Machine Update

A significant machine is being applied over the next couple of weeks. It will include significant upgrades to hardware, software and gameplay.

We were due to upgrade the machine over this week and install a number of new features. However, only half of it got done today, and we aren’t quite sure what went wrong.

The following changes were applied to the machine on February 12th:


The hard drive got upgraded to a SSD. Load-up time in the mornings – including Vista’s whinge about not shutting down properly – is under two minutes, and SelectSongMusic loads substantially faster.

The box should (from Sunday) be running off the DVI port rather than the VGA port. This will (hopefully) make the images a little bit sharper.


There is a new revision of the theme, but it didn’t apply because I’m a spork. Not that it matters, because I expect by next week the revision will have a revision of the revision.


arceast + 1

Hot: NEW SONG. Difficulties on single: Beginner 1, Easy 3, Medium 5, Expert 9.

Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix

Zenius-I-Vanisher updated their packs for the two Korean mixes. The update provided a full set of doubles charts for all songs, improved mp3s and better quality graphics. We added both the packs on, so this means five returning songs (Byul, Gaagai, Gamyunwi Shigan, Sung Suk, Tell Me Tell Me) and ten more with extra charts and/or better quality music and/or better quality graphics.

Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix – MAX2

Break Down: Fixed the error on the song wheel, and added background videos while I was at it.

Dance Dance Revolution UNIVERSE3

Songs starting with A, B and C have had their backgrounds modified so that they don’t appear as a small image with a huge black border around it. (They’re now 688 by 516, in case you care.) However, I don’t think they’ve been updated.

A Fifth of Beethoven: Offset and sample start suitably modified.

Rave Until The Night Is Over (Universe Edit): An updated banner has been included.

Dance Dance Revolution X

An extra 50 songs were added. Unfortunately, the difficulties are in the new 1-18 notation, because we haven’t had a chance to fix them back to 1-14.

Dancing Stage EuroMix 2

The files are of a better quality, like with 3rd Mix’s, but I forgot to add them to the patch. I’m sure somebody out there will appreciate this when it gets done.

In The Groove 1 and 2

Miscellaneous offset adjustments to 5 ITG1 and 18 ITG2 songs. Almost of all of them are within 0.015ms, so you’ll barely notice them.

Deleted songs

64 songs got deleted, mostly because nobody was playing them. I’ll try and get a list together at some point this week.