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Software => Computer games => Topic started by: typhoeus on August 21, 2008, 05:33:52 PM

Title: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 21, 2008, 05:33:52 PM
Sounds illegal but it isn't.  Frets on Fire (http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/) is a freeware, open-source, Guitar Hero-like game for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux.  It is played by using the keyboard as a guitar.  It has a large community and many, many songs to download.  Geetar Freaks (http://www.geetarfreaks.webs.com/) has all of the songs from the Guitar Hero series, and Rock Band.  It has fan sites in several countries (links on the FOF page).  There are hundreds of fan-made songs and mods.  You can upload your high-scores to the world high-scores page.  It has a song editor to allow you to create your own songs.  It has support for the guitar controllers used with Guitar Hero.  It placed first place in the Assembly 2006 Game Development Competition by Unreal Voodoo.  If you have the minimum requirements, I suggest trying it.  If you have a console version of a Guitar Hero game, I suggest trying it.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: !~*:.Pink Floyd.:*~! on August 21, 2008, 06:13:20 PM
good find

geetarfreaks actually sounds fun with the editor.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: CBMatt on August 21, 2008, 09:49:12 PM
Hm, interesting find.  I'll have to give this a try.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 22, 2008, 10:19:17 AM
Another cool thing about FOF is that you can arrange your song library any way you like by adding folders in the songs folder in program files.  You can also add artwork or album covers to the images in your library.

BTW, some mods are here: http://fretsonfire.wikidot.com/list-of-mods
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: CBMatt on August 22, 2008, 04:10:30 PM
Neato.  Well, I'll be at my fiancÚ's tonight, so I'll steal her bandwidth so I can check this out.  Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 24, 2008, 05:49:01 AM
He's evil  ;D, Thanks Tommorow when I have my break if I can find a lab.  Seesh don't tell anyone.   :P  I needed some new pc's games any how.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: nricklee on August 25, 2008, 12:27:21 AM
Seems to be great stuff, thanks for sharing it, i 'll chk it out.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 25, 2008, 07:43:19 AM
Sooo, anyone actually tried it yet?  Can you recommend it?  Was it less than impressive?

If you don't like any songs now available, Geetar Freaks (link above) rips new Rock Band packs as they come out.  Rock Band releases a new song pack every week.  They have also uploaded songs from the new Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.  Please donate to Geetar Freaks if you like the site.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 25, 2008, 03:54:33 PM
I seen that, I have it know but I'm doing home work down where my father works an wont get to try it till latter.  But at least it seems like fun.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: CBMatt on August 25, 2008, 04:58:03 PM
I've been toying around with it and although I prefer the real thing, this version is pretty nifty.  It's definitely a great alternative for anyone who can't afford to buy Guitar Hero.  I checked out Geetar Freaks the other night, but I wasn't able to download any songs (they exceeded the bandwidth) and I couldn't read the ripping guide, so I'm currently stuck with the same three songs.  It has a lot of potential, but I haven't been able to do anything all that great yet.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 25, 2008, 05:30:04 PM
Thats sad, I understand doing it at a faster place.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 25, 2008, 06:15:32 PM
That's funny, I downloaded some songs from the Rockband packs today.  I have encountered that problem with some files, like Something About You by Boston, and Green Grass And High Tides Forever by The Outlaws.  Try later, I eventually got them.

They are trying to get professional web hosting, but I don't have a Paypal account to donate with.

Is there any way to attach large files to posts, or post them somewhere on the forum?  I have quite a few songs from that website, and could give you some.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: CBMatt on August 25, 2008, 10:46:37 PM
There's no way to attach them to posts because the file limit is 256 KB.  You could use a free host such as Rapidshare or MegaUpload, however, and then post the links here.  Only do it if you really want to, though.  I'm only able to get access to broadband on weekends...and that's only if my fiancÚ will let me use her laptop (I've been using my sister's, but she moved out last week).  Also, with school starting up and with trying to get into an apartment, I really don't know if I would have time to even play.  When I finally have free time, the site will probably be available for me to download from.  Heh.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 26, 2008, 06:34:09 AM
Well, if anyone is having alot of of trouble with a song I have, I'll consider file hosting.  Though I'm not sure I have anything you'll want.  If you just cannot get a song, post here and I'll tell you if I have it.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 27, 2008, 01:32:14 PM
I am haveing problems but not with that.  You can get the mp3 but can you load them into the game?  I got the zips an noticed what all it has in there.  Not sure if that matters.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 27, 2008, 03:05:34 PM
I see what I did wrong never mind it was the fact that I was getting just the song to hear what it sounds like.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on August 29, 2008, 10:31:34 AM
Any one tring to move certain songs an the whole contents of the file not moveing?  Not sure if it was just something wrong at the time or not once the weekend comes I'll try getting this all working.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on August 30, 2008, 05:36:52 PM
Hi, i'm back from DC, and will try to help if I have had the problem.

Here are problems I've had: game periodically quitting before song load, game quitting if you press F1 to select song difficulty (not always, but FOF sure doesn't like it.)  Also, if you press enter more than once at difficulty selection, game may quit.  Yes the game quits a lot, but if you open FOF from within a window (as opposed to when you open it from a desktop shortcut), you can quickly reopen it just by pressing enter.  Plus, FOF remembers the last song and difficulty selection, and doesn't take long to load.

I have not had the parts not moving problem.  Could you give more detail, such as are individual files not moving, or some of the data in the files?  If individual files, which ones?  Was the download corrupted?

BTW, I haven't tried getting the mp3's, so I was just wondering, is it the entire song, or just a part?

So, 4 people have tried FOF?
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on September 04, 2008, 05:53:41 PM
Has anyone else had the problem of not being able to play triple notes because of cheap keyboard manufacturing?  Can anyone suggest a good keyboard for my computer and purposes?  Check specs on sidebar.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on September 05, 2008, 05:04:28 AM
not really sure I been useing easy till I got used to mindlessly pressing keys.  I been useing dell boards.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on September 05, 2008, 08:37:52 AM
Mine's a Dell board too, with a wire under the F5 key.  Doesn't cause too much trouble.  What's tough is the gap between F4 and F5.  That's disrupted a few games, but I'm getting better.  "Jessica," "Iron Man," and "More Than A Feeling" are all fun on Expert, and I can play most all songs on Medium.  I absolutely despise playing anything on Super Easy.  Much too little notage.

I don't like how Rock Band adds crowd noise to songs recorded in the studio, or new guitar solos at the end of songs.  Anyone else agree?  Well, at least they use the original songs.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on September 05, 2008, 08:56:57 AM
I found that some of the ones that you can get are a pain, just the way that they are recorded or moved into a difernt format from what they orginal where.  I dont find it to hard but if I want to do something more challageing doing that would be.  I use three keys really well an if I have to use my middle to jump over.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: typhoeus on September 06, 2008, 11:16:51 AM
I found that some of the ones that you can get are a pain, just the way that they are recorded or moved into a difernt format from what they orginal where.

Do you mean the song sounds different from the original, like the timing is a little off?  I think its like that on Rock And Roll All Night by Kiss.

I dont find it to hard but if I want to do something more challageing doing that would be.  I use three keys really well an if I have to use my middle to jump over.

Do you mean you can't play a higher difficulty than Easy?  It took me a long time to start playing on Medium, with that fifth key.
Title: Re: Guitar Hero on PC free
Post by: squall_01 on September 07, 2008, 05:34:51 AM
No saing that some are really loud an well there not good recordings.  Like dead or alive.  I put it on supereasy most of the time but yeah in a sense.