Frets on Fire

Frets on Fire 1.3.110

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Frets on Fire lets you become a rock star guitarist, just like the popular Guitar Hero games for PlayStation. View full description

PROS

  • 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

CONS

  • Only 3 songs to start with

Excellent
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Frets on Fire lets you become a rock star guitarist, just like the popular Guitar Hero games for PlayStation.

For those of you not lucky enough to have experienced Guitar Hero on PlayStation, Frets On Fire for PC is a great way to give it a try. This fun guitar game lets you feel like the next Jimi Hendrix or Slash by pounding away on your keyboard to some cool rock tunes.

When you launch Frets on Fire, your keyboard becomes your guitar, with the F1-F12 function keys turning into the frets that play out the guitar sections. An equal parts amusing and informative tutorial with master guitar instructor Jurgen will teach you how to get comfortable with Frets on Fire's game controls. Jurgen will also throw hundreds of notes at you all at once and insult you in hilarious ways that really add to the entire Frets on Fire experience.

Unfortunately, Frets on Fire only comes with 3 songs included. You have the option to import more though, as well as make use of the built-in editor to create your own unique tunes. For up and coming Eddie Van Halens, the editor gives you the chance to compose your own tracks. Less advanced users might prefer modifying existing ones though, because it gives you a pattern to work with instead of starting from scratch.

Frets on Fire also has a portable version available so you can take the game with you wherever you go.

Frets on Fire is really a really entertaining game that lets you play out your greatest rock star fantasies, all from the comfort of your Windows PC.

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

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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Frets on Fire 1.3.110