What is a .SM File And How To Open It – StepMania (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sm file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SM file?

The .SM file extension is from StepMania Song File. The developer of this file extension is StepMania. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .sm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SM file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SM file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .SM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .sm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the ArrowVortex software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use StepMania and ArrowVortex software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ArrowVortex software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SM file on Mac

To open the .sm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the StepMania software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is StepMania.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the StepMania software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SM file on Linux

To open the .sm file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the StepMania software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is StepMania.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the StepMania software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SM file?

If you are still unable to open the .SM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sm – SMath, .sm – Space Engine. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SM file with the ArrowVortex, StepMania programs on Windows, StepMania program on Mac and StepMania software on Linux.