StepMania Player (revision 54)

Posted on 2011-11-27 at 00:01 in Games, Music, Programs by Robbi-985.

Despite it being over a year since I released the previous version of StepMania Player, this is a small update. In fact, I made these changes for my 2010 Christmas laser show and I forgot to release this new version after making that video. -_-’

The biggest change is that there is a new program included called “SMP Remote Clicker”. StepMania Player connects to it over a network and tells it to simulate a mouse click at certain positions when playback starts and stops – I used it to start my laser show at the same time as StepMania Player started controlling the Christmas lights. The settings for this are found under “More Stuff” (on the main window). There are other small changes, too. More information and details of all changes (5) are below, after the page break.

Here’s the usual download place.

  • Special servo signals (for the SSC-32) changed to work on pins 29, 30 and 31, instead of 13, 14 and 15, respectively. This is to allow them to run on a different voltage (e.g. 4.8 volts) to the lights which the SSC-32 may also be controlling (e.g. 12 volts) – the pins are on the other side of the board.
  • New program called “SMP Remote Clicker” included. It simulates mouse clicks and is controlled by StepMania Player (which can be running on a different computer – they connect over a network using Winsock). It’s designed to click “Play” and “Stop” on any other program (e.g. laser show) whenever you start and stop playback on StepMania Player.
  • New “Remote Clicker Settings” screen which is accessed from the “More Stuff” button on the main window. On this window, you can specify the IP address of the computer running the new “SMP Remote Clicker” program. Please run Remote Clicker before ticking “Enable control”, so that StepMania Player will be able to connect to Remote Clicker.
  • 4th trigger key for remote control added; pressing 8 now jumps to start of audio (pressing 7 still jumps to the first note).
  • Changed the text of some messages which could appear in “Fix DLL OCX.exe” where it mentioned my old program “Bleeper Music Maker” instead of “StepMania Player”… that’s my lazy copy-and-pasting for you.

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