Too many anime maps? Not enough anime maps? Ready to take matters into your own hands? You've come to the right place.
Tutorials and References
When you're ready to release your map to the public, upload it to https://beatsaver.com.
Please do not upload WIPs to BeatSaver! It's hard to tell which maps aren't finished in game, and anyone who plays your WIP without practice mode will create a new leaderboard for that map. Uploading to BeatSaver should be akin to putting it on store shelves - that is, it's your final product. To share for playtesting, we encourage you to use the #testplays channel in the discord and get feedback to improve your map!
The official editor has not been released.
All custom maps are being made using the community built map editors.
There are currently 3 editors. All export the same files, but offer different workflows.
A robust 3D track editor made in Unreal Engine by Ikeiwa!
Most people use a version of this editor.
There are several forks of Edit Saber, listed below.
A fork of Edit Saber Enhanced made by squeaksies.
This version adds even more features to Edit Saber Enhanced.
While most people use this editor because it's by far the most feature rich of the 3, this is still first and foremost squeaksies' personal editor. It's filled to the brim with memes and inside jokes, and he doesn't give a flying heck what you think about it.
Edit Saber Enhanced
A fork of Ikeiwa's Edit Saber 6v2 with a ton of additional features.
A collaboration between permissionBRICK and squeaksies.
The original Edit Saber by Ikeiwa.
MIDI Converter / Web Based Editor
MIDI converter made by ciwolsey!
This editor relies on MIDI data to outline a beatmap, then that track can be edited in the companion web editor.
and companion track editor!
Unofficial 2D Track Editor
A 2D track editor made in Processing by Megalon!
Note: This is depreciated and there is very little support for this program, if any!
A tool to automatically generate lighting events for a custom song by Freeek and Recrudesce!
Get it here: https://github.com/recrudesce/lightmap/releases
Explanation video and examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImO9cFW5vyQ&t
THE OSU! EDITOR
You can use the osu! editor to help you with timing when creating your map. Here is a video tutorial by Fayhe
Elliotttate's tool for finding the BPM of a song
A tool for changing the BPM of a beatsaber track without changing the position of the boxes and walls relative to the music.
These tools have been deprecated by MediocreMapper, but you might find these helpful if you are using older tools.
Currently variable BPM isn't supported by the game, but you can fake it by offsetting notes to fit the grid. TehSuperToilet made a guide on how to do this. It is included in this zip file.
Copy-Paste Lighting Guide
Normally, lighting events cannot be copy pasted but this tutorial should make things easier.
"Mappers" role on the Beat Saber Modding Group Discord
If you'd like to apply for the Mappers role on the Beat Saber Modding Group Discord, use the following google form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need Beat Saber installed to use the editors?
No. The editor will ask for the Beat Saber directory, but it can be any folder.
What if I want to make my own editor / converter?
Understanding the track JSON file: https://pastebin.com/cTPGrxWY
Understanding the events data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vCTlDvx0ZW8NkkZBYW6ecvXaVRxDUKX7QIoah9PCp_c/htmlview
Example track file: https://pastebin.com/rkZVSmte
Where are custom maps saved?
Custom maps are saved to the
CustomSongs folder in your Beat Saber install folder.
Where is Beat Saber installed? See install folder.
"Your audio file name is wrong" message in the Edit Saber
The 3D Editor only supports
.ogg files. You have to convert your file to Ogg Vorbis using a converter, such as Audacity.
If you simply change the file extension to
.ogg, it will not work.
How do I delay a song so that it doesn't start right when the level loads?
Currently this isn't possible in Beat Saber or the editors. For now you have to edit the song in an audio editor (such as Audacity) to add silence at the beginning of the track.
Check out Kolezan's Song/Audio Editing Guide for instructions.
I'm having issues uploading the map to BeatSaver, it says the format is invalid but everything looks right.
If you have Windows file extensions turned off, then you might have unknowingly saved your files with names like
cover.jpg.jpg. To turn off file extensions in Windows, see the following image:
I want to double the BPM of my song, is there an easy way to do that?
Here is a Python3 Script that will multiply the BPM and
_time values in your JSON file by any given factor.