How To Install Custom Songs & Mods On Beat Saber For Oculus Quest

 

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.

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To request new features or get help, join the SideQuest Discord here or open an issue on Github

Once you have SideQuest installed, you’ll need to install BMBF.

The Unicorns have been hard at work once again, and bring us BMBF for Beat Saber 1.5.0! We at the BSMG have reviewed the source and can confirm it’s 100% safe.
They’ve informed us that this version has a few quirks, so make sure you follow these instructions carefully:
  1. Make sure to run Beat Saber 1.5.0 UNMODDED FIRST.
  2. Then install BMBF.
  3. After that, you have to grant Beat Saber storage permissions manually:
  • Go to Library
  • Find Beat Saber, but don’t open it
  • Click the 3 dots on the bottom right of the icon
  • Find Permissions
  • Enable the Storage Permission in this menu If you get the permissions prompt while trying to open BMBF, you’ll have to restart your Quest.

Download BMBF

You can find the BMBF release here https://github.com/kihecido/BMBF/releases/tag/v1.4.5

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:

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For a fantastic written guide, visit our friends at 6DOFReviews.com!

Downloading Mods

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 extension” mod by Kyle. Many songs were mapped with this in mind and won’t work unless you install it.

Mapping Extension Mod

Download the Mapping Extension mod here

Read the Readme here

Simply drag that into BMBF and enable it in the mods section.

Q-particles Mod

QParticles is now out for 1.5.0!

What does QParticles do?

It disables the particles that’s emitted from the notes whenever you cut them. It also disables the fake glow on walls which helps readability on text walls on a few maps.

What’s in the future for QParticles?

Adding settings. Change settings in-game. Better name And more features!

Download

 

Advanced Config 0.0.1 

What does Advanced Config do?

Via a Config File you can:

– Change your ‘Slash’ Volume

– Change your ‘Bad Cut’ Volume (Wrong Colour / Wrong Direction)

– Change the Overall Menu Volume

– Disable ‘Flying Scores’ (Score below after you cut a note)

Whats planned for Advanced Config?

– Disable the ‘Miss’ Animation

– Disable the ‘Bad Cut’ Animation

– Much More Config Options

– In Game UI

Requires BMBF on Game Version 1.5.0, Config Path below.

(Could work on lower versions, not tested it myself)

Download

 

SongHelper 0.0.2

With this mod you can use your Thumbsticks to scroll in the SongList!

Download

 

RainbowMod 0.0.7

Readme

Download

 

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:

  1. 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.)
  2. Follow mappers you enjoy and automatically have it download new maps of theirs when they release them
  3. 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.
  4. Create playlists from your bsaber favorites to share with others.
Comments (53)
  1. This is so amazing! I knew custom songs would come to the Quest, but certainly didn’t expect them this quickly! The modders – all of them – are just amazing, putting in so much time and effort just to benefit the rest of us! Did you know you can donate to the modders? Check it out over on the Beat Saber Modding Group discord!

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    1. Bennett H says:

      Even though I don’t have a quest It’s still pretty amazing how fast the beat saber mod devs are. There are so many useful mods and everything is quickly updated. It’s especially impressive for a vr game.

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    2. robert says:

      Hi you know where we can request a song to be mapped,. Alan Walker 135. Thanks

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  2. baxter395 says:

    This is beyond amazing!

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    1. Hvirin says:

      Hi Baxter!
      Thank you for your maps and sorry for asking, but I really like your coldplay map (“something just like this”). Unfortunately, after the site update, I cannot find your version anymore :(. Do you happen to know why? Because it really is a shame that it isn’t here anymore :(((
      Cheers,
      Hvirin

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  3. baxter395 says:

    The Nintendo of VR has arrived.

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  4. Bret Neiderman says:

    My install failed with Sidequest.

    Got this error:

    System.IO.InvalidDataException: End of Central Directory record could not be found. at System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive.ReadEndOfCentralDirectory() at System.IO

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    1. Seth says:

      Same. Did you find a fix?

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      1. elliotttate says:

        I saw someone mention that here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/bwes82/sidequest_with_bsabercom_support_is_out/

        Can you try the latest update to see if that fixed it?

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    2. Andrew says:

      Hey there,
      I also had the same issue. I followed the instructions step by step and kept getting the same error message. I tried it again with only one song and it worked! No error message. I then added a few more songs each time, and it worked great. I was initially trying to send over 36 songs on first shot — maybe that’s why it was giving me that message?? Whatever the case may be, I tried with one, worked great, and now I have over 50+ songs sent over to the Quest. Yay!!!

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  5. Anon says:

    I found the answer on a reddit post so I thought I’d come back and let everyone know here as well.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/bwqbve/custom_songs_with_sidequest_error/

    had this problem and managed to fix it using a solution mentioned on the discourse server.

    Open the backups page, and click the button to select a new base apk. Then navigate to and select the beatsaber backup file you created before attempting to sync, which should located in c:/users//appdata/roaming/sidequest/beatsaber backups (something like that).

