Welcome to StepMania 5 Theme Update, a site that catalogues both released and in development themes for StepMania 5. This site was started due to various comments about how StepMania 5 doesn't have many themes. It also serves as a handy guide to themes that are known to be in development, but may not be on your radar.
- All dates on this site are in Year/Month/Day format.
- All themes on this site are meant to run on StepMania 5. Whether or not that means the current stable/available version of StepMania 5 is dependent on how much has changed between versions. Hopefully not much.
- "I" and other first person comments are made by freem, some guy who started theming for StepMania in 2004. In other words: I'm old, in themer years.
- I typically know more information about themes I'm working on, compared to
themes I'm not. This mainly manifests itself in the development sections.
- Extended point: I created SOMS2, but am unsure if it will ever see a public release, for various reasons I won't bore you with here.
- I try to be everywhere and see everything, but for some reason or another, I am unable to know about every possible theme in development for StepMania.
NewsLast Update: 2014/08/11
- spookymagician's Untitled Theme
- dbk2's port of SIMPLY LOVE
- Th3_Ov3rHell_3XoduZ released an update to his In The Groove 2 theme, bringing it to Revision 2.
- Lirodon released a beta of TrotMania III: Aeternum Obscurum about a week and a half ago.
Previous news updates are available on the old news page.
These themes have a downloadable release available. For a more detailed look at released themes, please see the theme list.
|moonlight||freem/SSC||v1.0/final (2012/07/11)||Final version of the theme.|
|optical||shakesoda/SSC||2014/05/12||Currently in rolling release; it may be more up to date than what I know!|
|Zenith||Midiman/SSC||v1.00 (2010/04/10)||Final (no updates?)|
|ultralight||freem/SSC||r12/v0.84 (2013/06/03)||Still in progress; switched to rolling release in June 2014.|
|Delta||luizsan/SSC||v3.00||"v3 will be the last version unless something breaks up really hard on next Stepmania 5 versions."|
|Cyberia Style 8 -solid-||CyberiaStyle PROJECT||8.3 Rev06 (2014/06/22)|
|PROJEKTXV||k//eternal (port by freem)||r6 (2014/07/23)||Updated for StepMania 5 beta 3.|
|Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix||freem/original theme by PatrickDDRX||r7 (2014/07/23)||Still active.|
|beatmania IIDX 15: DJ TROOPERS||tony toonami||2011/10/02||Supports multiple game modes.|
|TrotMania||Lirodon||Beta 1 (2012/06/16)||My Little Pony-styled theme.|
|StepMania Supernova 3||Missingno||(2011/12/22)|
|Default More||CL||v1.415 (2012/10/02?)||Highly modified default theme. [Nico Community]|
|O2Mania EX||arvinkent098||v0.69 (2012/06/07)||[2012/04/02 preview][2012/03/23 Preview]|
|Pump it Up Fiesta EX||Alisson||2012/??/??|
|waiei||A.C/waiei||v1.30 Final (v1.300) (2013/03/11)|
|DDR X2 AC||KENP/exworld073(?)||preview4 (2012/06/14)||[Thread @ Z-I-V password is "GOLD RUSH" (no quotes)][Development Blog][2012/02/07 Preview]|
|"Verticalized" default theme||Germanium/phurrcon||preview4 (2012/06/14)||Single-player theme|
|Kuro Project||흑몽 (Saisyou)||(2012/10/10)||Touhou-themed default hack.|
|SIMPLY ARROW||Ov3rHell_3XoduZ (original theme by hurtpiggypig and Mad Matt)||Update 3 (2013/08/17?)||Port of "SIMPLY LOVE" theme from 3.95/ITG2.|
|Delta NEX||Schranz Conflict (frandos)||2013/10/19||Hack of luizsan's Delta.|
|PIU Fiesta EX||xMAx||v1.2 (2013/07/??)|
|foonmix||foonmix team (port by freem)||Prototype (2013/12/31)||Prototype release; doesn't fully work with Event Mode off.|
|Consensual||Kyzentun||(rolling release)||[StepMania forums][ZIV thread]|
|Dragon Nest||GHR||Version 1.2 (2014/07/27)||[StepMania forums]|
|DDR 2013||afdjacp||Beta 1 (2014/03/06)||[Preview Video]; Author does not want theme posted on ZIV, so please don't, or I will take this link down.|
|Sigma1 -The Blue Dasher- [DL]||Carluz||v1.0 (2014/07/07)||"Although it still has a lot of bugs. Cannot edit steps or play course at present." [StepMania forums]|
|Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix -DDR MAX2-||Reiaya||Rev 1.0 beta (2014/07/08)||[Beta 1 download]|
|DanceDanceRevolution Next Generation||riskofsoundingnerdy||Release 2 (2014/07/26)||[Preview video]|
|In The Groove 2||Ov3rHell_3XoduZ||Revision 2 (2014/08/06)||[ZIV thread]|
|TrotMania III: Aeternum Obscurum||Lirodon||Beta (2014/07/31)||Currently being worked on. [ZIV thread]|
|Untitled Theme||spookymagician||WIP V5 (2014/??/??)||[Github repo][Z-I-V thread]|
|Simply Love||dbk2 (original theme by hurtpiggypig and Mad Matt)||Release (2014/08/11)||Port of "SIMPLY LOVE" theme from 3.95/ITG2. ONLY WORKS WITH NIGHTLY BUILDS! [Github repo][StepMania forums thread][ZIV thread]|
These themes are typically works in progress, though some themes may have stalled development.
