0. Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:24 pm Post subject: Official StepMania Help, Bug, Error, Fix, News thread
Yes, I see these threads ALL over the place, and considering that people on these boards along with me have good StepMania knowledge then the lessening of those OMG IT WON'T WORK THREADS will lessen up. People tend to just post a new topic when something doesn't work and I hope to discourage that by doing this. _________________
Last edited by [DMB]dman.exe on Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:54 pm, edited 2 times in total
An Oni course is rather simple if you have all the file names and the way to write the mods down right, I'll show an example Oni Course and if you do it right, then it WILL work, if not, you messed up on the name, the mods, etc:
The #SONG: handle identifies to the program that this is a song, not anything else, etc. After the #SONG: comes the folder which the song is in, or in this case, Dance Dance Revolution -Extreme- (AND YES THE FOLDER MUST BE SPELLED JUST LIKE THAT WITH THE "-" AND EVERYTHING OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT SHOW UP RIGHT AND YOU CANNOT PLAY IT) after that is a "\" followed byt the song name, WHICH ALSO MUST BE THE EXACT NAME of the song or it WILL NOT work. After the song name, comes a ":" then the difficulty which the song is, BASIC, TRICK, MANIAC, or SMANIAC, or the "oni" steps.
So let's make an Oni course, just with bag:
#LIVES:1; (make it a lil hard )
#SONG:Dance Dance Revolution 8th Mix -Extreme-\bag:MANIAC
"No lives" and "No Repeat" makes this a Non-Stop course.
And for people who make their own banners, you get this, name the Banner the SAME name as you name the .CRS.
Now comes the truely tricky part that people mess up on, so I'll copy and paste what the experts say, for the sake of lesser typing:
The StepMania Coderz themselvez wrote:
modifiers - A comma separated series of modifier strings. This value may be left blank. Any string you see on the Player Options screen is a modifier string. Some examples are:
0.5x, 0.75x, 1.5x, 2.0x, 3.0x, 4.0x, 5.0x, 8.0x
boost, wave, drunk, dizzy, space, mini
hidden, sudden, stealth, blink
mirror, left, right, shuffle, supershuffle
note, flat, plain
0.7xmusic, 0.8xmusic, 0.9xmusic, 1.0xmusic, 1.1xmusic,
1.2xmusic, 1.3xmusic, 1.4xmusic, 1.5xmusic
And for the people who don't know this yet, make the Course in a .TXT Text file then save it, exit it, and re-name it .CRS.
If i messed up on anything here, post it and I'll edit it.
2-8-04 - ONI FAQ started
2-8-04 - Minor change about adding Mods to it _________________
OKAY, now characters are a word of mention, so I'll do what I can here:
Okay, first things first, you need the bones files to even RUN the characters (un zip that to Characters in the StepMania folder.) Next comes the characters themselves. Well here's a pic of them at their best:
Those are just three but give you a good taste of characters. Any issues, post them and I'll try to answer it.
Ok, quick overview, get the bones, extract them to the folder, get the characters, extract THOSE to the SAME folder as the bones (which should be Characters in the SM main folder.) I'm not sure which Alpha runs what but try them on the latest, they'd probably work there.
Follow those exact directions and go into the options screen (don't know which one off hand) then enable them to random, then it should work if you have everything set up right - it did for me. _________________
8. Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:33 pm Post subject: Profile FAQ
Ok, I'll tackle profiles:
People who hook their pads up to SM sometimes want to keep their Finger Records different from their feet records right? Well here's how to set-up profiles.
Navigate your way to the options screen (or just hit Sc and scroll on down to "Profile Options" (it's between "Sound Options" and "Reload Courses/Songs")
Open the profile screen, then scroll down to Create:New, and hit enter.
Name the name of the profile, such as your name or your nickname, or whatever, then hit ok.
Now, I would do this, make two profiles, one that says <name>PAD and <name>FNGR, or whatever you want, as long as you know what's what, just my opinion, but that way with two profiles it makes it easy to know which is what and yes, this does work if you follow these rules.
Here's a picture showing what I mean:
See how there are two separate profiles? Well here's a way to work it, have it so when you play pad SM, make that player 2, and finger SM, make that player one. If you don't mind going in and switching them everytime you switch between pad and finger, go ahead, it's what works for you. Don't worry about Card Dir Player1/2 for now, that's nothing
that works and as you can see, not supported yet.
When you go to delelte a profile (they hold all you scores and everything) scroll down to delete then scroll over to the profile you want to delete then hit enter and yes, SM will crash, but once reloaded, it will have been deleted. Only will it crash when there is only one profile left and you delete it.
Any errors, post and I will correct them, as usual. _________________
12. Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:16 am Post subject:
Well the new DDR mixes don't have characters (darn Konami) so since my version is the new SM it probably won't use them since the newer DDR's don't. I need to get a skin or something. _________________
17. Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:00 pm Post subject:
I downloaded 3.0 Final and tried doing a stepfile for a song (ELO's "Turn to Stone") but whenever I try and save the stepfile, play the song in the stepfile editing mode, or try and play the song, the thing crashes out, reporting an access violation error. (Highlighted line, something like "byte ptr 0x00000000".)
This happened on two computers with considerably different hardware! Help!!!
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