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Post #1 · Posted at 2014-08-12 01:03:46am 4.1 years ago

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~Simply Love~
http://i.imgur.com/GCMvHtT.png

Hello! This thread marks the release of Simply Love for StepMania 5.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
This theme needs StepMania 5.0.12 or 5.1-beta1 to work properly.
Older versions of SM5 will not work. StepMania 5.2-beta will not work.

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Simply Love was originally designed by hurtpiggypig with assistance from Mad Matt for StepMania 3.95 and ITG. To quote hurtpiggypig:

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The goal was to make a simple, easy to use theme with nice design and thoughtful features. I questioned absolutely everything that was default in the ITG2 theme. A lot of the decisions I've made are to benefit people streaming/filming, playing at home, or in a tournament (a lot of large, high contrast numbers, for example) but it should still function well in an arcade too (though not my primary audience).

For more information about the original version of Simply Love, check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtcWy5m6-CQ

I did not (and will not) have the time to port certain features from the original version of this theme. Notably missing are ghost data and timed sets. The original Simply Love took nearly three years to complete; I have been porting this for just over a year.

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Acknowledgments

* hurtpiggypig -- Lara designed the original Simply Love theme for StepMania 3.95.
* djpohly -- djpohly was a constant source of knowledge and help during the months I spent porting this.
* kyzentun -- kyzentun answered many of my theming questions on IRC and even went out of his way to fix source-related issues that helped me out along my way.
* Mad Matt -- Matt helped Lara implement some of the more technical aspects of the original theme and was always available to respond to my questions.
* freem -- I used AJ's StepMania 5 theme, Moonlight, as the foundation/starting point for this port.
* the SM5 dev-team and IRC-frequenters -- Theming in SM5 is significantly easier than it is in 3.95. Thank you, for that. Thank you, shakesoda, Midiman, wolfman2000, et al!
* Menu music composed by Mute
* various SFX from Super Meat Boy

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SCREENSHOTS

http://i.imgur.com/IlYdeWRl.png
Title Screen

http://i.imgur.com/jKEV2Q4l.png
Select Color

http://i.imgur.com/Mzi2ORYl.png
Select Music

http://i.imgur.com/HrhjCeel.png
MusicWheel Sort

http://i.imgur.com/mSz6pBol.png
Player Options - Xmods accurately reflect music rate mods in real time. Cmods and Mmods remain steady, regardless.

http://i.imgur.com/9gNzGRdl.png
Player Options 2

http://i.imgur.com/6PRBIHil.png
Gameplay

http://i.imgur.com/h1eQdQ1l.png
Gameplay

http://i.imgur.com/yYc7aftl.png
Evaluation

http://i.imgur.com/pvA6e7Bl.png
Evaluation Summary

http://i.imgur.com/i0RevqKl.png
Name Entry

http://i.imgur.com/KClDR0pl.png
Game Over

http://i.imgur.com/c3x4zYcl.png
Test Input (Pump)

http://i.imgur.com/4DNGf9bl.png
Test Input (Dance)

http://i.imgur.com/gCjUVATl.png
Edit Menu

http://i.imgur.com/NwN8Fnbl.png
IIDX-style Pacemaker Modifier

http://i.imgur.com/32Hm5gYl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ErcvncMl.png
Screen Evaluation now features multiple panes of information that can be toggled between with the MenuLeft and MenuRight buttons.

http://i.imgur.com/aKsvrccl.png
ScreenSelectMusic (with Rainbow Mode)

http://i.imgur.com/Y8HuACZl.png
ScreenEvaluation (with Rainbow Mode)

http://i.imgur.com/o4zT6SDl.png
ScreenEvaluationSummary (with Rainbow Mode)


http://i.imgur.com/00FkxKil.png
Flash Column on Miss can be toggled on page2 of the Player Options Menu.
This feature was inspired by Rhythm Horizon.

http://i.imgur.com/LvoOtYCl.png
LifeMeter Type can be toggled on Page2 of the Player Modifier Menu. Choosing "Surround" (like Player1, here) will wrap that Player's LifeMeter around the NoteField.

http://i.imgur.com/zLLhDWQl.png
http://i.imgur.com/HS03hhJl.png
http://i.imgur.com/teZtlbil.png
http://i.imgur.com/dOKTpVbl.png
Players can now choose between four GameModes.

http://i.imgur.com/DPffsdQl.png
MenuTimer Options will hopefully be handy for public machine operators.


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EXTRA NOTES:

Vocalize Score - A player can choose different voices or "blender" (each digit is a random voice) to read his or her score on ScreenEvaluation. This is set to "None" by default. A few of these voices have a few explicit sound files, so use your own discretion!

