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Simply Love (StepMania 5)

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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:

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.

Compatible Releases
Project OutFox Alpha 4.9.0 or newer
⚠️ StepMania 5.1-b2 (untested)
⚠️ StepMania 5.0.12 (untested)

If you are able to compile StepMania's source code yourself, the 5_1-new branch may be supported. The wiki has instructions for compiling.

Forks of SM5 (e.g. starworlds)
Older versions of StepMania (e.g. StepMania 3.9)
Forks of older versions of StepMania (e.g. OpenITG, NotITG)

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.

Language Support

Simply Love has support for:

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • Polski
  • 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.


Title Screen Gameplay twenty-one nine gameplay Player Options Evaluation Select Profile Visual Themes

Visit the imgur album for more screenshots:


Installing Simply Love

Installing Simply Love

Profile Avatars

Profile Avatars

Player Options Menu

Guide by Rob Nichols: Player Options Menu

Custom Songs from USB

Custom Songs from USB

Casual Mode

Casual Mode was designed with public arcade machines and casual players in mind. Learn more here:

Casual Mode

Tips for installing StepMania

Troubleshooting StepMania

Hardware Guides

Buying a 4-Panel Dance Pad

Dom ITG has an excellent summary of 4-panel dance pad available in 2020:

USB Polling Issues

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.


a fork of Simply Love focused on additional tweaks for compatibility and integrations with Project OutFox








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