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#21 ruben11450

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 05:09 PM

It's only a temporary issue with only one download link allowed in the current template, all platforms will be supported as soon as pksage can get to it. ;)

awesome nice



#22 sanchny

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 06:04 PM

This looks fantastic. Thank you for all the hard work!! I can't wait to see the community flesh out the content. :)

 

I have a suggestion, Would it be possible to link to Itunes/Youtube/Anything with a preview for the song in the song page?

Seconding this suggestion. Preferably, a note somewhere to denote if the link is to the song being played on RB3, and on which instrument(s), so we can see the charts. But if there isn't a gameplay video, a link to the music video / iTunes would be helpful.

 

Another suggestion for further down the road: maintain a watchlist of artists and authors, so you get a notification (email? RSS?) when someone uploads a song by that artist or when that author uploads something.



#23 anglebracket

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 06:13 PM

okay, hooooly schei├če. this is the greatest thing since sliced bread the Rapture. when this was hinted at a few weeks ago, i was hoping it would be exactly something like this. i'll definitely be making use of it.

 

and to the indefatigable pksage: you rule.


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#24 iPodwithnomusic

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 06:13 PM

So which format is the xbox format? Is that just the plain file without an extension?

 

Also, what does "Has OD?" mean?


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#25 TrojanNemo

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Xbox format is the Xbox format. The format that you use to play it on the Xbox. Not the format you use to play on Wii, PS3 or Phase Shift. The original format, since that's what ALL songs created for Rock Band are converted to automatically by Magma: C3 or from the original Magma's .rba files, which then have to be converted to all other formats.

 

So yeah, it's THE format. CON files, no extensions.



#26 TomGuy

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:13 PM

This is really really awesome.



#27 pksage

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:41 PM

OK, took a nap, let's dig into some of this.

 

The "View New Content" button is going to be incredible...one stop shopping.

 

The new customs database looks good so far.  A couple of questions/suggestions:

 

1) Will users be able to "remove" customs that they've posted?  Or once it's there, it's there forever (or until a db admin removes it)?

 

2) Going forward, there will be a bunch of new users (like myself) who might try to play around with building customs, but will need help; it would be extremely useful if we could post project files/.RPP *along* with the CONs to allow others to collaborate/finish off (in the case of partial instrument customs).  I'm sure you guys agree that paving the way for full band, full difficulties customs would be a good thing for the community.  Or some way of putting a flag on a custom that indicates "Hey...this custom is only missing vocals, and here's the project files for you to finish it!"...and once the full-band version is posted, the partial instrument version could be removed.

 

Really looking forward to seeing how all of this plays out.

 

1) Apparently IPS doesn't have deleting built in outside of mods and admins...sigh. http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=17

 

2) Posting additional files will be resolved when I finish "multiple download links" (http://pksage.com/cc...ps-2x-bass-etc/), so you'll be able to use that for the RPP/etc. I'll add a flag for "actively seeking contributors", though, which should satisfy most of your use case, I hope? Rather than post new versions and delete the old one, though, ideally we'd just update the old one, so people following it get updated.

 

Can you add a option to add more people that helped with the custom?

 

This has been planned, I mentioned it in the announcement, but here's an actual bug tracker link for it: http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=19

 

It looks good so far, but there are no bass tiers listed.

 

This is fixed, thanks!

 

I still don't get it, also will there be something to let you edit or update your custom?

 

also something to edit the page? i put the tile name and the artist name in the wrong order :D

 

This is also fixed.

 

[devilsadvocate]

 

What about customs which were originally posted by users who are now no longer active on the forums?  If they don't post their own customs...can *anybody* post anybody else's customs in the new database?  If so, is it first come, first served for posting other people's stuff?  Is pksage going to automagically handle these?  Can/should only the actual author themselves post?

 

[/devilsadvocate]

 

I'm open to suggestions. I want users to be able to manage them, because we're trying to keep this hands-off for the admins other than handling reports/etc. I think the ideal solution is tracking down the original author and asking them if you can adopt the custom, but I know that's not always possible. We'll track it here: http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=20

 

will the customs now be only for xbox, or will u eventualy add phase shift for it?

 

Follow this issue: http://pksage.com/cc...tc/?catfilter=1

 

 

Will the MantisBT still be restricted to C3 releases? If so, will there be another method to leaving feedback or reports on existing non-C3 customs for bugs, or should we still just leave a comment on them or PM the author?

 

MantisBT is going away forever as soon as I get around to it (and good riddance). To report song issues, you'll now just post on a song's database page, which will notify the author unless they turn that off. As before, if a custom doesn't exist in the DB, you'll still need to contact the author. Unfortunately I am not magic.



#28 EvilChameleon

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:51 PM

Probably too much work, but would it be possible to say, get an email at the end of every week saying what was recently added to the database?



#29 TrojanNemo

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Unfortunately I am not magic.

 

Bullshit.



#30 columbo777

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:55 PM

wanna make a way that I can "virtually attach" a test pro upgrade to a track with pro not bundled?


Find all the known Guitar PRO upgrades on the RB PRO upgrades tracker google-sheet:

https://docs.google....SV_o/edit#gid=0

 


#31 pksage

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:55 PM

I have a suggestion, Would it be possible to link to Itunes/Youtube/Anything with a preview for the song in the song page?

