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ITG Custom Songs
« on: November 27, 2006, 12:15:43 PM »
OK, Pascal has helped prove that we can use the ITG2 machine at Logan for custom songs off USB. I'd like to collect a bit of information together here for people wanting to prepare their own tracks for ITG play.

What things do you need to look out for with the files?
What programs are good for converting songs?
What programs are best for creating your own steps?
Where can you find some already-existing songs online for use?

Any info relevant to this feature of ITG can be included here, with links to other sites if possible.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 12:47:39 PM »
Just to get us started - quick search on Google found these bits of information:

"Converting MP3s to OGG" (Stepmania.com) -
http://www.stepmania.com/wiki/Convert_MP3s_to_OGG

"Load StepMania songs in In The Groove" (Stepmania.com) - This is for the PC ver but should still be useful
http://www.stepmania.com/wiki/Load_StepMania_songs_in_In_The_Groove
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 12:58:43 PM »
Also wil we acutually make our on "mix". i think its something we can all contribute to. making sm's isnt that hard. if you mearly have stepmanina you can do it.

I propose a brisbemani mix.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 01:04:56 PM »
Sounds like fun but we will probably be scrambling to the computer going THATS NOT HARD ENOUGH!!! *scramble, bite claw*
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 01:07:49 PM »
With SM edits you can have multiple difficulties, right?
I think it'd be cool to use custom songs with multiple difficulties, so everyone can have a go.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 01:26:53 PM »
Yeah but when you think about it we would only need 3 stages, medium, hard and expert for our itg group.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 01:28:16 PM »
I was thinking in terms of sharing the love with outsiders :D

But yeah, don't need to go overboard. Just 2-3 difficulties.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 03:19:02 PM »
Files need to be in .ogg format. Files cant be more than 5MB. There is a hack that screws with the .ogg file to make it look like its only 1:45 (http://www.gaiaonline.com/gaia/redirect.php?r=http://d.turboupload.com%2Fd%2F1187775%2FOggLengthPatch.exe.html). This was how we were able to play neoMAX, Z, stuff more than 2 minutes.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/mp3ogglab.html - Batch .ogg converter. Easy to use.

Steps can be made in Stepmania. You need the .sm file, not .dwi. Yes there is a difference. You can convert the .dwi file of an existing song by just going into the song edit mode and saving the steps. It'll automatically generate a .sm file

All the songs go in your USB key under In The Groove 2\Songs. You can make individual group folders, but the machine won't use them. Each folder should only contain two files. The .ogg file of the song and the .sm stepfile.

Apparently you should delete your Edits folder otherwise song loading fails. I did just as a precautionary measure though.

http://stepmania.naota3k.com/Guides/r21customsongsguide.htm - Guide
http://stepmania.naota3k.com/index.php?dir=Stepfiles/r21%20ready/ - stuff thats R21 ready
http://www.arcade.jumbahost.com/smf/index.php/topic,326.0.html - Guide on using the .ogg hack
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 12:09:58 PM »
While we're cannibalising Sydney Arcade, they also have a thread specifically for edits:

http://www.arcade.jumbahost.com/smf/index.php/topic,127.0.html

This is mainly for edit steps, not specifically custom songs in ITG, but there's links to simfiles and other sites that may be of interest to people.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2006, 12:22:29 PM »
lets decide on a song each so we dont double up, i doubt we would but just to make sure.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2006, 06:34:12 PM »
ive got a few sexy techno songs that  i can canniblise...mmmm so yes prepare for my goffy muzik
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2006, 02:16:47 PM »
If we're gonna actually do this, we need to prepare a few things first
A potential songlist (duh), audio editors (for cuts) and stepchart makers. /r/ new thread.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2006, 05:07:43 PM »
Why new thread? The stuff you mentioned is why I made this one :p
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 07:44:28 AM »
songs i propose are " road of death " ( i dont care even if you want it ill do it anyways )
" buch deich , rammstien"
" rolling 1000's toon , maximum the hormone "
" injection of love , akira yamaoko"
" abstract , TaQ"
" all my life , foo fighters"
" sonic adventures theme"

well thats all o gots for now.

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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 11:14:50 AM »
My suggestions
neoMAX - DM Ashura
Z - DM Ashura
Boss Machine - DM Ashura
those three we have hard steps for already

And...
Dragonstea Din Tei - O-Zone
AAA - DM Ashura (There are steps from Anarchy but theyre ridiculously hard)

And perhaps a song with a really really fast guitar riff or drum solo or something, gotta make something ridiculously hard :P
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2006, 01:10:26 PM »
" rolling 1000's toon , maximum the hormone "

omfg ロックンロール・チェーンソー (Rock'n'Roll Chainsaw) would be so awesome on DDR.
All the tempo/style changes!

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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2006, 07:13:21 PM »
my proposals are:

Virelai - Cultus Ferox
Cause of death - Suicide Commando
Deck Fuel - Hellfish
As we decay - Life Cried
Angst - Reaper

More to come as i raid several peoples cd collections.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2006, 04:19:45 AM »
yo pascal. our own steps not just stealing existing ones
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2006, 05:48:55 PM »
all we have for those songs are hard steps. we could make easier ones

EDIT: Blood and Thunder - Mastodon. We could do interesting things with that guitar riff in the middle
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2006, 10:26:16 AM »
" rolling 1000's toon , maximum the hormone "

omfg ロックンロール・チェーンソー (Rock'n'Roll Chainsaw) would be so awesome on DDR.
All the tempo/style changes!

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2006, 01:59:11 PM »
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2007, 01:37:17 AM »
*Currently working on Boten Anna (dutch version)* the only other songs ive managed is a bollywood song but it turned out goodly ;D

EDIT: donesies and will torture you people with it!
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2007, 09:03:10 AM »
Song Ideas
Radar Love (6:21) - White Lion (cover version, but better suited for DDR)
Fireproof (4:00) - Pillar
Dance Dance (3:00) - Fallout Boy
What Is Love (4:04) - Haddaway
Addicted To Bass (4:00) - Puretone
Simple And Clean Remix (3:47) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzeMF7t4Ks
I'm Just A Girl (3:26) - No Doubt
Smells Like Teen Spirit (4:56) - Nirvana

Keep in mind QP ish not game to step them herself yet =)
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 09:07:22 AM »
I think you may have to check with joel or paski because yesterday Lukes song wouldnt play because it was over 120 seconds or something.
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2007, 09:12:57 AM »
Think i spied a cheat further up the thread to get around that little issue - and btw my msn's playing up, le sigh.
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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2007, 10:00:01 AM »
yeah that length thing...paski has that :P
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Re: ITG Custom Songs
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2007, 12:14:47 PM »
There was a fix in the last ITG update so you couldn't scam the machine into playing longer song files.

But you can always grab a sound editor and create a remix :D
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2007, 12:20:37 PM »
thats why we're making sure kapow doesnt upgrade to r23 :P

the ogg header fraker-up-er-er to make 2min+ songs work is somewhere in this thread i think, otherwise just find me on msn
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2007, 02:39:54 PM »
So that's not why the song wouldn't play?
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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2007, 05:39:33 PM »
It worked when i did my custom song (shut up i know it was smegastic) it was more than 2 mins but paski put it through that length confuser and it worked so
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