|DDRMAX2 and Friends||freem/SSC||(in development as of October 2013)||Currently being worked on. "and friends" includes Dancing Stage EuroMIX 2 and various home versions.|
|DanceDanceRevolution STARLIGHT||silverdragon754/djpohly||(in development)||[Preview Video] Currently being worked on.|
|Pump it Up Fiesta 2||Alisson||(artifically stalled release)||"The public release of this theme will be at the official arcade 2014 version"|
|StepMania Mini BX Plus!||Navi X||(no release)||[Preview Video]|
|Selling Out Made Simple 3||freem||(in development but low priority)||"hey look guys, I can do it too!!!" -freem|
|PIU Max||?||(no release)||[As seen on Youtube]|
|Dance Dance Revolution (1st ReMIX)||holidia||(in development)||[2012/03/23 Preview][2012/01/06 Preview][2011/07/09 Preview][2011/09/17 Preview]|
|Pump Max Cross||Alisson||(no release)||[As seen on Youtube]|
|Pump it Up Infinity||Hexes||(no release)||Some bootleg. [As seen on Youtube]|
|Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2||KENP||(no release)||A bit of a mix between SuperNOVA2 and DDR X2... [Preview video]|
|Simplycraft||Ov3rHell_3XoduZ||(no release)||Currently being worked on. [ZIV thread]|
|Dance Dance Revolution (PS3)||Reiaya2DX||(no release)||Currently being worked on. [StepmaniaFactory thread]|
|CyberiaStyle9 -Last Approach-||CyberiaStyle PROJECT||(no release)||Currently being worked on.|
|SIGMA -LiGHT of Core-||Carluz/CrzP||(no release)||Currently being worked on. [ZIV thread] [SM forums thread]|
These themes are no longer supported by their creators, and in some instances, are not officially available for download anymore.
|Theme||Author||Last Known Version|
|Cyberia Style 7 -metal system-||CyberiaStyle PROJECT||Revision 04 (2012/07/22)|
|Default Extended||A.C/waiei||final v1.12 (2012/07/16)|
|in the groove 3||Lightning (port by freem)||Pre-release 1a (2011/11/12)|
|StepMania 5 (Flames)||spookymagician||v0.2.1 Beta (2012/05/19)|
I'm not sure of the status of these themes.
|Theme||Author||Latest Version||Notes and Status|
|DDR X3||Lirodon||(no release)|
|DDR SuperNOVA2||jindev/sillybear||(no release)||[2011/08/07 Preview]|
|STEPMAN ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE||Koizumi||(no release)|
|DDR X2 CS||jindev/sillybear||(no release)||[2011/09/24 Preview]|
|Pump it Up Fiesta Base Theme||?||(no release)||[2011/12/17 Preview]|
|PIU Fiesta EX||cerbo||Beta 1 (no release)||[2011/12/26 Preview]|
|DDR X3 AC||jindev/sillybear||(no release)||[2012/02/03 Preview] [2014/06/12 Preview]|
|Extreme 8-Bit||Dr. Gaming||(no release)||[2012/02/27 Preview]|
|DDR X3 AC||KENP/exworld073(?)||(no release)||[Screenshots in gallery]|
|NEX2||k//eternal and the SSC||(in development)|
|DDR X3||afdjacp||(no release?)||[Update 1]|
|djpiu?||arkadt||(no release)||[Preview video]|
|DDR 2013||Henny Henri? (wouldn't be surprised if multiple people are attempting it)||(no release)||[as seen on YouTube]|
Themes I shouldn't be telling you about
|Theme||Author||Latest Version||Notes and Status|
|StepMania Ultimate||luizsan||(no release)||What freem is to SOMS2, luizsan is to StepMania Ultimate. Except he didn't quit, and he's getting shit done.|
|Selling Out Made Simple 2||freem||(no release)||We await your return... warrior.|