Install StepMania 5 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint from PPA

Last updated: December 15, 2015

This simple tutorial will show you how to install StepMania game on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint using Getdeb repository.

StepMania is a free dance and rhythm game. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and joystick (including “dance pads” and other rhythm game input devices) support, and an editor for creating your own steps.


To install the game, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the steps below:

1.) Download and install Getdeb repository by running 2 commands in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb

2.) Update apps cache:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Install the game:

sudo apt-get install sm-ssc



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4 responses to Install StepMania 5 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint from PPA

  1. Terminal can’t locate package :(

    • For Ubuntu, try below command to manually add the repository to sources.list:

      sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

      Then get the key:

      wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

      For Linux Mint, read this post to enable the playdeb & getdeb

      After adding the repository, update and install the game:

      sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install sm-ssc

  2. I have just installed using this method, so how do i add new songs? I only seem to have the program installed, I can’t see any folders or program files anywhere?


  3. I’ve installed stepmania according this manual, but is not possilbe add new songs. I have no permission to do this.