 

http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=21

 

Another suggestion for further down the road: maintain a watchlist of artists and authors, so you get a notification (email? RSS?) when someone uploads a song by that artist or when that author uploads something.

 

I was hoping this might already exist for authors, but if it does, I can't find it. :( Authors: http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=22Artist: http://pksage.com/ccc/IPS/index.php?app=tracker&showissue=23

 

Also, what does "Has OD?" mean?

 

If someone submits a song with no OD authored, that field would be "no" instead of "yes".



#32 pksage

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:59 PM

Probably too much work, but would it be possible to say, get an email at the end of every week saying what was recently added to the database?

 

This is a good request! I believe IPS has some hooks for this, because when you follow something, there's that dropdown asking how often you want to be notified. I just have to implement options other than "instantly". http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=25

 

wanna make a way that I can "virtually attach" a test pro upgrade to a track with pro not bundled?

 

I might just make you a DB moderator, since I don't think you'll go on a rampage or anything, but give me a few days to get everything in order first. Regardless, I'll make sure the multi-download-field thing includes a way to attach Pro upgrades as a separate download URL. http://pksage.com/cc...tc/?catfilter=1



#33 The_Guitar_Hero_King

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Got another request.

Would it be possible to release a song that is already in the database, let's say there is a guitar only chart.

Can you release a full band chart you made?

Also if there is already a full band one out there can you still release my version with animations and venue edits?

Also could there be a tab of all the GH songs in order?

I might try release my old songs to full band and it would be cool if the GH songs was in order.

Also a option to look at the artist and see what songs have been released with the list showing the full band ones fist.

Also a option to say that the custom is mostly a conversion.

I think that is all for now :D
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#34 funkydunkleman

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 10:44 PM

This is so cool. Two things:

 

Is it possible to have a page view count or something for the song page? Obviously downloads can't be tracked since we're using external sites, but a visit count would be a good measurer.

 

Also, a separate page for clicking on an artist would be nice. Something like

 

"Band X"

5 total songs

 

Album 1

2 songs

track two - authored by user A

track six - authored by user B

 

Album 2

3 songs

track one- authored by user B

track three- authored by user C

track four- authored by user B

 

Somehow this could be organized with the metadata or something I dunno. I know it's all chaos right now.

 

Thanks for doing this though. I think this will take a lot of the sting away from the loss of weekly releases.


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#35 Colonel 32dll

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 12:37 AM

Thank you for this. It is amazing already.

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#36 pksage

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 01:15 AM

Would it be possible to release a song that is already in the database, let's say there is a guitar only chart.

Can you release a full band chart you made?

Also if there is already a full band one out there can you still release my version with animations and venue edits?

 
We talked about this earlier in the thread, and it's also covered in the announcement. Ideally, we prefer that users collaborate to release a single, "definitive" version of the song. If you can't reach the original author, you CAN release another version, we just strongly prefer that you do not.
 

Also could there be a tab of all the GH songs in order?


You can already filter by GHtoRB3 releases, but I'm planning on lots of filters, I'll add a "source series" filter. http://pksage.com/cc...er&showissue=28
 

Also a option to look at the artist and see what songs have been released with the list showing the full band ones fist.

Also, a separate page for clicking on an artist would be nice. Something like (...)

 
This is already in the tracker: http://pksage.com/cc...by-that-artist/I'll add a flag to denote "all instruments charted". http://pksage.com/ccc/IPS/index.php?app=tracker&showissue=29
 

Also a option to say that the custom is mostly a conversion.


 This already exists, use "Chart Source".
 

Is it possible to have a page view count or something for the song page? Obviously downloads can't be tracked since we're using external sites, but a visit count would be a good measurer.


Page views are already being tracked, I just need to display them in the list. Follow this issue: http://pksage.com/cc...ws/?catfilter=1

#37 AkiraNomuraBCN

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 08:50 AM

This is amazing!! Thanks you for all the hard work!!

 

I would like to ask to all authors: The customs that you put here, are the same versions that you have in your thread, or is a better version?



#38 The_Guitar_Hero_King

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 09:13 AM

This is amazing!! Thanks you for all the hard work!!

 

I would like to ask to all authors: The customs that you put here, are the same versions that you have in your thread, or is a better version?

My ones are from my thread, but they are the ones that i'm done with mostly.


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#39 Colonel 32dll

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 02:16 PM

This is amazing!! Thanks you for all the hard work!!

 

I would like to ask to all authors: The customs that you put here, are the same versions that you have in your thread, or is a better version?

I decided that the only customs I would put into the database are at least Full Band with legacy instruments (VGBD), OD, CAT-assisted reductions and practice sections. If a custom has harmonies, drums and/or decipherable keys I will do my best to chart them or find someone who can before they go into the database. I'll be going through all the songs available in my Other Customs thread and preparing them for upload, but I will not be posting any more customs there, only using it to announce additions or updates to the database. As of this moment I have uploaded two but have several more that I will be uploading as soon as I have the time to double-check them.

 

Thanks again to pksage for all his hard work on this and everything else over the last few years. I swear some of the admins are robots!  :v:



#40 Farottone

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Posted October 3, 2015 - 02:22 PM

I'll be going through all the songs available in my Other Customs thread and preparing them for upload, but I will not be posting any more customs there, only using it to announce additions or updates to the database

 

Actually that is probably what that forum will be for by design. Stay tuned for that. ;)







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