How To Install Custom Songs
SideQuest & BMBF
One of the easiest way to get going is to download SideQuest here
SideQuest is extremely easy to use and supports Windows, Mac and Linux! Think of SideQuest as the “Alternative App Store.” It also makes sideloading apps from APK’s very easy to install.
Once you have SideQuest installed, you’ll need to install BMBF.
- Make sure to run Beat Saber UNMODDED FIRST.
- Then install BMBF. Do this by dragging and dropping the BMBF APK file on the top left corner of Sidequest.
To install, simply drag it into Sidequest, then launch it from within the TV app on your Quest. BMBF will prompt you through a couple steps and get you all setup to get started!
If you want more guidance, watch one of the fantastic tutorials here:
For a fantastic written guide, visit our friends at 6DOFReviews.com!
Managing BMBF on your PC (optional)
To view BMBF on your PC or Mac and manage your songs and mods there, type in your Quest’s IP address along with :50000 at the end. Example:
To find your Quest’s IP, you can look at the top of Sidequest.
There’s a lot of mods to do really fantastic things that you can find in the #quest-mods section of our BSMG Discord. One of the most useful ones is the “mapping extensions” mod by Kyle, Maintained by Rugtveit. This has been updated to 1.8.0 – 1.9.1. Many songs were mapped with this in mind and won’t work unless this mod is installed.
To install mods, either click on the mod download links below from within BMBF, then toggle it on in the BMBF mod section or download it on your PC and drag it into BMBF (See “Managing BMBF On Your PC” above)
Simply drag these mods into BMBF (or click on these links from within BMBF) and enable them in the mods section.
Mapping Extensions, Kyle Maintained by Rugtveit
This adds a host of new things you can do with your maps as a mapper and allows you to play said maps as a player.
Read the Readme here
- Being able to disable and enable things with config!
- What you can enable and disable:
- Saber Glow
- Wall Transparency
- Wall Glow
- decrease or increase particles to be between 0 to 50 when cutting a cube!
PC Burn Marks Mod, Pink
This mod enables the ‘Burn Marks’ found on the PC and PSVR versions of the game. WARNING Enabling any unused game options could cause your game to lag.
NoteSpawnEffectRemover, Sc2ad Maintained by Pink
What does it do? – Removes the note spawn effect. You know what I’m talking about. The code for this mod is literally 15 lines long (and that’s with comments and explanations) so it’s not on GitHub yet because I am too lazy to either make a new repo or a new project folder just for one mod (forgive me). If you want to see the source code, just DM me and I’ll send you literally all of it, lol. Happy Holidays everyone!
FPS Counter, Rugtveit
What does it do? It enables Frames Per Second counter in standard + 360 levels. It counts lowest fps, highest fps, and current fps. This was inside of a performance test, but now with this mod it’s enabled on all levels.
No Health and Safety, Rugtveit
This mod skips over the health and safety on startup!
OSU Click Note Hit Sound, Ryan🎉
Makes your blocks and menu clicky! If you just want the blocks to click there is a version for that too. This version will auto-update for future versions of Beat Saber.
Easily Download Songs From Bsaber using SyncSaber / BeatSync
BeatSync is the ultimate plugin for getting amazing new Beat Saber songs to play. It’s built into BMBF and allows you to:
- Magically send any song from bsaber.com to your game with a single click of a button (and from any device, whether that’s from your phone, your work computer, the library, etc.)
- Follow mappers you enjoy and automatically have it download new maps of theirs when they release them
- Keep your songs up to date! If a mapper updates one of your maps, SyncSaber fetches the update and lets you play with the latest and greatest.
Create playlists from your bsaber favorites to share with others.
WARNING: ONLY WORKS ON BMBF 1.8.1