The Gathering of Embers is an event that almost nopony had ever heard of. Thankfully, learning about ended up being a worthwhile experience.

TrotMania V

Spring will be sprung. Get ready for a royal party with some medieval flare!

Category: Euphorius

Edit: If you downloaded the Mod Lab Tier II files before September 7, 2017, please redownload. There was code missing from a song.

This past week, the real event that inspired TrotMania Euphorius has been going on in the real Nevada,. Plus, tonight is the night (Pacific Time) of its culmination and namesake (i.e. the part where they actually set their Literal Wicker Man on fire. Don’t worry, no actual men were harmed, or burned for that matter, it’s just made of wood). Given that we have a lot of news and new content today too, it needs a good, fitting, blanket title. So, how about…

That’ll work.

Payload 4


In the new songs department;

  • I’ll Fly and The Pony I Want to Be
  • µThunder remixes Say Goodbye to The Holiday into the perfect soundtrack for destroying a holiday, but still having a good time whilst doing so.
  • Silva Hound and Eurobeat Brony want you to Come Alive
  • lia;quo has inflicted us with some Crystal Corruption
  • Awkward Marina’s Entropy gets a remix by Sim Gretina
  • Lenich & Kirya give a classic love song some Russian flair, Eh Chirli! Chirli!
  • Mandopony takes on Music to My Ears
  • fractilx’s J2R

In the extra stage department;

  • Kapow! and Welcome to My Lullaby have graduated out of Pyrosentric!
  • New Fluttershy (Monster Mix) has graduated to standard extra stage; you know what that means? There is a new OMES song, one that has already been dubbed “a piece of ‘let’s be harder then Over the ‘Period’‘” (if you are familiar with the subject matter, you will know exactly what to expect.)

In the new Iron Pony charts department;

  • Spitfire (CDPP Remix) (lv. 13)
  • *The Super Duper Party Pony (lv. 15)
  • Yak Funk (lv. 12)
  • Hooves Up High (lv. 14, TM III)

In the Quality of Life department;

  • There have been some difficulty rating adjustments from songs on all versions, and chart adjustments on I, Chrystalize, and Euphorius,
  • Other miscellaneous adjustments across I, Chrystalize, and Euphorius

Embers Fall

The TrotMania Euphorius lore story Embers Fall is slowly approaching its climax! There have been a slew of new chapters, so feel free to catch up on Fimfiction. Among the new developments, you say? A brand new character, meet this fellow DJ! Few know her real name, but everypony else knows her as the Diamond Diablo. What does she have in store? Stay tuned…

Mod Lab

The TrotMania Mod Lab is back! Just as the Gathering is full of weird experimental art, this takes existing TrotMania songs and turns them into experimental art that others tend to refer to as a “mod file”, “scripted modifiers”, “those things Taro makes”, etc.. TrotMania Euphorius Mod Lab Tier 2 features three new songs, representing three different TrotMania versions;

  • Boooring!
  • Spirit of Fire
  • Spin That Record Vinyl Scratch (Assertive Fluttershy Mix)

QoL tweaks have also been made to the original four.

Theme update

Theme version 1.1.1 is now on the Downloads page. It features some minor bugfixes and enhancements.

Trials of the Embers

Some colts want to watch the world burn.

So, you’re probably wondering what this is. Tonight, I partially spill the beans: it’s something very wicked, which will heavily tie into the finale of the TrotMania Euphorius storyline.

You might have noticed that, so far, all of the Mod Lab stuff has used songs that are already in TrotMania. This setlist, however, is going to be very different; if you have heard of the “sightreading tournaments” that are being held from time to time, it’s going to be a little something like that. Basically, these are all-new songs and charts, that you have never seen yet. Add the gimmicks and effects we’re concocting, and it’s going to be a musical thrill ride unlike anything you’ve ever seen in TrotMania (but less like those made by TaroNuke within the last two years. Those are just insane. They may be more WinDEU-esque, to be honest, if you’ve ever heard of him. Does anypony here know how to use splines in StepMania 5?).

