Monday, October 24, 2016

HOW TO: Use PIUIO with Stepmania 5 and OpenITG


Once you have installed the drivers for PIUIO on your system, you will need the software to be able to interact with your PIU drivers. PIUIO drivers are natively supported in Stepmania 5 and OpenITG. There may be older flavours of Stepmania which include PIUIO support, but your mileage may vary.

1. Open the file: (Stepmania.ini - OpenITG or Preferences.ini - Stepmania 5). TIP: Make sure Static.ini does NOT contain this line as it'll override the setting if so.

2. Find the line that begins with: "InputDrivers=". Modify this line so that it begins with PIUIO after the equal sign.
I.e. "InputDrivers=DirectInput" should now read: "InputDrivers=PIUIO,DirectInput". (No spaces and case sensitive)
This tells Stepmania/OpenITG that we want to add PIUIO as an optional input driver IN ADDITION to DirectInput (A standard keyboard (Handled by Direct3D))

3. Still within this file, find the line that begins with: "LightsDriver=" Modify this line so that it begins with PIUIO after the equal sign.
I.e. "LightsDriver=" should now read: "LightsDriver=PIUIO". (No spaces and case sensitive)
This tells Stepmania/OpenITG that we want to use PIUIO to manage the lights for the arcade cabinet.


BONUS ANNOYANCE: Disable Floor Panels from Selecting Songs in the Song Menu Screen
1. Open the file: (Stepmania.ini - OpenITG or Preferences.ini - Stepmania 5). TIP: Make sure Static.ini does NOT contain this line as it'll override the setting if so.

2. Find the line that begins with: "OnlyDedicatedMenuButtons="
Modify this line so that it reads: "OnlyDedicatedMenuButtons=1"

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for you help.
    OpenITG work fine,But Stepmania 5 failed.
    Which SM5 can use it?or i lack some file?

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