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#2681 EuroMIX

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Posted May 5, 2018 - 01:29 PM

Generally you need to contact the author and ask nicely if they'd consider making a Wii version.

 

If you can, state what songs you're after and maybe I, or someone else, can help.



#2682 seg45

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Posted May 5, 2018 - 05:25 PM

Ok not sure if they accept my request but i can try.

#2683 Alternity

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Posted May 5, 2018 - 05:47 PM

The other way is doing it yourself. There are MANY ways to tackle this problem but I believe the "official" C3 way is using RockBiink, which is a program that floats somewhere in the forums that reduces quality of customs.

Other ways are up to you really, ideally what you want to do is reduce the number of stems to 12 or lower (basically 2 mono tracks (or 1 stereo track) per instruments, no more. Even with 12 if the quality is very high it might still stutter, so you might want to reduce audio quality as well. This requires some knowledge of how customs works obviously, but if you're willing to learn on your own it's not that bad to be honest.



#2684 EuroMIX

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Posted May 5, 2018 - 06:05 PM

I could be wrong but I thought the general rule was under 40MB (ideally less than this), and 10 or less audio channels (probably 9 or less really).

 

This is what I've always gone by whenever I've tried making Wii-compatible versions, and seems to fit with what Stack has done.



#2685 seg45

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Posted May 18, 2018 - 04:25 PM

Does a song length(not its size affect whether or not it loads in the game? I tried getting Art of Life (2x bass pedal) which last 30 minutes and doesn't exceed the 40 MB limit yet the game freezes at the loading screen.

#2686 Alternity

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Posted May 18, 2018 - 06:34 PM

The meta folder size is also important. I think for the SD method the limit is 500kb or something similar?

 

If it has a large MIDI file it might need modification or something. Removing unneeded difficulties should help. Maybe even unneeded instruments.



#2687 seg45

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Posted May 18, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Guess I overlooked that on the guide. thx again



#2688 StackOverflow0x

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Posted May 19, 2018 - 08:12 PM

If the game is freezing at the loading screen, it could still be something else. What's the midi file size?



#2689 EuroMIX

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Posted May 20, 2018 - 09:25 PM

So I'm setting customs up on a vWii and I'm come across a problem I've seen hinted at before; deleting the cache/MSTORE.vff. On the Wii this is super quick and easy with WiiXplorer, however the necessary data folder is an unknown file instead that I can't open.

 

Does anyone know of an easy way to reset the cache back to 0 without ruining anything else? Thanks.



#2690 StackOverflow0x

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Posted May 21, 2018 - 01:32 AM

Does WiiXplorer not let you set the NAND write option on vWii?

Could a save game manager like this one help? You may have to extract your save, edit out the cache, then put the save back.



#2691 EuroMIX

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Posted May 21, 2018 - 02:52 AM

Does WiiXplorer not let you set the NAND write option on vWii?

 

It does, however it has no noticeable effect on the necessary file. I can't even copy and paste it.

 

 

Could a save game manager like this one help? You may have to extract your save, edit out the cache, then put the save back.

 

This may not be as quick as the Wii method, but I'll give it a try thanks.



#2692 seg45

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 07:09 PM

Hey Stack how exactly can

If the game is freezing at the loading screen, it could still be something else. What's the midi file size?


How exactly can i check the midi size?

#2693 Alternity

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 07:38 PM

Look for the .mid file in the song's files and check the size.



#2694 seg45

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 09:15 PM

K

#2695 EuroMIX

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Does anyone have instructions on how to use SaveGame Manager GX to delete the cache? I would like to ensure that I do it correctly.



#2696 seg45

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 10:58 PM

If the game is freezing at the loading screen, it could still be something else. What's the midi file size?

 

The midi file size is 1,452 KB



#2697 Alternity

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 11:35 PM

So, considering the meta folder should be 500kb at most, this is highly over the limit. Only way to go around it is modifying the midi file, or try to ask the author to make a very smaller midi file for wii SD users.



#2698 EuroMIX

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Posted May 24, 2018 - 10:04 PM

I know this is slightly off-topic, but does American Pie (the last Wii DLC) not show up for anyone else in the NTSC music store? I know it's in the PAL one because I've downloaded and played it. It doesn't even show up at all for me in the NTSC one, not even as unavailable, or anything.



#2699 seg45

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 08:36 PM

Actually yes me too i got before it disappeared

#2700 seg45

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 08:38 PM

Also would the shutdown of the Wii Shop Channel affect the Rock Band 3 Music Store?




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