How to install more songs for StepMania (macOS)

StepMania is a free game, but it comes only with 3 pre-installed songs and in this article you will show you how to add more songs.

Here’s what this article covers:

Adding more songs to StepMania

First of all, we need to download a pack with some additional songs.
Visit this site and then click Download.

If you use Safari, the downloaded file will most likely be extracted automatically and you will see a folder named In The Groove Rebirth containing many other folders. Otherwise, double-click the downloaded ZIP file to extract it first

  • Open another window and navigate to your StepMania directory. By default, it should be \Applications\StepMania.
  • Next, open the Songs folder.
  • Drag the In The Groove Rebirth folder to the Songs folder, like this:

Let's check if you can see the new songs in StepMania. They should be visible on the song wheel.

Let’s add another set of new songs

Let's get another song! Follow our guideline to install Uptown funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. First of all, go to this site and click on ZIP to download the song.

Once again, depending on your browser, you will either see the extracted folder with the name of the song, or a ZIP file. If it’s a ZIP file, double-click to extract it first and you should see the folder.

This time, the folder only contains one song - inside, instead of more folders, you can see multiple files with extensions such as ogg and sm.

If a folder contains just one song, you cannot place it directly in the Songs folder. Instead, go to \Applications\StepMania\Songs\StepMania 5 and drag the song there.

Now you can re-launch the game and the new song will appear inside the StepMania 5 folder.

Ok, that's it. Job well done!
Are you looking for more songs check these websites.

Where to get more songs?

Songs for StepMania are hosted by the community of players. Here are some places you can check out to find some more:

In The Groove
Ben Speirs
Various Other Songs