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YMMV / StepMania

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  • Broken Base: Before the advent of version 5, there was a sharp divide between which versions to use. Some stuck to vanilla 3.9, others preferred 3.9 with the 3.9+ mod. Others preferred 3.95. In the Groove fans stuck to OpenITG. A small contingent preferred 4.x. However, since the creation of sm-ssc (and it becoming SM5), this divide isn't as pronounced as it once was.
  • Dork Age: The 4.x builds. They never reached widespread adoption since they were rather buggy and unstable, and most of the community stuck to using the 3.9 build (and the 3.9+ mod) or the sm-ssc fork. Fortunately, things have since picked up, with sm-ssc being merged into the main repository as version 5.x (and the opening of a GitHub, with the sm-ssc team now spearheading the development of the game.
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  • Fandom Rivalry: With osu! , mainly due to the game pandering to anime fans (which Stepmaina already does with the Otaku Dreams packs), being much more popular and OsuMania practically being a broken knock off of Stepmania proper.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: The Assist Tick bug, which will crash Stempania if you have the assist tick on in the editor and you stop testing a chart. Happens randomly too, and only in the mode people would use the assist tick.
    • Sometimes editing in 5 can glitch out on playback and not play the audio.
  • Good Bad Bug: Negative BPMs and Negative Stops.
    • Ironically, the only reason it was patched out was because it messes with scoring. The update immediately after the above adds a much easier to use variant that also plays nice with the scoring system.
    • This causes lots and lots of Suddenly Harmful Harmless Object. A wall of arrows or a set of holds might turn out to be mines - or alternatively, the mines you try to avoid turn out to be arrows, causing you to miss them. Trial-and-Error Gameplay follows.
    • This has since become an Ascended Glitch with support for Warps in StepMania 5.
  • Memetic Mutation: Anything from the Bemani community partially overlaps into Stepmania communities.
  • Memetic Troll: WinDEU, who is infamous for his Interface Screw-laced stepfiles.
  • Most Annoying Sound: This whole game to people who aren't fortunate enough to know what the music sounds like behind your headphones. Rhythmic keytapping has been known to drive some people insane.
  • Serious Business:
    • Why the Xoon Total Drama packs exist. Also, the Mystery Packs bring out the worst in people.
    • VGMP4, which was in and out of development for 3 years.


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