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Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 12:12 AM
I would like to get this, but looking on eBay and such, I am so lost!!!! Is there just one actually game, or is there more? What are the best pads to get? And, do you have to buy specialized parts, like the pad adapter seperatly, or is that included? Help this confused child, please!! Thank you!

krystal1314
12-22-2002, 12:21 AM
There are 3 English versions of DDR games currently, 2 for PS and the other for PS2. My pads are Konami and I've had them for over 2 years and they still work (considering the massive amount of time I use them for, hehe)
I don't think you have to buy the pad adaptor... I dunno, not sure x_x
Correct me anybody if I'm wrong :thumbsup:

JoeBoeing
12-22-2002, 12:39 AM
I have:

DDR Konamix
&
DDR 3rd

both for PSX and I much prefer 3rd... it has better songs in my opinion.

If you need any DDR help go to:
www.ddrfreak.com

They have full step pattern for all the songs and is the definitive DDR resource.

My brothers GF is an Electronics Engeneering Major and she is going to be making some DDR hard pads out of metal for my brother and herslef... she said that she'd make me some if I paid for the materials. I can't wait to try it at some point.

Right now I have the origional Konami pad and it slides around way to much.

FRom,
Joe

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 01:44 AM
Hmm, okay..I'm kinds getting the gist. Thanks for the link Joe!!

Chas
12-22-2002, 01:45 AM
I know that if you buy a soft mat, it plugs right in just like a regular controller. You can buy the mat for about 25 bucks, and it's separate from the game.

Yeeaaah... Konamix is kinda boring... 'cept for "La Senorita Virtual"... I like that one. :3

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 01:47 AM
How long will the soft mat last in 'it didn't die tell a year later' or something like that. ..?I seriously to work at my skillz and I'm gonna be pounding the thing. I wanna know if I should like a upgraded version for a higher price to suit me!

JoeBoeing
12-22-2002, 02:11 AM
I know a gal who got the Konami soft pad 3 years ago and it still works... I've had mine since 1999 and it workls fine (about 6 months of use) but I'm not really in condition to use it anymore with my torn tendons in my right hamstring region... but when I get a hard pad I'll probibly sell my soft pad.

A soft pad should last a long time but it more depends on these factors:

Do not wear shoes
Wear socks.
if you weight less than 250 pounds

FRom,
Joe

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 02:12 AM
You okay Joe? I know tearing something isn't good! But, cool! okay, thanks much!

Erilan
12-22-2002, 02:17 AM
All you need to get started on DDR is a pad, the game, and a PSX or PS2. I recommend getting DDRMAX for PS2. It is the best home version of DDR out there... it's even better than the ones out in Japan!

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 02:19 AM
I love your hat Erilan!! You look like Harvey from Sabrina the Teenage Witch if you have ever watched it that is! I used to have a crush on that guy when the show first came...wait...I still do! In other words, your cute! Thanks for the help guys! I feel like such a retard!

JoeBoeing
12-22-2002, 02:25 AM
I'm fine Spooky... for the most part. it happened in 1999 when I was in a motorcycle accident and I was in ICU for 3 weeks, hospital for 3 months and had to teach myslef to walk again.

I just found about my leg back in July of this year and it's to late to repair it. The surgeon said that I'll probibly never run, jump or jog again. I broke my right arm in 3 spots, compound fracture of my right femus and cracked my jaw in half.

Getting back on topic... isn't there a DDR for the Dreamcast?

FRom,
Joe

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 02:28 AM
Oh my God! That's rough Joe! My Dad was in a bad car accident in 98 I think, he still has bad headaches from the bruising of his brain and had to have surgery and all that good stuff! But, dreamcast? Not quite sure!

Trunks61
12-22-2002, 03:14 AM
Just get a metal pad for 40 bux. Yes, 40 bux... it's not too hard to find.


yes, I know it's usually 100-140 for a hard pad, but I know like 5 places you can get officials for 40. :)

Spooky Brew
12-22-2002, 03:23 AM
Where's that Trunks? PM me if you wanna keep it a secret! ^^
(That sounded so corny)

Maryssa
12-22-2002, 10:47 AM
I would either go cheap and get the soft (but official konami) pad and then mod it (it last a really long time) or shell out and get the Konami Deluxe pads. they are nice and soft yet are as responsive as metal pads.

Cassandra
12-22-2002, 10:53 AM
My husband got his pads from http://www.redoctane.com They're pretty good and he's kinda hard on the pads. You can also rent games from them.

Babbit_Chan
12-22-2002, 02:21 PM
Naki's from GameStop are always good. I have one and it works well for trick/standard DDR.

