Install and Configure StepMania

Install and Configure StepMania Tutorial

This manual is written for the "Dance" game type of StepMania, but much of it applies to the other Game Modes as well.

Windows

Download the program

  1. Click over to our Downloads page.
  2. Click the link that corresponds to your computer OS type (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc).
  3. You will now be at the SourceForge file download page.
  4. Depending on your browser, a File Download window will pop up. Choose a place to save the StepMania installer program -- preferably a place easy to access like the Desktop.
  5. After the download finishes, find where you saved the StepMania file and double-click it to begin installing.

Install the program

  1. After double-clicking on the installer file, the installer will begin decompressing files.
  2. The next screen will ask where on your hard drive to install StepMania. The default value is C:\Program Files\StepMania, though you may choose a different location.
  3. Click Finish and the installer will begin copying files and creating items in your start menu. The StepMania icons are created in the Start Menu and one icon is placed on your desktop.

Launch StepMania

  1. In the Start Menu's list of program, find the StepMania category, then click the item that reads StepMania 5.
  2. StepMania will begin running. If you have installed any songs it will take a moment to load these into memory. Now, you'll be presented with the title screen menu.
  3. If you have any other windows open, Stepmania might run more slowly.
  • Note: if your program appear the error window (generally crash), try another version.

Mac

StepMania Directory has some excellent tutorials for installing StepMania 3.9 or StepMania 4.0 in Mac OS X:

Linux

Download the program

  1. Click over to our Downloads page.
  2. Click the Linux Binary (Source code available for advanced users)
  3. You will now be at the SourceForge file download page.
  4. Depending on your browser, a File Download window will pop up. Choose a place to save the StepMania archive -- preferably a place you keep other programs that do not supply .rpm's or .deb's, such as /opt or /home/USERNAME/otherprograms.
  5. After the download finishes, find where you saved the StepMania file and extract the archive (right click --> extract here)


Launch StepMania

  1. There are two ways methods to running Stepmania
    1. Double click stepmania from the Stepmania folder
    2. Create shortcut in K Menu or Gnome Menu, launch from there
  2. StepMania will begin running. If you have installed any songs it will take a moment to load these into memory. Now, you'll be presented with the title screen menu.
  3. Remember that if any other windows are open Stepmania might run more slowly.
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