moonlight quick and dirty dev blog/website
Latest Released Versions
- Development version: pulse i4000 (20100801)
- sm-ssc: public beta 1 (20100801)
- StepMania 4 alpha 5: public alpha 7 (20100314) (requires alpha 5 for RageFile:GetError() binding)
- StepMania 4 alpha 4: public alpha Va (20090901)
other points of interest
20100801 @ 22:30 central time:
okay I decided to not build SM4 alpha 6 because now StepMania 4 means a build
where theming is done in XML. fuck that. moonlight public beta 1 available for
20100721 @ 16:22 central time:
moonlight pulse i3015 was pushed to the Mercurial repository. With StepMania's
current direction unknown, I have decided that the next public release will
coincide with a new unofficial build of StepMania 4 ("alpha 6-unofficial"),
assuming it runs okay.
20100526 @ 21:18 central time:
moonlight pulse i3014 was pushed to the Mercurial repository. No telling when
moonlight public beta 1 will be released, since I'm trying to get moonlight to
coincide with StepMania 4 alpha releases... and those aren't really happening
all too often these days.
20100314 @ 00:55 central time:
moonlight pulse i3011 was uploaded on the Mercurial repository. It should be
noted that pulse i3011 = moonlight public alpha 7. :)
20100305 @ 23:34 central time:
moonlight pulse i3010 was uploaded on the Mercurial repository back on the 21st of February.
Crap. I should really get another public beta release out soon.
20100215 @ 21:29 central time:
moonlight pulse i3009 is now available on the Mercurial repository. lol monthly update
20100116 @ 22:58 central time:
moonlight pulse i3008 is now available on the Mercurial repository.
20100111 @ 04:44 central time:
hg clone http://phasedisruptor.com:6003/hg/moonlight
and then maybe run
hg update every once in a while.
The code in this repository is pulse i3007 as of this post.
(moonlight public alpha 6 was pulse i3005.)
Edit: Proper installation instructions if cloning
- Delete the moonlight theme folder before continuing. Back up any settings,
though they should all be written elsewhere by this version of the theme.
optional maintenance steps:
hg clone http://phasedisruptor.com:6003/hg/moonlight, which
should create the moonlight directory.
- Visit http://phasedisruptor.com:6003/hg/moonlight
to see if any changes have been made, and if so...
hg update in the moonlight directory.
20091228 @ 12:04 central time:
Late Christmas present for people who are using StepMania 4 Alpha 5. :)
or in other words, moonlight public alpha 6 is out.
20091225 @ 23:16 central time:
Expecting a new moonlight release to happen soon? You're not alone. :)
It's recommended you grab shakesoda's build of Alpha 5
if you're on Windows. (Those are the binaries only, so you'll need to have the
normal SM4A5 installed already; just extract to your Program folder.)
(p.s. if it gives you an error when starting up, make sure you have
or this (x86_64)
installed (depending on your OS type)
20091213 @ 03:06 central time:
Judging by some of the responses from around the StepMania community, as well
as my own experience, the official Alpha 5 isn't exactly the best build. That
being said, when the SM4 Alpha 5-compatible version of moonlight is released,
the old version won't be pushed off the page.
20091212 @ 09:36 central time:
lol no one's going to believe this, but StepMania 4 Alpha 5 has been released
for Windows (and Mac). That means I can start working on themes for regular
StepMania again (as opposed to sm-ssc). Expect a new moonlight release soon.
At this rate, I expect sm-ssc's
first private beta wave to be released before StepMania 4 alpha 5.
Funny how that works out...
20091119 @ 03:03 central time:
Cycling out the old posts since I noticed people were downloading older versions
when the later versions exist. If you want to use an older version, see the
just-added older posts section.
Personally, I see moonlight as stable, and in theme matters, I've moved on to
the production stage of [SSC-004]. I've not abandoned moonlight, though, as
it's still not finished. The next version will add a way to view the number of
flashing Marvelouses you get on Eval, finally finishing that feature up.
I don't think there's much more that needs to be added to the theme, just
tested. If StepMania gains certain abilities in the future, some features will
be expanded upon. However, I make no promises or guarantees.
(At this rate, I expect sm-ssc's
first private beta wave to be released before StepMania 4 alpha 5.)
p.s. you can apply for the first sm-ssc private beta wave now. the instructions
are on the site. omg can people follow instructions? yes they can. (I got a
form submission email without even announcing public signups.)
Public alpha 1 screenshots
All in 960x600, to prove this theme looks decent in (some) non-4:3 resolutions.
moonlight Title Menu
Adjusting the cover amount.
Selecting a color for the Screen Filter.
moonlight looks good in both 4:3 and 16:10 (maybe also 16:9; don't ask me
to test 8:3)
moonlight also features screen filters and covers. Dreamwoods did it first,
but my customization options are better.