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BongoBob
03-26-2007, 12:25 AM
Clicky (http://louhi.kempele.fi/~skyostil/uv/fretsonfire/).

Frets on Fire is a Guitar Hero clone for Windows, Linux, and Mac, that I havn't been able to put down. It has a built in importer for Guitar Hero songs if you own Guitar Hero or Guitar Hero II, but the best part is the community, for you can take your own songs and make them work in the game with enough skill and patience. And most of them (Enter Sandman is just kick ass to play) are damn accurate (and sick as hell). And if you don't like playing with a keyboard and are on Windows, you can always buy the RedOctane universal converter and use a GH controller with it.

It only comes with 3 songs (4 including the tutorial) but if you search Frets On Fire on any certain torrent sites that mind start with iso and end with hunt or the pirate and bay, you'll be sure to find more.

So who here has played it before? I just got a perfect rating (95% accuracy) on the GH2 Beast And The Harlot on easy, and got and a perfect rating on Enter Sandman.

Tyrion
03-26-2007, 12:56 AM
I'm waiting for a guitar imitation game to fully recreate Maggot Brain by Funkadelic. Only then will I give in to the temptation.

(Also, the tutorial's comments are based off the parody video of Yngwie Malmsteen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0bcZjnjaM))

By the way, do you know if they have guitar tabs for these songs anywhere? It's frustrating to not be able to play these songs on the keyboard even though I could on the guitar.

TiE23
03-26-2007, 04:07 AM
Already have Guitar Hero 2, I'll look into this when I get bored.

Mike Windu
03-26-2007, 06:11 AM
I echo TiE's sentiments. Already having GH2 means I can actually play these songs... :p

Jeff
03-26-2007, 11:35 AM
Looks pretty cool, I might try it out when I get home.

MrWally
03-26-2007, 04:54 PM
Just downloaded it and played it. Great fun. I was suprised by how natural the controls felt, but I wasn't very good :D

62% accuracy on easy :/

However for some reason the sound quality isn't very good on my computer, but that's probably a hardware compatibility error. It's by no means bad, but it's a slight annoyance.

Nice find Bongo :D

EDIT: Okay, now I'm addicted.

Negative Sun
03-26-2007, 06:46 PM
I still need to master Six (Medium) on GH2 first lol

BongoBob
03-26-2007, 07:01 PM
I got all the GH1 and 2 songs, and am gonna start playing through them in the order of the game. I played Ace Of Spades by Motorhead earlier today, god I love that song XD

Btw, it worked excellently at school today when running from my old MP3 player turned portable hard drive :D

RoxStar
03-27-2007, 07:25 PM
Just downloaded it and played it. Great fun. I was suprised by how natural the controls felt, but I wasn't very good :D

62% accuracy on easy :/

However for some reason the sound quality isn't very good on my computer, but that's probably a hardware compatibility error. It's by no means bad, but it's a slight annoyance.

Nice find Bongo :D

EDIT: Okay, now I'm addicted.

Settings -> Audio: Make the buffer size bigger.

You're welcome.

MrWally
03-27-2007, 08:16 PM
Thank you :D

MarcusLeCoy
04-02-2007, 02:34 PM
I get an error when I try to install it.

"The specified module can not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed"

It makes me want to cry, as I've beaten every song on both Guitar Hero games on expert except Jordan and I want to make some new songs. If anyone knows what's up and why it isn't working, could they pweese help?

EDIT: (aw damn, didn't notice how old this topic was, oh well. My needs are more important than this threads oldness!)

IG-64
04-02-2007, 03:11 PM
(aw damn, didn't notice how old this topic was, oh well. My needs are more important than this threads oldness!)
Generally, if a thread is still on the first page, it's not old.

I've never played Guitar Hero, but isn't the guitar controller half the fun?

BongoBob
04-02-2007, 06:21 PM
I don't know if it's quite the same, but it's definately fun with they keyboard.

Unfortunately Marcus, I have no idea why it's doing that to you.

MarcusLeCoy
04-02-2007, 08:05 PM
Bah, no worries then, I'll just install it on another computer and see how it turns out. :)

RoxStar
04-02-2007, 08:43 PM
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/423/zomgzj1.jpg

"YOU'RE A HERO"

:D

MrWally
04-02-2007, 10:00 PM
99%?

NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

:xp:

BongoBob
04-03-2007, 02:07 AM
What song?

And uh btw

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/3323/pwnedbathls0.th.jpg (http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pwnedbathls0.jpg)

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/5492/pwnedbath2wo4.th.jpg (http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pwnedbath2wo4.jpg)

In other words, NO U.

MrWally
04-03-2007, 06:19 PM
haha GOOD song. I was trying to do that one.. it's hard O_o

Oh, and for everyone else out there, "Easy" in FoF is equivalent to Medium in GH.

EDIT: Just tried Beast and the Harlot again... 95%. Meh, could be better.

TiE23
04-03-2007, 07:50 PM
Guitar Hero 2 is still a little cooler...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVt0ozPRN0

BongoBob
04-03-2007, 10:14 PM
That reminds me. I wonder if the built in importer in FoF works for GHII 360? Would add some more songs to my library.

