Congratulations everyone! We've made it one year!
I picked up rocksmith and started making customs a few months before with a very good friend of mine named Alex (aka Shinyditto12). We decided to team up and make Chevelle, Tool, and Alice in Chains customs together. It was a fun project where we racked up over 100 CDLCs together. You can view our original collaboration document here: http://goo.gl/jM4xte
I decided to make this website when our predecessor went down where I hosted my customs and there was no other custom website to turn to. I was messaged by Ally (not to be confused with my fiancee, Alyx) a friend of ours, at around 6 AM in the morning that the predecessor was no more. I’ve been wanting to run a long-term project for years. I quickly decided to make a new forum/search and invited users over.
I noticed in the Rocksmith Custom community that it could be done so much better, with so many features it was currently lacking. It started with a simple new install of phpbb, donations rolled in, I put in $500 to help jumpstart us. Donations kept rolling in and I used them for domain name, IP Board + Addons License and more. Our community kept growing and I know I created something awesome. @Asmo created the initial integration, then we acquired the skills of @hdnsmbt and merged his project with ours. That’s the beginning story of CustomsForge. Something we all should be proud of.
A milestone this year was our appearance in the form of a panel about custom songs in music video games. CustomsForge Developer @zerkz represented on the panel, talking about the community, and the process of making customs. You can watch the video here:
We also had a Rocksmith setup for a few days where people came to jam with us!
Hopefully we will see you there next year!
This wouldn’t be possible without you, the community!
All the charters creating songs.
A thank you to our top charters
All the developers for making the tools Editor on Fire & Rocksmith Toolkit
@Asmo and @hdnsmbt for making our search database even possible to begin with.
@McPants for the modern ignition design
Our modteam for keeping the forums/chat clean.
The Rocksmith Championship team.
Past staff members that helped us (Spades, we miss you!)
The admins who help with very important decisions and keep everything under control
Thank you all once again and today we will like to announce our goals for 2015-2016.
Ignition Search + Comments
Our goal is to have ignition use a separate database and comment system. This will still be tied to your username but everything will be handled under ignition. Our ultimate goal is ignition to be the ultimate place for Rocksmith Customs. To learn how to do it with step-by-step guides, to our new request system, and our advanced search features.
With ignition you’ll be able to do the following:
Step by step guide on how to create customs. (Ran into a problem? The FAQ Tutorial system will guide you on what to do)
Links to Editor on Fire & Rocksmith Toolkit
Submit requests, view current requests and search requests
Search and filter CDLC in every way you can imagine, upload and edit CDLC you created, view and manage your collection of downloaded CDLC, get notifications on new or updated CDLC
New front-page with charts (top downloads per week, etc)
Comment on new CDLC and get better feedback & more!
CustomsForge Song Manager (CFSM)
I’m proud to announce we have made amazing progress with our new desktop app. We plan on releasing a beta test later, and a website to download the application from.
Current features completed:
View all of your custom songs (Artist, Song, Album, Last Updated, Tuning, DD, Arrangements, & CDLC Author
Find duplicate songs. (Have two copies of War Pigs by Black Sabbath?! Find and fix it!)
Launch Rocksmith via the Steam Shortcut built in
Backup your Rocksmith Profile
Export Song List via CSV or BBCode
Search through your CDLC
(Please note this is an alpha screenshot and will not have to reflect on the final product)
More features & a beta release announcement coming soon!
We have additional announcements coming throughout the year, make sure to stay tuned!
As always remember to support ubisoft by purchasing official products (Rocksmith 2014, Rocksmith 1 + import, official cord, and any official DLC releases). Thank you ubisoft for making such an awesome game that we all learn and love.
Thanks again everyone for making this happen!