Simply Love (StepMania 5)
Simply Love is a StepMania 5.x theme for the post-ITG community.
It features a clean and simple design, offers numerous data-driven features not implemented by the StepMania 5 engine, and allows the current generation of ITG fans to breathe new life into the game they've known for over a decade.
Simply Love was originally designed and implemented for a previous version of StepMania (SM3.95) by hurtpiggypig. For more information on that version of Simply Love, check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtcWy5m6-CQ
Supported Versions of StepMania
This Simply Love fork seeks to perform additional tweaks for compatibility and integrations with StepMania 5.3. It may be also compatible with previous releases from the official StepMania project, but that's not a priority.
Installing Simply Love
If you are upgrading from a previous version of Simply Love, fully delete the old Simply Love folder first. Do not merge the new folder into the old.
For this specific fork, it is recommended to download from Code > Download ZIP button in the release branch. This is where OutFox commits will be available.
Full install instructions are in the Installing Simply Love README.
Simply Love has support for:
- Português Brasileiro
The current language can be changed in Simply Love under System Options.
Aspect Ratio Support
Simply Love is designed to be usable at resolutions as low as 640x480 but still look crisp and clean in HD, 2k, 4k, etc. It supports many screen aspect ratios:
- 16:9 (common)
- 16:10 (Apple laptops, some LCD monitors)
- 4:3 (CRT arcade monitors, older TVs)
- 21:9 ("Ultrawide")
The aspect ratio can be changed under Graphics / Sound Options.
Visit the imgur album for more screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/56wDq
Installing Simply Love
Player Options Menu
Guide by Rob Nichols: Player Options Menu
Custom Songs from USB
Casual Mode was designed with public arcade machines and casual players in mind. Learn more here:
Tips for installing StepMania
Buying a 4-Panel Dance Pad
Dom ITG has an excellent summary of 4-panel dance pad available in 2020:
USB Polling Issues
Linux for a Dedicated SM5 PC
din maintains a Linux image for running SM5 on common arcade hardware:
It streamlines the setup process for those who have arcade hardware and want to start playing as quickly as possible.