I've been trying to do the GH songs on Hard And Expert. This is where FoF's main weakness comes into play. Hitting shift and enter back to back just doesn't jell that well for me. Meaning the songs you can semi-easily strum out with a GH controller are suddenly impossible.

Nalukai
04-04-2007, 02:48 AM
http://www.freetar.net/forums/

that is freetar hero.. a java based console that has been in the works way before frets on fire... anton styruk had to leave the program because he got a programming gig for activision and cant do anything else related... more ppl took up the code and is working on constant player felt enjoyment of making their own songs for it..

Nalukai----1348/40,000 scorehero.com expert GH2

62 of 64 completed

27 of 64 5 star

14 of 64 6 star

9 of 64 7 star

0 of 64 8 star

2 of 64 100 percent

expert lvl hyper speed..

get a ps2 to usb and play it online is what i say... at least what ppl make are challenging.

TiE23
04-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Hey, does this game - when you play the Guitar Hero 1/2 songs - have the same notes? If so, I wanna see if Bongo can do Jessica and Less Talk More Rokk on Medium.... hurrrrrrr this must be so much easier on a keyboard hurrrrrr....

Speaking of Less Talk More Rokk, I unlocked that song yesterday and it's so fun and easy to play that on medium I've gotten 5 stars 3 times out of around 10 tries. 170k FTW! :D

BongoBob
04-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Jessica (Medium)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6587/jessicamediumea3.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicamediumea3.png)

Jessica (Hard)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3050/jessicahardyh8.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicahardyh8.png)

Proof that those are the scores for Jessica and not some random song :p

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3541/jessicaproofjj1.th.png (http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicaproofjj1.png)

Less Talk More Rokk (Medium)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7247/ltmrmediumvr6.th.png (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ltmrmediumvr6.png)

Proof of Less Talk More Rokk

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3372/ltmrproofea0.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ltmrproofea0.png)

Real men play on Hard difficulty TiE :xp:

RoxStar
04-04-2007, 02:34 PM
Hey, does this game - when you play the Guitar Hero 1/2 songs - have the same notes? If so, I wanna see if Bongo can do Jessica and Less Talk More Rokk on Medium.... hurrrrrrr this must be so much easier on a keyboard hurrrrrr....

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8332/jessicaawesomenesszz7.jpg

I just sight read that too. AKA never looking at it before :D

EDIT: That's Jessica by the way.

TiE23
04-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Jessica (Medium)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6587/jessicamediumea3.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicamediumea3.png)

Jessica (Hard)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3050/jessicahardyh8.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicahardyh8.png)

Proof that those are the scores for Jessica and not some random song :p

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3541/jessicaproofjj1.th.png (http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jessicaproofjj1.png)

Less Talk More Rokk (Medium)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7247/ltmrmediumvr6.th.png (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ltmrmediumvr6.png)

Proof of Less Talk More Rokk

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3372/ltmrproofea0.th.png (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ltmrproofea0.png)

Real men play on Hard difficulty TiE :xp:

It's harder with the guitar, man. Tell me, (I really don't know) how do you play? Is it like number keys with the space bar as the strum paddle?

Also, if my defense back-fires, I'll just blame your playing of drums as an excuse for any unwarranted talent. :xp:

BongoBob
04-04-2007, 08:56 PM
I think you just suck XP

I use the ~ throu 4 keys as the five frets and the Enter button for the pick button.

Jeff
04-05-2007, 01:49 AM
I just downloaded it for linux and played the tutorial - its awesome! I don't have guitar hero because I don't have a console its on, so this is great for me.

BongoBob
04-05-2007, 05:36 AM
search Frets On Fire on isohunt or something for more songs.

One of my favorite non GH songs I've downloaded is My Chemical Romance - Teenagers.

I wonder when the 360 exclusive GH songs are gonna be released for FoF.

Jeff
04-05-2007, 09:48 AM
I just got a pack of about 210 songs and it has a lot of good ones on it. I'm about to try them out after I convert them to ogg which will take a while probably.

edit: oh good they're all already ogg files.

MrWally
04-05-2007, 07:35 PM
TiE, you play it like this:

http://static.flickr.com/65/208839766_6c16e38049_o.png

Literally. It really isn't that different from Guitar Hero except for the smaller "guitar."

TiE23
04-05-2007, 09:45 PM
No whammy bar, you need the whammy bar. >_>

*Picks keyboard up* Gawd, it's heavy and I don't have a strap. Cord is too short and my keyboard sucks because the wire juts out right under the F2-F4 keys.

*Continues to bitch like a 8 yearold girl*

Tyrion
04-06-2007, 02:44 AM
No whammy bar, you need the whammy bar. >_>

*Picks keyboard up* Gawd, it's heavy and I don't have a strap. Cord is too short and my keyboard sucks because the wire juts out right under the F2-F4 keys.

*Continues to bitch like a 8 yearold girl*

...when you're attempting to replay rock music on the computer with a keyboard that is acting as a surrogate guitar instead of using an actual guitar to play actual rock music, that's when you realize virginity might just be your best friend forever.

