StepMania 5 Theme Update

The next time someone says there aren't any themes for StepMania 5, you should probably point them here.

Last Updated: 2014/07/22

Site Notes

  • 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 version of StepMania 5 is dependent on how much has changed. Hopefully not much.
  • 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.


2014/07/23 - return of freem™

I'm back from the dead. ...when it comes to theming.

Updates were issued for my ports of k//eternal's PROJEKTXV and PatrickIIDX's DDR 5th Mix theme.


GHR updated Dragon Nest to v1.1. It's 277MB, and all three parts are required for the download.


riskofsoundingnerdy released DanceDanceRevolution Next Generation. Cue a bunch of people on Zenius-I-Vanisher who have never heard of the concept of a Select Button, nor ITG machines.

2014/07/09 - +2 but for real

Now we have a second item :p Everyone just wants me to be busy updating this page, I guess. GHR released v1.1 of Dragon Nest theme, and that's today's update for you.

2014/07/08 - +2

yeah I'm only adding one theme but the title of the post is plus 2, deal with it.

Reiaya/ReiayaIIDX released a beta of a DDRMAX2 theme, because it's unreasonable to have you guys wait any longer for mine ;)

2014/07/07 - +1

Carluz released a v1.0 of Sigma1 -The Blue Dasher-, so I linked it and moved it to the proper section. Quote in the comments is from Carluz; see linked thread.

2014/07/01 - Next-day installation.

Nothing too big, just found a preview video that I missed. Also, I really should update my DDR 5th Mix theme at some point, but yeah, that whole thing about how my computer sucks from the last update.

New Previews/Upcoming Themes

  • jindev posted another preview video of DDR X3 AC earlier in June; I missed that.

2014/06/30 - By request.

darKanine requested that Gene2008's DDR 2013 theme be added to the page, now that there's a download link for it. Also found a thread about Reiaya2DX's DDR PS3 theme, so I added that to the previews. I really would've liked to do an update on 2014/07/03 with a release of a new System Zero to commemorate its 10 year anniversary, but that's not looking to happen, as modern StepMania 5 is running like crap on this old CPU from 2005. I don't know what the problem is. Combine it with other things going on and it doesn't look like I'll be able to have anything finished in a decent amount of time. :<

New Previews/Upcoming Themes

  • Added Dance Dance Revolution (PS3) by Reiaya2DX.

2014/06/03 - Almost a month.

Almost a month since the last update.

Theme Updates

  • Dragon Nest v1.0 released.
  • Consensual released on GitHub.
  • ultralight uploaded to GitHub.
  • Removed duplicate foonmix entry from "unreleased" since I had released a preview version of it before 2013's end...

New Previews/Upcoming Themes

  • Added DanceDanceRevolution Next Generation.

Previous news updates are available on the old news page.

Released Themes

These themes have a release available.

Theme Author Latest Version Status
moonlight freem/SSC v1.0/final (2012/07/11) Final version of the theme for the time being.
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 Rev04 (2014/04/06)  
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)  
StepMania 5 (Flames) spookymagician v0.2.1 Beta (2012/05/19) Still a WIP.
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 1.1 (2014/07/21) [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 1 (2014/07/14) [Preview video]

Unreleased Themes

These themes are typically works in progress, though some themes may have stalled development.

Theme Author Latest Version Status
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]
TrotMania III: Aeternum Obscurum Lirodon (no release) Currently being worked on. [ZIV thread]
Simplycraft Ov3rHell_3XoduZ (no release) Currently being worked on. [ZIV thread]
Dance Dance Revolution (PS3) Reiaya2DX (no release) Currently being worked on. [StepmaniaFactory thread]

Abandoned Themes

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)
Default+Jacket A.C/waiei 2012/07/16
in the groove 3 Lightning (port by freem) Pre-release 1a (2011/11/12)

Unknown Status

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.

Please send any updates/update news to @ssc_kki on Twitter.

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