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FAQs for Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution:

1. Will Xbox dance pads or metal pads work on Xbox 360?
2. I have the deluxe dance pads (w/ foam inserts), and they are not working, what do I do?
3. I have the multi-platform metal pad and is not working properly, what do I do?
4. I want to use the multi-platform dance pads on the computer, how do I configure it with Stepmania?
5. I purchased a dance pad for TV and I need instructions on how to use it.
6. I am having problem with using the metal pad on my Xbox, what do I do?
7. I don't have a gaming system, which dance pads should I buy?
8. What is the difference between the TV dance pad and the dance pads for the system?
9. What is the difference between the single player TV dance pad and the double player TV pad?
10. I don't want to spend to much on a metal pad, what is the best soft dance pad?
11. I want to play DDR Hottest Party for Wii, what do I need?
12. I want to play DDR on my PS3, what do I need?
13. I need to buy DDR Equipment for YMCA, School, or DJ Services, what do I need?
14. Where can I get a driver for my PC/Mac compatible dance pad?
15. I have a TX-1000 or TX-2000 V4.0 metal pad and it is not working properly, what do I do?
16. How do I connect Wii dance pads to the Wii systems?

1. Will Xbox dance pads or metal pads work on Xbox 360? Back to Top

  • No, they do not. Please makes sure that you purchase dance pads that are compatible with Xbox 360. Click here to see all Xbox 360 dance pads.

2. I have the deluxe dance pads (w/ foam inserts), and they are not working, what do I do?? Back to Top

  • In rare occasions, the sensors of the dance pad may get stuck between the foam inserts. In order to fix this, please remove the foam inserts and try again. Once the dance pad works, please put the foam inserts back into the dance pad. If that didn't work, please contact us.

3. I have a multi-platform metal pad and is not working properly, what do I do? Back to Top

  • 1) Turn off the PS2 system or XBOX system
    2) Disconnect the control box from the metal pad
    3) Turn on the PS2 system or XBOX system
    4) Connect the control box to the metal pad
    5) Connect the control box to the PS2 system or XBOX system

    If this doesn't work, please unscrew the arrow that is not working properly.

    1) Check if the foil underneath the arrow is dirty; if so, please take a piece of cloth and clean it.
    2) Check if the wiring from the metal pad to the sensor plate is connected. If not, please solder the wire to the sensor plate.
    3) Swap the arrow with the opposite side of the arrow (for example, swap left and right or up and down)

  • If you have 2 metal pads, please swap the control boxes and see if it is the control box issue. If it is, you will need to replace the control box.

  • Please contact us if you need further assistance.

4. I want to use the multi-platform dance pads on the computer, how do I configure it with Stepmania? Back to Top

  • Download the game at www.stepmania.com
  • Install it on your computer
  • Restart your computer
  • Load the Stepmania software
  • Go to Options -> Config Keypad / Joy Mapping
  • On the first column on the right hand side where it states "LEFT (MENU LEFT" click enter on the keyboard and step Left arrow on the dance pad.
  • Do the same for RIGHT (MENU RIGHT), UP (MENU UP), DOWN (MENU DOWN)

5. I purchased a dance pad for TV and I need instructions on how to use it. Back to Top

  • Hook the Audio and Video out put to your television, turn on your television, and turn to the channel that you would normally turn to watch VCR.
  • Depending on the type of television that you have, please try the following channels: 3, 4, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, 98, AUX.
  • On rare occasions, the television may require other channel than the ones specified above. If this is the case, please try every channel on the TV
  • For Gameplay:
    • The arrows will float up to the top of the screen; step according to the arrows that floats up (timing is very important)
    • The Start button is used to select/start a song, Back button is used to get out of a song.

6. I am having problem with using the metal pad on my Xbox, what do I do? Back to Top

  • In rare cases, some of the older version of Xbox's have problem with the metal dance pad, and that is because the Xbox is not able to supply enough power for the metal pad. Microsoft informed that these older xbox has a power cable is not good for the system. You can find out if you qualify for the free power cord by You may get a free power cord from Xbox by Clicking HERE and enter in your serial number of your Xbox system.

7. I don't have a gaming system, which dance pads should I buy? Back to Top

  • We would recommend getting the TV dance pad which will connect directly to your television. We have both the single player TV pad and the double player TV pad HERE

8. What is the difference between the TV dance pad and the dance pads for the system? Back to Top

  • The major difference is the music and graphics. For systems such as PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, and etc., the music and graphics are better than the TV dance pad. For TV dance pad, the games are integrated in the dance pad; therefore, the music is digital and the graphics are 8 bit.

9. What is the difference between the single player TV dance pad and the double player TV pad? Back to Top

  • The difference is that the single player TV dance pad comes with 50 single-level songs (50 levels) and the double player TV pad comes with 8 songs (each with 6 levels) = 48 levels. 2 single player TV pads CANNOT be connected together for 2 player usage. The double player TV dance pad is the only plug and play dance pad that allows 2 people to play simultaneously.

10. I don't want to spend to much on a metal pad, what is the best soft dance pad? Back to Top

11. I want to play DDR Hottest Party for Wii, what do I need? Back to Top

  • All PS1 and PS2 dance pads can use this adapter to convert the dance pads to Wii system in order to play DDR Hottest Party. If you don't have any dance pad, you may get these dance pads which are compatible with both Wii and GameCube. To use the dance pad on a Wii system, please open the lid on top of the Wii system. There should be 2 ports where you can connect the dance pads to.

12. I want to play DDR on my PS3, what do I need? Back to Top

  • All PS1 and PS2 dance pads can use this adapter to convert the dance pads to PS3 in order to play DDR. This converter is only compatible with 20 GB version and 60 GB version PS3 systems (Not 80 GB)

13. I need to buy DDR Equipment for YMCA, School, or DJ Services, what do I need? Back to Top

  • We would recommend getting the DDR Group Fitness bundle which will include everything to get started. The group fitness bundle include game system, software, pedometers, metal pads, and training pads. Any questions regards to which platform to purchase, please contact us

14. Where can I get a driver for my PC/Mac compatible dance pad? Back to Top

  • You may download this file and install it on your computer.

15. I have a TX-1000 or TX-2000 V4.0 metal pad and it is not working properly, what do I do? Back to Top

  • Please try the following for your metal pad.

    1) Turn off the PS2 system or XBOX system
    2) Disconnect the control box from the metal pad
    3) Turn on the PS2 system or XBOX system
    4) Connect the control box to the metal pad
    5) Connect the control box to the PS2 system or XBOX system

    If this doesn't work, please unscrew the arrow that is not working properly.

    1) Check if the foil underneath the arrow is dirty; if so, please take a piece of cloth and clean it.
    2) Swap the arrow with the opposite side of the arrow (for example, swap left and right or up and down)

    If none of these work, it should be the control box. Please contact us if you need a control box.

16. How do I connect Wii dance pads to the Wii systems? Back to Top

  • The Wii dance pads comes with GameCube connectors. There is a lid on top of the Wii system which you will need to open in order to connect your Wii dance pads to your Wii system. It works the same way for GameCube controllers.

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