Q: What are the system requirements?
A: See the list below the
Q: Why can't I play or build the file xxx?
A: The reason could probably be:
(a) DirectX 8.1 or higher is not installed.
(b) The media format is not supported. Click here
for more help.
(c) The music length is too short (less than 15 seconds).
Q: What is MP3 SOURCE CODEC and why
should I install it?
A: MP3 SOURCE CODEC is a perfect 3rd party mp3 decoder for
Microsoft DirectShow® by
anyMania uses DirectShow® technology for audio playback. Unfortunately
the Windows MPEG Audio CODEC provided by default has a bug in length
calculating for VBR-mp3s (i.e. Variable Bit-Rate compressed mp3),
which could cause problems in mp3 playing and seeking. So we
strongly recommend replacing it with MP3 SOURCE CODEC.
Q: Why does my mp3 music length appear to be wrong?
A: You will probably have this problem if you are using
some old version of Windows MPEG Audio CODEC (provided by default
in Windows) and haven't installed MP3 SOURCE CODEC. See the
previous issue for details.
Q: Why is my mp3 playback abnormal?
A: See the previous issue.
Q: What is the tempo/bpm and the offset?
A: These two is a most important pair of factors in DDR game
system. See DDR Basics for more
Q: Why does not the beats seem to match my song at all?
A: Seems like the automatic tempo-detecting has failed.
You have to re-detect the song manually and play it in Album Mode. Visit
Tutorial to see how to use
Mania Studio to make a manual building. Also check out
Tips on Tempo Analyzing to
find ways to improve the accuracy of tempo-detecting effectively.
Q: What's the difference between trial version
and registered version?
A: There're some feature losses in trial versions. For example,
joystick/dance pad inputs are disabled, mania albums support only one
track each and players cannot submit their scores to
Q: Which kind of musics is most suitable for DDR games?
A: Generally speaking, musics of 3~5 minutes in length with clear
and constant bpms above 100bpm should be suitable for DDR games most.
Electrophonic musics seem to be the first choice but other genres can do
well too if only the conditions above are met. You may use the
to change the playback rate according to your comfortable level.
Q: How can I make higher scores?
A: Learn about anyMania's
Score System in Tutorial
Q: Where and how can I submit score to
A: See how to submit game
scores in tutor.
Q: Does Network Play support firewall or NAT?
A: No. The server side should have at least 1 public/direct
IP to host on.
Q: Is Windows9x/me supported?
A: Well, anyMania has not passed tests under Win9x/me yet.
In the future, maybe.
Q: Why cann't I use my dance pad or joystick?
A: First you must be a registered user. Then make sure the
pad or joystick is connected to your PC correctly and the driver is
installed OK. Test your pad using the Game Controller configuration
tool in the Control Panel.
Q: Bug! Look! I found a bug!
A: Congratulations. Please contact
immediately. Capture and send us a snapshot of the bug screen if you
could. Thanks in advance.
Q: Can you provide some DDR songs for download?
A: Shut up.