The Oculus Quest hasn’t even been out for a week and yet, after a LOT of work from so many incredible modders, we’ve finally created a fairly easy way to get custom songs on the Oculus Quest version of Beat Saber!
Last week, emulamer and I got a proof of concept working, replacing an OG song in the Quest version. Someone leaked the video on Reddit.
Since then, emulamer and other extremely talented modders such as trishume have done some incredible work to add new songs instead of just replacing the OG ones. Also, much of the process has been automated to allow for almost anyone to do it!
It’s hard to describe how amazing having the FULL Beat Saber experience on a completely portable system is. I have all of the Fantastic Flow playlists, the 100k contest playlist and the Anniversary playlist on my Quest and had an amazing time playing through them in an abandoned Tennis court yesterday evening.
How To Install Custom Songs
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! We’ll have a full text guide up soon for it. You can jump into the app to get started or watch this fantastic tutorial video by Virtual Reality Oasis here:
One thing that makes SideQuest so easy to use is the direct integration into bsaber.com where you can use the “One Click To Install” button to easily get more songs into your Quest. It also has a song manager to easily removed songs you no longer want too.
Once you have SideQuest installed, we highly recommend installing BeatOn to add more songs from your Quest without needing to hook up your Quest to your PC each time.
Refer to the BeatOn guide here
Other, Alternative Methods
BeatSaber Quest Installer by NyanBlade
You can watch one of the videos below for an alternative installer by NyanBlade
Here is a link to download NyanBlade’s GUI Installer for Emulamer’s code shown in the video.
Emulamer’s Command Line Installer
Use this if a command line doesn’t scare you! It also supports playlists!
Trishume’s Command Line Patcher
This is the patcher that SideQuest uses. If you don’t know what you’re doing, use SideQuest instead!
Status of Other Mods
Right now, full modding support isn’t available, only custom song loading, so you won’t have mods like SyncSaber or even ScoreSaber to track your scores online (local leaderboards will have to do for the moment). We do have a custom color mod and custom saber / environment mod that we’ll be releasing soon.
The good news for feature rich mods like Scoresaber is that some extremely smart people are working on it now and those types of mods should only be a matter of time. It’s an exciting time that we live in and with the Quest costing on $399 for a full Beat Saber platform, we could easily see the size of our massive community triple as I know SO many people buying one who couldn’t afford to get into VR before.
June 1, 2019:
We also got Custom Saber’s working, so look for options to install those in the Quest installers soon!
June 2, 2019:
Custom Colors mod created by leo60228! It’s the first example of a more advanced mod and is a fantastic example of what other mods we can start to see soon! We’ll be updating it into the installers soon.
June 3, 2019
SideQuest now has Beat Saber Quest Mod Installing with support for Mac, Windows and Linux along with song management and “one click” installing of songs from bsaber.com. Download SideQuest here
June 4, 2019
A sneak peek at custom colors, custom text and playlist support that will be in the installers soonish
June 5, 2019
New Beat Saber version 1.0.1 released for Quest! Updates include:
- Fixed sound glitch in some Expert+ levels.
- Removed ambient lighting. Total darkness is possible again.
- Fixed mirror rendering bug.
- New precise scoring system.
New Beat Saber version 1.0.2 hotfix released!
- DLC Downloading Fix
- Official Casting Support!
To get custom songs working again, you’ll need to download the latest update of SideQuest or alternative Quest mod installer.
1.0.2 SideQuest Update Instructions:
You will need to reset your beat saber install by uninstalling and reinstalling from the oculus store. Lots of people have issues uninstalling on the actual headset so we recommend that you use the uninstall feature in SideQuest – it should always work.
In order to upgrade everything you will need to open the backups screen
You then need to select the “REDOWNLOAD PATCHER” button
After a moment to download the patcher you will see this screen. It is important that before you click “BACKUP NEW MASTER” that you have already downloaded a fresh copy of beat saber from the oculus store. Remember to use SideQuest to uninstall first ( See Above )
Still not working?:
IF you still see an error after this, please start by first redownloading beat saber from the oculus store. Remember to use SideQuest to uninstall first ( See Above ). Then you can reset from master again in the backup screen. Select “BACKUP NEW MASTER” and then “RESET PATCHED TO BASE” and then try to sync again.
June 7, 2019
Lots of work being done to improve modding and copying large libraries in addition to other modding breakthroughs. Now, as an alternative to SideQuest, NyanBlade updated his installer to support Beat Saber 1.0.2.
Pro tip for competitive play until Scoresaber is modded into Quest Beat Saber – battle yourself! Play the party mode instead of the single player mode. Each day that you play, write the current day’s date as your name so you can compete against yourself.
The leaderboard will be filled with your scores you placed on each day and you’ll be battling to try to beat that high score you somehow managed to get that one time when there was a full moon and you had just the right amount to drink 😉
June 8, 2019
Custom Saber Colors, Custom Text and Playlist support is here! Right now, you’ll need to use the command line installers to get these features, but they’ll be added to SideQuest in the next update! (hopefully later today)
June 9, 2019
SideQuest now has custom colors, custom text and playlist support! To get started, you’ll need to download the latest version of SideQuest here
Once you open SideQuest from the update, you’ll also need to click the “Redownload Patcher” button.
Here’s a great overview video about the update!
If you want to change any text in the game, here is a list of some of the variables you can use
Beat Saber 1.1.0 is released! With it comes some interesting changes from a code perspective that could make things easier for us. It also includes the second official DLC pack – the Imagine Dragons DLC. There’s an amazing showcase of fantastic mapping in it, so I highly recommend checking it out.
There’s a new version of SideQuest that works with this new Beat Saber version. Here’s the change-log notes for SideQuest
This update brings with it support for the new Beat Saber 1.1.0. After you download and open SideQuest you will need to redownload your patcher to get the latest support for beat saber 1.1.0
If you have the latest beat saber you might want to click “backup new master” in the backups screen too!
- Fixed a bug causing an
- Fixed a bug causing songs not to be added to the default
NOTE: We’re in the middle of implementing a brand new version of beatsaver, so downloading is still down until later today
The new Beatsaver rewrite is up and downloading is working again! You’ll need to download the latest SideQuest update here to start downloading songs again (once you do, everything should work like it did before)
The new Beatsaver rewrite now stores songs in the official Beat Saber Custom Songs format, so it’s one less step that SideQuest needs to do when copying songs to your device. Beatsaver has been rewritten from the ground up and is the solution to a lot of bugs we’ve been dealing with for a while now. Whenever the official support for custom songs lands on the Quest, you won’t even need a mod to copy songs over (though SideQuest will always be a fantastic manager to make that process as easy as possible).
The release version of BeatOn is finally here! You no longer need a PC to install new songs, sabers and mods, you can do it all from your Quest now!
Go here to get started!