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#1041 Alternity

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Posted April 4, 2018 - 05:10 AM

The rap file is included with C3 CON Tools (both for NTSC and PAL).

The problem here is not the creation of the rap file but the installation. Custom songs uses the RB2 Free Pack folder and rap file.

#1042 JosephKorso

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Posted April 4, 2018 - 04:54 PM

The rap file is included with C3 CON Tools (both for NTSC and PAL).The problem here is not the creation of the rap file but the installation. Custom songs uses the RB2 Free Pack folder and rap file.


I'm not sure if this RB2 Free Pack is still available.
The problem with PS3 using the PS3xploit on OFW is that you can explore the folders, but can't manage files.
For instalation of any custom content, only through package installation.
I think I read some way to resign and build a package from edat files, but still gotta try it.
I saw the NTSC.rap, but I was uncertain if that would be the one mentioned in the tutorial.

#1043 Alternity

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Posted April 4, 2018 - 05:23 PM

Using PS3xploit you should be able to inject files in game folders, I've done it before. (It's been a long time ago, I don't really recall the process)
You can also try TRUEancestor backup injecter.

The problem was that the game couldn't unlock the midi file for use because there was no way to install the rap file. The song would show up in the songlist (because the game can read dta file no matter what) but once you select it it would skip the song with a popup.

Both rap files are valid, you just need to rename them before installation (if such thing is possible). There should be a klic.txt or klicense.txt file in the bin folder of C3 CON Tools, it contains the original name of the rap files.

One thing you could try if you already "bought" the RB2 free pack on your account: Inject the songs and do the backup recovery process then once in-game (or anyways, in PSN store) re-download the RB2 free pack, wait for it to unlock and then cancel. It could or could not work, it might just delete the folder too but if not it might just activate the pack, worth the test.
Worth mentionning that this test can be done with any RB DLC you bought with your PSN account as long as you have the rap file and the klicense for it. You can swap the rap file in C3 CON Tools and the klicense in the txt file to use any, these are used to encrypt the midi files.

#1044 Okashu

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Posted April 17, 2018 - 04:28 PM

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but I couldn't find a solution anywhere.

 

I have downloaded a couple of songs to add to my existing library (as usual) and I also decided to remove a couple of duplicates from my songs.dta file. What that resulted in is new songs not showing up at all in-game, even though their entries are clearly in the .dta file (and the quick pack editor recognizes all of them). I don't have a backed up songs.dta file from before the new songs were added, which I imagine would resolve my issue (however the duplicates would still be there).

 

Is there a trick to editing the songs.dta file that I don't know? Why does my game only show SOME of the songs from that file on the song list? Some, to be precise, means all of them but the 4 new songs.

 

 

EDIT: I did some research in my DTA file using CON tools and I found that these songs now have song IDs conflicting with my other songs (for some reason). My question now becomes: how do I resolve song ID conflicts?

 

EDIT: I ended up manually changing the song IDs in the DTA file to increments of the maximum ID value in the file. I don't know if that's the proper way to fix conflicts though.



#1045 Alternity

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Posted April 17, 2018 - 07:35 PM

Songs not showing up (especially if they are all your new songs) should mean that there's a typo somewhere in your DTA. The game will ignore every entry after the typo. Could be as stupid as a missing bracket. Conflincting IDs could be it too, but usually it's a typo.



#1046 Okashu

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Posted April 18, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The issue was the PS3 songs converter restarted the enumeration (that might be because of something I did wrong along the way) and the new songs conflicted with some of the old songs I had downloaded. After manually increasing the song IDs above the maximal existing values the songs did show up.



#1047 NeedDreamer

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Posted May 19, 2018 - 09:31 PM

The song before I mean when you open the DTA in a notepad (or any text editor) it's the entry right before in the order that you are reading it.


Wiz Khalifa - See You Again
I've tried removing the song before. And it doesn't allow this song to show in the library. There are songs after that show in my ps3 library. Curious if there is anyone on ps3 with this song working or even showing in the song library?

#1048 iluvhockey

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Posted November 17, 2018 - 08:34 AM

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again
I've tried removing the song before. And it doesn't allow this song to show in the library. There are songs after that show in my ps3 library. Curious if there is anyone on ps3 with this song working or even showing in the song library?


