- If you want to play version 1.2.451, it is recommended that you use RF-mod 4.15.
- If you are on an Intel Mac and want to play the newest official version of FoF, you can download version 1.3.110 from the official fretsonfire sourceforge page. If you are on a PPC Mac, then you will have to download the universal binary of FoF version 1.3.110.
- B-mod for FoF version 1.3.110 is also available for Mac. See this thread for the latest information on B-mod.
- FoFiX is a popular branch of FoF. See the thread for the latest downloads of FoFiX.
- Several older mods of FoF can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=e2a51094c704da287069484bded33bcd7d464f47c16e8708
- If you are using Mac OSX 10.3, you may have to use this version of FoF if you want to play: http://rs168.rapidshare.com/files/54643538/Frets_on_Fire_fixed.dmg
Where are the songs stored in Mac versions of FoF?
Most of the newer versions of FoF allow you to select an external song directory from the game options.
For some versions of FoF, songs are stored inside the application package. To find the folder, do the following: Right-click on the FoF app and select "Show Package Contents". Then go to "Content/Resources/data/songs". Any songs you put inside this folder will be in the game. You can make the song folder a symbolic link to another folder outside of the application package. One way to do this is:
Ignignokt wrote:I would strongly suggest downloading the following contextual menu item: SymbolicLinker. This will let you make "symlinks" to folders, which is basically the UNIX version of Mac "aliases". The advantage here is just about any program will treat symlinks exactly the same as a real folder, unlike aliases. With the CM item installed, make a symlink by right-clicking on the "songs" folder and pick "Make Symbolic Link". Now move the original "songs" folder anywhere else, and rename the "songs symlink" to "songs".
Where is the fretsonfire.ini?
The first place to check is inside the application package. To find the ini, do the following: Right-click on the FoF app and select "Show Package Contents". Then go to "Content/Resources".
If the ini is not there, it will be located at ~/.fretsonfire/fretsonfire.ini. The easiest way to get to this directory is to open Finder and press "Command+Shift+G". Type in "~/.fretsonfire/" in the window that pops up without the quotes.
Where is the fretsonfire.log?
This is located in the ~/.fretsonfire directory. The easiest way to get to this directory is to open Finder and press "Command+Shift+G". Type in "~/.fretsonfire/" in the window that pops up without the quotes.
If you are using FoFiX, the log is located in ~/Library/Logs.
How do I get a controller to work with FoF?
- If you are using an Xbox 360 controller, you will need Xbox 360 drivers. Squalz611 posted a tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIG6Oy4TtgQ
- If you are using a PS2 controller, you will need a PSX-to-USB adapter and possibly Gamepad Companion.
- If you are using a PS3 controller, you will probably only need Gamepad Companion.
- For a Wii GH3 guitar, you can use Wiitar, DarwiinRemote, or Osculator.
- For a Wii GHWT Guitar, Wiitar will work with some modification. Download my modified version here: Wiitar - GHWT Compatible
- For a Wii GHWT Drum set, I modified Wiitar to work. Get it here: Wiidrum - GHWT Compatible
(Excuse the name and icon, but that's how I differentiate the programs on my computer.)
To permanently modify the key mapping for Wiitar (or Wiidrum), you have to modify the MainMenu.nib located in Wiitar.app > Contents > Resources > English.lproj. You will need the Interface Builder installed, which comes as part of Mac's Developer Tools.
jdunk4 provided a lot of information in the fof wiki:
jdunk4 wrote:How to get all of your Wii instruments to work in FoF.
Go here: http://fretsonfire.wikidot.com/using-wi ... on-mac-fof
How do I fret songs on a Mac?
Try EOF for Mac from this thread: http://www.fretsonfire.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32725
How do I open a rar file?
Use a program like RAR Expander, UnRarX, or the free version of StuffIt Expander.
This is only a start to a new FAQ. It will need some reorganizing and I will need help with the guitar information since I don't have much experience with getting them to work.