Frets on Fire: Better than Guitar Hero? | Posted at 10:36 AM
Now, if there is one thing I am certainly a fan of, it is banging away on small plastic guitars to some of my favorite songs. I'm sure there are a lot of people like me out there in this respect.
That is why I need to share this with you:
What if you could get most of the songs you love that aren't on GH and play them? Well you can. All you need is a keyboard. Or, if you're like me, any 360 guitar controller.
It's called Frets on Fire and it's a free game that lets you play songs GH-style using your keyboard or any other input device.
As you can see, you can have a LOT of songs.
Here's a quick rundown of what you have to do:
- Download Frets on Fire.
- Download RF-Mod (version 4.15) for Frets on Fire. It has to overwrite your FoF folder.
- Install your USB 360 controller or use a keyboard.
- Obtain songs. These can be found on the web, in packs that be can be gotten from BitTorrent.
RF-Mod is a sweet, sweet mod that enhances the core functionality of FoF. Namely it installs a bunch of useful mods like the Guitar Hero Theme mod which I use, change the 5th fret color to orange, and some other graphical enhancements. The default themes are just ugly.
When installing my Harmonix Rock Band guitar, Windows XP detected it but still failed to install it. Apparently for most people using the Guitar Hero controllers it works fine but for me, it did not. This driver worked perfectly except that it's in French and I had no idea what was happening. After it installed though, it worked fine!
So my friends, happy shredding!