KIU Tutorial & Guide
translated from original Portuguese format
content and images from tutorial used with permission
it Up... do you know about it? For nearly all of you,
the answer would most definitely be yes! And for those
who are new to Pump?
everyone knows of Kick It Up, especially the newbies,
so because of this I will explain everything that is
necessary to begin working with this little program,
known also as KIU.
everything else, please note that KIU is not
an emulator of Pump it Up, which many people think.
is a program made to execute KSF files (the arrows/steps
for a song) simultaneously with a music file (MP3) and
an image in the background (BMP or PNG)
referring to it this way seems a bit complicated. The
right way to start this would be to download KIU just
to make things easier.
here to download a copy of KIU.
doing this, you will extract the files inside the zip
file. Use Winzip to do this.
KIU folder should look like this after extracting the
attention. Now you should create a new folder to use
as a jukebox for the game OR use the "Song" folder
provided, which includes a copy of Banya's Beethoven
Virus to use
as an example. This folder contains the music for your
should look like this:
that you have KIU in your hands, you need to download
songs! For example, download this KSF which I have made:
the song in this zip file and place it in the folder
called "Song" or in the other folder which you have created.
this folder you'll see:
what I said up above? About the KSF files, and the files
for the images and music? Well, this is what you require
to be able to play KIU.
you go to put in more songs in your copy of KIU you should
put them all in the same folder, and in this example,
you would put them all in the folder "Song":
this is basically what you need to know to play KIU.
AND OTHER THINGS IN KIU
you're playing in KIU, you'll notice that the steps will
be really stuck together, and when it's this way it becomes
hard to be able to hit them. Isn't it true? Look at an
example of arrows all crammed together:
means that you did not put in any code to alter the speed
of the steps, like in Pump. But we can alter the speed
of the arrows as they come up. This way it becomes much
easier to hit the steps.
in this figure the codes which you should use in the
screen where you select your song. If the code is put
in correctly, a noise will indicate that you correctly
have put in the code.
you want to alter the speeds ingame as the song plays,
there is another option. You can do so by hitting the
number keys 2-8, but not the number keys in where the
second player plays, and yes, under the F buttons.
you're used to playing as the second player certainly
it would have startled you to see that the steps are
sometimes traveling in the middle of the screen, like
in the below picture:
"error" occurs when you hit the up/down/left/right keys
on the right side of the keyboard, or when you hit 4
or 6 when the number lock key is turned off. I don't
know if this is really an error in KIU, or perhaps a
special feature. But anyway, to return to normal, leave
KIU and return and press 4 or 6, or the up/down/left/right
keys once more.
many of you, when beginning to play, you might have been
surprised by encountering with this message:
is easy to fix, isn't it? The solution is to create a
song folder and put music in it. If you downloaded KIU
from Pump Haven, you may not encounter this problem.
problems which also occur:
this happens, you should choose the "Skin" folder, and
with the right button, click it and choose "properties".
all attributes added, such as "archive" in Windows XP
or "read-only" in Windows 98. Do this as well in the
other problems related to the "Skin" folder or with
other folders can happen, so do this with all others.
If you still have any problems of this sort with KIU,
post in the forums to see if we can try to fix it.
THE MUSIC FOLDER
know that there is a limit of songs which you can put
in the "Song" folder? When this happens, KIU simply stops
say that the limit is 100 songs. I tried to put the maximum
number of songs possible in a folder and reached 141.
At 142, this error appeared:
error varies with other KSF names, as in, it also happens
with Hard_1.ksf, Easy_1.ksf, and Crazy_1.ksf, among others.
Be calm, because there is an easy way to resolve this
a new folder (or, in the case of the KIU file downloaded
here, use "Song 2") with a name of your choice.
your songs between these two containing folders. Try
to limit the number of songs in each folder so you don't
have errors. If you have a lot of KIU songs, create as
many KIU container folders, called jukeboxes, that you
that you created this new jukebox, you may be wondering,
"how do you play the new songs which are in the other
jukebox"? Simple. Open KIU and in the song select screen,
hit the TAB button. A screen such as this will appear,
depending on the skin you have:
that up top you'll see the word "Song" - the folder which
contains your music!
you are player 1, on the left, use these keys to navigate:
- move to the left
S - confirm
D - move to the right
for player 2:
- move to the left
5 - confirm
6 - move to the right
is also another common error.
error may appear in this part where you choose the
music folder. If there's too much in the two folders
(the first one, and the one you're moving to), this
this happens, leave KIU and try once more, maybe switching
to a smaller folder with more songs first, and then going
back to the jukebox of your choice.
playing KIU for a while, you might get tired of seeing
the same menus and screens each time, same arrow style,
etc. You can change this.
due to this that the "Skin" folder exists. In this folder,
you can add extra "skins" with images and music totally
different from what you're used to seeing when you play.
To change the folder is simple. In the Skin folder, you
have the default one, right?
should put the folder for the new skin in the same place
where you find the old skin.
enter KIU. Ingame hit the F2 button, and this screen
the cursor down to the option "skin select". Hit enter
to change the skin. After choosing your skin, leave the
game. Re-enter KIU and enjoy your new skin. You're not
limited to two either, you can continue on and add as
many as you like, without having to delete anything.
Look at this example:
you are ready to enjoy the best (in my opinion) KSF simulator
of all time.
by Darkness a.v
PD Team 2005