What You Will Need...
1. A Computer
2. Internet Connection
PS/2 to USB adapter (for using DDR pad)
Step 1: Download the Program
First, go to to
Click on the big "Download Now" button
if your computer blocks pop-ups, then you're going to have to hold the control button down to let it through.
If you're using Internet Explorer, when the window pops up to download, click RUN.
If you're using Google Chrome, in the bottom left hand corner, click save, wait for it to download, then click on it to run
Then, just go through the installation process...
IN SHORT, DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM
:D Any questions now?
*falls over from exhaustion of typing an in depth description on How To Download.*
Step 2: Downloading Song Packs
and the other that is "Open Stepmania Program Folder"
Place these files somewhere convenient (such as your desktop)
The first one is the place where you will have to install the song files.
The second one runs the game.
Most of the time, you wont even have to do anything with the first folder to get more songs.
Most places give you these handy little files, called SMZIP packages, that install the songs automatically. Seeing as Stepmania doesn't come with any songs, you'll have to download some.
Here are some good packs.
Just click on the links to get to the next page, then left click to save the file to your desktop.
Step 3: Installing Song Packs
All you need to do to install the songs inside of them is to double click on them.
They're pretty handy little files.
You should now have songs installed on stepmania!!
Now....to start playing....
Step 4: How to Play Stepmania
It should load the songs, then start.
To navigate the menus, use the arrow keys and the enter key to select.
Step 5: Change Input Configuration
I personally prefer using the z, x, ., and / keys. It just feels better, and your hand doesn't feel so cramped.
To change this,
go to options, then
config key/joy mappings.
Make it look like the screen seen below.
Step 6: :D
You can either play now, or download more song packs. Or you could go show all of your friends the joys of Stepmania. Or you could continue to the next page.
Step 7: How to Hook Up a DDR Pad to Stepmania
You might have to configure this in config key/joy mappings menu also...
These adapters are relatively easy to find (amazon, ebay, etc.) for around $5....make sure to read the customer reviews...
Step 8: More Place to Get Song Packs
this page has many sites where you can download packs. Or individual songs.
To install those, you have to copy them into the folder usually located at
Just read the instruction file on that page for more help.
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