About Edmspack

Spread Keyboard Stepmania Files!

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Edmspack is a project I have been working on since 2011-2012.

When I was young, I quickly became interested in DDR when I saw an acquaintance play the game and create their own Steps.

So I started making Steps when I was barely 16 years old.

That “experiment” is EDMS A1 and A1 EXTRA.

From current me, I find that Stepping really bad.

My Steps at the time were pretty inconsistent.

The more experience I had, the more I fine-tuned my Steps.

They were becoming more and more accurate although some were really not great.

In the old days, I used to use “Kazeo” which was an old free website hosting service to share my Steps with Mediafire for file Hosting.

I had also started at that time to share my Steps on forums related to Stepmania,

I had no money and a bad internet connection at home. (I lived in the remote countryside)

My English was much worse than now, too.

Then I started paying a web host.

My site was also on a different domain name.

It was less pretty than the current one but it worked very well.

In the past, I had a long period when I only did Steps related to animation in general and sometimes with music that had no relation.

From EDMS A3, the current style of my charting began to emerge.

I specialized in 4K Spreadfiles.

It still evolves to this day and it differs from most creators.

I’m not perfect, but I’m very satisfied with the results.

Stepping methods have evolved a lot over time as well.

At the very beginning, I was using fairly shady software to find the BPM and I used to use the “glorious” old editor from Stepmania.

It was only since 2020 that I really started using ArrowVortex.

It took a long time.

Now I bitterly regret having used just the basic editor for so long

Now, I rarely do anime music.

I do a lot more EDM (Electronic Dance Music).

Even though nothing is at 100% perfect, as I said before.

I have clear codes to follow to have a minimum of similarities between the steps so I don’t lost the players.

You can read theChartingtab to learn a bit more.

The site will always remain free and will never have any advertising, same for my Youtube channel.

I delete the videos monetized by a third party and I pay Epidemicsound on my recent videos precisely to avoid this problem.

(I upload the archives of these to *my server*)

*Please note that I do not monetize my videos on Youtube*

I’ve always done this for fun and that’s why it takes me a long time to do a single Step.

Mainly due to the fact that the songs are often quite long (I no longer shorten them).

There’s also the fact that I make seven difficulties per Step so that beginners (/Novice) or non-regular players (/Medium) can still play my Steps.

(Let’s say Reflection is quite difficult to play even for an experienced player)

From the beginning, I’ve offered a multitude of qualities of Steps that I share so that they are more compatible with older Stepmania versions.

It takes me about more than 8-16 hours to make just one difficulty.

The easier ones take less time to do since it is often a question of deleting notes by following “the specifications“.

IRL, I have a stable job which takes me around 40 hours per week.

This minimizes the time I can invest in creating the files.

It’s also the reason for the long delays (like the 6 months for recap videos).

My website is not intended to harm anyone and is there only as a showcase for my project.

I’m pretty neutral on the “Stepmania Sphere” and my website will never display my opinion on it.

I would like to thanks those who still follow me and those who will follow me in the future.

Hope to see you on the Discord!

I hope from the bottom of my heart that you like my project.

Have fun and stay updated on my current and future projects!