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Make your own songs to play with GH3 Wii Guitar

Make your own songs to play with GH3 Wii Guitar

by Bradley DeLorenzoJanuary 12, 2008

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I don’t know why I haven’t posted this on WiiNintendo yet, but I’ve been doing this for months and I finally realized that I never posted about this on here… so, here is my quick start guide to getting you playing any song of your choice with your Guitar Hero III Wii guitar.

This is for Windows, if you’d like to set this up on OS X or Linux go to our forums and I’ll be glad to help you out.

All you need:
– Bluetooth enabled computer (if your cpu doesn’t have it you can buy an adapter)
– Guitar Hero III Guitar
– Wiimote

Next, we’ll need to download the folowing:

Download Frets on Fire (Guitar Hero like game):

Download GlovePie 0.30 (allows your wiimote/guitar to talk to your PC):

Download SoundForge (converts any audio into .ogg format):

frets on fire

After you downloaded everything open GlovePie 0.30 and launch it, you’ll need to run the “Wii Guitar” script, this little piece of code will allow your Guitar Hero III Wii Guitar “talk” with the game Frets on Fire. You’ll be able to navigate the menus and use the guitar just as if you were playing GH3. Copy and paste the following into GlovePie and hit “run”:

GlovePie Script:

wiimote.leds= 9

keyboard.f1= wiimote.Classic.a
keyboard.f2= wiimote.Classic.b
keyboard.f4= wiimote.Classic.y
keyboard.f5= wiimote.Classic.ZL

keyboard.return = wiimote.Classic.up
keyboard.rightshift = wiimote.Classic.down

keyboard.esc= wiimote.classic.minus

keyboard.up = wiimote.classic.joy1Y<= – 25%
keyboard.down= wiimote.classic.joy1Y>=25%
keyboard.left= wiimote.classic.joy1X<= -25%
keyboard.right= wiimote.classic.joy1X>=25%

wii store

Once you have this script running in GlovePie, you can launch Frets on Fire and control it with your Wii guitar (just like GH3). You can now import any song you like and set the red, green, yellow, blue, orange frets to match you song using the song editor built into Frets on Fire. You’ll just need to do one last thing:

Adding your own music file/song into Frets on Fire:

– Open SoundForge (which you downloaded above), import a .wav, .mp3, .aiff, etc… then go to export and choose the .ogg format.

– Import the .ogg file into Frets on Fire (launch FoF and select import)

– Exit the FoF .exe and open your Frets on Fire folder install directory and go to data>songs

– Rename your audio file “song.ogg” (without the quotes) and put it in the directory

– Paste it into the folder once more. Rename this file “guitar.ogg” (without the quotes)frets on fire
your directory should look like this

Now, you can go into your song editor via Frets on Fire and place the notes where you want (Excitebike esq.).

That’s it! (For more advance instructions, go here)

Video in action:

Any questions or if you need help, talk about this in the WiiNintendo forums

Download 100’s of songs already created

About The Author
Bradley DeLorenzo
  • JimmyDief
    January 12, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Good guide, but I’d rather just play Guitar Hero. Thanks anyway.

  • January 12, 2008 at 1:19 am

    You’re right, Guitar Hero rules, this is for those wanting to play 1000’s of other songs and their own songs that they can edit.

  • xero
    January 12, 2008 at 1:48 am

    *cheesy overdramatized infomercial voice* But suburbia, who would want to do that?!

  • Kevin
    January 12, 2008 at 3:34 am

    I’ve been meaning to go pick up a bluetooth adapter as of late. Thanks for posting this. I don’t have to go searching for all the information now. Its on a site I regularly visit. =)

  • Kevin
    January 12, 2008 at 3:36 am

    And actually, I already made a couple of songs by The Mars Volta with the software. $$

  • Level 9
    January 12, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I don’t really like music of any sort all that much, But this setup is quite neat. Whenever these things come down in price & i’m board enough I just might give this a try… Providing there aren’t better games available at the time (No office, just my opinion)

    Thanks for sharing the info! 😀

  • January 12, 2008 at 6:13 am

    GH fans and music lovers would want to learn to do this.
    Be surprised by the amount of people who comment on custom-made GH songs on YouTube.
    Keep in mind, there is an underground scene out there, and GH/rhythm games are the new era.

