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Welcome to the Etterna wiki. This wiki is where you can find in-depth information about the fork of StepMania which is geared towards keyboard users.

What is Etterna?

StepMania is software that was originally created in 2001 to serve as a Dance Dance Revolution simulator, during its many years of development the software grew to support even more game modes such as Pump It Up and Beatmania. The single most common game type however is the original DDR style, this game mode can be played on a Dance Pad or keyboard (Or anything you can map 4 keys too such as a Guitar Hero controller or Gamepad). Over the years the keyboard community for the game has grown extensively and broken barriers in relation to what charts are possible to clear; Etterna is a community developed version of StepMania 5 specifically made with keyboard players in mind.


  • StepMania is open source, it’s code can be viewed here.
  • Anything that can be done in StepMania 5 can also be achieved in Etterna, this guide will focus exclusively on Etterna however should you choose to use the vanilla StepMania game the guide should still apply.
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