Maybe you figured it out already. But I have it working on the ps3 and it shows on my list. Likely an encoding error when you convert from con

#1049 MasonPox

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Posted January 14, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Does anybody knows if there's a difference in uploading custom songs to ps3 through FTP and uploading them by USB-Stick ?



#1050 Alternity

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Posted January 14, 2019 - 12:15 PM

There is no difference at all. Placing files in a folder using different methods leads to the same result.



#1051 Gamer_299

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Posted February 4, 2019 - 02:31 AM

Okay so I posted a question about PS3 Customs, so you said that jailbreaking a PS3 is the only way to access the contents of the HDD, although it's not because it's a standard SATA HDD. So can't I just take out the HDD and use a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter to put the files on the HDD that way?

#1052 Alternity

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Posted February 4, 2019 - 06:48 AM

Please avoid double posting, I answered to your question in your thread.



#1053 Shroud

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Posted March 27, 2019 - 03:22 PM

Hello everyone  :) 

 

I am (obviously) interested in trying out customs on a PS3, but I am also a total n00b... so I have been trying to read the entire thread twice in the last few days, and I am still confused by the various discussions on how things have changed over the years. I will (eventually) sort it out but I would like to ask if it is possible for someone to confirm whether the instructions in the first post are still valid or have become obsolete. At least the links to the tools do not work anymore (understandably, since the thread is 5 years old). 

 

Thanks, and kudos to everyone who has been involved in custom RB creations... the amount and quality of work is mindblowing!



#1054 Alternity

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Posted March 28, 2019 - 12:28 AM

They are still valid but with some updates: Both NTSC and PAL rap files comes with C3 CON Tools, so if you're on PAL you don't have to do whatever is written in the tutorial.

The rap files are located in (root of C3 CON Tools)/bin/raps.

You have to rename the rap file you're going to install and the correct name for both rap files can be viewed in (root of C3 CON Tools)/bin/klic.txt

 

Once you installed the rap file corresponding to your disc's region, all you have to do is FTP the songs to the correct folder for your disc's region, both should be in the tutorial.



#1055 ps3uzer2149

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Posted April 19, 2019 - 07:35 AM

May be a dumb question, but is there a way to make the custom songs work on the PS3 version of Rock Band 2? If I have to go out and buy a used version of Rock Band 3 from Gamestop to get the songs, no big deal, but I'd much rather use the copy of RB2 I already have and save some money if I can. Plus, I'm a lot more used to the setlist in RB2 since it's the only RB game I've ever had.



#1056 Bansheeflyer

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Posted April 19, 2019 - 07:19 PM

May be a dumb question, but is there a way to make the custom songs work on the PS3 version of Rock Band 2?

 

Check this out, I believe it works for PS3 as well: http://customscreato...band-2-customs/


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#1057 Alternity

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Posted April 19, 2019 - 08:32 PM

Yes, the files will work, but it's a bit more complicated than that. The technique we use for custom songs on RB3 consists of replacing a DLC pack with custom songs, and the current pack we use is the RB2 Free Pack 01 which is only read by RB3. If you want to load custom songs in RB2, you will have to change that and it's a rather tedious (and to be fair, annoying) process.

I have explained how it works in this post: http://customscreato...t/?p=1000046123



#1058 Kivic

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Posted April 21, 2019 - 01:50 AM

Guys
I have the problem of 'merge the songs already converted', after a conversion from XBOX to PS3 the songs automatically goes to the '' All Music '' folder.
I copy the songs from the '' All songs '' folder and paste them into the '' songs to merge '' folder. After that I enter the program and the tool of C3 and the option to merge songs is inactive. I've tried it anyway and I can not merge the songs, could anyone help me?



#1059 Kivic

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Posted April 21, 2019 - 02:22 AM

Hello!

I'm newby here. I can not do merge 2 songs for PS3.

I've done con to All Songs convertion. But tools-Merge songs button is always gray. How can i merge songs?

 

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I have the same problem



#1060 Alternity

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Posted April 25, 2019 - 11:18 PM

You need to either take the RB2 Free Pack 01 DTA file from your PS3 and put it in the "Merged Songs" folder if you own that pack, or create an empty text file and rename it to songs.dta. Make sure to change the txt extension to dta.

Just pointing out that the post after the one you quoted is me answering the question just like I do now.






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