Join us on the Linux Gaming community on Lemmy, the federated open source alternative to Reddit.

For those who love their music, you might want to take a look at Clone Hero (they're working on a better name) which aims to be a cross-platform clone of Guitar Hero.

They're releasing it for free, with the latest update only being released yesterday.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

I've tested it with the Steam Controller and surprisingly, it actually works pretty well. My complete lack of skill is quite apparent when trying it because I seem to have no coordination at all. Telling my fingers to move that quickly is like turning on an energy saving bulb and and finding what you need before it's actually lit, but I can certainly appreciate how cool it is to have games like this that support Linux. It's quite impressive indeed!

They're even planning to add in online multiplayer, although they're aware that's a big undertaking and may take a long time.

Find more info and downloads on the official site. If you have issues, their wiki has an FAQ that might answer some questions.

If you're specifically after something open source, there's also Frets on Fire, but it seems that hasn't seen an update for years. There is  also Frets on Fire X, a fork which aims to update it and add features that sees a little activity.

Thanks for the tip aFoxNamedMorris.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
9 Likes , Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
13 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

cprn 18 Jul, 2018
Wait... There's Frets on Fire X??? I'm still on IX! Need to update!
Tori 18 Jul, 2018
Very happy to see this! I have good memories of playing GH3 on Windows using the official guitar, I hope i can recreate the feeling with a keyboard and linux :)
LibertyPaulM 18 Jul, 2018
That video reminds me of how much I sucked at Guitar Hero
dorron 18 Jul, 2018
Can this be played with a PS3 guitar controller or something similar?
scaine 18 Jul, 2018
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
That video was utter, utter nonsense. There's no way anyone can play this at that kind of speed and nail 100% solos like that. Or if you could, you should be full of regret for a wasted life... :)
Liam Dawe 18 Jul, 2018
Quoting: dorronCan this be played with a PS3 guitar controller or something similar?
Should be, pretty sure Unity has support for it. Doesn't hurt to try as it's free.
Cyril 18 Jul, 2018
Awesome news! I loved Guitar Hero games on PS2. I tried Frets on Fire a long time ago now...
I will try these two, and I have to buy an adapter for my Guitar controller...
scaine 19 Jul, 2018
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: GuestLiam : check this out too : http://gusentertainment.org/trackerhero/

GamingOnAmiga.com. Considering the Amiga/ST days were prior to PS2, that means this game was written for an Amiga emulator after the original Guitar Hero launched??
ST34MF0X 19 Jul, 2018
Quoting: ToriVery happy to see this! I have good memories of playing GH3 on Windows using the official guitar, I hope i can recreate the feeling with a keyboard and linux :)

You can use either PC or console guitar gamepads with this game, as well. Just remember to go to game options and make sure things are the way you like. I turned off no-fail, myself.

EDIT: @liamdawe: If you want to use either the Steam Controller or other standard pads, make sure to enable "controller mode."


Last edited by ST34MF0X on 19 July 2018 at 2:52 pm UTC
ST34MF0X 19 Jul, 2018
Quoting: scaineThat video was utter, utter nonsense. There's no way anyone can play this at that kind of speed and nail 100% solos like that. Or if you could, you should be full of regret for a wasted life... :)

Never heard of Acai, then.

He has a tendency to FC on Expert on a lot of songs... first attempt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8wR49MiYH0
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
Latest Forum Posts