osu!mania 4K Dan (段) Courses

posted
Total Posts
181
Topic Starter
Shoegazer
Update (24 December, 2016): 1st to 3rd Dan courses have been updated to be better (or harder) to their older counterparts. Please download these maps if you want to submit your scores, as scores on the older Dan courses will no longer be valid. There are also new backgrounds for all of the Dan courses, so re-DL the dan courses to get them.

(This goes hand-in-hand with the 7K dan courses thread, so check it out if you’re also a 7K player, in addition to a 4K player.)

Welcome to the 4K Dan Courses thread - where you can download dan courses to test yourself and see where you stand among the rest of the 4K players.

For people who don’t know, dan courses are basically tests used to determine where you stand in terms of skill in BMS, PMS, Go and other games. I’ve never really seen any way to determining skill for 4K purposes in any community I’ve been in (aside from 4SAM, which is relatively inactive and severely flawed at the higher-end levels), so this would be a good place to start.

There are a total of 12 dans, increasing in difficulty. It ranges from the accessible 1st and 2nd dans for semi-experienced players, to the absurd Luminal and Tachyon dans which most players would dream of just passing one of the maps in their given lists. Each dan course is denoted with a delta sign, to differentiate between the Normal/Insane 7K dans. These dans will test speed (generally speaking), instead of accuracy. If you would like accuracy dans, Ez2dj_7144’s thread on low difficulty accuracy dans would be the thread to go to. There are also LN dans made by arcwinolivirus, you can find these courses here.

How these dan courses would work in osu!mania is that all four of the maps listed in each dan would be combined into one full map at OD8 to 9 and HP7 to 8.5, with 5-10 second breaks in between them, depending on the dan level. The goal of the course is to get 96% on the overall marathon. Download links will be provided further on in the OP.

Rules
1. You are not allowed to use any mods other than Hidden, Fade In, Flashlight, Hard Rock, DoubleTime or Nightcore.
2. You are also not allowed to pause midway through the map. 5-10 seconds is enough break for you to rest your hands, pausing through the course defeats the purpose of having a marathon to begin with.
3. Don’t cheat, there’s nothing to really gain from this aside from self-achievement.
4. You can submit your scores in this thread. Feel free to post scores even if you didn't manage to clear the course (aka >96%).

Do you have any questions? Read the FAQ section. If your question is not in the FAQ section, feel free to ask in the thread.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do you use 96%, instead of a high HP clear?
A: We actually had that idea, but I personally didn’t like the idea of using a very high HP difficulty mainly due to the fact that a good portion of these maps are spiky enough to actually fail you. Most of these are vibrawalls which generally aren’t hittable if you can’t vibro. This doesn’t matter very much to the lower end dans, but it definitely matters with songs like AiAe and The Scales of Struggle, which are absurdly hard at points.

Q: Is Tachyon clearable by anyone at all?
A: Yes, all of these dans are clearable. Obviously not many people will clear Tachyon (I’m only expecting 2 at best), but they’re definitely clearable.

Q: Why not separate the maps instead of making them one giant course?
A: There are multiple reasons for this, but the main two reasons would be that a) We would not be able to tell how much break time you used, so you might’ve regained a lot of stamina that should not have been regaining and b) The dans would be too easy. Tachyon would be clearable by at least 5 people if that’s the case, and I want the dans to be as justifiably difficult as possible.

Q: Why are there so many Stepmania converts in the higher dans?
A: Most of the maps on osu! are simply not suited for the list. Some of them might be difficult enough to be suited in the courses, but they are easily replaced by far better maps from Stepmania. For example, while Imperishable Night 2006 could be used for 10th Dan, I didn’t want to do that mainly because it’s a complete luckshot if you’re trying to go for an S.

Q: Can I do xth dan without doing the dans before them?
A: Yes, you do not have to play the dan courses before a particular dan to attain that dan grade.


