Beat Wrangler is a charting tool for the game Beat Banger. To get a feel for how a chart's put together, try loading one of the built-in levels. Click
Choose File in the
Load form above, navigate to your Beat Banger folder, and select the chart.cfg of one of the levels in the data/ folder. Then, select the Ogg file in the songs/ folder using the other browse button, and click
Load. Now, a description of each tab:
Here, you can fill in some basic details of your chart. You can use the
Tap button to determine the tempo of your song, but you can also type it in if you already know it.
The note offset ensures the notes are synchronised to the song's beats. Increase it to make all notes come earlier, decrease it to delay them. Usually, this is set to somewhere around 0.03 seconds.
After filling both in, click
Start mapping to create empty notes in the
Beats screen. If you ever change either, you have to click
Start mapping again. Don't worry, you won't lose what you've already mapped.
If the music is drowning out the sound effects or vice versa, you can boost or lower their volume using the gain inputs.
This is where the
magic mapping happens. Each box represents half a beat in the song. While the song's playing, the current beat will be bordered in red. Use Z to start half notes, X to start quarter notes, or C to start eighth notes. Notes will repeat until you change note types or end them with V. Half notes go on 𝅗𝅥s, quarter notes go on 𝅗𝅥s and 𝅘𝅥s, and eighth notes go on every beat. Click the number of a beat to seek to it. Check the
Event box to add a beat to the visuals tab.
You can fill in the file names of the animations and sound effects here. All the animations are 3×2 sprite sheets, except the final animation's Effect, which is 6×4. Make them using the
Sprite sheet maker at the top right of the screen.
The backgrounds can be tiled, or exactly sized 600×800.
After you're done, your mod's directory should look something like this:
mods/your_mod_name/ ├── chart.cfg (Finish,Download) ├── anims │ ├── loopN.png (Visuals,Animation) │ └── fx │ ├── rip.png (Visuals,Effect) │ └── cumfx.png (Visuals,Effect) ├── sfx │ ├── game_over.ogg (Audio,Game Over Sound) │ ├── break.ogg (Visuals,Transition Sound) │ ├── climax.ogg (Visuals,Climax Sound) │ └── slap.ogg (Visuals,Sound Effect) ├── voice │ └── bank_name (Visuals,Voice Bank) │ └── sfx (N).ogg ├── songs │ └── your_song.ogg (Audio,Song) └── textures └── patternN.png (Visuals,Background)
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