OpenITG is a modification of StepMania 3.95, inspired by the In The Groove series. It's an older (but still powerful, and not outdated!) version of StepMania. You can play a large catalog of (sometimes modded!) simfiles, use custom themes, and do almost everything that you can do in StepMania 5!
You can find modded simfiles for OpenITG, for example, in TaroNuke's channel, WinDEU's channel, or PuuroKulho's channel. There are a complete database available here. A full zip file can be found here.
You can download OpenITG here!
NotITG is a custom version of OpenITG made by TaroNuke, that allows you (and developers) to do more things. It has been created on March 2011, and is currently very active and updated with new features!
There are many simfiles for that version, and there are always new ones! You can find a complete database of NotITG files there!
No, No, No, No and No!
Okay, they are all based on Stepmania, they are all rhythm games, they have the same gameplay, but ITG and SM5 runs differently! On ITG, scripts are based on XML files, while SM5 uses Lua files. ITG uses Lua 5.0, while SM5 uses Lua 5.1. Those terms may be unknown to you, but they mean that any modded simfile from SM5 won't work in ITG, and any theme or noteskin from ITG won't work in SM5 (or vice-versa)!
So please, don't try a SM5 thing on ITG, or an ITG thing on SM5. It's just a waste of time. Of course, standard simfiles runs pretty well on both, since they read both .sm files!
You need to know a few important things before trying to install OpenITG or NotITG :
If you understood these things, you can now install ITG!
A problem? An unexpected crash? Can't run the game? Here is a list of the most common errors!
You have an error like this :
There was an error while initializing your video card. PLEASE DO NOT FILE THIS ERROR AS A BUG! Video Driver: (Your graphic card here) Initializing OpenGL... SetVideoMode failed: Couldn't set screen mode Initializing Direct3D... SetVideoMode failed: CreateDevice failed: ''
Unfortunately, your graphic card can't handle ITG on fullscreen. You need to enable Windowed mode :
Make sure that the game is located outside of Program Files. If it happens while launching a specific simfile, contact the file's author.
If your game isn't in Program Files, feel free to ask the UKSRT Discord for help! Many people will help you!
Go into (The location where you installed ITG)/Data/Static.ini and add "VideoRenderers=opengl" at the end. Save, and restart. D3D is causing issues with some effects.
You are using the default/home theme, and you are having this error :
parse error in ScreenGraphicOptionsBasic::Line8The default theme shipped with OpenITG is unfortunately broken. You must fix it. But don't worry, it's really easy!
Open the archive (zip, rar, ...), and follow these simple steps:
After any of those methods, you have to restart your game.
If you still have issues, don't hesitate to ask in the UKSRT Discord!
It's because you don't have that noteskin. Please download it and place it in OpenITG/NoteSkins/dance