Miaka No Baka
12-23-2002, 04:48 AM
red octane now has metal pads in. I'm tempted to get one to check it out. ^_^; I won the ignition pad from them by going to their booth at AX and buying konamix from them and the ignition pad is pretty good to use too. Espeically if you're used to playing in the arcade and you "feel" for the arrows cause with the regular soft pads almost all the time i get off the arrows and wind up failing cause I'm no where near stepping in the right spots ^_^; If i can save enough money I'm gonna buy the metal pad. Anyone here try it yet?

The soft pads can last a long time provided you take good care of them. Never use shoes regardless of your weight, they say if u fold it along the fold lines it already has in it you shouldn't be doing any harm to it but if you fold it differently you might mess up the sensors I dunno. ^_^; I keep mine laid out flat underneath the livingroom futon. But I can tell you this. Dont buy the $10 pads, they suck majorly and won't last you long. My boyfriend bought 2 of those and like they rarely register when you hit the arrows.

Miaka no Baka

Babbit_Chan
12-23-2002, 05:16 AM
Yesh I just saw those metal pads and they look pretty nice =D I don't think I'd buy one since I'm content with my soft pad, though.

Maryssa
12-23-2002, 11:24 AM
rofl @ crack...

haha yeah in general thats true... especially now that its become a MUST-HAVE of every convention goer out there XD where was everyone's obsession 3-4 years ago =p

sailor-moon
12-23-2002, 11:43 AM
maryssa, queen of DDR...........-.-

Studmaster
12-23-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by SohmaYuki
oooooooooor... you can stop playing ddr as it is a breeding ground for stupidity.

Not unlike the fighting game scene, eh? Though seriosuly, both sectors have done some petty and stupid shit, that I try to stay away from both of them, I have no desire to compete in DDR Tourneys, and little desire to compete in Fighting game ones because Vampire Savoir and Garou never took off here as Tourney fighters, for shame.

As for Dance Dance Revolution. Get DDR Max at first oppotunity, with either an Ignition 2.0 or a Metal Pad. And if you have import capabilities, get DDR 3rd, 4th (For Dream a Dream, Share my Love and few other things) and 5th Mix.

Babbit_Chan
12-23-2002, 03:29 PM
3rd Mix - I have that ^_^ I hope no one forgets the Butterfly revolution. I wish it had been included in Max... Oh well.

MikigamiTokiya
12-25-2002, 11:08 AM
I go through 2 pads every 6 months or so but I also I 7-8 people over everyday after school and we play non-stop so if you want them forever try the hard pads.

Tifa
12-26-2002, 07:00 PM
My friend got two pads from Red Octane and only starting playing a few monthes ago. She doesn't play too often, 'cause we go to the arcades at least once a week, but one doesn't work at all and the other barely works. I got mine in a regular electronics store; same one that I got the first DDR home game from. It's pretty good, but I haven't played on it very much lately. Sometimes it'll screw up and make every button respond as the up button, or the up button just won't work. That's usually the only problems I have with it...

Oh, and about DDR also..are there a lot of female players that play on maniac levels that you peoples know in real life? Because..I've never met any female players at my level or above, and it's creepy... It makes all the guys at the arcade sexist 'cause when I play with them, they automatically put me on beginner/light and say "I don't think you're ready for this song" and then I end up beating 'em at a better level.. Hmm..I should go to the arcade tonight; haven't been to it since..Saturday..*wonders off*

Babbit_Chan
12-26-2002, 09:30 PM
If you're looking for female maniac players, they're all over the DDRFreak.com forums - I'm not sure if any of them cosplay, though.

tydawgsd
01-13-2003, 04:44 AM
There are 3, get Max for the PS2 if you have one, it is the best hands down. Just buy e-bay soft pads and mod them. There are a lot of good female DDRers, but it is hard to find them, only a few post on DDRFreak, you just sort of have to run into them in the arcade.

KaineMaxwell
01-13-2003, 10:06 AM
What about the mad Catz pads? You recommend DDRMax for a beginner? DDR good for excersing too?

IdatenMiki
01-13-2003, 10:16 AM
ddrmax is accually easier than the other ones that are out. _-_,, either that or they grade them easier. but either way it is good for beginners or people who have no eye-foot cordination, ie. me

Ranma Saotome
01-13-2003, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by JoeBoeing
Getting back on topic... isn't there a DDR for the Dreamcast?

DDR 2nd Mix Club Append and there's another one but I don't remember it.

Maryssa
01-13-2003, 05:06 PM
The only reason I could see that MAX is easier than the previous ones is the better frame rate than older mixes. But 5th mix I think has an almost-as-good frame rate. If you're worried about it grading tough, You can always go change the game settings under options to make it easier.