StepMania 5.0.12 Released with Enhancement and Bug Fixes

August 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

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StepMania, an open-source and advanced cross-platform rhythm game, has reached the 5.0.12 release after a month and two weeks of release candidate testing.

StepMania 5.0.12 is probably the last maintain release for the 5.0 series. The developers are no focusing on the development of StepMania 5.1 branch.

Changes in StepMania 5.0.12:

  • Fixed bug that allowed pausing by pressing Select then Back. Pausing requires pressing the same button twice.
  • Default theme ignores holding Select, or Start during gameplay. The pause menu must be used to back out of a song.
    Select Music
  • Added AllowHoldForOptions preference. When this is set to 0 (off), going to the player options screen requires pressing Start a second time, instead of holding it.
  • Fixed bug that deleted a warp on the same beat as a stop when saving.
  • Ready and Go announcer sounds no longer play simultaneously.
  • Fixed cmake settings so that player profiles can be loaded from USB drives once again.
  • Fixed crash in loading profiles from USB drives.

StepMania 5.0.12

How to install StepMania 5.0.12 in Ubuntu:

Besides running the official Linux binary (non-install version in previous link), an unofficial PPA with stepmania packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 is available. And below is how to install the StepMania 5.0.12 via the PPA.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command below to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/stepmania

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.


2. Update package index and install the game:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install stepmania

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb packages of stepmania-data and then stepmania for 5.0.12 from HERE.

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