    After setting this as your base apk, try to sync the songs again. It will fail and give you the same error, but this time click the button to “reset to base apk”. Before, this function wouldn’t work, but now having selected the backup file as your base apk, it’ll work. When it finishes, try again to sync the songs. This time the patching process should succeed, and allow you to install the patched apk.

    I think this error everyone is getting has to do with the program not recognizing where the base apk is for it to patch.

    Let me know if this works for you.

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  6. Justin says:

    I need help. I keep trying to sync songs but it keeps telling me i have the wrong beat saber version. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game and still i get this error. Please help me with this. Thanks

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    1. Justin says:

      Ok sorry everybody. I got the problem fixed and the song transferring is working great. I just had to reinstall the program on the computer from scratch and now it works great. Thankyou and i will be supporting this group.

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  7. Jules lewis says:

    Can I pay someone to put my ministry songs as custom songs? I am extremely willing to pay and keep supporting financially just to have my ministry songs on BeatSaber.

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    1. Colleen Williams says:

      Me, too. I’m dying to play to Amerikkkant and KEAH.

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  8. CheapAF says:

    Do you need to purchase the full game to sideload custom tracks, or can you do so with just the demo?

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  9. lethe300 says:

    Hello,

    Many thanks to all the things you do to have custom songs available for Oculus Quest!

    I am having trouble detecting my Quest device with SideQuest. Meanwhile my computer recognize it, but sidequest does not…no matter how many times I disconnect and reconnect it and allow computer to read it. Any suggestions?

    Best,
    Lethe

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  10. Dan says:

    Does this still work after all the changes with the Panic at the disco update?
    This was my single reason to get a quest. Otherwise I’ll just stay with my vive and custom beat saber songs on PC.

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  11. TaiShu says:

    Hey Brian. How did you manage to get the 100k contest playlist and others uploaded to the Quest? Is it a piece by piece approach or is there a “the whole playlist at once” approach?

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  12. Bret Neiderman says:

    Oops not the entire error: This is the entire error.

    System.IO.InvalidDataException: End of Central Directory record could not be found. at System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive.ReadEndOfCentralDirectory() at System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive.Init(Stream stream, ZipArchiveMode mode, Boolean leaveOpen) at System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive..ctor(Stream stream, ZipArchiveMode mode, Boolean leaveOpen, Encoding entryNameEncoding) at System.IO.Compression.ZipFile.Open(String archiveFileName, ZipArchiveMode mode, Encoding entryNameEncoding) at jsonApp.Program.RunInvocation(Invocation inv) in C:\projects\QuestSaberPatch\jsonApp\Program.cs:line 60, Error: /data/local/tmp/_stream.apk could not be installed [INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_UNEXPECTED_EXCEPTION: Failed to parse /data/app/vmdl963894843.tmp/base.apk: AndroidManifest.xml]

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    1. Seth says:

      Same. Did you ever figure this out?

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  13. James says:

    Same error here:

    End of Central Directory record could not be found

    Any advice?

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  14. chris cranford says:

    hi im chris i just downloaded sidequest and a pparently there was an update for beatsaber and when i try to sent the songs i got yo the quest it says we are working on an update do i have to reinstall this again to the latest version or will the update appear on the sidequest app

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    1. JaaayTk says:

      I’m having the same problem. I’ve fully updated and have done as said in the instructions and for some reason it says on the bottom left of sidequest that “we are rolling out with a new beatsaver update” and that downloading is disabled. I’ve tried redownloading everything and it does not fix it.

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      1. lolroflbbq says:

        I’m having the same issue today, I’m hoping as they said in their update that the site will be up again today and it’ll be working again, finally got the damn thing to work yesterday right before the site update then it went down for the update and couldn’t add anymore songs lol. I was sad. I’ve also updated to the latest version this morning and downloaded the latest patch through the app but now when you try to add a song it just gets stuck on adding song to your library.

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  15. lolroflbbq says:

    Can anyone help since the site update yesterday everytime I try to add a song in the app it just sits there and spins on ‘Saving to my Custom Levels’ is this because I’m doing something wrong? I downloaded the patch. Is it because the sites being updated?

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  16. 8bitninja says:

    Im having trouble previewing songs on the site. Keep getting “zip requires CORS headers” error message.
    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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  17. Wouter says:

    Does this method still work after Oculus’ policy update?

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  18. Jowwn says:

    Hello, I’m trying to install BMBF on my Quest, I followed the tutorial of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpLQ2yXhwsA
    but that does not seem to work. In loading configuration (3min12 of the video), it gives me and error saying “Something has gone wrong” and “BMBF can not function. Try Reset Assets in the tool menu. “But I cant find reset assets. Can you help me?

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    1. deconomist says:

      I am having this same exact issue and cannot get BMBF to work. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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    2. Mike says:

      Same issue here, I started to have this same error message after I installed the latest Beat Saber from oculus store.

