Another Guitar Hero Clone
Well I don't even own a console to play guitar hero on. But after playing it at a friends place I was intrigued and sought something to emulate it on PC.
I uncovered Freetar, a guitar hero clone made in Java with a community and many many songs ready to play (provided you had/sourced the mp3) (This site has since shut down)
But the engine was buggy and had issues that I didn't like. Because of this I decided to code my own engine, and make it able to play all the Freetar songs that I had downloaded.
And so here it is...
Particle effects now work. Choose between on or off as you please (see options)
Streaks (not yet shown)
On screen scores.
Old update info
New In the current version
Particles in 3d
3d Models for frets
Made with GM version 6.1
Resolution is 640X480
Please credit me (credits to "AGHC Engine by Polarbear") if you use it and I'd love to check out your WIP/finished games using my engine so please, PM me a link when you can! I'd love to see where this heads.
Size is 1.52 Mb (single file) or 6.17Mb (with ps3 song)
Without song (if you have some sng's already)
V1.6 With "How to kill a brand" (aka the ps3 song)
V1.6 With no songs.
V1.5 With "How to kill a brand" (aka the ps3 song)
V1.5 With no songs.
V1.2 With "How to kill a brand" (aka the ps3 song)
V1.2 With no songs.
With no songs.
V1.10 With "How to kill a brand" (aka the ps3 song)
V1.10 With no songs.
V1.00 With "How to kill a brand" (aka the ps3 song)
V1.00 With no songs.
1,2,3,4,5 are the fret keys (green-orange, 1-5)
Enter to strum.
Numpad 1 to pause (also to begin playing).
You must press the start/pause key to begin play!
You must hold the required fret keys AND strum in order to play.
Gamecave Effects Engine for the flame particles.
tsg1zzn for the SuperSoundSystem DLL
To Get More Songs
SNG ZIP LINK
You can download some .sng files from this .zip on WHFF. Because of the way WHFF is set up you can download individual files from this zip or the whole zip. To play these songs in the game you need the .ogg file. This can be got by obtaining an mp3 and converting it with an audio editing program like Audacity or Goldwave. Then in the .sng file (open in notepad) look for the file name with the .mp3 extension. Change the filename to whatever your filename for that song is (don't forget the extension)
Play the game and try your song! Sometimes there is a synch problem that occurs with different mp3's (eg your version of the song has more silence at the beginning) To solve this problem you need to edit the .sng file. I will host up the old freetar editor soon.
You can still find many peoples .sng files (for the discontinued Freetar game) if you search google for "freetar .sng"
Edited by irregular, 20 April 2009 - 11:16 AM.