Hacking RB2 Customs - Proof of Concept

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Website - (IRC) #RawkSD on EFnet


STATUS: RELEASE COMING UP!​

The Goal: To create an easy to use customs tool that will take your pre-made custom songs and turn them into Wii compatible files. A really great add-on is the exporter key which makes exporting RB1 songs and the Track Packs possible, just like the XBOX360 and PS3 versions.

It seems like people can't wait to MAKE songs. This is possible already!
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Here's a great guide courtesy of MCP at Scorehero

http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15715

WIFI DATABASE: Post your Friend Codes here. We will build up this data base and you will be able to find players to find that have Customs/RB1 installed, so you can jam online.
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FAQ

Can I pirate DLC?
No.

What is this?
It is a tool that will allow you to play custom songs on an unmodified Wii using Rock Band 2 and an SD Card 2 Gigabytes or less (or 4 Gigs if it is non-SDHC). Its really easy to use as well!

What about Rock Band 1? What about Track Packs?
There is an import option in the installer where you can choose from ISOs or ARK and HDR files.

Do they work online?
Yes. Now you can finally have the "true" Rock Band experience while playing customs. Wifi Database is above, contribute your Friend Code.

Something's got to give.
While there are some issues here and there that I've noticed, for the most part, there are NO catches. It works great.

"Some issues?" (NOTE: This relates to Custom Songs, RB1 Exports are Fine)
Yes, the camera is static for the whole song (meaning it is at the same angle). This means that you will either see the entire band or one member for the entire song. Whammying will also not provide you with a different guitar sound (although you expected that, right?)

How long will it take?
The PC installer will vary depending on your hardware and the length of the song (because we know you all are clamoring to put that 42 minute Dream Theater song in...), but from what I've noticed the Wii installer runs very quickly (and also has a really nice GUI).

How much space do the RB1 songs take? AC/DC?
1.01 GB on an SD Card. AC/DC takes up 0.35GB.

Aww, I can't dump the disc.
Yes you can. Use tueidj's SuperDump! It takes only 20-30min to dump a disc.

This sucks, I'm going to go to GH3 to play custom GH songs.
Guess what? Those songs will work with RawkSD! So get away from the name brand and come and play the game.

Holy crap, why are there so many solo sections in this when there shouldn't be solo sections?
You are using a GH mid. Star Power sections in GH are recognized as solo sections in RB.

Release date?
When it's ready...
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UPDATE: June 19th



SFenton and Mrkinator playing Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld from Rock Band 1 Wii online.
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Nothing huge, just shows our save file animation.
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UPDATE: May 18th

Audio is now working and online play works!
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UPDATE: MAY 16



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GH3 Charts work.

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Editing Artist Information works.
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Old POC:


Feel free to ask any questions besides "When is it coming out/When are we getting Cracked DLC"
 

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Dude, not for nothing, but you shouldn't say "video inside" unless there's actually a video inside
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That said, I look forward to seeing your progress. Song swapping is one step closer to custom songs.
 

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Oh yes!! Your the best man!

A couple of questions:

1. ¿ It is posible duplicate dlc ? this is for have RB1 Complete on RB2...

2. ¿ What about the upload score to Harmonix servers online? is there a issue or no problem at all? and if are problem i guess no online tour with custom dlc...
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3. ¿ When release ur tool or guide? I need play thunderstruck on Rb2
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Sorry, the vid will be up soon...

Arek1985 said:
awesome Mrk. How comes things on the decoding the .bik files. Wish you guys the best of luck.

I haven't tried screwing around with it for a while, I'll probably try again tomorrow

Phratt said:
You're like the Rock band master huh?

Does the game never bore you?
Damn straight!

Nope
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I'm really into music, I play sax, drums and guitar

Ga1l0w said:
As long as there is DLC, rock band will live on.

500+ Songs right now, more to come

QUOTE(tueidj @ Jan 26 2009, 04:16 PM)
Haven't you seen the South Park episode that suggests Guitar Hero is a lot like smack? Just one more song...

Agreed
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Arm the Homeless said:
Map the song "Insanely Amazing Guitar Solo" by Fernando Miyata from YouTube.

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HisshouBuraiKen said:
Dude, not for nothing, but you shouldn't say "video inside" unless there's actually a video inside
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That said, I look forward to seeing your progress. Song swapping is one step closer to custom songs.

Sorry, Youtube was being dumb, I have to reupload it
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eric_4_life said:
Well maybe you can make the RB1 songs into RB2 dlc and simulate the export

That's going to be my goal eventually!

QUOTE(ExLex @ Jan 26 2009, 09:27 PM)
Oh yes!! Your the best man!

A couple of questions:

1. ¿ It is posible duplicate dlc ? this is for have RB1 Complete on RB2...

2. ¿ What about the upload score to Harmonix servers online? is there a issue or no problem at all? and if are problem i guess no online tour with custom dlc...
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3. ¿ When release ur tool or guide? I need play thunderstruck on Rb2
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1. I'll have to get back to you on that one
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2. I doubt there would be a prob, but I'm not sure. I tried playing online with me have the Custom and my friend not. I locked up and on his wii it said "Player has left". So it's most likely you both have to have it. I'll give my friend the custom and we'll test it again.
3. I'm not sure. I'm just the informer, not the creator
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Thunderstruck? Get AC/DC Live man, it's awesome!
 

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.bik is Bink video... you can get the encoder for free from the Bink website...

All you have to do is use a program like TMPGENc (Tsunami MPEG Encoder) to take your AVI's, MP4's, TS's, and such, encode them to MPG-2, then toss them into the Bink encoder, and bam! you get your .bik file!
 

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zidane_genome said:
.bik is Bink video... you can get the encoder for free from the Bink website...

All you have to do is use a program like TMPGENc (Tsunami MPEG Encoder) to take your AVI's, MP4's, TS's, and such, encode them to MPG-2, then toss them into the Bink encoder, and bam! you get your .bik file!
Yeah I have that. The file has an extra 56-byte header. Whenever I try and open it, it say not a bik file
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. When I remove that header, I can open it, but no sound plays. But I was able to look at the file with Bink this time. All songs have around 7-10 tracks I think.

And the video's done, it's in the first post!

Edit: DAMN! The video is too long
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It's 15 minutes, anyone know how to upload long videos to Youtube?
 

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awesome your making real headway on this Mrkinator and i think your getting really close to proper customs on the wii
 

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HisshouBuraiKen said:
You don't
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you either split it into two videos or you upload it at rapidshare, mediafire or somewhere else
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I just made another vid where I don't ramble on and waste time so it should only be 5 minutes now
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QUOTE(bozzer123 @ Jan 27 2009, 09:27 AM) awesome your making real headway on this Mrkinator and i think your getting really close to proper customs on the wii

Thanks! I'm not the only one on this project, but I'm the only one to say anything about it
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Edit: Video Just fits, it's 9 minutes long now
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I'm just editing it and then I'll upload it.
 

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