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  19. Ryan says:

    I have the BMBF app on the Quest but it keeps saying it takes 5-90 seconds to load everytime I go into the app. I waited more than 5 minutes and it still never loaded up. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  20. The official place to get SideQuest is
    https://sidequestvr.com/#/download
    Which comes with proper install instructions unlike the GitHub and it is easier for users to see which one they need to install.

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    1. Dan says:

      lots of info on sideloading but I don’t see even a mention of beat saber.

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  21. Linus says:

    Awesome! Thanks to all people making this possible for us.

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  22. Anthony Price says:

    Any news on a new version of the Quest Song Loader by Nyan Blade? It’s only been a day since I updated Beat Saber and I’m missing it like crazy!!! I have also started making my own maps and want to test my first one 😁

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    1. elliotttate says:

      Nyan’s hasn’t been updated yet, but have you tried SideQuest yet?

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  23. Tower72 says:

    Looking at the underlined list for the text variables, clicking it does nothing at all, is it supposed to be a link? Wanted to change some things but the list doesnt open.

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  24. Phil says:

    Hey there!

    Buying a Quest just for this. Is there any way of using the easy method through side quest to install songs downloaded from Beat Saver? There are songs on that site I would like to try but the tutorial doesn’t show how to do that? I am sure it is going to be something stupid like dragging and dropping something into a folder but any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  25. ThroChainWinLane says:

    The only reason i was holding back on getting a quest was the lack of custom songs

    I guess now I have everything I need

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  26. Amit says:

    I tried 6 times and it does not work when I tries to play beat saber than it saing that it has a update and if I say yes ut stop the hole system

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  27. Daniel Bruch says:

    I’ve got it running. But is it possible to save the score in custom beat saber songs, which i’ve imported via SideQuest + Beat On?

    My version doens’t count any scores. I’ve bought an original copy of the game. Thanks for your help!

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  28. Samuel Baker says:

    Hello! I’m having SERIOUS problems with Beat Saber and really hoping someone in this awesome community can help. First of all, I haven’t turned my VR on in about 4-5 months. When I tried it again, Beat Saber is seemingly having numerous problems. The problems include not being able to select anything in the menu other than SPECIFIC elements like mods and scoreboards. If I try to start the game on Solo or Campaign, it will act like it’s clicking but not do anything. It’s not hardware–checked other games. What’s weird is after multiple restarts sometimes I get into a song. But then EVERY time my Sabre goes right through the notes with no contact–similar to the bug that happened waaay earlier if you tried playing after an update with mods installed. I’ve tried reinstalling entirely. I’ve tried deleting the Hyperbolic Magnetism folder in AppData. I just now tried turning on the Beta in the game properties–but too exhausted to keep troubleshooting. Will the Beta toggle have done it? Is there anything else I can try? AM I NEVER PLAYING BEAT SABRE AGAIN? (feelsbadman)

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  29. Magnus Ravn says:

    When i pressed “install BMBF” it uninstalled Beat Saber, and reset all of my progress! WTF, you did´ not mention this!

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  30. Will Kriski says:

    You need to install the bmbf app and launcher to get it to work. I had originally just installed the launcher but it keeps crashing if you do that.

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  31. choice2099 says:

    is it possible to load in more than 200 custom songs? i looked back and 4 months ago it was possible to load about 300.

    im using syncsaber

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  32. ouweRammer says:

    Besides the installation instructions, can we get some upgrade instructions as well?
    It all worked out in the end, but I ended up installing BS 6 times before I got it all going as it should.

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  33. cassidyL says:

    bullshit. does not work.

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    1. elliotttate says:

      @cassidyl I recommend watching one of those video tutorials. There’s a lot more ways to get songs on your Quest than just with SyncSaber. For SyncSaber to work, you need to enter in your username in BMBF and click the “sync button” after bookmarking songs. You can also just press the download button from BMBF on your Quest and the songs download. Thirdly, you can drag and drop them into BMBF through the web interface as explained in the videos.

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      1. cassidyL says:

        Okay weird.

        Well… maybe it was the recent website update or something, but I was able to get it to work after spamming the ‘download’ button enough times from the browser.

        A frustrating experience, but I’m just glad it’s working now.

        ps: Lose Yourself to Dance is really really good.

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  34. cassidyL says:

    Oculus Quest user.

    I’ve got SideQuest and BMBF running but this plain just doesn’t work. SyncSaber is trash. Nothing gets added to the Playlists no matter what you click on. This all seems like a really poorly thought out way of adding songs. Nothing downloads from BMBF, basically. Maybe BMBF is broken? This is a really frustrating and poor user experience.

    There needs to be a guide on how to add songs manually via SideQuest because I can download the song zip files manually just fine on my computer, but I don’t know how to get that content from my computer to the Quest in a way that BMBF would understand.

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    1. Will Kriski says:

      It actually works great. find a song drag it to your playlist and sync to beat saber. Don’t download the song from your computer do it in the BMBF launcher inside the Quest.

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