Introduction: How to Create a DTXMania Song Simfile

This tutorial will show you how to easily create a song or simfile for DTXMania with Guitar Pro by converting MIDI to DTX file.

DTXMania is a free japanese Guitar Hero-like rhythm game but for drums trainings only.
The PC game is available for Windows and a non official android version is also available for japan only.
You can find 3 versions:

DTXMania v3 (simple version), DTXMania XG VerK and Gitadora (advanced version)

Let's get started !

Step 1: Export a MIDI File

You need to convert your drum sound or partition into MIDI format.
You can easily export a MIDI file using GuitarTux (a free alternative to Guitar Pro).
This step will save you a lot of time and effort.

  • Search and download your guitar pro instrumental on https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ .
  • Open the file with GuitarTux, remove all the tracks (guitar, bass etc.) located at the bottom and leave only the drums.
  • Click File -> Export ->MIDI

Step 2: Convert the Midi File to DTX File Using the Program MIDI2DTX

You can download MIDI2DTX here

Step 3: Create the Folder for Your Song

  • Put the DTX FIle in it (.dtx format)
  • Download a random DTXmania simfile on internet and copy the sound effects (.XA) to your new song folder
  • Download the mp3 audio of your song and put it in your song folder. This will be your background music (BGM).

Step 4: Edit Your DTX File in DTXCreator

  • Open your DTX file in DTXCreator (usually found in the same folder as DTXMania)
  • Go to WAV tab and asign the mp3 audio in the 1st row as your background music (BGM).
  • On the drum chart, there's a BGM section. Click at what moment you want the audio to start playing.

Step 5: Sync the Audio With the Notes. This Is the Most Important Part.

  • Hit the play button to verify if the drum hits are synced correctly
  • If the notes are late, right click on any part of the chart and click "add/remove part" or "change part lenght" to increase or decrease the duration of that part.

Step 6: Once Your Music Is Perfectly Synced, Time to Add the Sound Effects

Sound effects are in .XA format.

  • On the WAV tab, locate the note numbers that appear on the drum chart.
  • Each columns correspond to a part of your drumset.
  • On the table in the left, assign each number to a its corresponding sound effect.
  • When you are done, save and close the program.

Now you can put your song folder/simfile in the game folder and open DTXPlayer to start playing.

Note: if you are not sure what sound effects to use. Check the guitar pro tab/partition in Guitar Tux.

Comments

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tomatoskins (author)2017-04-04

Very cool project! Thanks for sharing!

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NicolasR112 (author)tomatoskins2017-08-02

thanks man!