Homebrew Getting Rock Band to work on softmodded Wii

Rorwig123

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Hey guys. I know this is in the section for Wii, but I'm in a similar situation on the Wii U. I've got Rock Band 1, 2, and 3 installed through Tecon's injector. I have wired RB1 drums, RB1 guitar with dongle, and RB3 Madcatz keyboard. None of these connect once the game starts. The drums light up the drum symbol, but then the game starts and the buttons are not responsive and the light is off. The keyboard shows a red x through the keyboard light on it. I've tried updating cIOS as in this article here. I haven't been able to find any recent threads, just that link that was posted in another thread about getting the Rock Band controllers to work on a Wii U. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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I am in the same boat, as above post, but on a Wii; games all load via system loader 58 and game on cIOS 222 (which is the only way they’ll load) and the GH3 guitar works on RB3 and Lego RB just fine but the drums just light up and don’t respond. If anyone can walk me through what I’m doing wrong I’d appreciate it.
 

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This is for the Wii U's Virtual Wii (aka vWii):
I didn't see anyone report about getting Rock Band devices working with a vWii so here's my report. I do own a Wii, but the composite to HDMI converter does a crappy job and makes graphics look fuzzy. The Wii U does a much better job of upscaling the Wii graphics to HDMI quality.

Software:

  • USB Loader GX - using Slot 249 Base 56 (d2x-v10-beta52-vwii)
Devices:
  • 120V external Hard Drive plugged into the top USB port in back of Wii U - with UStealth
  • Four port powered hub plugged into bottom USB port. In that hub is plugged:
    • 2 Rock Band Mics
    • Wireless Rock Band Drum Set (from Rock Band 2) with Dongle
    • Wii U External hard drive
  • 2 Rock Band Guitars (where you have to plug in a WiiMote)
Tested Games (loaded with the USB Loader GX from the HDD, no Disc Games are used). The ones in RED have issues.
  • Rock Band 1 NTSC - Guitars will not work - I'm stupid. Rock Band 1 can't use Guitar Hero WiiMote guitars.
  • Rock Band 2 NTSC
  • Rock Band 3 NTSC
  • Rock Band - Green Day NTSC
  • Rock Band - Beatles NTSC
  • Rock Band - Classic Rock Track Pack NTSC
  • Rock Band - Track Pack 1 NTSC - Guitars will not work - I'm stupid. Rock Band 1 can't use Guitar Hero WiiMote guitars.[/COLOR]
  • Rock Band - Track Pack 2 NTSC - Guitars will not work - I'm stupid. Rock Band 1 can't use Guitar Hero WiiMote guitars.
  • Rock Band - Metal Track Pack NTSC
  • Rock Band - AC/DC NTSC
  • Rock Band - LEGO NTSC
  • Rock Band - Country Track Pack 1 NTSC
  • Rock Band - Country Track Pack 2 NTSC
  • Band Hero NTSC
  • Guitar Hero 5 NTSC
Just my luck, the country packs work, but the regular rock band track packs don't. I've tried using 250/57 with them, but then the mic's are not detected. Not sure what else I can do to get those remaining three games working.

Ok, every rock band game for the Wii works just fine under 56/249 with d2x-v10-beta52-vwii. My stupid self didn't realize that Harmonix didn't add support for Guitar Hero WiiMote guitars until Rock Band 2+.


BTW I have all of the Wii Karoake singing games (Disney, Let's Sing, American Idol etc). Mostly the mic only games work with 249/56. The few that don't, work fine if I switch them to Slot 250/57.
 
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