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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby Pk403 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:03 am

maybe you could do a bg with starpower lightning at the sidebars!
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby BlackJack » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:24 am

pk403 wrote:maybe you could do a bg with starpower lightning at the sidebars!
IINM, StarPower sidebars are now part of FoFiX's features since a few revisions (thanks to the new shaders's support by volshebnyi).



@bowstar : as pointed out by Sogg Nomis, my previous workaround for being able to select multiple animated stages in FoF (and consequently in MFH-Alarian) is no longer necessary in FoFiX.

There are the fretsonfire.ini settings* to have the game pick a random animated stage for each song :

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animated_stage_folder = Random
rotate_stages = 0
stage_animate = 2
stage_mode = 0
stage_animate_delay = 3


^-- a stage_animate_delay of 3 works good on most of the stages.
As for the other values, you'll only have to set the order to "back n' forth" instead of "in order" for a fistful of stages...


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*note that these settings can also be changed in the game options.
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby bowstar » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:36 am

BlackJack wrote:
pk403 wrote:maybe you could do a bg with starpower lightning at the sidebars!
IINM, StarPower sidebars are now part of FoFiX's features since a few revisions (thanks to the new shaders's support by volshebnyi).



@bowstar : as pointed out by Sogg Nomis, my previous workaround for being able to select multiple animated stages in FoF (and consequently in MFH-Alarian) is no longer necessary in FoFiX.

There are the fretsonfire.ini settings* to have the game pick a random animated stage for each song :

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animated_stage_folder = Random
rotate_stages = 0
stage_animate = 2
stage_mode = 0
stage_animate_delay = 3


^-- a stage_animate_delay of 3 works good on most of the stages.
As for the other values, you'll only have to set the order to "back n' forth" instead of "in order" for a fistful of stages...


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*note that these settings can also be changed in the game options.



This is pretty cool and I had no idea we could do this! I just make the backgrounds and I never use them just because it was a hassle to move them around or to select the one you wanted through the options. Now I will finally start playing with my creations!!! Makes it so easy when it is randomly picked for you. Thanks for the info BlackJack!! I'll update this on the first page when I add the new photo previews of recent backgrounds. You'll have to keep me informed of any other changes that come up about animated backgrounds.
Thanks to everyone who contributes to this game and makes it what it is! Much love for doing what you do!!!
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby Pk403 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:51 am

BlackJack wrote:
pk403 wrote:maybe you could do a bg with starpower lightning at the sidebars!
IINM, StarPower sidebars are now part of FoFiX's features since a few revisions (thanks to the new shaders's support by volshebnyi).


woah.. my fofix svn is having some problems lately... didn't get to update...
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby solomsolomol » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:57 am

OMG!! LOVE the equalizer and the GH ones ,YOU F*ING ROCK DUDE

BTW stages like number 1 ,5 and 49 can mess up your eye very bad ,so i wouldn't recommend any those
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby link418 » Mon May 11, 2009 7:08 pm

bowstar wrote:I will try to keep the load times to under 30 seconds on my average new computer -- may be quicker or longer on yours :;):

Hope you enjoy!!!

In main FoFIX folder go to data/themes/YOUR THEME/stages
Take out the current stage files (move to a new folder so you still have them) and replace with these new ones.

*You should only have one background theme in the stage folder at a time or you will have a long load time before the song starts.

"In options set your stages to random and your rotate stages set to in order and have your rotate delay at a variable that doesn't loop them too fast or slow (ideally around 2 to 5 will do the job depending on what it is)." --- Quote from sherranjjj001 Thanks :p

Stage Delay # setting may vary for each background and I believe the speed can also change with the songs BPM (Computers available memory may change speed too...I think)

I suggest you close any programs you don't need open while playing FoF to prevent any lag -- even if u aren't using animated backgrounds. I usually encounter little or more often, no lag...I love this game!!!


*CHECK page 5 to learn how to select different animated stages from within FoF
Thanks BlackJack!!!