:xp:

TiE23
04-06-2007, 03:04 AM
...when you're attempting to replay rock music on the computer with a keyboard that is acting as a surrogate guitar instead of using an actual guitar to play actual rock music, that's when you realize virginity might just be your best friend forever.

:xp:
****ing is easier than playing guitar, Tyrion. If that's not true someone needs to look over their priorities.

Tyrion
04-06-2007, 03:10 AM
****ing is easier than playing guitar, Tyrion. If that's not true someone needs to look over their priorities.

:p

Just a cheap shot, nothin' more.

(Oh, and to tell you the truth, you can play most pop songs on the guitar within a few months of starting once you have the chords down, and it's certainly a more fulfilling experience. )

Edit - Argh, I read that wrong. I thought you meant, thanks to my brilliant critical reading skills, that playing on the keyboard is easier than playing guitar, not that *sex* is easier than playing guitar. Which it is. I was simply pointing out that playing rock music on the computer with a keyboard has considerably less sex appeal than playing it with a real guitar.

BongoBob
04-06-2007, 04:06 AM
Yes, but simulating it makes it easier to play Freebird, which makes you feel 40 percent more bad-ass :p

On a related note, a friend of mine might have a guitar he's willing to let me have and show me the basics. For free. Freakin sweet :D

Nalukai
04-08-2007, 12:45 AM
when you can hit 7 stars free bird 96 percent 600K expert or Gemini 6 stars 200K expert then you'll realize real men play on expert :P

btw some songs are easier to play on acoustic than on gh2.... hangar 18 for example.

Tyrion
04-08-2007, 02:11 AM
btw some songs are easier to play on acoustic than on gh2.... hangar 18 for example.

Even though I never played the Guitar Hero track, I know for a fact that you cannot play Hangar 18 on a steel acoustic. Only Jesus could do that, and that's because he's God!

BongoBob
04-08-2007, 04:16 AM
I've been able to get a 95 percent rating on some songs on expert. Forget which, but I'm slowly getting better. Been playing the songs on Hard recently. Savin up 60 bucks so I can get the new 360 GH controller to use with it :p

TiE23
04-08-2007, 04:21 AM
I've been able to get a 95 percent rating on some songs on expert. Forget which, but I'm slowly getting better. Been playing the songs on Hard recently. Savin up 60 bucks so I can get the new 360 GH controller to use with it :p
Bah, I don't even need to "save up." :p




*Gets shot*

Pie™
04-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Even though I never played the Guitar Hero track, I know for a fact that you cannot play Hangar 18 on a steel acoustic. Only Jesus could do that, and that's because he's God!
I can imagine that, Dave Mustaine being a born-again Christian and all. xD

MrWally
04-08-2007, 10:26 AM
I can imagine that, Dave Mustaine being a born-again Christian and all. xD


aaaaahahahaha!

That just made my day.

Nalukai
04-09-2007, 10:32 PM
Even though I never played the Guitar Hero track, I know for a fact that you cannot play Hangar 18 on a steel acoustic. Only Jesus could do that, and that's because he's God!


yeah that was a bad analogy with acoustic... my point is alot of songs are in fact easier to play on a real guitar than the SG controller... especially ones that are chord heavy.

its possible on electric acoustic tho ^^ I cant hit the solos but i can can hit the slower parts... but as of these days i play more GH than guitar.. kinda sad in a way but it help[s with rhythm, control, and endurance IMO.

btw if you cant remember some song stats you should go log ur stuff on www.scorehero.com it will log ur stats on all modes all songs plus rank you against others... good stuff.

TiE23
05-05-2007, 10:58 PM
I just smashed my old record on Hanger 18 Medium on GHII. 99% note hit, 433 note streak, and 250k points. My old record was 210K earlier today.

I'm almost ready to go to Hard, just gotta get pretty good at everything else first...

BongoBob
05-07-2007, 01:24 AM
Pffft, 99 percent accuracy with a 616 note streak on Hanger 18.

Just go to the first songs on hard. Some are easier than others. It's a pain, but you slowly get used to it, and after a while that 5th fret is second nature.

TiE23
05-07-2007, 03:20 AM
Pffft, 99 percent accuracy with a 616 note streak on Hanger 18.

Just go to the first songs on hard. Some are easier than others. It's a pain, but you slowly get used to it, and after a while that 5th fret is second nature.
The opening must be a pain with the enter key being the strum button, though. It's hard doing it one way (down down down down... repeat for 128 notes) but going up and down is way easier.

MrWally
05-07-2007, 06:36 PM
I think it's just what you get used to.

After playing so much FoF going back to Guitar Hero felt awkward, specifically the strumming.

But I guess that if I played Guitar Hero enough it would start to feel much more natural.

BongoBob
05-09-2007, 02:25 AM
It's not that bad on most, save for a few like YYZ, Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart, Woman, etc.

BongoBob
05-27-2007, 04:00 AM
Sorry for the double post, but this deserves a bump.

Looky what I've found. For those of you with Frets on Fire or for those with Guitar Hero 2, but only for the PS2, here's all the 360 exclusive Guitar Hero 2 tracks for Frets On Fire: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I214NK18

Enjoy, I know I have been :D