StepMania 5.0.12 Release Candidate

StepMania 5.0.12; release notes compiled and Markdown formatted by @kyzentun:

Player visible changes:


  • Fixed bug that allowed pausing by pressing Select then Back. Pausing
    requires pressing the same button twice.
  • Default theme ignores holding Back, Select, or Start during gameplay. The
    pause menu must be used to back out of a song.

Select Music

  • Added AllowHoldForOptions preference. When this is set to 0 (off), going
    to the player options screen requires pressing Start a second time, instead
    of holding it.


  • Fixed bug that deleted a warp on the same beat as a stop when saving.
  • Ready and Go announcer sounds no longer play simultaneously.
  • Fixed crash in loading profiles from usb drives.

Themer visible changes:

  • Bug fixes are marked with [B].
  • Functions are marked with [F].
  • Metrics added are marked with [M].


  • [M] UsePauseMenuInsteadOfGiveUp


  • Actors are loaded from BGAnimations/ScreenSyncOverlay overlay instead of
    being hardcoded.

Pausing gameplay

Read Docs/Themerdocs/ for some explanation of handling pausing.