Hey PowerBeatsVR players!
Great news: We’ve released the highly requested level editor and the custom song support. Now you can create beatmaps for your own music from the comfort of VR and see directly how the challenges are going to be.
Since this is an early version, some features we’d like to add are not yet available, among them simple in-game sharing. Right now, if you want to share, just send the files to your friends or share the beatmaps in the #community-maps channel of our Discord server. Please note that uploading songs for which you have no permission is not allowed there. Always respect the copyright of the individual song.
Here is how to use the VR level editor with the current version:
Official vs. Local songs in the game
The main menu now has two lists of songs: “Official” and “Local”. You can switch between the lists with the tabs above the song lists. The “Local” tab gives you a file browser showing you your local music files.
When you switch to the “Local” tab, you can select one of your local music files and see the “Adjust/Edit” toggle button appear above “Start”. Clicking on “Edit” will launch the editor.
Changing existing layouts
If you want to change an existing local layout simply select that layout in the “Local” tab. Then click on the “Edit” button above “Start”. You will now be able to change it. Any changes you make will be reflected back to that file, and thus, when playing the game, you’ll be playing your own layout.
Creating new song layouts
If you have a song for which you would like to make a layout from scratch, just select the song and the difficulty you want to layout for and press the “Edit” button above “Start”. That’s it.
Please note that the level editor currently uses the large playspace setting from the settings menu – no matter what you have selected there. We will add the option to switch to a smaller playspace soon.
How to exchange community maps
Custom song layouts will be loaded from within a special PowerBeatsVR directory.
This directory can be found here:
So, if you want to exchange layouts with your friends, you just need to send them your layout files. We are planning to make sharing and downloading of community maps easier in the future, but right now you have to do that manually. We encourage everyone to share custom beatmaps within the #community-maps channel on our Discord server.
Controls within the level editor
The controls for the editor are as follows:
Windows Mixed Reality
We are excited to see what you are going to create with the VR editor. Be sure to share your experience and creations in the #community-maps channel on our official Discord server. Please note that uploading songs for which you have no permission is not allowed there. Always respect the copyright of the individual song. Feel free to chat with us and the community if you need some assistance.