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#1 1littlebig1

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 12:28 AM

I am running Dolphin 5.0 and I have been trying to get custom songs on it. After a while I've figured it out and am able to get some. I was able to get 4 songs to work and 1 song to show up in my library, but after that, no other songs are being added to my game.

 

I am pretty sure my problem is coming from the naming of the files aswell as the sZAE part.

 

I have been naming my folders like this:

001_00000001_tg_songname_meta   (I also changed the to sZAE/001)

002_00000002_tg_songname_song

...

009_00000009_tg_songname_meta   (I also changed the to sZAE/009)

010_00000010_tg_songname_song

 

The problem seems to be when I make it into double digits, the number doesn't seem to register. It makes sense to me because my 5th song shows up in game but cannot be played (because I have the meta but not the game).

 

I'm not quite sure if I'm doing something wrong naming my files or if it is only supported to play this many songs (which I seem unlikely). Any help is appreciated.



#2 Alternity

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 01:32 AM

In dolphin; you can pack app files as big as you want; so if for some reason only the 5 first slots works; you can still install 100s of songs.

 

Can you explain what happens when the song cannot be played? This sounds like a ticket issue; i.e. the slot was not unlocked.



#3 StackOverflow0x

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 03:18 AM

I believe discussions like this are usually kept in the dedicated Wii thread.

So if you had checked that, make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit. And also, you're going from 09 to 10, which is incorrect since those numbers are hexadecimal, meaning it would go to 0A. But either way, you shouldn't need a file per song because you can pack as much as you want together.



#4 1littlebig1

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 09:49 PM

In dolphin; you can pack app files as big as you want; so if for some reason only the 5 first slots works; you can still install 100s of songs.

 

Can you explain what happens when the song cannot be played? This sounds like a ticket issue; i.e. the slot was not unlocked.

So if I am understanding, i should be naming the files like

 

001_00000001_songname_meta

001_00000002_songname_song

...

 

001_00000009_songname_meta

001_00000010_songname_song

 

and so on?

 

001_00000001_songname_meta



#5 Alternity

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 02:03 AM

No; StackOverflow was right about the naming.



#6 alucardla

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 03:52 AM

I believe discussions like this are usually kept in the dedicated Wii thread.

So if you had checked that, make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit. And also, you're going from 09 to 10, which is incorrect since those numbers are hexadecimal, meaning it would go to 0A. But either way, you shouldn't need a file per song because you can pack as much as you want together.

Then that's is the annoying problem I'm running on dolphin. Please can you explain that dolphin versions above 5.0 2874 are the end of unlimited space for customs in dolphin? If that1s the case i'm screwed. No new versions of dolphin worked for me with customs. I was thinking that was my Video card. so sad! :(



#7 alucardla

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 04:57 AM

So if I am understanding, i should be naming the files like

 

001_00000001_songname_meta

001_00000002_songname_song

...

 

001_00000009_songname_meta

001_00000010_songname_song

 

and so on?

 

001_00000001_songname_meta

no, pal . it gonnabe like this for example:
 

001_00000001_songname_meta

002_00000002_songname_song

 

then 

 

003_00000003_songname_meta

004_00000004_songname_song

then 

005_00000005_songname_meta

006_00000006_songname_song

 

 

and on and on, etc 

 

007_00000007_songname_meta

008_00000008_songname_song

 

then

 

009_00000009_songname_meta

010_0000000a_songname_song

 

011_0000000b_songname_meta

012_0000000c_songname_song

 

 then 

 

013_0000000d_songname_meta

014_0000000e_songname_song<<<<<and that's is as far as I could get in Dolphin. No more room in here ?I think so.

 

Hope it helps!! :)

 

PS: Sorry for using one reply for each post  i quoted, I really don't know well how to quote multiple posts to reply 2 person in one post.

 









 


Edited by alucardla, May 12, 2017 - 02:53 PM.


#8 1littlebig1

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 09:38 PM

no, pal . it gonnabe like this for example:
 

001_00000001_songname_meta

002_00000002_songname_song

 

then 

 

003_00000003_songname_meta

004_00000004_songname_song

then 

005_00000005_songname_meta

006_00000006_songname_song

 

 

and on and on, etc 

 

007_00000007_songname_meta

008_00000008_songname_song

 

then

 

009_00000009_songname_meta

010_0000000a_songname_song

 

011_0000000b_songname_meta

012_0000000c_songname_song

 

 then 

 

013_0000000d_songname_meta

014_0000000e_songname_song<<<<<and that's is as far as I could get in Dolphin. No more room in here ?I think so.

 

Hope it helps!! :)

 

PS: Sorry for using one reply for each post  i quoted, I really don't know well how to quote multiple posts to reply 2 person in one post.

 








 

Thanks, I understand now. I also cannot get passed 13 and 14 either. Not exactly sure why, but thanks for the help everyone!



#9 Alternity

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 11:50 PM

so 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 didn't worked?



#10 1littlebig1

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

so 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 didn't worked?

Yes, I can get at most 90 songs in my library and when I try those, it gives me a glitch in game where it keeps reloading all of my DLC songs until I exit from the game and delete them.



#11 alucardla

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 12:51 AM

so 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 didn't worked?

Everytime i tried it 's not working.

 

Did some of you happen to test the problem with the newer dolphin versions not correctly loading the customs?

I come to various problems, but my videocard isn't the brilliant one, maybe someone with a powerfull specs!

