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Frets on Fire

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  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
1.3.110 04/09/09
Last month's downloads:
33.3 MB

Frets on Fire is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Minimum requirements
Processor: 600 MHz
Memory: 128 MB
Video: 32 MB
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c.
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Available languages

  • English


Show quick guitar skills

Amber Sass

Recent changes

  • Wrote concise instructions for building and installing the game.
  • Removed runtime SVG support. All images must be pre-rasterized as PNG graphics now. This also removes the dependency on Amanith, making the game simpler to build and package.
  • Reworked the build system. Now an installation package can be created with a single command for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Added textured fretboard strings and bars.
  • Updated the translations.
  • Effects optimization
  • Font rendering optimization
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Added import support for Guitar Hero 80s
  • Translation updates
  • World Charts standing is now reported after each game
  • Fixed some bugs with the tapping implementation
  • Audio performance and stability fixes
  • Song chooser filter enhanced
  • Introduced new World Charts
  • Linux packaging fixes
  • Play guitar strings with a few keys
  • Built-in editor to create your own tunes
  • Very simple interface
  • Entertaining tutorial
  • Import songs from community and Guitar Hero I and II
  • Only 3 songs to start with
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Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible.

The game plays in much the same way as many of the popular music games whereby you must hit the correct key at the right time while also strumming the strings in time with the music. The game includes a tutorial that will let you know everything you need to get going with Frets on Fire.

Here's what the game has to offer:

  • Unique inverted keyboard gameplay style
  • Support for guitar controllers and generic joysticks
  • Includes a song editor for making your own tunes
  • Submit your scores to the World Charts
  • Hundreds of songs composed by the community
  • Supports importing Guitar Hero I and Guitar Hero II songs
  • Open source, full Python source code available

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