How To Install StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, StepMania is an open-source music/rhythm video game, the users having to press certain keys, on the music and the note patterns.

StepMania SSC is a fork of the original game, focusing on improved speed, usability between game modes and theme and themer-related enhancements. The latest versiona available is StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3, which has been released a while ago.

how to install StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the sm-ssc package. Like this:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sm-ssc

Optional, to remove the game, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove sm-ssc

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One comment on “How To Install StepMania SSC 5.0 Beta 3 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Matthias says:

    Used your code in the command line and worked like a charm. Any tips on how to add songs? I found the program file under usr/share/games/sm-scc but I don’t have permission to edit this folder? (linux noob) Any tips? I saw others mention a preferences.ini file, but I can find no such file.

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