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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers.

Frets on Fire (FoF) is a free, open-source Finnish music video game created by Unreal Voodoo. Players use the keyboard to play along with markers which appear on screen, with the aim to score points, achieve a high point multiplier, and complete a song. Frets on Fire was the winner of the Assembly 2006 game development competition.

The game is written in the Python programming language, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License, although the game incorporates other free and open-source code under other licenses. The game's included song files and some internal fonts are proprietary, and their redistribution is not permitted outside of the Frets On Fire executable.

Frets on Fire is a video game that imitates the commercial game Guitar Hero. It is playable on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The player presses buttons in time to coloured markers, which appear on-screen, the markers are matched with the rhythm of the music. Frets on Fire can be played by using a keyboard by pressing the fret buttons and pick buttons, although there is support for joysticks, meaning that with the appropriate adapter and/or software, various guitar-type controllers can be used as well.

Coloured square-shaped markers appear on the player's screen, synchronized with the song and are played by holding the fret buttons that correspond with the correct colour and pressing one of the pick button at the correct moment. Every ten correct hits increase the score multiplier, which multiplies the points for every hit by up to four times. The multiplier is reset when the player misses a note or strums at the wrong time.

Alternate versions.

One popular version of the game is Frets on Fire X (commonly abbreviated FoFiX), a fork developed from a series of mods of version 1.2.451 of Frets on Fire. As well as having support for 4 players,[10] this fork supports custom graphical themes (which enables users to create a Guitar Hero or Rock Band look-alike), bass and drum tracks and preliminary support for lyrics. The latest stable version of FoFiX is 3.121 released on December 7, 2009. Currently in development for version 4.000 is the inclusion of Online-Multiplayer, Video Background Support, and support for both Guitar Hero and Rock Band styles of play among many others.

The University of Nevada developed a modified version of Frets on Fire called Blind Hero which uses a haptic glove to make this game accessible to players who are visually impaired.

A similar game has been developed as homebrew for the Nintendo Wii named Guitars On Fire, which uses Frets of Fire songs, and incorporates the use of the guitar controller.

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Version 1.3.110:

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LongoMatch is a sports video analysis tool for coaches and sports scientists, to assist them on making games video analysis.

LongoMatch is a sports video analysis tool for coaches and sports scientists, to assist them on making games video analysis. 

It simplifies video analysis by providing a set of intuitive tools to tag, review and edit the most important plays of the game.

It allows to group plays by categories and adjust their the boundaries (lead and lag time) through a timeline.

It also has support for playlists, an easy way to create presentations with plays from different games and provides a video editor to render new videos with your favourite ones.

Even if it is primary focused to sports, LongoMatch can be used for any task that requires tagging and reviewing segments of a video file, and can be applied to fields like cinema, medics or conferences.

LongoMatch is free software. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. This means you are free to use it.

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Adjust each play frame by frame for a perfect synchronisation



Tag plays in different categories and review them with a single click

Manage all your projects with an intuitive interface





Create projects based on customizable templates for any kind of sports

Create your own teams templates





Create your own templates using an illimited number of categories





Follow each player in detail

Use the playlist to group your favorite plays an render them into new clips




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