Courses + Download Links
1st to 3rd Dans
Dan courses in this range are OD7.5 and HP8. These courses have 10 second breaks between songs.
1st Dan (δ-1)
9nine - Cross Over [Medium] (Golgo13) - SMOC 8th
Ryu* - Second Heaven [4K Another] (Spy) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/378316
ARM feat. Nanahira - Bakunana*Testroyer [MEDIUM] (Rinzler) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/721999
Vospi - Reverence [Hard] (Side) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/1006357

2nd Dan (δ-2)
Suzaku - VANESSA [4K HD] (Quick Draw) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/467656
M2U - The Prince of Darkness [4K HD] (leqek) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/392677
Camellia - Routing [Chickening's Hard] ([ A v a l o n ]) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/983252
Colorful Sounds Port - ETERNAL DRAIN [Hyper] (Wh1teh) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/1002503

3rd Dan (δ-3)
Rche - entelecheia [Hyper] (Starry-) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/1018853
Transin - Soul Destructor [MX] (pporse) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/530768
dj TAKA feat.AiMEE - True Blue [EXTREME] (ZZHBOY) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/956012
Camellia as "Bang Riot" - Blastix Riotz [ADVANCED] (Fresh Chicken) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/770124


4th to 6th Dans

Dan courses in this range are OD8 and HP7. These courses have 10 second breaks between songs.
4th Dan (δ-4)
OSTER project - Devilz Sacrifice (Fullerene-) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/563157
Bach ft. West Village - Black Cloak Skeleton (porkypink) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/563157
XACKSECKS - Christraping Black Breakcore (MrTea) - Yolomania Vol. 2
Alex c. feat. Yasmin K. - Angel of Darkness (Leo137) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/563157

5th Dan (δ-5)
LeaF - Paraclete [ilikexd] - Nuclear Blast 5
Ranzor - That Was Too Slow [Hayaku! Hayaku!] [Quick Draw] - link
Helblinde - Grief and Malice [4K Kriemhild Gretchen] [Fullerene-] - link
Yuyoyuppe - AiAe [SC] [Fullerene-] - link

6th Dan (δ-6)
Camellia - Bangin’ Burst [Fullerene-] - Yolomania Vol. 3
Hoshina Anniversary - Technodildo [MrTea] - Yolomania Vol. 2
A-Moe - Bagpipe [Rebound] - Rebound Dump Collection Megapack 1
Team Musical Masterpiece - M-A [IcyWorld] - Nuclear Blast 4


7th to 9th Dans
Dan courses in this range are OD8.5 and HP8.5. These courses have 5 second breaks between songs.
7th Dan (δ-7)
Nishino Kana - Go For It!! (Golgo13/Sensationer) - SMOC 8th
Smiley vs. hi19hi19 - Destiny GAMMA [Standard] (hi19hi19) - Hard Songs Megapack 6
Blitz Lunar - Mathsma Attack [Discharge] (Shoegazer)
niki - WAVE - Dump Parade

8th Dan (δ-8)
Nthonius - Trapce (Sensationer/Golgo13) - SMOC 6th
Terminal 11 - Reluctantly Accepting Temporary Overexhaustion (cetaka) - Hard Songs Megapack 6
Hatsuki Yura - Kaguyahime (Skwid) - Skwid Minipack (link)
Cardboard Box - Brute Force (Fullerene-) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/487564&m=3

9th Dan (δ-9)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Sensationer/Golgo13) - SMOC 8th
The Flashbulb - Stinger (mi40) - Stepmanian Atelier Vol. 3
Chroma - Sayonara Planet Wars [GRAVITY] (Leo137) - https://osu.ppy.sh/s/381379
Bonehead and Prince ov Darkness - We Fucking Hate You (For The Enemies) [Masochist] (Shoegazer) - https://osu.ppy.sh/s/305943


10th Dan to Tachyon
10th Dan is OD8.5/HP8.5, while Luminal/Tachyon are OD9/HP8.5. These courses have 5 second breaks between songs.
10th Dan (δ-10)
yst - the lost dedicated [4K] (Zyph) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/523391
Fantom - Connect 1986 (IcyWorld) - Nuclear Blast 4
The Ghost of 3.13 - Forgotten [Forgotten Collab] (Zyph/Shoegazer) - https://osu.ppy.sh/s/338665
403 ERROR (xi vs. ZUMMER) - FORBIDDEN (Shoegazer) - Fullerene Shift

Luminal (δ-★)
ueotan - Mario Paint [D-HYPER] (Fullerene-) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/659238&m=3
Izayoi Sak - Blue Planet [Terra] (Shoegazer) - https://osu.ppy.sh/s/322476
Tatsh - Image Material -VERSION 0- (cut) (Fullerene-) - Fullerene Shift
-45 - G e n g a o z o [Another] (Shoegazer) - Fullerene Shift

Tachyon (ε-δ)
t+pazolite with siromaru - Chambarising [Challenge 1.2x] (Evening) - https://osu.ppy.sh/b/923888&m=3
DJ Sharpnel - Cyber Induction (cut) [1.4x] (IcyWorld) - Nuclear Blast 4
Camellia - shadows of cats [1.2x] (Wafles) - Dump Parade
LV.4 - Angel Dust [-DESPAIR-] (snover) - timdam snackpack


And that's about it. While these courses are definitely challenging, always remember that challenge isn't everything. Always remember to enjoy the game for what it is; this is a rhythm game after all. And with that, happy keysmashing.