 

dolphin Emulator has the bad habit of increase specs with newer versions, for example, with dolphin 4.0 I needed less power to run properly musical games, dolphin 5.0, I have to close various applications to run it properly (almost properly).



#12 1littlebig1

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 12:58 AM

Everytime i tried it 's not working.

 

Did some of you happen to test the problem with the newer dolphin versions not correctly loading the customs?

I come to various problems, but my videocard isn't the brilliant one, maybe someone with a powerfull specs!

 

dolphin Emulator has the bad habit of increase specs with newer versions, for example, with dolphin 4.0 I needed less power to run properly musical games, dolphin 5.0, I have to close various applications to run it properly (almost properly).

I use dolphin 5.0 and I have the same issue as you.



#13 Alternity

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 01:29 AM

Using 5.0 (and not the newer version; just the first 5.0 that came out) I didn't have any troubles; I even gained some FPS in the menus compared to 4.x.

 

I would suggest checking for your version as StackOverflow0x mentioned to "make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit".

 

If the slots are unlocked they should all work, the only generation I had trouble with was the custom one.. sZGE, which was looping when loading customs... it wasn't a big deal considering I could use any other official slot and can pack well over 1gb in a single pack.



#14 1littlebig1

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 02:44 AM

Using 5.0 (and not the newer version; just the first 5.0 that came out) I didn't have any troubles; I even gained some FPS in the menus compared to 4.x.

 

I would suggest checking for your version as StackOverflow0x mentioned to "make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit".

 

If the slots are unlocked they should all work, the only generation I had trouble with was the custom one.. sZGE, which was looping when loading customs... it wasn't a big deal considering I could use any other official slot and can pack well over 1gb in a single pack.

I downloaded 5.0-2874 but now I get a warning message when it starts up lol... It all works perfectly fine tho other than the message so Ill just deal. Thank you



#15 alucardla

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 04:44 AM

I downloaded 5.0-2874 but now I get a warning message when it starts up lol... It all works perfectly fine tho other than the message so Ill just deal. Thank you

Try a newer than that version. For example 5.0 2890 etc or newer and tell me what problem will happen. Thanks for the info



#16 1littlebig1

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 04:15 PM

Try a newer than that version. For example 5.0 2890 etc or newer and tell me what problem will happen. Thanks for the info

I thought the problem was fixed, but I am still having the same issue with my 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 song and meta not working. Any songs after that also do not work.

 

Also the error message did not go away.



#17 Alternity

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 04:15 PM

You are using 5.0-2874 but StackOverflow0x recommended to use an earlier version than this one.



#18 alucardla

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Posted May 15, 2017 - 12:42 AM

You are using 5.0-2874 but StackOverflow0x recommended to use an earlier version than this one.

 
 

I thought the problem was fixed, but I am still having the same issue with my 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 song and meta not working. Any songs after that also do not work.
 
Also the error message did not go away.

I think the warning messages started in this version 2874, but the messages in the start, (with the Rockband 3 logo and bands on roof one) trust me, are related with online play. If you disable "panic handlers" they will disappear ( tested by me). What I would like to know from the man itself (mr. Stacks) is if it's confirmed that customs on Dolphin will work only in the versions below 2874. And we(Dolphin users with a damaged wii console like me. but with a NAND that's alive) will not be able to use the innovations of newer dolphin versions and will have to stick with 5.0 2478 or below forever. This sentence from Mr. Stacks "make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit" is wandering in my mind. Did it means we have to follow the size limit ( like in the console) and have limited slots (like in Dolphin) or did it means we have to follow the size limit ( like in the console) and have almost unlimited slots ( like in the console)? I really like to know it from Mr, Stacks, 

 

PS: 1littlebig1 : I advise you to forget 015_0000000f and 016_00000010 song and meta for now and just merge more songs in the other slots like me.
I got 12MB  in a "meta" folder and 1,400MB in a "song" folder in the working slots and had no problems in it. 1,4GB is a lot of songs like 45 songs or more between single and multi tracks or more than 100 with just single track ones. It's a good amount. And sorry for my bad english.



#19 Alternity

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Posted May 15, 2017 - 12:49 AM

You could simply use 2 versions of Dolphin: one for RB3 and one for the rest. Both of them can load the same NAND. I never had any problems to connect online on RB3 on any version of Dolphin... I don't think it matters.

 

To be honest I sticked with the first Dolphin 5.0 for RB3; and I can use every official slots (as long as they are unlocked; of course) and I can use pretty much "infinite" size for each slots (1.5gb is my standard and works fine). To use pro instruments I just use the old method with Zadig drivers.



#20 StackOverflow0x

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Posted May 18, 2017 - 04:23 AM

This sentence from Mr. Stacks "make sure you're on a version before 5.0-2874, otherwise you have to follow the size limit" is wandering in my mind. Did it means we have to follow the size limit ( like in the console) and have limited slots (like in Dolphin) or did it means we have to follow the size limit ( like in the console) and have almost unlimited slots ( like in the console)? I really like to know it from Mr, Stacks,


"Slots" in both cases are always determined by the TMD. So there won't ever be a case where you have more than 500 slots anyways. The size limit is enforced in newer versions of Dolphin. On my setup, my two large DLC files aren't read and only 2 other songs I packed separately are loaded. This means the larger files are ignored. Stick to a slightly older version, and those large files will still work.






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