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Post #281 · Posted at 2024-04-06 08:00:29am 3.2 months ago

Offline notchristopher
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For anyone who uses beware's Extreme on an arcade cabinet with support for din's LIT board: here is a patched version of the game executable which fixes a credit text formatting issue, previously it gave the illusion of multiple credits being inserted if multiple coins were required for a credit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cIVlF5xWsRsi2czjlAvJ3FXJNKix0WZL/view?usp=sharing
Original executable was packed with UPX, depacked it with version 4.2.2 as well.

Post #282 · Posted at 2024-04-07 07:13:02pm 3.2 months ago

Offline makoflagkk
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I found an interesting detail on the original beware DDR EXTREME theme that comes with a special StepMania package. How did Beware make it that the timing of the announcer matches the same timing in Dance Dance Revolution? Because usually how the StepMania announcer works is it comes on at random times. But this is the only theme where the announcer is 100% accurate to the original game.
mako

Post #283 · Posted at 2024-05-01 07:16:49pm 2.4 months ago

Offline beware
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there is still a lot of interest in beware's extreme. there's reasons i didn't work on it
- RSI as mentioned, although this got a bit better lately
- a lot of other things are competing for my time
- problems with SM 3.9, such as timing accuracy of pauses/stops, and BG video threading/stuttering (would necessiate a port to SM 3.95 to fix, this is probably too ambitious/time consuming for me to take on)
- the fact that i don't know if i can for example add pacdrive support, this may be too difficult. i got a donation from someone and purchased one, and i feel bad about this.
- others sort of "forked" it and unofficially maintain it, afaik, so im not sure if i would be helpful at all.
- a requirement for websites to use SSL or they're now broken

the ongoing posts and interest in this thread are kind of heartwarming for me.

- i may soon look into the fact the download link is broken (i suspect this is SSL related)

- i may do another release within a year or so which focuses on fixing bugs/errors (like those mentioned in posts in the thread)

Post #284 · Posted at 2024-05-29 08:10:36pm 1.5 months ago

Offline purplesanz
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Hi! I was wondering if there is a fork or mod of this project that allows you to load all your custom song folders instead of the default Extreme songlist. I know the purpose of this project is to have an accurate arcade experience, I know, but it would be nice to have the option, since there is no better Extreme theme than this one.
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Post #285 · Posted at 2024-06-17 09:49:55pm 3.7 weeks ago

Offline Nezemarth
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If you just want to use custom songs with this theme, I think you can just put them into a folder (or folders) within the Songs folder, like how Stepmania normally works, and delete the folders with the default songs if you don't want them.
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Post #286 · Posted at 2024-06-18 01:13:21am 3.7 weeks ago

Offline purplesanz
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I've tried that before. Due to the custom default sorting in metrics.ini, this is what I initially get:

https://i.ibb.co/hMytcpH/screen00000.jpg

Which breaks immersion completely. Once you change the sorting (Left+Right), it does show the songs, though. Most likely this could be fixed by changing something in metrics.ini, I just have no idea how to do it.
In My Restless Dreams, I See That Town... Silent HILL.

Post #287 · Posted at 2024-06-19 08:38:46am 3.5 weeks ago

Offline beware
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to disable this page that just says random/roulette, make two changes to metrics.ini in the ddrextreme_beware folder.

- find DefaultSort=DEFAULTLIST and change it to GROUP

- find DefaultListEnabled=1 and change this to 0

defaultlist is a custom feature in beware stepmania to show a selection of songs like the arcade does. these two settings disable it completely.

Post #288 · Posted at 2024-06-19 04:36:50pm 3.5 weeks ago

Offline purplesanz
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OMG, it's you! First of all, thank you so much for your work!, and thank you so much for lending me a hand here. Indeed, that totally did the trick:

https://i.ibb.co/wy53dP0/screen00001.jpg

Also, I've always wanted to get rid of those ugly numbers I added to the folders (for custom sorting purposes), and now, since your build supports custom cards, I was finally able to do it:

https://i.ibb.co/8mK7XH9/screen00004.jpg

It looks totally awesome! I can't wait to try this on my cab. Thank you so much!
In My Restless Dreams, I See That Town... Silent HILL.

Post #289 · Posted at 2024-06-20 07:31:22pm 3.3 weeks ago

Offline makoflagkk
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Hey Beware have you ever considered making a special fork StepMania that is based off of DDRMAX and DDRMAX2
mako

Post #290 · Posted at 2024-06-26 12:17:36pm 2.5 weeks ago

Offline beware
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Last updated: 2024-06-26 12:17pm
no. maybe someone else can make one, atleast for max2, with the existing patched stepmania.


Quote: E24K_Lawson
Hello.

I know that this message will most likely be ignored, but I couldn't help but notice that the link to download beware's DDR EXTREME in its entirety doesn't work anymore. I would appreciate if someone could update me on the situation as soon as possible, because I've been in an 'EXTREME' kinda mood lately (abysmal pun, I know).

Thank you in advance for your response. Take care, stay safe, and have a good rest of your day/night.

i tested and the download link works, so i don't know why it doesn't work for you. also i added SSL support to the website and made the link https, maybe this fixes it.

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Also when you get an "AAA" I usually hear the speaker saying "Can I call you dancing master?" And when I played I didn't hear that.

i believe this should work, if it says something else, it may be that it's the last song of a set and it says "you showed the ultimate dance, i can't stop crying buckets of tears", or memory cards are enabled and it says "wow it's a new record".

tbh i don't know what the real extreme arcade says if you get a AAA and a memory card is used.
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