
thanks for your reply…

is this the original dance pad ?
Bild:DDR_Controllers.jpg
got the picture off the german wikipedia site.. looks like that clear material. Is this what you used?
Sorry, if I seem a bit pushy, but I really need to get a MT Porject done for my uni, and it would save me some time if I don´t have to pour the silcone myselfsmile

thanks

tim

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Posted: 07 May 2007 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well the video looks quite promising. I’am pretty exited athough i’m curious what the exact name/ specification of the material is. I found this Amazon page where they sell original PS1/PS2 DDR pads. The URL is: HERE smile Can build18er confirm that the clear plastic on top of this pad is the stuff he used?
I will ask my local store if they have any DDR pads like this and try the top material if possible.
Thanks Ralph

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Posted: 07 May 2007 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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i am working on finding out exactly what the material is

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Posted: 07 May 2007 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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If you have any intention of playing Dance Dance Revolution for the PC, make sure you have one of these dance pads/mats!

http://www.sztopway.cn/product/othere.htm

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Posted: 07 May 2007 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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thanks build18er!
this could be this one at amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Dance-dance-revolution-Ultramix-Slip/dp/B000IBTSNQ/ref=sr_1_19/002-7205800-0255263?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1178576912&sr=1-19
Wonder what part of the pad is translucent...? Probably one cannot see it on the picture.

...sadly I couldn’t find it in europe after a few minutes search. I will try out tomorrow another dance pad, maybe it will work too.

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Posted: 07 May 2007 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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If i bought a DDR mat, would it be good to go as a complaint surface?  or does it have funny moldings on it or something like that? What size is it?

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Posted: 07 May 2007 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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its like 3*3. you then need to cut the bottom away from the rest of the pad.

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Posted: 07 May 2007 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I found a European DDR-mat supplyer for the original. I pretty sure build18er used this one (please, correct me if I´m wrong).
Theyre fairly cheap too, 20 Euros! builde18er, could you please confirm, that this is the pad you used? I would like to order it an test
it on my setup asap.... thanks for your input!

Link to the pad (german section) : http://www.konamistyle-europe.com/de/product_info.php?info=p121_Dancing-Stage-Tanzmatte.html

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Posted: 08 May 2007 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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looks like it may work

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Posted: 08 May 2007 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Some good info here.  I just bought a Gamestop brand “Universal Dance Pad” and it does not work. It simply contains a standard foam type material.  Totally useless.  I’ll be checking out the Konami system next…

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Posted: 08 May 2007 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I think builder is using a specific non-slip version for the xbox, it’s the underside material.  So make sure it has that non-slip underside.

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Posted: 08 May 2007 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I am using the piece of crap that came bundled with ddr for the original xbox.

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