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#1 Colonel 32dll

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 12:32 AM

From their FB page:
Songs from Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Tenacious D, Weezer, & Frank Turner have been DLC in 2015 and will be playable in Rock Band 4 later this year. Which song is your favorite?

They don't go on to mention whether those actual files will be playable on RB4 or need reworking first. So I guess maybe this isn't really indicative of any news. :ohdear:

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 12:39 AM

Can't be the actual files since it's a new system and it will require new containers, at the very least.

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 04:35 AM

I thought they had already announced this?

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 02:51 PM

I don't know how big the new file sizes of the DLC will be but I sure wish Harmonix would make a limited edition RB4 XboxOne with 2 Terabyte hard drive build in to handle all current and on going DLC storage with space to store other games.

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 02:53 PM

But as I understand it, that's not up to Harmonix. It would be up to Microsoft to offer a bundle package like that, and I doubt a game like RB4 will be big enough for that. If they do, I would gladly buy a second Xbox One to get the RB4 themed one, but I doubt it :ohdear:

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Posted May 1, 2015 - 10:40 PM

What's wrong with using cloud storage?

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Posted May 2, 2015 - 01:57 AM

But as I understand it, that's not up to Harmonix. It would be up to Microsoft to offer a bundle package like that, and I doubt a game like RB4 will be big enough for that. If they do, I would gladly buy a second Xbox One to get the RB4 themed one, but I doubt it :ohdear:


Rock Band's functionally a system seller for Microsoft, at this point, given the ratio of people that bought it for 360 last gen. :P

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Bandwidth?

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Posted May 2, 2015 - 03:50 AM

So I just updated my Xbox 360 dashboard and was wondering what this update consisted of:

Larger external USB hard drives – Plug in any external USB hard drive up to 2 TB

It's about freakin time they went over the 32GB restriction. Not that it really matters in terms of Rock Band due to the 2952 song limit. Still a cool update.

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Posted May 2, 2015 - 03:55 AM

There's a better part to that update. I thought it was already known by now.
No more need for Modio/Horizon/Party Buffalo.

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Posted May 2, 2015 - 04:10 AM

There's a better part to that update. I thought it was already known by now.
No more need for Modio/Horizon/Party Buffalo.

say what?!

#11 realpersonirl

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Posted May 2, 2015 - 09:38 PM

There's a better part to that update. I thought it was already known by now.
No more need for Modio/Horizon/Party Buffalo.

Do explain.
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Posted May 2, 2015 - 11:45 PM

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Read the change log for the Xbox update and try formatting a new USB with it. Changed the file system it uses so now it's just a standard FAT32 partition that you can copy to and from using Windows.

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 12:20 AM

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Read the change log for the Xbox update and try formatting a new USB with it. Changed the file system it uses so now it's just a standard FAT32 partition that you can copy to and from using Windows.

Whoa, nice!! That makes customs that much more dead-ass simple now :3
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Posted May 3, 2015 - 01:49 AM

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Read the change log for the Xbox update and try formatting a new USB with it. Changed the file system it uses so now it's just a standard FAT32 partition that you can copy to and from using Windows.

That's awesome! :D

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#15 chexmixho

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 05:08 AM

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Read the change log for the Xbox update and try formatting a new USB with it. Changed the file system it uses so now it's just a standard FAT32 partition that you can copy to and from using Windows.

If I have a currently existing USB drive that has hundreds of customs already on it, I am out of luck though right? I would have copy all of those to my computer and then erase and re-format the USB stick and then copy them back over?

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 05:17 AM

I don't know, I guess that's a fair assumption. It's not Nemo's System Update, this is an official update by Microsoft. Research it and/or ask them in an email.

I will say this: you will want to get on this new format. Things are about to get a whole lot easier soon ;)
If it means you have to spend a few hours one time copying things off the USB, reformatting, and then copying them back, it'll be worth it for hassle-free and easy use for the remainder of your time playing customs.

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM

What's wrong with using cloud storage?


Bandwidth?

I'm pretty sure, unless a setlist is like 15 dream theater songs in a row, it can handle it (and even than, each song could be retrieved during the cut scene in between songs). The game is not going to access the person's entire song library on the cloud at once. I mean that's solution the cloud was created for. So people can keep purchasing digital media without worrying about filling up hard drives.

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 10:46 AM

What's wrong with using cloud storage?


Bandwidth?

I'm pretty sure, unless a setlist is like 15 dream theater songs in a row, it can handle it (and even than, each song could be retrieved during the cut scene in between songs). The game is not going to access the person's entire song library on the cloud at once. I mean that's solution the cloud was created for. So people can keep purchasing digital media without worrying about filling up hard drives.


You'd have to keep in mind that not everyone will have the internet speed required for this method. Just because I'm able to download a 25-40MB package in seconds does not mean that everyone will be able to.

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 10:57 AM

You'd have to keep in mind that not everyone will have the internet speed required for this method. Just because I'm able to download a 25-40MB package in seconds does not mean that everyone will be able to.


Also, when Microsoft announced the "always online" policy the entire gaming community rioted and they had to reverse that. You can't yet rely on the fact that every user will have a steady and powerful Internet connection, and once you can't do that and you have to provide large storage anyway offering a cloud service is just an option, not a business model.

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Posted May 3, 2015 - 03:00 PM

What's wrong with using cloud storage?


Bandwidth?

I'm pretty sure, unless a setlist is like 15 dream theater songs in a row, it can handle it (and even than, each song could be retrieved during the cut scene in between songs). The game is not going to access the person's entire song library on the cloud at once. I mean that's solution the cloud was created for. So people can keep purchasing digital media without worrying about filling up hard drives.


Not everyone is on a connection that can handle it (plus some people are under bandwidth caps), and that's the biggest hurdle to widespread adoption of "the cloud" (lol) for this sort of thing.

It's certainly a feasible option for those of us with fast, stable connections and no bandwidth caps, and you're obviously going to download and load the whole thing before you play it, so you don't have to worry about streaming choppiness, but tell the guy with a max speed of 1 MB/s that he has to wait a minute or more every time he wants to play a song. Even on my pipe we're probably talking a 10-15s download per song, plus the time to load it once downloaded, and this is assuming there's nothing in the way (we've all seen how not-zippy Microsoft's servers can be, right)? I know there are plenty of people (in NA, at least) that are on even slower connections.

The cloud is not some magic bullet. You're still just downloading files off a server. I'd rather buy another hard drive and only face that download once -- and be able to queue it up to run overnight or while I'm doing something else instead of on song load, but ymmv.

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