Have C3/customs kept your Rock Band experience alive? Tell us here!
Posted July 19, 2015 - 11:55 PM
I stumbled onto this site months after official releases ended and was absolutely blown away. New QOTSA, tons of Metallica, Animals as Leaders, and more?!?!? "It's going to suck when I wake up from this..." I remember thinking. I honestly could not believe it and pretty much still can't! Then I attempted authoring... I got my butt kicked initially but kept coming back for more until I started to get the hang of it. Authoring has been amazing. Through it, I've learned a ton about music I didn't know (and there's still a ton I have no clue about. ). I've also learned things I wouldn't have bothered with if I hadn't stumbled upon this site, like building a Schmitt Trigger for double bass pedals on the stock kit. And with every new song I author, I am able to think of a mistake I made in a previous one. (Eventually I'll get to not sucking! )
So a huge thank you to every author that's ever authored, to those who spent hours and hours creating programs and tools making it even possible to author, to every one kind enough to leave comments, and to everyone who enjoys playing these excellent customs. The community is incredible.
You bet your sweet ass I'll be buying Rock Band 4 to support Harmonix (and anything else I can do), but Rock Band 3 was still meant to be king of the hill. And when C3 came along? Let's just say that the crown will now remain unchallenged...
Posted July 20, 2015 - 01:25 AM
Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:09 AM
Posted July 22, 2015 - 12:15 AM
Not just for us, but for so many of our friends too. Can't thank you all enough!
Now how about some more 90s, a little James Taylor and some good ol' classic country for when we've had too much whiskey?
Forever your fans!
Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:14 PM
Makes Linkin Park customs. Click to see my thread!
Posted July 28, 2015 - 03:21 PM
When we found this community, it was like rediscovering Rock Band all over again. Songs and artists we had always pined for were suddenly at our fingertips. We were introduced to new artists and new songs. Through RBHP old favorites became new. We even ended up downloading a bunch more DLC that we had passed up before because it didn't have harmonies (I mean, honestly, how can you expect us to sing I Know What I Am without two parts?). Oh, and we bought new equipment because, you know, new stuff is awesome.
Without this place would've put down the mics and the axe (this is a slang term young people use for "guitar") long ago with no guarantees we ever would have picked them up again. Now I've got RB4 on preorder. We are going to miss the weekly releases here but it's tough to imagine that the community will dissolve since it still has so much to offer. I fear change but am excited for the future. Thanks for everything.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Posted July 31, 2015 - 06:48 PM
Quick question though...how many songs can you put on a flash drive ?? Thank you!
You're limited only by the size of the flash drive and the game's limit of 2,952 songs (1,000 songs on the Wii). If you're on the XBox 360, there is a bug in one of the more popular XBox file management programs, PartyBuffalo, where it won't add the 256th file to a directory with 255 files, but if you're on the latest XBox system software and you use the RB2USB utility in the C3 CON Tools package, then you'll never have to touch PartyBuffalo.
If you're asking instead how many files tend to fit on a flash drive, of course that again depends on the size of the flash drive, but generally most customs are in the 5MB to 10MB range, while official DLC and multi-stem customs tend to be in the 50MB-ish range. For a 32GB flash drive, that could translate to around 4,000 typical customs or 600 multi-stem customs.
Posted August 1, 2015 - 06:04 PM
Posted August 1, 2015 - 06:18 PM
Posted August 1, 2015 - 09:29 PM
Posted August 3, 2015 - 06:51 PM
I would like finally to thank the authors for taking the time to release songs on a weekly basis and it is very much appreciated.
Posted August 5, 2015 - 08:54 PM
Posted August 7, 2015 - 08:55 PM
It's how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:01 AM
Then I found out about how people started putting customs on their XBOX. Not only did this help spark more interest in ripping (I know it's a touchy subject), but it also sparked a grand migrating to convert all 5 button games to a very well established platform that anybody with a computer and some time could do... ROCK BAND 3!
Although I'm a Wii user, this really got me exited. I was able to convert some C3 songs to Phase Shift and enjoyed some brand new high quality charts from artists I enjoy mashing buttons to. When the figured out Wii customs, I waited impatiently for a usable tutorial so I could have some of the fun the big boy consoles had for quite some time.
Now that I figured out how to put customs on my Wii, I have a pretty good feeling that this might revive a monthly Rock Band party at my place. Thanks C3.
Posted August 15, 2015 - 04:17 AM
And the songs... yes, they have made me go back and see what Harmonix has in their RB catalog and has prompted me to purchase a few CDs even. Thanks for keeping this around.
Posted August 15, 2015 - 04:35 AM
Posted August 15, 2015 - 09:10 AM
I would like to know how those of you finding out about C3 now (i.e. 2 years+ in) are hearing about it. I have an idea that the HMX forums are a bit more lax when customs are mentioned than they used to back in the days, and I think that may have something to do with it. But I have no proof of that.
I had seen a few videos on youtube of some customs, but always thought it was done through modding the xbox and such. After some digging I found this site
Posted August 24, 2015 - 03:38 AM
If you chart it they will play
Rock out with your c**k out
Jam out with your clam out
Posted August 27, 2015 - 09:04 AM
After the DLC dried up, me and my friends still played Rock Band but I could sense the end was coming with no DLC it was just a matter of time before we couldn't be bothered to get the stuff out...
So I searched endlessly on Rock Band forums / Rock Band Aide and other sites just trying to find some information that possibly new DLC was coming or Rock Band 4 was in development, there was nothing... Then around the end of 2013, there was thread on the official Rock Band forums on how people keep the game fresh, on this thread someone mentioned customs "what's this customs thing?" I thought.
A few google searches and I came across a YouTube video of someone playing customs, this was awesome however I soon realised this probably relied on a modded 360, then a bit more searching I saw C3's how to play customs on a 360 guide. Did it and it worked! My mind was blown, literally the first week my friends came round after discovering this, this was like Rock Band 4 to us, having all these new songs and convenience of stuff like having to no longer change discs when I wanted to play Beatles Rock Band allowing us to import these now to Rock Band was/is beyond awesome.
I tried doing customs and failed (ask funky, thanks for your help) lol, but with C3 going I may give it another shot, but from trying customs myself I see the effort it takes to make them and I couldn't have any more respect for the authors because of this, sure there are a few customs that aren't my cup of tea, but thats my problem and I will always respect peoples efforts.
Friday releases were a highlight again, so many great songs released, too many to list and a special shout out also to songs that probably wouldn't see the light of day, even if HMX was still doing DLC, Black Lace - Superman for example, this song took me back to my childhood going to a local social club with my parents, I find it hard to believe this was have got done via official means.
THANK YOU for on the top of my head: Guns n Roses - November Rain, Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven, Madonna - Like a Prayer, Genesis - Land of Confusion, Toto - Africa, Cranberries - Zombie and there is literally so many, many, many more!
And also a big shout out to the guys on "The Other Customs" thread, especially the guys who do FB customs. Whether still active today or not.
So there we go, from a simple google search, here we are almost 2 years later. Seriously to all the authors THANK YOU not just from me, from my wife and from every single person who has played a custom when I bring Rock Band to a party. You kept this going longer than I ever thought would have hoped and whilst RB4 won't straight away replace Rock Band 3 party wise (as it all about the songs then) I will still be buying RB4 on release and see what the future holds.
All the best and I hope we can continue C3.
Adam and the band (No Fail Mode)
"I am the Tekno Junkie"
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