Trials will likely be released by the end of the year. This is highly technical stuff we are dealing with here, and we want to make sure it all works perfectly before we stroke the match and light this place on fire.

Downloads

These are temporary mirrors; the Downloads page will be updated with these downloads once our standard mirrors are up:

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New Songs

After a couple of months, we’re proud to announce the latest update to TrotMania is now available! Loaded with a baker’s dozen of songs along with a bunch of other goodies, this one’s quite meaty. Let’s look into our main entree…

New Tracks

New Showtunes

Equestria Girls

  • Starting off our show tunes set for this update is Equestria Girls, from promotional Hub material. Remember those? The station went all out with original material like songs and exclusive animation to advertise their repertoire. In this case, they pulled from Katy Perry’s massive hit (that was pretty recent when this cover came out) and incidentally tipped their hat to the bronies explicitly for the first time with a lyrical shoutout. This set of charts comes to us from the Zenius-I-vanisher community, written by Suko and adapted for this game with permission: certain elements like mines and 3+ note jumps have been written out, and there is both a brand new Beginner and Challenge chart, courtesy of resident stepper InklingBear!

The Super Duper Party Pony

  • Hailing from the Season 4 musical episode Pinkie Pride is The Super Duper Party Pony. This episode has been represented in the previous game with the Goof Off, and like that track, once again the vocal talent of Weird Al Yankovic graces the game, as the manic rhythms and pace goad you on to getting that new high score! These charts were written by InklingBear.

Welcome To The Show (Music In Me, The Battle, The Music Survives)

  • Getting us one step (or rather, three steps) closer to finishing Rainbow Rocks’ musical repertoire is Welcome to the Show, presented in-game through 3 parts. This crazy piece runs the gamut of genres, starting off with a post-grunge-esque waltz, moving to more standard 00’s-style pop-rock, then to symphonic metal, finally bringing the house down with some 10’s-style anthem pop! It’s a feast to experience as a whole, and there is something there to help you that shall be elaborated later on. All the charts of these 3 songs were written by RIME.

New Brony Songs

do you love me? & do you love me? (Crystal Mix) / Dynamite Grizzly

  • New from Dynamite Grizzly are two variants on a track: the original do you love me?, and do you love me (Crystal Mix). These techno tracks have that certain 90s underground feel to them that’s rare to hear in the mainstream, even in Europe where more conventional 90s dance styles have been resurging. These charts were all prepared by InklingBear.

FluttERR (feat. Rina-chan) / Aoshi

  • One of the biggest brony hits of 2016, and one of the biggest brony-related videos ever produced by the fandom, finally gets representation in the game as FluttERR by Aoshi makes it to the game. After getting repped earlier with Kick Back (a PonyMania port), now the rapper finally has a newly crafted simfile in the series. Originally released in 2013 and featuring the vocals of Rina-chan, this trap-flavored track provides a fair challenge. RIME wrote the Beginner, and InklingBear wrote the rest.

SPIKEY WIKEY WOO (HUM & DRUM MIX) / アイスベア

  • A new contribution from InklingBear herself comes to the game as SPIKEY WIKEY WOO (HUM & DRUM MIX) arrives to the game. From InklingBear’s album under this alias called “A bear joins the herd…” and a standout appearance on a tournament lineout called “Ponies Play DDR”, it’s definitely gonna leave you with more than just a mystery to solve with Spikey-Woo on your side. With charts written by the composer herself, they do pack quite a punch. Now go load up on some Scooby snacks and start solving those mysteries!

A Summer In The Stars (Aftermath Remix) / Forest Rain

  • Continuing our trend started with this game’s launch, another song from the defunct PonyMania steppack has been adapted to TrotMania’s standards. This time it’s A Summer in the Stars (Aftermath Remix) by Forest Rain. This EDM remix is quite the unique take on the rollicking rock style of the original. These charts were originally written by Calena and were adapted by RIME.

