Started playing DDR when I was 19 when fall 2003 semester started, and an arcade machine right next to my university.
First downloaded a little program called "dance with intensity" early december, and then stepmania shortly afterwards.
Started making stepfiles with novice to hard difficulties in December 2003. My earliest and crappiest December 2003 stepfiles available here
. I was also kind of annoyed at all these pad stepfile vs. keyboard stepfile war back then... (hello Arch0wl's payon theme and blur)
Started making stepfile with complete double difficulties as soon as early 2004 (where my Stomp Exceed
). Without any way to play them at all. (When mute says all my stepfiles are year 2007 files, many of them are in fact year 2004 files!)
Played lots of doubles on a DDR 4th mix machine because it had joint premium... until it got replaced by ITG1 (no double premium) and ITG2 (thans for double premium later on!) whenever that arcade got the machines.
Got 1 cobalt flux a few years ago.
When ITG2 r21 patch was first released, that was my very first opportunity to play my own double charts
About a year or so before I finished undergrad, the arcade opposite to my university closed...
no way to play doubles anymore
Got my second cobalt flux about 3 months ago, so finally I can play doubles again!. With different control boxes (left one via PS2-USB converter), and the new one supports USB directly, the old one has input lag and the right one doesn't, so throws sync off when playing doubles