Not sure how many of you have played Stepmania (basically open source version of DDR that can be installed on Desktop). I’ve been looking at putting together a song pack of HMV creators, some having funscripts (e.g. It Went).
Technically these are designed to be played on a dance pad, although spending hundreds to either build or purchase + ship a metal pad isn’t reasonable/practical for a lot of people. Also considering the extra space needed for something that large. Feel free to try these on a keyboard when the pack gets released in the future!
What would be interesting is funscript + stepchart alongside each other.
Below I’ve linked some RedGIFs previews of these stepcharts as I make progress:
The problem with automatically generated charts is that the program doesn’t have a sense of what direction the player is facing, what types of patterns work, etc. It places notes but probably isn’t something a stepcharter wants. A person charting in Stepmania also gets to have their creative thoughts put into it rather than automatic generation.
Edit: Looks like there’s the opposite direction (inputting the .sm file). That’s worth a look. I do have Python and ffmpeg installed.
Why would I be prompted to add a video when it’s already specified as the background?
Also @dimnogro I’m not sure what engine Pump It Up uses (The 5 panel singles/10 panel doubles one). I know Andamiro originally created it but is there an open source version of the game? For DDR the open source engine is Stepmania (for simplicity I’m leaving out Project Outfox, Etterna, ITGMania).