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Keripo

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Android Market Description said:
"Beats, Advanced Rhythm Game" is a music-based rhythm game for Google Android phones/devices. Press arrows to the beat of songs StepMania/DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) style or tap circles Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents style!

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Current release at 1.5.2b

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Download this App via the Android Market (search for the package "com.beatsportable.beats" or the keywords "keripo", "advanced rhythm game", "stepmania", "ddr", or "osu") or scan the above QR code with a barcode scanner.

Please also check out the official BeatsPortable website at http://beatsportable.com/
and visit the forums at http://beatsportable.com/forum/

Enjoy

~Keripo
 
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Keripo

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New website and forums up, go visit:
(see Sashi's post above)

Also, currently working on 1.1b which will include the ability to install .smzips/.zips on the fly xD (as well as a bunch of extra stuff like letter/percent scores, auto-launch from file browser, lots of stability fixes, etc.)

~Keripo
 
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exadeci

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Nice app, at first It was always pressing 2 arrows at the same time but it was just because of the Tap overlap % so I've set it to 0 so now it's working pretty nice.
I had an issue once an arrow became "stuck" for a second (pressed and released it and it stayed pressed for a sec or more) Another bug was that I pressed Home while playing a song but the game didn't stopped or neither paused (song was running) and Watchdog alerted me about Beats high proccessor usage on backgroud (around 55% but maybe only because the song was still running [edit] But when you loose because you are not playing anymore processor usage lowers)

Please remove the vibrate on launch (and on start) I don't find them useful and at first I though the app had crashed.

This is just a bug report and I hope that they will get fixed because I really liked it
 
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foxehkins

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Finally a game like this! I play a lot of itg (a harder ddr like game) and always wanted something like this on my phone. If anyone wants files made I make a lot of my own custom files for all my own music ranging from simlple to extremely hard. Check put my youtube youtube.com/foxekins or youtube calimist (my friend who's top player in the world, he has a lot of custom song videos but they're stupid hard lol) or team murder to see song possibilities! Hit me up!

Ps, custom .25 speeds would be amazing. Such as 2, 2.25, 2.50, 2.75, 3.0 all the way to 10 should be enough. Thanks!
 
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yarod_g14

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Oh wow

This is really pretty heavy stuff.

I have been carrying my PSP around with me so #I can play Step mania songs on the go,
this is a god send.

- Question for Galaxy S users - how about the USB OTG support for dance pads, with a foldup one attached and TV out I got a portable SM solution!! no laptop no extra power just plug and go.

Do we need Bluetooth dance mat?
 

buru898

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Is there a way to use the music already on my SD card in the game?

Lol no, the game doesn't generate steps, you need to download the simfile and song.

There's a million fan made steps for Stepmania that you can use, plus the official DDR songs too.

I loved the PSP DDR homebrew game hah if only there could be one for Windows Mobile (HD2 because of it's capacitive screen) ;p.
 

hexskrew

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MAN!!! Wish I would have seen this BEFORE I got to work.... Cant wait till my break now :)

Hey everyone, you can go here for some quick and good song/step packs:
http://www.stepmaniadownloadsource.com/

Does this program also support pump it up packs or in the groove packs? Not much of a pump fan myself, and I HATE ITG(cause its too hard :p) but just curious.

I used to be into the gathering scene of getting songs and getting/making step files to complete the ddr packs for stepmania. Cant remember the name of the site though.. it was something like ddrstep.co.uk

BTW, if anyone is interested you can also always make your own stepfiles for songs that don't already have them. Just download stepmania and you can use that to create them :)
 
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Moodilic

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If you have many songs that only have .dwi extensions you'd want to convert it to .sm (just until the dev has implemented .dwi and .smzip support).

Put all the songs (not too many or it'll take a long time) that you want to convert in either one folder or you can have your current structure, it doesn't matter.

1. Install Stepmania 3.9
2. Open Stepmania (using the default theme)
3. Game start -> Single -> (go right) endless mode.
4. Choose the folder(s) you want to "convert".
5. Press enter twice to go into the song options.
6. Choose exit for the first option.
7. Turn on auto adjust.
8. Let the game play for a few seconds.
9. Hold esc and select yes to save your changes.

All your files will now be converted into SM format.
It may take a while depending on how many songs you have.
 
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azzzz

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this is awesome! Never thought I would like this type of game without using the dance mat...is it possible to make the app support higher density/resolution device? I'm using this on the hd2 android...loving this!

REQUEST 1: a "continuous play mode" where it randomly pick a song and let you continue playing. (at the current moment, I need to select the song first then go to play the game. I would like to just jump in and play instead of selecting songs.

