A while back I got a DP pro and one of the first mods I wanted to do was the disco ball mod. I chose the LERMods version because I thought it was the best integration and I know Ler has a great reputation in the hobby. Upon receiving the mod I was dissatisfied with many aspects of it, including it not working at all right out of the package and the ball itself being smooshed on one end. I messaged lermods and he was somewhat helpful and I did eventually get the mod working. At one point he even offered me a refund, which I was thankful for but passed on. I had already dumped a bunch of work into this mod, and uninstalling it from my machine and paying to ship it back to him (later he told me he would not have charged me for shipping, which is very generous) did not seem worth it. Overall he was helpful and I do believe he makes good products. This thread is not meant to bash lermods in any way, but there is a point of contention between us and I would like some other opinions.
The way the discoball mod works is that a light sensor picks up when a certain insert is lit and activates the spinning ball/light. Fairly recently there was an update to the code which made that insert flash instead of stay lit. This causes the ball to spin for fractions of a second at a time, instead of spinning constantly throughout the mode. After everything I went through and dealt with qualitywise with this mod, to find this out was disappointing at best. There is no mention of this on his site and every time I give a review of my disappointment with this mod I get a message saying I'm being unfair, everyone else is satisfied with it, ect.
Now, I am completely understanding that code changes and whatnot can effect things and mod makers have little to no control over this. Fine. What I don't agree with is that this product, in its current form, is completely fine, anyone would be satisfied by it, and I am crazy for being harsh on it. I feel there needs to be some sort of redesign or at the very least a warning before you buy it, that the ball no longer spins as it is advertised after the latest code update. Lermods disagrees with me and says everything is fine. I have asked his permission to make this thread and he agreed, and again, this is not to bash him or his other products. Hes a good dude and most of his other products I'm sure are great! Hes offered me a few solutions, which I am thankful for. I just feel that this particular product is faulty, he disagrees.
How would you feel with this mod in your game? Do you think the spinning action is good enough, or would you be disappointed as well?
Here is a video of it in action: