Frets on Fire (Linux)

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Frets on Fire is a GPL-licensed Guitar Hero clone for PCs. The point of the game is to emulate real guitar playing by rhythmically pressing down combinations of keys on the keyboard in time to music. The game encourages the player to pick up their keyboard and hold it upside down as if it were a guitar and use the F1 to F5 keys as the "frets" and the enter and right-shift keys for strumming. The game also supports guitar-controller input as well.

The game comes with three songs licensed for distribution with the game, but also includes the option of importing songs from the original Guitar Hero, and its sequel, Guitar Hero II for those who own them.


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Linux For You Sep 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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Related Web Sites

  • Frets On Fire (SourceForge page where you can download the game)
  • Frets On Fire -- official site (The official site of the game features downloads of all three platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) and all the documentation one need for playing, modding or creating the new content for the game.)
  • Keyboards On Fire (The very first community site for Frets On Fire songs. The site is dedicated to user's original content created specifically for the game. It also holds Songmaking Contests, in which any user is free to participate.)
phorque (147) added Frets on Fire (Linux) on Aug 15, 2007
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