Top 5 Downloaded Backgrounds:


1. Ozzy #22
2. BluEnergy #2
3. Blue Light Tunnel #1
4. Rock Band Stage Lights #45
5. Devil May Cry #29

**Updated 04/14/09


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1. Blue Light Tunnel
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Light Tunnel Download (10.01mb)
**Set delay to 1 or 2
***Takes 15 seconds to load 82 frames
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2. BluEnergy Loop
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BluEnergy Download (13.71mb)
**Set Delay Between 1-3
***Takes 15 seconds to load 100 frames
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3. Energy Loop
Looks best with GH2 or GH3 neck POV because of the lightning
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Energy Download (22.12mb)
*****DELETE very last file after extracting Stage999999995. Will give an even better loop! Sorry but don't want to reup + an easy fix if u really want it
**Set delay to 0 or 1 (In order or Backnforth)
***Takes 15-20 seconds to load 164 frames
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4. Sleigh Ride
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Sleigh Ride Download (27.9mb)
**Set Delay to 0 or 1
***Takes 15-20 seconds to load 84 frames
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5. Red Galaxy
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Galaxy Download (14.67mb)
**Set Delay between 1-3
***Takes 15 seconds to load 100 frames
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6. Christian Loop
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Cross Download (17.98mb)
Cross Dlownload 2 (5.68mb) Reduced file size. Quality is a little less but load time is under 10 seconds
**Set Delay to 3
***Takes 15-20 seconds to load 67 frames
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7. Tunnel Loop
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Tunnel Download (11.22mb)
**Set delay to 1 or 2
***Takes 15 seconds to load 99 frames
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8. Kaleidoscope
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Download The Trip (27.66mb)
**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 204 frames
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9. Animated Guitar
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Guitar Download (9.92mb)
**Set delay to 1 or 2
***Takes about 10 seconds to load 99 frames
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10. Glass Rings
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Glass Download (15.24mb)
**Set delay 1-3
**Takes 10 seconds to load 104 frames
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11. Fireworks
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Fireworks Download (22.72mb)
**Set Delay between 1-3
Takes 20 seconds to load 75 frames
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12. Fast Blue
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Fast Blue Download (17.47mb)
**Set delay 2-3
***Takes 10 seconds to load 125 frames
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13. American Flag
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American Flag Download (5.39mb)
**Set delay to 1
***Takes 10 seconds to load 42 frames
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14. Soft Red Loop
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Red Loop Download (18.27mb)
**Set delay between 1 - 4
***Takes 15 seconds to load 67 frames
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15. Torches
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Torches Download (7.13mb)
**Set delay to 0
***Takes 10 seconds to load 53 frames
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16. Alien-UFO Background
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ET Download (14.76mb)
**Set Delay to 2
***Takes a little over 10 seconds to load 212 frames
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17. Tunnel to Hell
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Hells Download (7.36mb)
**Set delay 2-3
***Takes just under 10 seconds to load 75 frames
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18. Plasma Background
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Plasma Download (15.8mb)
**Set Delay between 1-3
***Takes 15-20seconds to load 98 frames
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19. Skull&Web
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Skull Download (8.09mb)
**Set Delay to 2
***Takes 10 seconds to load 87 frames
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20. Space Background
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Space Download (6.86mb)
**Set Delay to 2-5
***Takes 10 seconds to load 108 frames
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21. Devil Bat (From Metalocalypse)
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Devil Bat Download (1.67mb)
**Set delay to 2
***Takes 10 seconds to load 15 frames
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22. Ozzy from Guitar Hero World Tour
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Ozzy Download (30.98mb)
**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 30 seconds to load 174 frames (you can remove a set or two of the pictures for a faster load time)
Sting from Guitar Hero World Tour
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23. Sting from GHWT
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Sting Download (29.43mb)
**Set Delay to 4
***Takes just over 20 seconds to load 223 frames
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24. Zakk Wylde from Guitar Hero WT
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Zakk Download (30.73mb)
**Set Delay to 3 or 4
***Takes just over 20 seconds to load 174 frames
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25. Facebones (from Metalocalypse)
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Facebones Download (5.82mb)
**Set delay to 0-1 @ change order to Back and Forth
***Takes 15 seconds to load 95 frames
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26. Fire Place Background
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Fire Place Download (8.25mb)
