Current version: Alpha release 1 (19 October 2020) Page last updated: 19/10/2020
MDS (Magic Dance System) is a theme for StepMania 5.1 and StepMania 5.3. Basically, here's the main things you need to know about it:
Still a work in progress! Several features are still missing, so if you're looking for a more full-fledged experience or if you're totally new to StepMania, this might not be for you right now. But if you're interested in trying something a little different, read on...
Colorful, customizable "pseudo 8-bit" design, with some chiptune(?) BGM to boot
Some per-profile options; precise millisecond offset display and screen filters that persist between sessions
Umm... DDR/ITG standards? What standards? (I tried to change how grades are calculated to be more modern-DDR-ish, but it was NOT AS PLANNED)
StepMania 5.3 is recommended as it has some features unavailable in prior versions
Okay, to be honest, I didn't exactly have a writeup ready, so here's some screenshots instead
Generally, everything within the scope of Event Mode (non-arcade style play) works well enough right now.
This was designed mainly in 16:9 1024x576; smaller resolutions may be difficult to read, and 4:3 aspect ratio in particular looks bad.
It hasn't been tested on any non-Windows operating systems, so if you use Linux or macOS, keep that in mind. (I particularly suspect other OSes might break the "mouse controls".)