Frets on Fire ------------ ------------ | | | | | ------- | ------- | | ------- | | | | / | | | ---- | - | | ---- | | | / | | | | ---- | | | | | ---- | | | / | | | | | | - | | | | | / | | ---- ------- ---- Name: Frets on Fire System: PC Copyrights: 2006, 2007 Unreal Voodoo FAQs Made by Randy Goodhue (ZappingNinja was my old accound. NejiHyuga900 is my new account. I am no longer am being as ZappingNinja) Ver 2.0 E-Mail Address: Randall6392@aol.com (as ZappingNinja) firstname.lastname@example.org (as NejiHyuga900) I don't go to MSN.com that much so E-mail me as: Randall6392@aol.com Don't email me at email@example.com because I don't go there that often. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ver 1.0 (As Zapping Ninja, my old account) Ver 2.0 (As NejiHyuga900, my new account) *Updated* -Information Section changed and improved -Controls section I included the GH Controller -Notes for Difficulty section now includes GH difficulty -A new cheat added and a new hint -A logo on top of the FAQs -Removed: Credits section in Contents because I don't feel like putting in the credits *Press CTRL + F and type in the code in the bracket to get to that section faster ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Contents [CTNTS] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Contents [CTNTS] 2. Controls [CTRLS] 3. FoF Information and Other PC Guitar Heroes [FIOGH] 4. How to Add Songs (Simple) [HTASS] 5. How to Add Songs (Alternate Option) [HTASA] 6. Modifying Frets on Fire [MDFOF] 7. Notes Recommended for Difficulty [NRCFD] 8. Unabled Chords [UNCHD] 9. Cheats & Hints [CHTHT] 10. MP3s of Frets on Fire Songs [MP3FS] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. Controls [CTNTS] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Menus ----- Up = Up Down = Down Enter, F1 = Accept Escape, F2 = Cancel, Back Gameplay -------- F1 = Green Fret (Track 0) F2 = Red Fret (Track 1) F3 = Yellow Fret (Track 2) F4 = Blue Fret (Track 3) F5 = Purple Fret (Track 4) Enter = Pick Shift = Secondary Pick Escape = Pause Menu Gameplay with Guitar Hero Controller ------------------------------------ Okay, well Orange Fret is with Purple Notes. You can play this game with a PS2, Wii, or X360 Guitar Controller. To play it with PS2, you will need to BUY a PS2 USB Adapter. This will be easier to play those GRY and GRB chords. Song Editor ----------- Up = Move up a track Down = Move down a track Right = Move right Left = Move left Spacebar = Play/Pause song Enter = Add note Left or Right + Enter = Make notes longer or shorter Fret(s) + Enter = Add notes to the hold fret(s) Fret (on menu) = Tells you what track the note hits Page Up/Down = Switch Difficulties ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. FoF Information and Other PC Guitar Heroes [FIOGH] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About this game --------------- This game is a PC version of Guitar Hero. You can either use the keyboard or a Guitar Hero controller. You pick up the keyboard and use it as a guitar. This game starts off with 3 songs listed here: -This Week I've Been Mostly Playing Guitar - Tommi Inkila (Song is blanked though) -Bang Bang, Mystery Man - Mary Jo feat. Tommi Inkila -Defy The Machine - Tommi Inkila There is also a Tutorial in this game by Jurgen that has a crazy part in it. You can download this game from the Internet. Unlike other games, this game is not in stores. Also, theres an error in the game. Sometimes when you go to a song, it will just instantly exit you out. This does happens to me. Other PC Guitar Hero Games -------------------------- There are other GH games for PC rather than FoF: Freetar Hero - This is a small program. Really small program than FoF or other GH games. It comes with two different programs: The game itself, and a note editor. You can add Guitar Zero - This is a lot similar to the Guitar Hero games than FoF. Star Power is in it and it and so is Rock Meter. However, it has 3 songs just like Frets on Fire and it does not contain note making system so you will need Guitar Hero Explorer (if it does work for PC GH games). But, the keyboard does not work on it. You will need to use a Guitar Hero Controller to play this. Guitar Zero BETA - This is the new BETA version of the original Guitar Zero. I think in this new BETA one, you can use keyboard. E-mail me if you can use a keyboard or not in the BETA version. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - The only REAL Guitar Hero game that is for PC. This game is for PC, PS2, Wii, PS3, and X360. There are boss battles in this one. The PC, PS3, and X360 are different from the PS2 and Wii. The PC/PS3/X360 version has two characters in it: God of Rock and Grim Ripper. The PS2 and Wii has Elroy and Metalhead. Also, one cheat code is different. PC/PS3/X360 has Bret Michaels while PS2/Wii has Huge Notes. There are 3 boss battles in this game, Tom Morello Guitar Battle, Slash Guitar Battle, and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. The hardest song in the game is The Devil Went Down to Georgia [when you download the Boss Battle Pack on X360 and PC (I think)]. Other than that, the hardest BONUS SONG in the game is Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce. Guitar Hero Explorer - This is a GH game as well. This is basically for making songs for the PS2 GH games. You can't customize songs for the X360 GH games due to the achievements. I don't know much about this so