Pyrosentric Songs

pinki! fun!! / Spott & Preamble / YourEnigma

  • 2 tracks from the Pyrosentric Extra Stage system are now available for regular play! pinki! fun!! is a manic little hyper track that will trip you up with jump streams all written by InklingBear. Preamble is all about the streams, draining your stamina as bursts come in in the second half, written by InklingBear (Beginner/Basic) and C. Wiggers (Difficult-Challenge).

Extra Stage Song

Robot Pony / Progressive Element

  • The new normal Encore Extra Stage from last version has been both moved down to Extra Stage and made available for normal play. Robot Pony by Progressive Element throws every trick in the book to sap you of your lives from speed tricks, spins, and loads and loads of jumps! The charts were written by InklingBear and Woona❤ (Challenge) Of course this means there’s a new Encore in town…I wonder what it is…

New Course

  • To help you enjoy Welcome to the Show at its fullest, try out the new Welcome to the Show medley! It…kinda speaks for itself.

Alterations

  • The following songs have had charts and/or sync changed: FOREVER, Miles, To the Sky [VIP Rework], Until the Sun
  • Friends are Always There for You (Remix) now has a new banner.
  • Concrete Temples (Club Mix) and Infrared now correctly display their background images when played.
  • The Extra Stages have been shifted for TrotMania Euphorius. Robot Pony is now ES and there is a new song as the Encore Extra Stage…

Check out the download for the update in the Downloads page on this site! Heads up: unlike last game, if you have not yet obtained Payload #2, you will need to download it before Payload #3: these patches are heavy!

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We’ve released version 1.1 of the TrotMania Euphorius theme for SM5. If you haven’t updated from the original version included in the main Euphorius package, you are actually missing out on a few major additions that had been made since the original 1.0 release.

Firstly (this is one of the new things on 1.1), failure will get you burned. Literally.

Don't get burned!

Secondly, yes, the pro timing display option is back, gameplay has extra flourishes, plus a new “Compact HUD” mode has been added which slims down the gameplay header to make better use of screen space.

Nerdy unicorn stuff!

The evaluation screen is also got an updated layout.

Didn't they do well?

Plus, there have been other minor bug fixes and adjustments here and there too; on a related note, I’d like to personally thank everyone who has been spot things that need to be fixed. You’ve all been a big help.

Another thing that’s been updated since Euphorius has been released is, of course, Embers Fall; keep an eye out, because the action’s about to heat up (and I mean, in the metaphorical sense, of course).

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Head on over to the Downloads page, because the new update to TrotMania Euphorius has been released! Whichever method of obtaining it is most suited for you (Slow connection? Try the seed! Lightning fast bandwidth? Mega and a direct link are available), we’ve got you covered! Also, we’ve gone over the brand new content of this update, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Namely…

New Songs

  • Friendship is Magic Theme
  • Hearth’s Warming Eve is Here Once Again
  • Luna’s Future
  • Say Goodbye to the Holiday
  • The Seeds of the Past
  • europa -THE ASCENSION- / DJ Vortivask
  • Friends Are Always There for You (Remix) / Spectra
  • Kick Back / SMOR3S feat. Aoshi
  • Quest (PonyFireStone Remix) / BLACKGRYPH0N & Baasik
  • Shadows / Seventh Element
  • CIDR.XXX / うすうすベア
  • Flutterwonder (Shroo’s Liquid D’nB Remix) / PinkiePieSwear
  • Something in the Cookies / Sonic Rainboom

New Course

  • Comes From the Hearth – 5 Songs (Hearth’s Warming Eve is Here Once Again, Say Goodbye to the Holiday, The Seeds of the Past, Pinkie’s Present, Luna’s Future)