Special Thanks
(March 2015)
  • PortalLife for collaborating with me on this, and also working on the first 4 dans. I’d probably be overworking my head trying to figure out the lower-end difficulty courses with your help.
    Hazelnut- for giving a couple of suggestions on how to make the dan courses, lists would be pretty different without his suggestions, and I’m really happy with how the lists turned out.
    Guilhermeziat, Halogen-, Fullerene- and a couple of others (sorry if I forgot you guys) who gave suggestions for the higher dans and also checking which maps should be lower or higher.
    The people who made all of these fantastic maps. (except a few but that’s besides the point stfu)
    Additional credit to Fullerene- for helping PortalLife sync some of the courses.
    Z3nx for normalising SVs for some of the courses and making BGs.


(March 2016)
  • snover for consistently bothering me to make the new dan courses and for giving most of the ideas for Tachyon (and just making the course in general).
    Lampranthus and Valedict for giving suggestions and discussing with me which charts would be applicable for the lower dan courses.
    And again, the charters for making most of these fantastic charts.


(September 2016)
  • snover for again, poking me to make Tachyon v3 and for making the dan course after numerous revisions.
    Khelly for making 4th dan in general.

    (December 2016)
    Yuudachi-kun/Khelly for poking me non-stop and remaking 1st to 3rd dan.

    Yuudachi-kun wrote:

    abraker and mithew for helping decide what charts to put in for 1st and 2nd Dan.
    DDMythical for helping me pick charts for 3rd Dan.
    Side and Staravia for fixing the sync for 1st and 2nd Dan.
    Sparx555 for making initial graphics and the general design and sinewave for creating the rest of the graphics.


Change Log
17th March, 2015: 4th Dan's map list has changed. 3rd Dan has been added.
24th February, 2015: 5th Dan, 8th Dan and 9th Dans' map lists have been changed. SVs in 7th Dan have been normalised.
22nd March, 2016: New dans for 7th Dan and up have been created.
11th September, 2016: New courses for Tachyon and 4th Dan have been created.
24th December, 2016: New courses for 1st to 3rd Dan have been created.
Valedict
wheres air raid
DothThouHoist
Well you need a minimal of 96% to clear the dan. So yeah...
edit*: only staiain can, so yeah
Halogen-
Glad to see that this is up! :D

I'll try this tonight after work; I'll probably get 10th Dan right out of the gates, but Luminal will require some training for sure.

Tachyon is not possible for me though, haha.
[Crz]Player
nice :)
Fullerene-
gotta go fast
Gekido-
Posted this in the main Dan thread too, but it belongs here specifically:

The second song of Dan 5 is significantly harder than the rest of the Dan 5 songs, and I believe it doesn't belong in Dan 5. It is harder than most of the Dan 6 stuff too IMO. Need more opinions on that. (I actually believe that it is harder than all of the Dan 6 songs).
The last song in Dan 7 is completely slow jam, and it is very hard to play for that reason. Dan 7 needs to be fixed before anyone tries it.

Other than those changes, I think the 4K Dans are really good, and should stay as they are.
Halogen-
didn't realize Luminal changed to include Japanese Transformation; never getting Luminal rip lol
Gekido-
lol I'm never passing Luminal now
Tidek

Shxfted wrote:

Posted this in the main Dan thread too, but it belongs here specifically:

The second song of Dan 5 is significantly harder than the rest of the Dan 5 songs, and I believe it doesn't belong in Dan 5. It is harder than most of the Dan 6 stuff too IMO. Need more opinions on that. (I actually believe that it is harder than all of the Dan 6 songs).
The last song in Dan 7 is completely slow jam, and it is very hard to play for that reason. Dan 7 needs to be fixed before anyone tries it.

Other than those changes, I think the 4K Dans are really good, and should stay as they are.
Yup completely agree, 2nd song in 5th is a lot harder than rest ( i got similar accuracy on 5th and 6th dan only because of that map).
I recommend to put 2nd song from 5th dan instead of 3rd song in 6th. (and find something new and balanced for 2nd song in 5th dan).

