Supported Mode Types
Project OutFox supports a variety of game modes, which can simulate different types of rhythm games (including button layouts and, where applicable, gameplay behaviours specific to the game type). Game types are further divided into styles, which defines chart types (such as the number of columns used, single or double, vs, number of players etc.)
This page will give a little more detail and history about the modes that we support, and new additions and tweaks added to Project OutFox that you may have not noticed. Click on a button below for mode specific information in more detail, and to learn a bit about how the mode has evolved.
As of OutFox-alpha-4.10.0, they include:
- dance - The default game type. Similar to games such as Dance Dance Revolution and In the Groove, it uses four lanes in the cardinal directions (left, down, up, right). It also contains a 6-lane style (solo) adding up-left and up-right directions, and a 3-lane style using only up-left, down, and up-right.
- pump - A five-lane dance game, which uses four diagional directions and the center rather than cardinal directions. In terms of functionality and behavior it is in line with Pro/StepMania 4 CVS.
- techno - A dance game type designed for pads with nine panels, including 4-lane (similar to dance), 5-lane (similar to pump), 8-lane (using all but the center panel), and 9-lane styles in single and double versions.
- ds3ddx - A dance game whose format is common among Chinese arcade dance games, which uses four diagional foot panels, and four hand sensors around the pad in the cardinal directions.
- kickbox - Obscure lash-a-soft dance pad-to-a-punching-bag mode (four, six, and eight-sensor modes).
- para - A dance game designed for para para routines, which is typically played with five infrared hand sensors in a semicircular layout, and uses a considerably looser scoring system. It is modelled upon the mechanics of the defunct arcade dance game Para Para Paradise.
- ez2 - A game type based on the defunct arcade dance game EZ2Dancer, which uses three foot panels and a pair of hand sensors.
- maniax - A game type based on the defunct arcade dance game Dance Maniax, which uses four hand sensors arranged into two columns (upper and lower).
- bms - Formally beat Supports 5-key and 7-key styles, and the ability to load BMS files. Full BME/BML support is coming soon.
- pomu - Formally popn A PMS player mode, supporting 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9-button styles, and the ability to load PMS files.
- kb7 - A seven-lane game type designed primarily for keyboard play, with two sets of three keys flanking a centre column (usually mapped by default to the SDF, JKL, and space keys). This is a StepMania-specific game type that does not emulate any specific game.
- gddm - A drum mode supporting six-part (five drums and one pedal), nine-part (seven drums, bass pedal, hi-hat pedal), and 10-part (“Real”) styles, modelled upon the mechanics of the arcade rhythm game Drummania). We support the DTX file format, which is used with simulators for the game such as DTXMania.
- gdgf (formerly guitar prior to OutFox-alpha-4.9.8) - A guitar mode supporting three-fret and five-fret styles, modelled upon the mechanics of the arcade rhythm game GuitarFreaks.
- gh - A five-fret guitar mode modelled upon the mechanics of once-popular console games originating from North America.
- taiko - A “don da don” styled mode. Support for .TJA files will added in the future.
These are proposed and are scheduled on the roadmap. Limitations or code problems may delay or change these modes, so there is no date or ETA given.
- drum - A MIDI-based drum mode with 20 parts simulating a full Yamaha DTX drum kit.
- karaoke - A (…do i need to explain this?) singing mode. Will happen if Squirrel gets off his butt.
- jam - A mode properly supporting o2Jam and its modes, with full .OJM loader support.
- piu - A major refactoring to make it more accurate to the mainline series.
- ppr - An obscure ‘Plug in!’ TV based cartridge marble game from 2001.
- djh - A Hero isn’t always needed, neither are the DJs
- d86 - Feet dance Station Radio 3 panel
Written and Maintained with ♡ by Squirrel