Altered Songs

TrotMania Euphorius

  • MMMMadness – Mane-iac Level 14 chart rerated to Level 13
  • Ponies – Media alteration on the back-end
  • Friendship is Magic (Remastered) – Certain charts altered for mines, preview start changed
  • Hive – Mane-iac Level 13 chart rerated to Level 14
  • Hooves Up in the Air – Background image updated
  • Spitfire (CDPP Remix) – Sync tweaked
  • Vinylicious – Protege Level 12 chart rerated to Level 11
  • ??? – Iron Pony Level 14 chart updated


TrotMania Aeternum Obscurum
  • Boooring! – Iron Pony Level 14 chart updated (altered version of the Level 15 chart)
  • Winter Spirit – Iron Pony Level 16 chart rerated to Level 15
  • Wrecked ‘em – Iron Pony Level 18 chart added


TrotMania Chrystalize
  • Applejack’s Theme – Iron Pony Level 17 chart updated
  • Boo Hoo – Iron Pony Level 17 chart updated
  • Wonderbolt – Iron Pony Level 18 chart updated

We hope you enjoy this latest update to the game and stay tuned for future news!

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A deluge of new content!

Just a few days ago we revealed one of the key tenets of this Payload’s content, the musical episode completion. However, that’s not all that’s up our sleeve: we’ve got a whole 8 other songs waiting for you to try out!

  • Hailing from the show, we have…the show theme! Yes, the Alex S. remix has been in the series since the first installment, but now we have the actual extended version of the theme tune stepped for the game. It’s no slouch either, with a wicked little level 13 to keep you on your toes, perhaps literally!
  • We have a brand new composer making his debut in the series. Though he goes by many names, DJ Vortivask is the title he’s taken for this endeavor, a pumped-up little track called europa -THE ASCENSION-. The song is also making a dual appearance in fan project DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA3, with a different mix and slightly different instrumentation. This particular version has previously appeared in a step contest called the Zenius-I-vanisher Battle Royale that got our very own stepper RIME to qualify for the next round!
  • We’ve culled another remix from the fandom, this time from Spectra, making his first appearance in the TrotMania series. His remix of Friends Are Always There for You is quite the energetic one, with even a neat little piano breakdown that gives dancers a chance to both cool down and get thrown off thanks to the tempo cut!
  • Aoshi makes his TrotMania debut (under this alias; he previously appeared as “Hanna & Hiffa” on One Dark Mare) off a featured credit on SMOR3S’ song Kick Back, an aggressive trap track. This simfile was originally featured in the series PonyMania, created by step artist Calena, who is currently a part of this project. It has been adapted for TrotMania (as the original PonyMania was geared to keyboard players and thus flow had to be recalibrated, and had certain elements partial to hardcore/keyboard players like 3+ notes, jack notes, and individual mines depending on the song) and been given new graphics.
  • BLACKGRYPH0N & Baasik make another appearance in this game, and once again it’s a remix, this time by PonyFireStone, another new face to the series! Quest appeared in the last game, Aeternum Obscurum, and this remix has more of a house vibe to it, and the charts are rather varied. The level 12 is especially wicked with the jumps!
  • Seventh Element is yet another new act to the series, getting his song Shadows into the game. Once again, this hails from a contest, though not the Battle Royale: instead this was in the Zenius-I-vanisher Simfile Shuffle, a contest in which a stepper writes charts for a song provided by another member. In this case, the stepper who’s given his approval to appear in the game is ledgam3r1279 who was given this song to step by our long-time team member InklingBear (a.k.a. fractilx). These charts are relatively straightforward in their flow, but all are guaranteed to give you a nice stamina whooping!
  • Two songs from the Pyrosentric Extra Stage system are now available for play in normal modes: these are CIDR.XXX and Flutterwonder (Shroo’s Liquid D’nB Remix). They retain the unique visuals provided to them in the mode. In addition, the regular Extra Stage from the initial release, Something in the Cookies is also available for regular play! These songs still are part of their respective systems, because there’s more where they came from…

We hope you enjoy the patch when it comes out imminently!

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