Also, osu!mania is not Stepmania and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to remove those stupid 1/8 1/16 or even 1/24 LNs which are pretty impossible to acc (just change them into normal note). 4K dan courses depends on accuracy so please dont troll ppl with those accuracy breaking stupid short LNs.

And 7th Dan needs to be fixed, scroll speed on 3rd and last song is slower (feels like a slowjam).
Jinjin
lol epsilon-delta, are we trying to formally prove limits here

nice job tho ^^ hopefully our 4k and 7k courses will be used often in mania :)
Fullerene-
I'll fix the SVs on all the dans and reupload in .osz in a few hours, sit tight
_underjoy
Maybe instead of this 5 dan 2nd song Danshi? :P
Fullerene-

TheZiemniax wrote:

Maybe instead of this 5 dan 2nd song Danshi? :P
5th dan should have 1 jacky chart in it, currently I think True Millennium Queen is fine (and the easiest in 5th) but if it needs to be changed, it'll happen.
Tidek

Fullerene- wrote:

TheZiemniax wrote:

Maybe instead of this 5 dan 2nd song Danshi? :P
5th dan should have 1 jacky chart in it, currently I think True Millennium Queen is fine (and the easiest in 5th) but if it needs to be changed, it'll happen.
The main thing that makes True Millennium Queen significantly harder then rest is pretty high amount of 3-chords (hands) in that long and constant 1/3 chord stream.
Probably it depends of player, will wait for more opinions : P
Topic Starter
Shoegazer

Shxfted wrote:

Posted this in the main Dan thread too, but it belongs here specifically:

The second song of Dan 5 is significantly harder than the rest of the Dan 5 songs, and I believe it doesn't belong in Dan 5. It is harder than most of the Dan 6 stuff too IMO. Need more opinions on that. (I actually believe that it is harder than all of the Dan 6 songs).
The last song in Dan 7 is completely slow jam, and it is very hard to play for that reason. Dan 7 needs to be fixed before anyone tries it.

Other than those changes, I think the 4K Dans are really good, and should stay as they are.
I found True Millennium Queen to be really really easy, but maybe it's because I'm good at jacks? The 120 BPM handgluts weren't that bad for me personally, but I can see what you mean with the 160 BPM jacks. I'll replace it with something, but I'll have to look.

Also fixed 7th dan SV changes. I'll update it in the future.

Tidek wrote:

Yup completely agree, 2nd song in 5th is a lot harder than rest ( i got similar accuracy on 5th and 6th dan only because of that map).
I recommend to put 2nd song from 5th dan instead of 3rd song in 6th. (and find something new and balanced for 2nd song in 5th dan).

Also, osu!mania is not Stepmania and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to remove those stupid 1/8 1/16 or even 1/24 LNs which are pretty impossible to acc (just change them into normal note). 4K dan courses depends on accuracy so please dont troll ppl with those accuracy breaking stupid short LNs.

And 7th Dan needs to be fixed, scroll speed on 3rd and last song is slower (feels like a slowjam).
I didn't think this was very much of an issue at the time, I'll fix the LNs regardless. Thanks for pointing that out, I'm retarded.
Kaito-kun
Just pointing a small error on the dropbox file. The 1st to 3rd Dan file only has the first 2 Dans, and not the 3rd Dan. Everything else is good. Good work up until now. Keep it up :D
Jinjin

KaitoKid1998 wrote:

Just pointing a small error on the dropbox file. The 1st to 3rd Dan file only has the first 2 Dans, and not the 3rd Dan. Everything else is good. Good work up until now. Keep it up :D
3rd dan hasn't been finished yet. He's planning to upload it by the end of the day. Cheers
Topic Starter
Shoegazer
Yeah, I'll be adding the 3rd dan soon.

Replacing True Millennium Queen with That Was Too Slow [Hayaku! Hayaku!] and swapping Megitsune and Trapce.
Topic Starter
Shoegazer
Double tost.

5th, 7th to 9th dans have been updated. Redownload those if you downloaded those dans prior to this update.

5th Dan:
Shiraishi - True Millennium Queen -> Ranzor - That Was Too Slow [Hayaku! Hayaku!]

7th Dan:
SVs have been fixed.

8th Dan:
BABYMETAL - Megitsune -> Nhtonius - Trapce

9th Dan:
Nhtonius - Trapce -> BABYMETAL - Megitsune

All scores for 5th, 8th and 9th dans prior to this update will be invalidated. All scores for 7th dan will still be there. I apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Short LNs will be removed in a further update when I figure out how this osu editor works.
show more
Please sign in to reply.

New reply