e-mail me if you know anything about it. PC Guitar Hero Clone - This is a classic PC Guitar Hero game, kind of. You can either use Keyboard or GH Controller. It plays similar in between Freetar and Guitar Zero except, it views from above instead of straight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. How to Add Songs (Simple) [HTASS] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To add songs into the game, you must select an OGG.file music song. If you have some music files but not OGG, then download Audacity which can be found on the Internet. It will ask you to find an Instrument Track which is the song that the guitar plays, well what I mean is that when you mess up on a note, songs usually stop or be quiet. Then it will ask you to find a Background Track which is the song that is will play throughout the song. You can use the same files you use. Usually, you have to modify an OGG file to be as your background. Thats what usually does in the game. If you don't want the background music, then press Escape when it tells you. After that, you add notes to the song. Once your finish, give your song a name, artist, beats per minute (you should before), and cassettecolor, (you don't need to do all that), then exit out and get ready to rock! Note: When you convert a song using Audacity, make sure it is MP3 because if its WMA, its going to make a quick squeak noise. You can add Guitar Hero songs but you need to have an "OGG Vorgis Encoder" added in C://Program Files/Frets on Fire. This way to add songs may be a bad thing (I'm not talking about the Guitar Hero, just what I mostly said) because once you are finish, some notes may not have any long notes and a few may be erased. Trust me, it does this to me so use the other option found below. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5. How to Add Songs (Alternate Option) [HTASA] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With Freetar ------------ Another way to add songs is to get Audacity downloaded and Freetar Hero installed. To get Freetar Hero, go to www.freetar.net and go to download and go down when you see Click Here to Play Game/Editor Using Java, and get both the editor and the game, well you don't need to get the game but the editor is important but you can use the game to test out the songs. Freetar Hero is another Guitar Hero game for PC but its not a full program like Frets on Fire is. Add an MP3 file to Audacity and convert it to an OGG file, then go to Freetar Editor and select the OGG file you used. Using Freetar Editor makes your notes more accurate than the Song Editor in Frets on Fire. If you want to make your notes most accurate, increase the Beats Per Second on the Freetar Editor found in the Song Properties. If you make two notes exactly close together, they will only become as one and it will make a length-less note unless if you add more than two notes together. If you want more than one difficulty, then make another song that is the same thing or save the one you already made from Save As and then get rid or add some notes to another difficulty. Thats what I do. Once you are done making the notes, go to www.nukular.ch/foftools. You should add that website to Favorites so that you won't have to keep on typing. Once there, open up Freetar Hero SNG to Frets on Fire MID converter and browse through your notes on Freetar and then you can go to more options and set the Beats Per Minute. If you don't set the Beats Per Minute, it will automatically be set to 100 bpm. If you made more than one note for a song then browse through more SNG files with a different difficulty you probably created if you chose to. The difficulty would match this - [FoF - FT] Amazing - Expert, Medium - Hard, Easy - Medium, Supaeasy - Easy. Then convert the notes and add the notes.mid to the desktop. After that, go to My Computer and then go to Local Disk to Program FIles to Frets on Fire to Songs and add a folder to there. Then put the notes.mid in there (you can also make the folder first then convert the notes and add them there instead of adding them to the desktop). After that, add the OGG file that you have earlier that you used to create the song and Right-Click it and Copy. Then go to the folder you made and paste it twice, and name one of them, guitar.ogg and the other song.ogg. You should put the name like that because if you don't add .ogg in its name, it will be blank and the song won't work. You don't really need song.ogg unless if you want to. After that, open up Notepad and type these in: [song] name =
artist = cassettecolor = # Then save it as song.ini and you need that .ini in its name to make the notes a configuration. You can also add a picture to the cassette if you want to. To do that, get an PNG file, right-click, copy and add it to the folder named label. If you only have BMP, PGJ, etc. files, then you can convert them into PNG files by going to www.coolutils.com and go to Total Image Converter. You can also use this website instead of Audacity to convert your files and your WMA files will work using this instead when trying to convert a music file. You should also add this website to your Favorites. So then, now you have everything. Now go and exit out everything and then play Frets on Fire and see if you have your song there. Well you should. If you don't, you might have done something wrong so recheck. If you had Freetar before but if you got rid of it, then go to