shadow8136 wrote:Oh...Okay I get it.
Here's the REAL tutorial.
No offence, but I find those instructions hard to understand (and I know exactly what I'm doing)
I tried to break it down really simply. Here's my version:
- Download whichever background you want (download will most likely be in .zip or .rar format)
- Extract the archive using a program such as WinRAR. You should end up with a folder that has many png files inside.
- Rename the folder to something that you will remember (for example for the "Blue Light Tunnel #1" background, rename the folder to "Blue Light Tunnel").
- Copy or move this folder into the "stages" folder of the theme you wish to use. For example, if you are using the Guitar Hero 3 theme, you may need to copy the folder to "<path to FoFiX>\data\themes\Guitar Hero 3\stages\"
- Repeat all above steps for other animated stages you wish to use.
- Start FoFiX, and switch to the theme that has the background(s) you installed. In the example above, that would be the Guitar Hero 3 theme.
- For later versions of FoFiX, activate "Show Advanced Options" if not already done.
- In FoFiX options, choose "Display Settings > Stages Options" (note that in the Guitar Hero 3 theme and some others, "Display Settings" may be known as "Graphics")
- Change "Animated Stage" from Slideshow, to whatever you named the folder of your animated background.
- Change "Stage Selection" to anything other than "Blank", "Stage Animation" to "In Order" (or as otherwise specified for the background you downloaded. Check the first post), and "Animation Delay" to whatever is specified on the first post for the background(s) you are using.
And that should be it. Animated backgrounds, simple instructions (I hope)
If you then try to play a song and FoFiX freezes or crashes (and worked immediately before adding the background) then there may be something wrong with the background and you can ask for more troubleshooting (post your fretsonfire.log/fofix.log so WE have more info). In the meantime, turn the "Animated Stage" setting back to "Slideshow" to prevent further crashing.
P.S. If you get the error that shadow8136 posted above (No such file or directory: 'data\\songs\\NAMEOFYOURSONG\\background.png'), this can be resolved by turning "Song Stage" to "Off"