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Brian Jacko


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  • 135 weeks
    A Small Pony-Related Update

    I'm just briefly dropping by to update my account info on this site, and to let you all know that I'm not dead. While I don't write fics anymore, I still work on something that is related to pony which might interest some of you here. Funnily enough, this whole project is kind of like a reference to multiple pony fics I have written about the arcade scene. The project is called In The Hooves -

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  • 258 weeks
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    I really can't believe how long it has been since I have shared another story, and I first want to say that I'm sorry to those who have asked me to continue writing stories, especially the SiC series, yet nothing has happened for so long. There was a time when I used to be able to write out an entire story from off the top of my head in only a few hours, and times when I was writing multiple

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  • 258 weeks
    PIU 4 ITG!

    This is a very overdue project of mine. I'm not sure how many of you will actually appreciate this, but it's about time that I share it. This is a pad-pack for Stepmania I have made that consists of music only featured in Pump It Up mixes. My style of stepping may not be enjoyed by everyone since the charts tend to be a bit excessive with the twisty crossovers and odd turns, but this is just my

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  • 411 weeks
    A Sneak Peek of What I'm Working On

    So, I'm back to reliving an old dream of mine. Step-file making. Yes, I am reworking and adding onto a massive sim-file pack from the past that I created called, "PIU 4 ITG." I am planning on making it so that you can play these files not only at home, but also at the arcade. I really have to spend a lot of time re-syncing and replacing the older song MP3 files with .Ogg, but I'd like to at least

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  • 412 weeks
    Polished Up My Fics

    This took me a very long time to get to, but I finally decided to split all of my stories up into chapters. I know that it's late, but better late than never. It was a lot of stress and work and I spent a long time doing this. If I continue to write any more fics in the future, I will use chapters from now on. The only problem is that now my fics show up out of order on my story wall since I had

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Oct
9th
2016

PIU 4 ITG! · 8:51pm Oct 9th, 2016

This is a very overdue project of mine. I'm not sure how many of you will actually appreciate this, but it's about time that I share it. This is a pad-pack for Stepmania I have made that consists of music only featured in Pump It Up mixes. My style of stepping may not be enjoyed by everyone since the charts tend to be a bit excessive with the twisty crossovers and odd turns, but this is just my style of stepping, and I personally have fun playing charts like this. All of these songs contain doubles charts, so if you're a doubles player, then I sure hope that you'll enjoy them because I put a lot of work into these charts. Back in the grand, old days of ITG 2, I used to almost be exclusively a doubles player on both 5 and 4 panel. I really do appreciate doubles charts and I understand that so few people actually create charts for them, especially on 4 panel.

I didn't have the time to do a full range of difficulty, but I did include novice steps for all the singles charts; they play more like easy than actual novice difficulty, though. The YouTube link I'm sharing is a preview of all current songs for this pack. Many of the charts did get changed around a bit, but for the most part, they are similar enough to what's shown on YouTube. I do plan on continuing to update the song list, so I will post any future song packs in the YouTube playlist description; I may also include re-syncs for already existing songs with any future bonus pack updates. Overall, the syncing is good, but there are at least a few other songs that are pretty off. I know that some of the ratings on the harder difficulties that I psychically can't pad test may be off by 1, but for the most part, anything that's rated a 9-10-11 should be acceptable according to the ITG rating system.

This pack was so stressful for me to make, but it is by far my best pack yet. Other packs I've done in the past include music from the video game series Killer Instinct, and a pack that features tracks from one of my all time favorite video games, Unreal Tournament; I created another pack in the past, but it's so off-sync with confusing doubles charts that it's not even worth mentioning. Those packs were like stepping stones for me when it came to understanding how to make charts challenging, yet fun at the same time without being absurd or too confusing.

Anyway, I hope some of you will like this pack, and I'd love to see people actually take videos of themselves playing some of these charts on pad. Prior to reworking and adding a massive amount of content to this pack, I actually wanted to collaborate with others and create pony music step-charts, but no one seemed to be up for something like that. As for this pack, please use the most recent version of Stepmania; there are lots of lift arrows and even some charts with fake arrows. If you downloaded my old PIU 4 ITG pack, simply delete that and replace the folder with this pack; all of the previous songs from that pack received major chart reworks with improved syncing in this update.

Lastly, I'd like to thank a friend of mine for creating me the graphic banner for my step-pack! You can view her DA here.

http://pretty-pretty-star.deviantart.com/

I'd also like to give a shout-out to CREv, who is behind the fantastic site called Pump Pro+; he provides excellent high quality sound files for steppers like me, and the site also contains lots of great custom charts for 5 panel play. Please check them out and try out their step-files!

http://www.pumpproplus.com/

Here is my playlist for Pump songs that I have stepped for this pack; you can decided for yourself whether this might be a pack that you'd want to play before having to download anything. I will of course upload more song videos when I have the time to make more, so feel free to follow that playlist for future previews of what's to come.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0cpxfppSKxxsc_XBgw1XJRlRRTxcHPuF

The link to download the pack can be downloaded here. I hope you guys enjoy, thanks!

http://www.mediafire.com/file/urt10v1rrbn4g8w/PIU+4+ITG%21.rar

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