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Beat Saber on PC will leave Early Access on May 21, along with the release of a level editor and a price increase from $20 to $30 (USD)

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  1. tesseractcat Link
    I wonder how they plan to distribute beatmaps. So far, modded beatmaps have essentially been softcore song piracy distributed through unofficial sites and channels. Maybe the official level editor...

    I wonder how they plan to distribute beatmaps. So far, modded beatmaps have essentially been softcore song piracy distributed through unofficial sites and channels. Maybe the official level editor won't come with any sort of steam workshop/content hub support and it'll be up to the users or modders to create their own hub (or just merge it into the existing platforms).

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    ThatFanficGuy Link
    Wait. Level editor, just now? What about all of those Steam Workshop songs? Were they hacked-in or something? For those not familiar with the game, I'd recommend watching SovietWomble play it...

    Wait. Level editor, just now? What about all of those Steam Workshop songs? Were they hacked-in or something?

    For those not familiar with the game, I'd recommend watching SovietWomble play it (skip to ~8:30 for the game start). He's gotten good at it over a few weeks of practice, but it still leaves him – a man of mostly-sedentary lifestyle – winded sometimes.

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      Deimos Link Parent
      Yes, all of the custom songs had been created with tools made by the community, and distributed through separate platforms as well (not Steam Workshop). The game doesn't have any official modding...

      Yes, all of the custom songs had been created with tools made by the community, and distributed through separate platforms as well (not Steam Workshop). The game doesn't have any official modding support and everything was hacked in, so every time there was a game update all the mods and custom songs would stop working, and a whole bunch of people would get angry at both the Beat Saber devs and the mod devs about it.

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        ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
        Not Steam? You sure? I thought I saw mods when someone – maybe Womble – was browsing the related Steam stuff. I did also see separate websites with custom songs. That's even cooler, if you ask me:...

        Not Steam? You sure? I thought I saw mods when someone – maybe Womble – was browsing the related Steam stuff. I did also see separate websites with custom songs.

        That's even cooler, if you ask me: that people hacked into a game and modded it in such a way – extended its core premise onto other elements (the new songs).

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          Gaywallet Link Parent
          As someone with a lot of time in beat saber and has been using custom song mods for some time now, it's not officially supported. More official support will make it easier, I just hope it doesn't...

          As someone with a lot of time in beat saber and has been using custom song mods for some time now, it's not officially supported. More official support will make it easier, I just hope it doesn't get abused in a way where songs are sold unregulated through the steam marketplace. The unfortunate reality is that it's a crapshoot whether the songs are mapped well or not.

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          1. ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
            Ah, alright. Because of the ready presence of custom songs, I'd had assumed things. Thanks for elaborating.

            Ah, alright. Because of the ready presence of custom songs, I'd had assumed things. Thanks for elaborating.

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