The lore of this city-wide masquerade carnival ended up being much deeper than you thought it was going to be.

Either way, all this medeival RP got you more in the mood for the convention you had originally travelered here for, at least!

This patch ended up coming later than expected, as it was originally intended to be merely a hotfix for certain elements that were kept obscure at launch, but enough other tweaks and some content additions ended up coming along that it grew into this meaty thing!

Simplified Summary

  • PrinceWhateverer’s Solidarity (In This Together) and Lavender’s Tic Tac Toe have been added to the game. The former was one of the final songs to hit #1 on the Equestrian Trot 100, and a truncated version of this simfile was included in the U.P.S. 5 tournament, in which one of our developers, RIME, reached the top 4! The latter was soft-revealed in our April Fools prank this year as a “fake” song from Hooves Coaster; this won’t be the last you see of that “event”, though don’t be so certain what form it will take…
  • Lots and lots of lyric fixes abound, with a few songs that missed them now including them, some adjustments to timing and which lyrics get shown, and the color-coding being applied to the first mix’s applicable tracks in particular!
  • The original songs made for the Royal Gauntlet boss system no longer use aliases, with their banners reflecting this as well.
  • Other fixes for charts, media, and graphics!
  • The preferred sort (the default in TrotMania V) has been updated, fixing a few missing songs and misplaced ones, in addition to adding placements for select third-party packs, including works from collaborators like Ben Speirs and the XX project!

Download

You can find the patch in the Downloads section of this site, in the general section. Because all installments are given updates, it’s recommended that you have all the packs loaded (and of course, make sure they are the refreshed versions released with Shrive or else there may be some file misoverlaps).

Full Changelog

TrotMania: Rhythm is Magic
-Updated following lyric files to be color-coded:
Art of the Dress
Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know)
Daddy Discord
Diamond Dogs (Euro Dirt Mix)
Discord (Euro-Chaos Mix)
Discord (The Living Tombstone’s Mix)
Find a Pet
Flutter Girl
Good Girl (JoinedTheHerd Remix)
I Am No Hero
I Love Everything
The Land of Equestria
Love Bloom
Love is in Bloom (Remix)
Luna (DREAM Mode)
Make a New Dance Up
Octavia’s Overture
Oh Sweetie Belle
Opportunity
Picture Perfect Pony
Pony Swag
Smile Smile Smile [tweaked]
Spin That Record Vinyl Scratch
Winter Wrap Up [tweaked]
-Added lyric file for Babs Seed (The Living Tombstone’s Mix)

TrotMania Chrystalize
-Lyric files adjusted: Aloe Aloe, Mirai Start!, Nightmare Night, Until the Sun

TrotMania Aeternum Obscurum
-Lyric files adjusted: Beyond Her Tomb, Golden Light, Pony Rock Anthem

TrotMania Euphorius
-Lyrics files adjusted: Ashes, FluttERR, Ponies, Uptown Funk (YourEnigma Remix)
-Added lyric file for Onward

TrotMania Shrive
-Added following songs: Solidarity (In This Together), Tic Tac Toe
-Banners and credits for the Royal Gauntlet songs now list actual artists
-Updated graphics for Memories
-Updated charts and/or ratings for Cerebral Meltdown, The Outdoors (NATUREMiX), Fresh Princess of Friendship (Hybrid RMX), and Beep Beep I’m a Sheep
-Updated audio for Tea & Corruption
-Lyric files adjusted: Faster Than a Lightning, Understatement

General
-Modified Preferred sort to add new songs and tweak placements, in addition to supporting select third party packs.

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Unfortunately, we’ve had to delay our crossover event indefinitely; some rather major, last-minute bugs popped up with the TrotMania songs on HOOVES COASTER that’ll take some time to address (we’d say causing the machines to spontaneously fall apart when you play them is definitely a major bug).

[ahem]

Worldwide pandemic or not, it’s still April 1!

But don’t let that disappoint you; those who have followed our project know all too well, that we have a tendency to take things from these jokes and make them reality…

All we can say for now, is watch this space. ^C

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We are pleased to announce that we have collaborated with TAITOATS to bring some of our favorite songs from the HOOVES COASTER franchise to TrotMania! In return, several popular songs from TrotMania will also make appearances on Hooves Coaster 4+ MAGIC MYSTERY, as well as other unlockable cosmetics inspired by the series.

This project was months in the making, so we are obviously quite excited to see it all in action! It’s a deceptively simple game, we must add. Meanwhile, the songs provided for our side of the collaboration are just as technical in TrotMania as they are in Hooves Coaster, so we’re pretty sure you’ll be in for a challenge.

There’s also going to be side content, such as an Obscurus navigator and in-game avatars. The event runs from April 2 to May 15, so don’t miss it! We’ll be sharing more information, including chart previews, later today.

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It’s been a few months since the TrotMania V release (which I think went pretty good), so I’d like to provide some updates on things that are going on within the community, and how they apply to us, and more importantly — you.

StepMania development

During the TM V release post, you might have heard me mention that there was a new version of StepMania in development. StepMania 5.3 development is being headed by a new team, which includes various prominent members of the current StepMania community, as well as a few faces you may recognize from here (in particular, I have been involved in user experience design). Every new alpha milestone has seen the engine grow smoother over time, and there are some future changes (including mouse/touchscreen support) that are really going to be cool.

In terms of TrotMania, I do have a preview version of the TM V theme that has optimizations/integration with some of 5.3’s new theme features (i.e. judgment fonts, alternative timing windows), but I want to get a few more optimizations (now that I know how memory-intensive a few of my design decisions were) out of the way before we release it publicly.

Our future

Even though we’ve been past “peak brony” for a while now, and the fandom overall has been in a state of flux and uncertainty since the series finale, I’ve kept the possibility of another TrotMania edition open because there’s still quite a lot of new music being put out, there’s other songs we haven’t even considered yet, and, of course, we want to build something on 5.3 since it is shaping up to be a transformative moment for the entire SM community.

But yeah, the next TrotMania: I’m just going to say that you should expect more information on that very soon!

Once again, we are still open for new members to join our team; visit the #trotmania-n-rhythm-games channel on the PVFM Discord server (linked on the main navbar) and inquire with us for more information.

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