**TO REMOVE VOICES: In ./Simply Love/Other/Vocalize/, there is a directory for each voice. If you delete a directory, the corresponding voice will no longer show up in the mod menu.

CLEAN, UNOFFENSIVE VOICES:
TaroNuke
The Cosmic Pope
PeekingBoo
Mandodo
Mandodo (Swedish)
Marphoria
WinDEU
Zetorux
Shizuka
Shizuka (Japanese)
Dando (Italian)
Tyler
Panzer
Drazu's Dad (Turkish)
Kon

VOICES WITH QUESTIONABLE CONTENT:
mudkyp
Mute
MulletMan223
Aoreo
Mad Matt
Madame Moisture
Rynker
Pez
VivaLaMooChicken
Vospi!!!


Judgment Font - Each player can choose the judgment used during gameplay. Only the graphics are changed; zoom and animation are still controlled in the metrics and will be the same for every judgment graphic. Hold judgments are not changed.

**TO ADD JUDGMENTS: Put an appropriately laid-out judgment image in the folder ./Simply Love/Graphics/_judgments/, with a file name "(your judgment's name) 2x6.png". When you next start StepMania, it should appear as a selectable judgment font.


Gameplay Features
- Display BPM is adjusted for rate mods, so it will show the actual BPM even if you are using a rate mod.
- When two players are playing, the player whose score is lower is dimmed for easy comparison during close matches.

Hello other novice themers:
I started porting Simply Love in June 2013 with very minimal theming background. A year and two months later, I've learned a lot about Lua, theming in StepMania, and acquired an immense amount of appreciation for the Master Themers who have come before me (freem, Midiman, kyzentun, Mad Matt, PeekingBoo, and LightningXCE come to mind). I say this as inspiration/motivation for you: with some dedication and focus, you too can make a theme.

I tried to include as many comments in this theme as possible; read them and ask questions if you don't understand something. You should never, ever, ever just copy and paste code from another theme into yours hoping it will work. If you have questions about how I did something in this theme, just ask!

Download the theme here:
https://github.com/dguzek/Simply-Love-SM5/releases/download/4.7/Simply.Love.v4_7.zip

Download the Voice Pack here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/mpsmto82d8diflr/Vocalize.zip


Install the voice pack like this. ( link to diagram )

ENJOY <3

Post #2 · Posted at 2014-08-12 08:26:58am 4.1 years ago

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Seems that [ScreenSortList] used Consensual's Consensual-sick_wheel.lua,that's a nice idea.
But...Problem is when I hold "Left" or "Right",it cannot scroll like a normal wheel.I like how CyberiaStyle8 did this.

Oh...And another thing is...there isn't any guide that tell us how to open sortlist?
I found it in the metric.ini.Just press "Select+Enter" or "Left+Right".=w=I think I should say this before someone ask.

This theme is nice.I didn't feel any confusing thing at all during trying it.

Post #3 · Posted at 2014-08-12 09:46:54am 4.1 years ago

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What no link to my YouTube for my voice pack? Tongue

I might be considering adding this to my machine instead of using OpenITG. We have had pretty questionable crashes lately and I just think it relates to OpenITG being very unstable. I'll need to goof around with it a bit to make sure it work exactly as I need but it all looks good! Thanks for your work!

Post #4 · Posted at 2014-08-12 10:07:39am 4.1 years ago

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What no link to my YouTube for my voice pack? Tongue

Sorry about that! I didn't connect your name with your handle until just now! I've fixed it in the original post.

Post #5 · Posted at 2014-08-12 11:08:21am 4.1 years ago

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I started porting Simply Love in June 2013 with very minimal theming background.
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Master Themers who have come before me (freem, Midiman, kyzentun, Mad Matt, PeekingBoo, and LightningXCE
I started theming in October 2013. So technically I didn't come before you. ;)
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Post #6 · Posted at 2014-08-12 01:19:25pm 4.1 years ago

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This is a great leap towards bringing ITG over to a more updated engine. Thank you and everyone involved for your work.

Post #7 · Posted at 2014-08-12 04:33:36pm 4.1 years ago

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WOW finally... I remember time ago when I ask Mad Matt is that Theme would works in Stepmania 5... But he says no It works only on SM3.95

Now I cannt believe finally is here for SM5... This Theme was my inspiration for start Theming! Nice works dbk2 and everyone who helped on this Theme Smile
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Post #8 · Posted at 2014-08-13 09:33:27am 4.1 years ago

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And just my luck, Mediafire is keeping me from downloading this theme. >.>

Any chance of putting this on MEGA or something? I really want to try out this theme

EDIT: Never mind, it seems that firefox and chrome are being dumb for some reason, downloaded it fine with Opera. (One time I'm glad to have obscure/bad browsers on here)
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Post #9 · Posted at 2014-08-13 09:39:18am 4.1 years ago

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Hi playe,

What specifically about Mediafire is preventing you from downloading the theme? I looked into mega.co.nz, but opted for Mediafire instead, as it allowed me to track downloads easily.

