StepMania is a free dance and rhythm game for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and “dance pad” support, and an editor for creating your own steps.
StepMania 5.0.10, the most recent stable release, has been released for more than a month. Due to lack of Ubuntu binaries, I’ve finally built this release into PPA available for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.
Install StepMania 5 via PPA:
Before getting started, remove previous release and backup songs if any.
1. Add PPA.
Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, paste below command and hit enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/stepmania
Type in your password (no visual feedback just type in mind) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2. After that, search for and install
stepmania via Synaptic Package Manager after clicking Refresh.
Or run below commands one by one in terminal to refresh index and install the game:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stepmania
For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb packages from This Page. Ubuntu 14.04 and its derivatives need FFmpeg.
3. (Optional) To remove the PPA and uninstall the game, run:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/stepmania sudo apt-get remove stepmania stepmania-data
In addition, after first launch the game will create .stepmania-5.0 folder in user root directory. Press Ctrl+H to view this hidden folder and install Themes, Songs, etc into sub-folders.