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 randomizer instead of actually CHOOSING your character) and of course 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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