In any event, you can also download a zip of my theme from the Github page by clicking the "Download zip" button in the bottom right corner: https://github.com/dguzek/Simply-Love-SM5

Note that by downloading from Github, you will not get the voice packs that are bundled with the Mediafire zip.

Let me know if I can assist in any other way.

EDIT: Glad to hear that you were able to download it via Opera. Smile

Post #10 · Posted at 2014-08-13 09:41:28am 4.1 years ago

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Never mind the previous post, for some reason the page refreshes whenever I try to download with Firefox or Chrome. I got the download to work fine with Opera.

It's weird but I at least got it to work. Now to try out the theme.
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Post #11 · Posted at 2014-08-14 10:01:06pm 4.1 years ago

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Hey, I just downloaded the theme. I loved the intro and all, but I have a problem with the color selection. Is there a certain key I'm supposed to use? I can't use my left or right keys to scroll through the colors. Any help would be nice XD.

Post #12 · Posted at 2014-08-14 10:02:10pm 4.1 years ago

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Hey, I just downloaded the theme. I loved the intro and all, but I have a problem with the color selection. Is there a certain key I'm supposed to use? I can't use my left or right keys to scroll through the colors. Any help would be nice XD.

You probably missed the "Important Notes" section of my original post. Smile

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Hey, I just downloaded the theme. I loved the intro and all, but I have a problem with the color selection. Is there a certain key I'm supposed to use? I can't use my left or right keys to scroll through the colors. Any help would be nice XD.

You probably missed the "Important Notes" section of my original post. Smile

Yeah um, about that. Everytime I try to download the file, it gives me an error. Keeps telling me that it's damaged. Any help on that?

Post #14 · Posted at 2014-08-14 10:05:19pm 4.1 years ago

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Are you using Windows or OS X? If OS X, what version (10.6? 10.7? 10.8? 10.9?)?

EDIT: I tried unzipping the most recent nightly build (the current top of that list Stepmania 5 835 2014-08-13_03-19-15), and you're right -- there seems to be an issue with the way it was zipped!

Try downloading the next one down (build 834). I was able to unzip that just fine.

Post #15 · Posted at 2014-08-14 10:10:45pm 4.1 years ago

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Are you using Windows or OS X?

Windows. I figured it out. Just had to download the one below the new one. Sorry for that QQ. Anyways, I will be enjoying this theme. Thanks Big Grin. *I should start reading the important notes ;_;*

Edit: I got ninja'd XD

Post #16 · Posted at 2014-08-14 10:26:57pm 4.1 years ago

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No need to apologize for pointing out a legitimate problem with the way something was packaged.

I am glad to hear you enjoy my port of this theme! Smile

Post #17 · Posted at 2014-08-15 12:44:06am 4.1 years ago

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Loving the theme. Great work on it, now I have a reason to use SM5 instead of OpenITG.

And yeah, the latest nightly build is damaged :/ Should I just wait for the next one or will a working version of the latest build be uploaded?

Post #18 · Posted at 2014-08-15 01:41:56am 4.1 years ago

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As a general announcement, I found a pretty bad bug in Edit Mode (a ton of errors if you tried to set the preview music of a song). I've fixed it and re-uploaded the theme to media fire. This is the full download (20 MB), including voices:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/lt6ny8ncwhzso9k/Simply-Love-SM5.zip
This url is still valid but probably out of date; I recommend downloading from GitHub.


If you don't care about voice packs, or want a smaller download (3 MB), you can always get the most recent version of this theme at my GitHub page by clicking the "download zip" button:

https://github.com/dguzek/Simply-Love-SM5


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And yeah, the latest nightly build is damaged :/ Should I just wait for the next one or will a working version of the latest build be uploaded?

Build 834 (currently the second link on the list at http://smnightly.katzepower.com/) will work fine and it unzips fine, too.

EDIT: I edited the original post in this thread to include a link to the fixed theme.

Post #19 · Posted at 2014-08-16 04:19:59am 4.1 years ago

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It's a pretty impressive theme, especially given the fact that the file size is pretty small compared to other themes like CyberiaStyle. : )
I do have to ask why it only works on the nightly builds (I get the feeling it's because beta 3 doesn't know how to handle the "Choose Color" screen?).

Post #20 · Posted at 2014-08-16 04:36:15am 4.1 years ago

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There are a large variety of things that have been added to the nightly builds with the goal of making themers more powerful. Simply Love uses some of these features because dbk2 does not want to suffer through life without them.
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