Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.

This entry isn’t as much of a tutorial but an over view of a device that has been selling on the net known as a “Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.” It goes by other names such as a a “DIY Arcade replacement controller” or a “DIY Joystick control board.” Either way you slice it these boards are coming from China anywhere from as low as Three U.S. Dollars to as much as ten U.S. dollar depending on the features you want such as wiring harness and USB cables.

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I-Pac controller rewired – v2

I-Pac controller in a new case with cleaner wiring.

When I first started this blog I created a posting about how I could build a better controller for Stepmania by using a device called an I-Pac. In the MAME community the I-Pac does what modern day mechanical keyboards do by assigning each key its own interrupt onto a micro-controller giving you the absolute fastest response between your joystick and your PC. The only way you could go any faster then this device is by bypassing the USB bus all together and wiring your controller via GPIO onto something like a Raspberry Pi.

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Xela the Cat – Stepmania Character

Xela the Cat – for Stepmania

Xela the cat is a revamp of a character for Stepmania that I had on my hard drive for a while that I decided to push it out to the net. Compatible with Stepmania 5.0 (If you don’t mind the randomizes instead of actually CHOOSING your character) and of course backwards compatible with Stepmania 3.9.

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Reverse Engineering StepMania Characters

Stepmania – Reverse Engineering Existing characters!

It appears that some people were interested more in how to extract characters from StepMania in order to understand how the process works. I should note that you should only do this if you want to get a better understanding for how StepMania characters are designed and how the program re-assembles the data structure once it was received. So this is an add-on tutorial explaining how to take a character that you may have downloaded from this site. and then how to view it in MilkShape and even have it animate right before your eyes!

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A Guide for transferring 3-d models into StepMania.

Welcome to the 3-d model tutorial guide for Stepmania Characters!

This is a guide for transferring a model from a 3d program and make it into a completely usable character inside of StepMania. Included are all example files.

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Install StepMania Characters FAQ.

Install all of those dancing characters in StepMania 5.x!

When it comes to Stepmania and the characters that we’ve made. It’s a modders obligation to provide adequate instructions in how to install this so just about any person can follow throw and have dancing characters to go with their favorite game of rhythm. In this blog entry you will find how to install not just our StepMania characters but practically almost any StepMania character that you so happen to find on the net. So without further delay lets begin!

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