**Set delay to 1
***Takes 15 seconds to load 50 frames
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27. Moving Fan
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Moving Fan Download (8.22mb)
**Set delay 0=high 1=medium 3=low
***Takes 20 seconds to load 26 frames
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28. Wave Equalizer
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EQ Download (5.15mb)
**Set delay to 1-3
***Takes 15 seconds to load 40 frames
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29. Devil May Cry Background
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Devil Download (17.2mb)
**Set delay to 2 or 3
***Takes a little over 30 seconds to load 168 frames
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30. Clapping Crowd
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Download The Clap (7.41mb)
**Set delay to 0 or 1
***Takes 10 seconds to load 21 frames
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31. Slipknot Duality Music Video Background
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Slipknot Stage Download (12.28mb)
**Set delay a little slower for this one. I use 3
***Takes about 15 seconds to load 102 frames
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32. Slash
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Slash Download (18.31mb)
**Set Delay to 5
***Takes 20 seconds to load 153 frames
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33. Sunset Waves
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Sunset Download (2.56mb)
**Set delay SLOW 5-8
***Takes a few seconds to load 9 frames
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34. Blue Movement
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Blue Download (5.49mb)
**Set Delay between 1-3 I liked 3 best
***Takes 10 seconds to load 50 frames
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35. Black&Blue Tunnel
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B&B Download (15.43mb)
**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 1o seconds to load 101 frames
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36. Blood Cells
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Blood Download (10.33mb)
**Set Delay to 2
***Takes 10 seconds to load 112 frames
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37. Fire with Screaming Face
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Screaming Fire Download (5.85mb)
**Set delay to 1
***15 seconds to load 30 frames
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38. Will Ferrell Singing at the beginning of Semi-Pro
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Semi-Pro Stage Download (13.4mb)
**Set the delay to either 2 or 3
***Takes about 30 seconds to load 67 frames
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39. Green Energy
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Green Download (18.17mb)
**Set delay between 2-5
***Takes 20 seconds to load 100 frames
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40. Through The Fire And Flames Music Video
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TTFAF Stage Download (8.03mb)
**Delay set at 2
***Takes about 20 seconds to load 105 frames
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41. Through Fire and Flames part 2 (end of the video)
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TTFAF pt.2 Download (11.65mb)
**Set delay between 4-6
***Takes 25 seconds for 135 frames
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42. Creature from "The Mist"
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Creature Download (19.45mb)
**Set delay to 1
***Takes 30 seconds to load 75 frames
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43. Dethklok Background
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Dethklok Download (16.04mb)
**Set delay to 3 or 4
***Takes 30 seconds to load 59 frames
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44. Moving Bars
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Bars Download (19.04mb)
**Set Delay to 0 or 1
***Takes 15 seconds to load 125 frames
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45. Rock Band Stage Lights
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Lights Download (5.2mb)
**Set Delay to 2 and order to Back n Forth
***Takes under 10 seconds to load 45 frames
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46. Snow
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SnowDownload (13.2mb)
**Set Delay to 2
***Takes 15 seconds to load 127 frames
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47. Falling Stars
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**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 101 frames
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48. Gift
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**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 100 frames
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49. Moving Keyboard
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**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 150 frames
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50. Year 2009
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2009 Download (36.44mb)
**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 250 frames
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51. GH "ROCK"
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"ROCK" Download (16.82mb)
**Set Delay to 1
***Takes 10 seconds to load 60 frames
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52. Cenergy
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**Set Delay to 1-3
***Takes 20 seconds to load 125 frames
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53. Bible
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**Set Delay to 2 or 3
***Takes 25 seconds to load 150 frames
****DO NOT use a Neck for best look
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54. Heart
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Heart Download (18.25mb)
**Set Delay to 1
***Takes 20 seconds to load 125 frames
****DO NOT use a Neck for best look
i cant get it to work just some pictures by slideshow appear