Control Panel found at the start menu, and go to Java Control Panel.Some computers will have that in Other Control Panel Options like DELL. Once on Java Control Panel, delete both Freetar files, then the four items use for Freetar - Controller.ini, debuglog.xml [and the 1 File (Extra)], debug.txt.1, and properties.ctg. Then go back to www.freetar.net and do it again. Note: You can also find this information at www.keyboardsonfire.net to Forums to Guides, Tutorials and FAQ's to Guide: Making Your Own Songs For Frets on Fire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6. Modifying Frets on Fire [MDFOF] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can modify Frets on Fire. To do that, go to any Frets on Fire websites or go to Scourgeforge.net and search for a Frets on Fire mod. There are sorts of modifications. You can make the background as Guitar Hero or making it Frets on Ice, etc. Once you can find a modification you like, download it and then go to C://Program Files/Frets on Fire/Data and then extract the ZIP file. If the folder you have is RAR file, then extract them with WinRAR. Once you extract the files, bring all of the items out of the folder and over lap the all of old files if someone of them are different from other files, go to other folders in Frets on Fire data section and see if, they match. If they do, overwrite it with the new one. Once you play Frets on Fire, you may see the game different, background's different, music might be different, frets and the board might be different. Note: Not all modifications might work. If you don't want the modifications anymore, re-download Frets on Fire again but you don't need to get rid of your old one, but overwrite all the files. The songs you made are fine. If you play the game but if something is still wrong. Then uninstall the entire Frets on Fire and download again. Becareful, everything in its files will be erased so if you don't want your songs to be erased, take your songs out of the folder FIRST before UNINSTALLING! Its the only way to make Frets on Fire back to normal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7. Notes Recommended for Difficulty [NRCFD] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you are making a song, here is what your notes should have on certain difficuly. Frets on Fire Recommendation ---------------------------- Supaeasy = First 3 notes, no chords. Easy = First 4 notes, no chords. Medium = First 4 notes, chords use. Amazing = All 5 notes, chords use. Guitar Hero Recommendation -------------------------- Supaeasy = First 3 notes, few easy chords or none Easy = First 4 notes, some easy chords Medium = All 5 notes, chords use, not too hard Amazing = All 5 notes, chords use, all notes/chords used Difficulty Match ---------------- FoF GH --- -- Supaeasy Easy Easy Medium Medium Hard Amazing Expert You don't have to make them like that but thats what I do and thats what I think you should do to. If you don't, well, its your opinion so do what you want to do, I'm just saying. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8. Unabled Chords [UNCHD] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you have your Frets default, well, the first 5 F buttons, there are some chords that will not allow you to hit and I will show you them: 1. Green + Red + Yellow (or further) 2. Green + Red + Blue (or further) If you hold those frets on the keyboard, you won't beable to hit those, or any further combination that has those notes but you are able to hit. If you change the frets to 1 through 5, you won't be able to hit Red + Blue + Purple or I think Yellow + Blue + Purple too. Some keys that you press at the same time doesn't hit at the same time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9. Cheats & Hints [CHTHT] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In Play Cheats -------------- Type in a code while playing a song to activate it. You won't be scored if you do. Code Effect ---- ------ uptomytempo Automatically Play Itself fastfoward End the Song *if anyone has found out anymore cheats, E-mail me with the address I want you to on top. Hammer-Ons ---------- When you see notes that has a colored circle in the middle, you can hammer-on or pull-off a note to that note. Hammer-ons/pull-off means that you can let you can hit a note next to a note without pressing the Pick button. These happens when a note is close to another note, a colored circle will appear meaning you can hammer-on or pull-off notes. This also happens in Guitar Hero games. The only difference is that Hammer-Ons in Frets on Fire and Guitar Hero series is that Frets on Fire is easier to do this trick. In Guitar Hero games, you only can hammer-on/pull-off on notes that are really close together. In Frets on Fire, the hammering range increases, you have more than once chance to hit the note without messing up the hammering, and you will be able to hammer-on/pull-off long notes. You should know this by now. This trick is used in Defy The Machine. It is hard to master it on that song but you can do it. Also, in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, hammer-on/pull-off is easier than Frets on Fire. Just GH, GH2, and GH80s the HO/PO is hard. Making Some Chords Available ---------------------------- Do you know when you press GRY or GRB but it doesn't work. You can hit those two chords by changing the fret buttons from F1-F5 to F2-F6 but you won't be able to do GYP.