REQUEST 2: be able to create a playlist or a rating system to rate the songs and allow the user to play only 3 stars and/or better songs only.

Again, loving this app. I would like very much to have this work full screen on higher density device. Thanks again for taking the time to create this. :D
 
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ms79723

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If you have many songs that only have .dwi extensions you'd want to convert it to .sm (just until the dev has implemented .dwi and .smzip support).

Put all the songs (not too many or it'll take a long time) that you want to convert in either one folder or you can have your current structure, it doesn't matter.

1. Install Stepmania 3.9
2. Open Stepmania (using the default theme)
3. Game start -> Single -> (go right) endless mode.
4. Choose the folder(s) you want to "convert".
5. Press enter twice to go into the song options.
6. Choose exit for the first option.
7. Turn on auto adjust.
8. Let the game play for a few seconds.
9. Hold esc and select yes to save your changes.

All your files will now be converted into SM format.
It may take a while depending on how many songs you have.

I think that should be somewhere on the first post or something.

And this app looks badass, gonna jump on it in a bit. nice work.
 

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    Beats 1.5b released! See discussion thread here

    keripo said:
    Beats 1.5b has TONS of new features, as described in the Changelog. Some of the most important features include:
    • osu! Mod and scroll up game modes
    • various new tapbox layouts
    • much, MUCH faster now and with less lag (even faster than 1.3b!)
    • lots of nifty shortcut buttons on the main menu
    • Russian, Dutch, and Italian translations (looking for translators, see here)
    Not sure what this new "osu! Mod" game mode is all about? Check it out in the new gameplay video below:
    Beats, Advanced Rhythm Game - 1.5b osu! Mod Gameplay [Android]

    ~Keripo
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    Beats 1.6b now out, with .dwi support, .osu support, local high score saving, built-in screenshot mode, and more!

    Download from http://beatsportable.com/downloads/
    Read below or at http://beatsportable.com/2011/05/beats-1-6b/
    After many weeks of inactivity, I finally got a chance to sit down and crank out code for a while. As a result, there have been tons of MAJOR changes/features added in Beats 1.6b. Here's just half of the changes:
    • full .dwi support
    • experimental .osu support
    • save local high scores
    • use Immersion's Universal Haptic Layer (UHL) for vibration control
    • translation project public at http://crowdin.net/project/beats
    • added Screenshot Mode setting
    • see the changelog for more
    The long promised .dwi support is finally here and complete (as far as my testing has gone at least). SM->osu! Mod has been done back in 1.5b, but now real .osu files can be used as input with osu!->SM pretty much complete (sliders and spinners aren't yet added though and direct beatmap downloading support from http://osu.ppy.sh will require some peppy poking). High scores are saved locally per stepfile and difficulty level, and screenshots can be taken by pausing the game while having the Screenshot Mode setting enabled. As well, thanks to the hard work of all the volunteer translators at crowdin, Beats is now officially available in 12 different languages (but of course, you can make that grow)!

    There's only been a few minor graphical changes, but here's a few random 1.6b screenshots for eyecandy:

    2011-05-22-202520863%20LOVE%20&%20ROLL%20%28Full%20ver%29.png
    2011-05-22-203118470%20Bad%20Apple!!.png
    2011-05-22-203608219%20Bad%20Apple!!.png

    LOVE & ROLL - generated osu!->SM || Bad Apple - real osu! data || Bad Apple - high score!

    Whats next? If you haven't heard already, I am planning on doing a COMPLETE REWRITE of Beats over the summer/fall, tentatively called Beats2. Not only will it be OPEN SOURCE (modified BSD license) and rewritten with many of the wanted features on the ToDo list but it will be designed with customization and game mode flexibility in mind. New to the rhythm game scene and only know Guitar Hero? Beats2 will have it - guitar mode. Old-school and just want to Beatmania IIDX it up? No problem - beats mode. Prefer imported games? Lucky for you, I'm a fan of Project Diva and Jubeat! A side/parallel project that I'm very interested in is attempting my hands at an actual rhythm analyzer library for helping generate stepfiles directly from music in your library (think DancingMonkey, cept for more than just StepMania).

    Beats2 is a distant long-term project at the moment, so what about Beats? Following Beats 1.6b, I will probably be experimenting with adding various features here and there listed in the "Experimenting with Beats 1.7b" section of the ToDo list.

    Obligatory URLS:

    Download: http://beatsportable.com/downloads
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beats-Advanced-Rhythm-Game/111010055644456
    Google group: http://beatsportable.com/updates/
    Translations: http://crowdin.net/project/beats
    Beats2: http://code.google.com/p/beatsportable/
    Donate: http://beatsportable.com/donate/

    Enjoy the release!

    ~Keripo