    // Roth

  • scullum2001
    January 12, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Do you then play those songs just on the computer or can you play them on your Wii?

  • January 12, 2008 at 11:43 am

    These songs are played on a PC.

    Therefore, this also works great with Xbox 360 guitar (USB, no extra software needed), PS2 guitar (PS2-to-USB adapter), and possibly PS3 guitar.

  • Flyingsheep
    January 12, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Umm, is warez allowed on You’re encouraging people to illegally download a full application. Use Audacity for sound conversion. It works just as well and it’s open-source software.

  • Level 9
    January 12, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    No one is being FORCED to do anything though, you need to keep that in mind with these sorts of things… Providing people with tools & information to make something (save for something dangerous like a bomb) isn’t a crime…

    In fact actually making a non-high-explosive bomb isn’t a crime in most countries… 0_o (God bless America!)

    Using a bomb on the otherhand…

  • January 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    really i think oggdrop would be better. it is a tiny program that will convert most sound files into ogg and it is free as well.

  • January 14, 2008 at 9:50 am

    well i guess that leaves me to boot. according to this i need a pc to run it… LOL. well my Wii is my pc nowadays. LOL. since my other one died. i dont have the money to fix it or get a new one. and for the most part anything i would want to do on it i can do on the Wii… oh well, guess i will have to wait a while

  • Flyingsheep
    January 14, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Level 9:

    What? Forced? Where did I say forced? Oh, oops, I’m sorry that the word “encourage” is the same thing as “forced” to you.

  • someone
    February 2, 2008 at 2:01 am

    how do i register soundforge

  • Bolski
    March 5, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Flying sheep. Frets on Fire is NOT pirated. It’s a python program under the GNU license. Playing with the Wii Guitar is NOT pirating. GlovePIE is a free program that allows you to use Bluetooth to hook up the Wii Guitar to your PC.

    Soundforge is another free program that will allow you to take an audio file and convert it into ogg format for Frets on Fire.

    Frets on Fire can then rip the songs off of GH I and II. As long as you own the games, I don’t see how this is illegal as long as you don’t distribute them.

    But, FoF also comes with three songs that are NOT illegally copied. So, in no way is this posting encouraging illegal behavior.

  • March 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Ok first off this whole long drawn out experience for what come one is ALL this really worth it ?? second off i played a custom song and honestly….it aint that fun the feel is completely different. and lastly Gh3 for wii is what i got and in my opinion if ur like me and play on expert then by all means go ahead and do all of this but u noobs playin on easy and some on medium get better and stop tryin to show off usin this garbage and to finsh it off check my stats on gh3 site above im sick at this game XD

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  • Brandon
    May 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    What do with the bluetooth adapter and what kind of adapter is it???

  • shawn
    August 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    nice thing but do we need bluetooth??!!!

  • Nielson
    August 24, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    cant get it working, the guitar is ble-tooth-connected with my com but i dont know about the glovepie part :S

  • Nielson
    August 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    got it working now thanks man

  • Nielson
    August 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    but now my fof is making a freeze error in main script :S how can i fix that?

  • Nielson
    August 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    its under the countdown at 5 it does shutdown and an error massage come

  • September 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    his is so freakin awesome
    i relly want to get guitar herwe now

  • yoshi1245
    September 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    can you getthe songs from frets on fire to your wii?????????

  • guitar her0 g0d
    September 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

    have u got to buy the soundforge? cant u just download it for free?

  • ghROX
    October 8, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    exactly WHAT glovepie file do you open to paste the script?

  • Captain Falcon
    October 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    is this legal?

  • bob
    June 12, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    there should be a cheat code for making your own songs
    and its stupid how you have to play it on ur pc

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