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RocksmithToTab

Exports Rocksmith 2014 songs to tablature in GuitarPro 5/6 format (either .gp5 or .gpx).

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Rocksmith 2014 Tab Converter

Exports Rocksmith 2014 arrangements to Guitar Pro tabs (.gp5, .gpx). It parses Rocksmith's .psarc archives and converts any songs found within to tablature. All the Rocksmith techniques are supported and translated, and you get all of the chord diagrams and fingering hints that Rocksmith shows you. It's a great way to figure out specific parts of a song, and Guitar Pro's speed trainer is a very good alternative to the riff repeater. All arrangement types (bass, lead, rhythm) can be exported, either together in a single tab or into separate tabs.

The current version is v1.1. You can download it at FossHub. For installation and usage instructions, please refer to the documentation.

RocksmithToTab v1.1 released - Better handling of many files

As it turns out, I introduced a new bug in v1.0 that prevents you from using the program if you have too many DLCs and CDLCs installed. I did a bit of refactoring to fix this, it should be working now. As a consequence, the command line version also gained new features and can now batch-process a given directory.

Changelog

  • Fixed a problem with the handling of many DLCs/CDLCs.
  • Added options to the command-line program to batch-convert all songs found in a given directory.

Download

You can download the new release at FossHub. You’ll find binary packages for Windows and Mac there as well as a source code archive. Alternatively, you can grab the source code over on GitHub.

RocksmithToTab v1.0 released - with incremental tab generation

Finally! RocksmithToTab v1.0 is done and ready for download :)

This update fixes a number of bugs, including endless loops and invalid output files that couldn’t be opened in Guitar Pro. Additionally, I improved on the GUI so that it now remembers settings and optionally only processes arrangements that were installed since the last time RocksmithToTab ran. That way, you don’t have to wait for all of the base Rocksmith songs to convert.

If you happen to spot any new bugs, please report them over on GitHub.

Changelog

  • Support for 5-string bass arrangements added.
  • Fixed an infinite loop bug in the tab conversion.
  • Fixed several bugs in generated .gp5 and .gpx files.
  • Files in subfolders of the dlc folder will now be picked up by the GUI program.
  • Remember settings in the GUI for next use.
  • Provide option to only convert files which were added since the last run (incremental updates).

Download

As of this release, I’m abandoning SourceForge due to their ad infestation. The downloads can now be found on FossHub. You’ll find binary packages for Windows and Mac there as well as a source code archive. Alternatively, you can grab the source code over on GitHub.

RocksmithToTab v0.9.9 released - fixes crashes and endless loops

Unfortunately, I don’t currently have as much time as I’d like to keep working on RocksmithToTab. There are still a number of features I would like to implement, but I have to put them on hold for now. In the meantime, I’m releasing a small update that should take care of a few major bugs that were reported. There were a couple of instances where RocksmithToTab would crash or be caught in an endless loop. These instances should hopefully be resolved now. Please note that there are a few songs out there (particularly CDLC) for which the gp5 output is broken. If you can, please try the gpx versions, instead. I will try to fix the output in a future update.

Changelog

  • Hopefully fixes a crash of the RocksmithToTab GUI if Steam is not found.
  • Fixes an endless loop bug in some arrangements that prevented the program from generating tabs.
  • Fixes an issue where the presence of additional vocal tracks could crash RocksmithToTab.
  • Implements the {artist_sort} tag for filename templates.

Download

You can download this release at SourceForge. If you want to grab the source code, visit GitHub.

RocksmithToTab v0.9.8 release - now with GUI!

A new version of RocksmithToTab is available, v0.9.8. It features a few minor improvements, and it comes with a graphical user interface. If you don’t like dealing with the command line, this GUI will allow you to easily convert all of the songs that you have installed. Go check it out!

The new RocksmithToTab GUI

Changelog

  • Sort arrangements in order lead, rhythm, bass to match the game’s order.
  • Improve track names. Removed level indication and added number distinction where necessary.
  • Default output path is now rocksmith_tabs, so as not to accidentally pollute the current working dir.
  • Allow customisation of the output filenames via a filename template that can be specified with the -n option.
  • Added a simple GUI interface which converts all songs found in the Rocksmith 2014 install directory.

Download

You can download this release at SourceForge. If you want to grab the source code, visit GitHub.

RocksmithToTab v0.9.6.5 released!

A new release of RocksmithToTab, v0.9.6.5, is now available. This version adds full support for the Mac platform. So if you are a Mac user and were eagerly waiting to get some tabs for your Rocksmith songs, here’s your chance!

Windows users can use this release as before. For a full setup and usage guide on the Mac, please refer to this wiki page: MacUserGuide

Changelog

  • Added Mac support. Requires installation of the Mono Runtime (MRE).

Download

You can download this release from SourceForge. If you want to grab the source code, visit GitHub.