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can someone tell me or tell me on a vid because only pictures come out in slideshow
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby death_au » Mon May 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Firstly: Don't quite the entire first post. It takes up too much room
Secondly, you need to create a subfolder of the stages folder for whatever theme you are using, which has all the files for the animated background
Thirdly, change your stage settings within FoFiX. Turn Advanced Settings on, then go to Settings > Display Settings > Stages Options > Animated Stage and change it from slideshow to the one you just "installed"
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby link418 » Mon May 11, 2009 11:43 pm

death_au wrote:Firstly: Don't quite the entire first post. It takes up too much room
Secondly, you need to create a subfolder of the stages folder for whatever theme you are using, which has all the files for the animated background
Thirdly, change your stage settings within FoFiX. Turn Advanced Settings on, then go to Settings > Display Settings > Stages Options > Animated Stage and change it from slideshow to the one you just "installed"

wait subfolder? the theme already has a folder named stages. i dont get it.
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby BlackJack » Tue May 12, 2009 12:49 am

link418 wrote:wait subfolder? the theme already has a folder named stages. i dont get it.
You must create a subfolder in the Stages directory of your theme, where you'll put all the stage*.png of an animated background.
Each animated background should have its own subfolder in the Stages directory of your theme.

Let's say you've downloaded the "Moving Bars" animated background. You'll put all its .pngs inside a Data\Theme\NameOfYourTheme\Stages\Moving Bars folder.

bowstar wrote:You'll have to keep me informed of any other changes that come up about animated backgrounds.
No problem. As soon as something changes, you'll know it. :wink:
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby killa strafe » Fri May 15, 2009 3:44 pm

Can any one tell me name of that song in the sleigh ride vidoe and who is by? Or give me the link to were I can find it?
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby link418 » Tue May 19, 2009 7:04 pm

BlackJack wrote:
link418 wrote:wait subfolder? the theme already has a folder named stages. i dont get it.
You must create a subfolder in the Stages directory of your theme, where you'll put all the stage*.png of an animated background.
Each animated background should have its own subfolder in the Stages directory of your theme.

Let's say you've downloaded the "Moving Bars" animated background. You'll put all its .pngs inside a Data\Theme\NameOfYourTheme\Stages\Moving Bars folder.

bowstar wrote:You'll have to keep me informed of any other changes that come up about animated backgrounds.
No problem. As soon as something changes, you'll know it. :wink:

wait so i download an animated file then i put a new folder called moving bars. then inside i make like 200 folders for each background?
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby death_au » Tue May 19, 2009 7:40 pm

killa strafe wrote:Can any one tell me name of that song in the sleigh ride vidoe and who is by? Or give me the link to were I can find it?

The song is "Wizards in Winter" by the "Trans Siberian Orchestra". I remember that because I looked it up ages ago after finding it as music for christmas lights on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK90Ys2L ... re=related (best christmas lights EVAR!)

link418 wrote:wait so i download an animated file then i put a new folder called moving bars. then inside i make like 200 folders for each background?

you make a folder called "moving bars" inside the "stages" folder, and you put all the image files in there.
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby link418 » Tue May 19, 2009 10:13 pm

oh ok i got it thank you

---- EDIT ----

hey can you make the loading part animated like guitar hero 3 the wings are moving and the skeletons are playing the guitar ^^. i hope you make it

---- EDIT ----

ozzy from world tour doesnt work :mad: btw i like the dragonforce one and Devil May Cry
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby shadow8136 » Sat May 23, 2009 1:14 am

Oh...Okay I get it.
Here's the REAL tutorial.

Step one.
Download which ever animated background you want.

Step Two.
Place all the .png images in folders with their animation name.
[Also for multiple animations, you need extra folders.]

Step Three.
To play an animation, you'll need to take out the .png images from ONE FOLDER ONLY
and place them into the Theme folder.

Step Four.
After you're done with one animation, exit the game and switch it around if you want to.

Step Five.
Go to your FoF Folder, and when you scroll down just a bit,
You'll see two text files named fretsonfire.
Open the one with the cog in front of the text file image.
That file would be fretsonfire.ini.

Step Six.

Scroll down until you see the options:

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animated_stage_folder =
rotate_stages =
stage_animate =
stage_mode =
stage_animate_delay =


These options won't be next to each other.
Now edit the data to:

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animated_stage_folder = Random
rotate_stages = 0
stage_animate = 2
stage_mode = 0
stage_animate_delay = 3


Last Step.

Exit fretsonfire.ini, saving it,
then go play Frets on Fire.

If something is wrong, here's what should happen.

If it stops at the loading screen, it will probably have to do with your theme.
That's an error when it can find the right animations but when the random setting can't find the right directory.
If you go the the normal fretsonfire text file, after the error, it will say:

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IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'data\\songs\\NAMEOFYOURSONG\\background.png'


Try anything with the options, as long as you can remember what the original numbers are.
Try any numbers until your FoF is compatible and it can play.
Have fun.
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Re: X-X-X Bowstars Animated Backgrounds X-X-X

Postby Efrum-the-Janitor » Sat May 23, 2009 9:43 am

Could you do something like this? Maybe just a loop of one of them or something. That would be the sexiest thing ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meCS9cpuncQ
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