Song Beater: Quite My Tempo!

Song Beater: Quite My Tempo!

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Official quick-start guide
How to play
  • Virtual reality headset with motion controllers required to play.
  • If you need to recenter your view, press and hold B or Y button on your Touch controller (or trackpad right on your SteamVR controller) for 2 seconds. For ideal beat hitting make sure you are standing right on green feet symbol under you.

  • Point your motion controller's laser beam on selection/button you want to activate and press trigger.
  • Navigate to previous menu by clicking on "<" button.

  • Move your hands to destroy incoming balls (perform boxing moves with your fists in fitness mode or slash with selected weapon in free style mode (for phasers use trigger to shoot)).
  • Press B or Y on your Touch controller (or trackpad right on your SteamVR controller) to pause the game.

Party play/Streaming...
  • Press right thumbstick (or trackpad) to activate drawing on the screen (useful when you want to show something to others).
  • Keyboard and mouse can be used to activate and manipulate 3rd person camera and effects in desktop window (headset view is not affected). Press Escape to display the help screen with all controls.
Game modes
  • Balls are symbol and color-coded, you need to destroy the ball with correct hand (yellow balls – left hand, purple balls – right hand).
  • Use maximum precision and maximum speed to achieve best score (precision and speed are also multiplied by boost bonus = flawless hits in a row). If you want to check your performance, go to Settings/Game and set "Show score per hit" to ON. You will then be able to see individual score for each hit (like on the picture above, left hand (yellow) was almost resting, right hand (purple) was performing strong punch).
  • If you miss the ball or hit it with the wrong hand, you lose part of boost bonus and some amount of your life (see green life line in front of your feet). You can regain life slowly if you hit balls correctly. When your life reaches zero, you fail the whole level and need to start over.
  • You can see percentage of theoretical best score under your song score and in leaderboards. The game knows what the maximum for each song is (based on number of balls and flawless boost bonus multiplied by best precision and strength), so you always know whether it's humanly possible to outdo yourself. :)
    The song on the picture was completed with perfect boost bonus (all balls hit, no miss or fail, 100% beats) and with quite strong and precise punches (91% of maximum score)
  • Avoid hitting laser obstacles with your head and hands (obstacles can be turned off in the game settings)

Difficulty levels
  • There are up to 5 difficulty levels for each song (not every song has to offer all of them): gentle, light, normal, intense, impossibru
  • Gentle, light and normal difficulties all use target hitting space of approximately 60×60 centimeters.
  • Intense difficulty uses hitting space of approximately 90×90 centimeters.
  • Impossibru difficulty uses hitting space of approximately 120×120 centimeters (you might need to crouch and jump sometimes to reach consecutive balls... or choose some long weapon in free style mode)

Fit boxing
  • Perform boxing moves with your hands.

Free style
  • Slash/fire weapon of your choice (use triggers to shoot phasers).

Real 360
  • Direction from which balls are spawned is changing all the time (both vertical and horizontal; you can limit this in game settings to horizontal only and/or 180 degress only).
  • You can be fired upon from time to time with red missiles. Press and hold trigger button on your controller to activate green shield to block the missiles (if you don't block them, you will loose some score).

The Club
  • Selected song plays in the loop with constantly increasing speed. The goal of this mode is to survive the longest time.
  • Objects with smiley faces add bonus score. Collect them with your head.

  • Create lobby or join other player's lobby. You can activate voice-chat to discuss which song to select to play (you can open popup menu using B/Y buttons any time to select your microphone settings or disable voice-chat if needed).

  • For unlimited number of players. Roster of songs is served from the server and every player plays the same song at the same time. After the song finishes each players is awarded with points based on their placement.
Level editor
Level editor for Windows can be downloaded from Song Beater's website:
Download and extract the ZIP file and double-click on "Song Beater Editor.exe" to start it.

Help on using the editor can be displayed by clicking on "Additional info and tools..." button.

See this videotutorial on creating custom song from scratch:
Player's name, Friends, avatars
Names and avatar pictures are loaded automatically from Steam accounts. If you want or need* to change player's/friend's name in the game and leaderboards, you can do it Settings:
*(for example if your nick uses unsupported characters which wouldn't be otherwise shown in leaderboards)

Click on displayed name to change it (on screen keyboard will appear).

If you want to change your avatar picture, go to game data folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Song Beater\Song Beater_Data\Avatars). Here you should see 5 png pictures (they are created automatically after starting the game for the first time) of your party avatars.

Join us on Discord for more information!
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7 Comments  [author] Jul 14, 2019 @ 2:23am 
Yes, exactly, the currently highlighted letter and also several others right after it (the game tries to help you achieve good score so it generates a queue of 3-4 suitable letters so that you don't need to wait too long) :)
Emmabee Jul 13, 2019 @ 6:18am 
Thank you! When you say 'only the right letters' do you mean the currently highlighted letter?
Shyla Jul 5, 2019 @ 11:54am Thank you.  [author] Jul 5, 2019 @ 11:24am : Custom songs need to be copied to "CustomSongs" folder in Song Beater folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Song Beater\CustomSongs ). If you get existing song from community in Song Beater or ModSaber format (song folder with info.json or info.dat file in it) you just simply copy it there and start the game, it will be imported automatically, no editing necessary. If you are creating your own song from scratch in editor, copy your song folder to "CustomSongs" after you finish. Let us know if it helps, tutorial on creating custom songs coming soon! 🙂
Shyla Jul 5, 2019 @ 8:41am 
Im trying to understand the importing of the song. I went imported a song and then had it generate the stuff and then saved the file but i dont really know how to get it into the game  [author] Jul 5, 2019 @ 3:44am 
@DJ Gelo Official: Song Beater can import custom songs in original ModSaber format (info.json) as well as in newer format (info.dat). There are many community webs for custom songs, you should be able to search for them with no problem. :)
Gelo #1 BS PR Index Player Jul 3, 2019 @ 1:04pm 
in the description it mentions ModSaber format.... ModSaber page is down ... where do i get custom songs.... do you guys have a discord?