How to add custom songs to guitar hero 3 pc

This tool will add(!) songs to the game, not replace the ones that are already there. You just feed it MP3s, chart and info about the songs, and in a moment the song will appear in your game, in the Custom Songs section of quickplay.

Quick feature list:
– support charts for guitar, bass and drums, every difficulty
– support all of the GHWT features (overlapping notes, open bass note, 5 lane drums, slider, . )
– edit already created song’s attributes (name, artist, year. )
– delete song from the game
– separated tracks for all of the music instruments
– sections and drum fills support

Instructions for use:
Attention: This tool supports only FeedBack charts at the moment. There however is a way to use EOF to chart custom songs for GHWT. When you are done charting the song with EOF, take notes_ghwt.mid, load it in FeedBack and hit save. This will create .chart file compatible with this tool.
– Make sure you run this program as administrator!

– If you want to take advantage of all of the GHWT features, you will have to chart the song a bit differently, than you may be used to. Please refer to this guide that I wrote to make clear how to chart the songs for GHWT and this tool:
– All music files that you want to use with this tool must be in this format: MP3, 128 kb/s bit rate, 48000 Hz Sample rate.
– If you don’t have mp3 for every instrument in the song, just leave a blank space in that textbox. The tool will automatically add silence instead of this instrument. However, it is strongly recommended that you mute one of your mp3s and use it instead of this feature, because when you leave the field blank and you pause the game, the music will not stop playing.
– Please chart star power phrases. The tool should be able to convert the song without SP phrases, but better be safe than sorry If the chart conversion freezes, take a look if you charted SP phrases.
– There are three exe files in the folder with the tool, you will only use Importer.exe – the other exes will be called when you run the tool and you don’t have to worry about it.

– The music files generation can take a while to process, so please be patient. If the program seems like it froze, just wait a few more moments.

I hope you will enjoy this tool and your custom songs in World Tour. If you have any troubles with the tool, just write it under this post or to me by PM.

Big thanks to all the people that helped me to create this tool:
Nanook – for creating QueenBee
.ocz (the guy that created the All in one mod) – for inventing how to encrypt FSB files and creating the vocals import tool
The_Rock_Band_King – for long support and ideas
bluzer – for helping out with FSB files

Again, thank you very much guys, without you this tool would not become reality.

– Added functions to export and import custom songs (without the need of chart and music files, all is packed to one file)
– Forced admin rights
– Fixed some bugs in GHWT_Convertor
– Fixed always drum fill in drum chart
– Fixed double BPM issue when creating a song

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– Updates are now a separate download, you need to download the base version only one time and then apply an update, in a similar way EOF does this.
– Added “offset” setting, letting you to set the offset of your chart, in milliseconds. If you are using feedback, you should set this to 50.
– Returned the feature where when you select Pedal MP3 that has word “mute” in it, it will automatically fill most of the other fields with the same file name.

So, first, you should run Importer.exe, not the generator. And the error you are getting is almost surely because you don’t have an “end” event in the chart.

jacdhalina wrote:
Also is this going to work for Wii? I’ve been looking for a program similar to theGHOST that lets me either replace GHWT songs or add them and can also Smart Map other instruments. I’ve successfully modded my Wii and figured out how to use theGHOST to inject songs into a GHIII iso and play it, but I didn’t know that doing the same thing for World Tour would be so much harder.

That’s the thing, it gets stuck on something. However, I haven’t messed with it at all lately as I haven’t reinstalled GHWT yet lmao

Introduction: How to Add Custom Songs to Guitar Hero 3 (Wii) Part 1

How to add custom songs to guitar hero 3 pc

In this Instructable we will use a handy program called The Ghost to inject custom songs into Guitar Hero 3 (or Areosmith) on Wii. These games may then be burned to a CD or put on a flash drive to be played on a soft or hard modded Wii. The instructions for modding your Wii and running/copying Wii ISO files can be found here (soft-modding Wii) and here (making/running backups). This instructable works for Windows XP. Also, read the disclaimer.

NOTE: A.C.E. has been kind enough to make an instructable on this topic already. This instructable is meant to address problems and updates to the software. Also I did not write The Ghost, see The Ghost’s official page here.


Well, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get started!

Step 1: Before We Begin

Make sure to look at the pictures and the notes in the little yellow boxes. Although I make sure to explain everything in the text, look at the pictures for additional details. Also, if you click the little “i” in the upper right hand corner and look for the “Original File” link, you should be able to see a larger, more detailed image for most screenshots. Other than that, remember that software is still only a piece of software and not-fool proof. It may not work. Try to find a solution either in this instructable or by searching Google.

Step 2: Parts List

These are the things you will need:

+ “TheGhost.rar”
+ 7-zip
+ A Guitar Hero 3 or Aerosmith .iso file
+ XP-codec pack
+ 2 to 4 GB (or more) of free disk space

For those who don’t know, The Ghost comes as a .rar compressed file. I know that links die, so after a while you may need to just search Google for the .rar file. But for now, get it here or go to the Ghost’s homepage as shown on the Intro page of this instructable.

You will need 7-zip (which is free) or another program that can decompress .rar files like WinZip to open “TheGhost.rar” Get 7-zip here. Go for the first or second .exe file, and then install it.

