Getting Started

By April 2, 2020 No Comments


Simply Love is a StepMania 5 theme for the post-ITG community.

It features a clean and simple design, offers numerous data-driven features not implemented by the StepMania 5 engine, and allows the current generation of ITG fans to breathe new life into the game they’ve known for over a decade.

Simply Love was originally designed and implemented for a previous version of StepMania (SM3.95) by hurtpiggypig. For more information on that version of Simply Love, check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtcWy5m6-CQ

Installing Simply Love

You can download a zip of the latest formal release from the Releases Page.

To install Simply Love, unzip it and move the resulting Simply Love folder into your StepMania user data directory.

The install paths will look like:

  • Windows%APPDATA%\StepMania 5.1\Themes\Simply Love\
  • macOS~/Library/Application Support/StepMania 5.1/Themes/Simply Love/
  • Linux~/.stepmania-5.1/Themes/Simply Love/

The next time you use StepMania, you can switch to Simply Love from the main options menu found on the Title Screen. The exact process can vary depending on the theme you are currently using, but this is usually done within Options → Display Options → Appearance Options → Theme

Game Modes

  • Casual – Intended for novice players; restricted song list, no failing, no LifeMeter, simplified UI, etc. You can read more about customizing what content appears in Casual Mode here.
  • ITG – Play using the In the Groove standards established over a decade ago.
  • FA+ – Similar to ITG, but features tighter TimingWindows; can be used to qualify for specific events, such ECFA (Everyone Can Fantastic Attack).

Language Support

Simply Love has support for:

  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Português Brasileiro
  • 日本語
  • Deutsch

The current language can be changed in Simply Love under System Options.

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