Ah, the .iso. Again, this must be obtained legally. You can get the actual .iso file from your very own Wii and not by torrents by following the wonderful guide by thundaboy here (also on the intro page). After reading his guide, you can extract the actual .iso from an external hard drive or flash drive with WFBS Manager. Ask him for help with this, not me.

The XP-Codec Pack is strictly for The Ghost, and is probably the easiest to get. A codec is a small file
stored in C:\WINDOWS that lets your computer play and make music and video files. In this case, we need to be able to handle .ogg .wav, and xbadpcm files. Get it here, and then install it.

Finally, you need a good amount of disk space to run The Ghost. It manipulates song packs, reads data partitions, deletes video cores, converts audio, etc. and needs a good deal of temporary space to do this.

Once you have installed the XP-Codec Pack and have the .iso file, you can move on.

Step 3: Get Some Frets on Fire (Fof) Songs

Ok, now is where you get to decide what songs you want in your game. Personally, I think for now you should only get a few songs, say three, if this is your first time with The Ghost. If not, feel free to grab as many as you like!

Each song comes in the form of a folder, containing a song.ini, notes.midi, song.midi, and one or two other things. In reality, each song may not have everything or have the three things listed above in different forms, but don’t worry, unless the song is corrupted or broken it will still probably work.

Make an account at Fof here, and grab songs from the Fof song wiki. (See image below)

NOTE: At the time of writing, it seems that the site is down. You can go to the wiki, but all the links are broken. Try this instead, or just google “frets on fire songs”.

No matter how you do it, once you have a few songs, unzip them with 7-zip (or whatever you used before) and put them somewhere on your desktop, or wherever you like. The only thing that matters is that you know where they are. After that, you can get started with The Ghost.

Step 4: Set Up and Verify the Ghost Files

Okay, at this point, you (should) have all the files that you need. To start, take your TheGhost.rar file and unzip it (with 7-zip or something) to your computer. I would recommend unzipping it to somewhere in your program files, for example: C:\Program Files\TheGhost\. After that, the Ghost will create several folders wherever you unzipped it:

And then in tool, three important files:


If these files are not there, the .rar file you downloaded was corrupt or broken. Try to get it somewhere else by searching “Guitar Hero Custom The Ghost” in Google.

Step 5: Check Codecs

This is the last set up step before actually running The Ghost. Go to the “tool” folder where The Ghost is saved, and double click on WiiAudioTool.exe and wait for a second. When it comes up, click both of the buttons at the top, install WavDest Filter, and Install XBADPCM codec. This is really just a precaution, in case XP-Codec Pack did not work. Next, turn up your volume a bit and press “Begin Tests!” If you hear a noise like a short guitar solo, answer yes, and continue. If the computer asks you if you want to use ffdshow, say yes, always.

One of three things will happen:

1. You hear the sound, answer yes, hear more sounds, and four green check marks appear. In this situation, you’re great! Head right on to Part 2.

2. You hear the sound, answer yes, but hear nothing else. There is one green check mark, but three red X’s. This most likely means that XP-Codec pack is not working. In that case, go to the next step.

3. You hear nothing and four red X’s show up. Oddly enough, this is better than option two. Most likely, it is actually TheGhostAudioTool.exe that’s wrong, so your best bet is just to keep going to Part 2. On the other hand, if you can’t play mp3 files, then you’ve got a problem. Go to the next step.

NOTE: If there are any other possibilities (besides the three above) please send me a message.


Posts: 124 +0
  • Dec 3, 2007
  • #1
  • Wow, Guitar hero 3’s on PC and of course I have a copy (As well as 360 version)

    Modding potential of PC guitar hero is crazy, if you don’t know what custom soundtracks are available on PS2s GH2 try searching “Guitar Hero 2 custom soundtracks” into google/youtube and you’ll hit a lot of amazing vids

    So now its on PC, where people bust games wide open and mod them to death. I expect its only a matter of time before we see amazing custom songs converted for use in GHIII PC, and cool third party song editors. Has anyone found anything interesting yet? I’m checking now and then to see if theres any breakthroughs but haven’t seen anything

    GH3 PC can now be modified! With songlist_editor_v022, you must find+download a file named fsbencrypt.exe for it to work correctly. I’ve had no problems getting all kinds of custom songs working, and the GH1/2/80’s content


    • Dec 3, 2007
  • #2
  • I’ve been searching for the same, no luck yet. There is a program called frets on fire that is kind of like guitar hero and will work with your guitar (might need drivers from microsoft). Alot of custom songs out there for it, unfortauntly its alot different than GH as the window you have to strum the note is very short and picky.


    Posts: 124 +0
    • Dec 4, 2007
  • #3
  • I’ve been searching for the same, no luck yet. There is a program called frets on fire that is kind of like guitar hero and will work with your guitar (might need drivers from microsoft). Alot of custom songs out there for it, unfortauntly its alot different than GH as the window you have to strum the note is very short and picky.

    thanks Phazex I’ll keep an eye on that! . As for Frets on Fire, it was great but can’t be compared with real GH. For some reason when I was using these GH clones I preferred using another program “Guitar Zero” because it felt more familiar

    Great to see theres other guys hunting for mods!!