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#1 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted January 2, 2020 - 03:27 PM

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The Beatles Rock Band Customs? You probably said no, we said yes, you said stop, but we said go, go go!

This is a little different to the standard C3 project in that we aren’t releasing custom songs for Rock Band 3, but instead, we’re presenting “fully complete” custom songs for The Beatles Rock Band. With a lot of care and attention being taken to ensure that these tracks meet the standards of other songs released for the game, our releases contain features that have never been seen before in previous Beatles Rock Band custom efforts, including full animations, camera cuts, custom lip sync for each band member along with brand new custom audio mixes and charts created especially for The Beatles Rock Band, making them fit seamlessly with the rest of your Beatles library!

 

Custom Pack 01
Please Please Me Highlights + From Me To You
With The Beatles Pack 01 + Singles
April Fools Pack

A Hard Days Night's Highlights
"Rain" Single
Revolver Album

Please Note:

These releases are a little different to your standard RB3 custom, as they currently need a modified system to play such as an RGH/JTAG Xbox 360 or CFW PS3. However, as it is becoming more common to find a pre-modified system available for sale or for those more technically inclined, much easier to modify a console yourself, we hope that you can join us in experiencing the world of custom content for The Beatles Rock Band, as it really feels amazing to see in action. We are also looking into the possibility of supporting more platforms such as the Wii, alongside emulation solutions.

 

If you would like to follow the project, talk about this release (or future releases ), give feedback and receive support for playing this content, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/XM9gexj.

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I would like to give recognition to all those that have made this possible, this project is brought to you by astronomyhopes, atupomaruru, Hentai/TrashRBPlayer, IMMCTNTJK, Onyxite, PikminGuts92, Rocker1999, Sharpi and TheWay123.

 

We would also like to give shout outs to Farottone, Orange Harrison, StackOverflow0x and Zeddikins for helping out the project.



#2 MrPrezident

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Posted January 2, 2020 - 03:39 PM

What's the plan on converting the existing Beatles customs to this format?

Are these songs going to be mixed into the Rb3 database?  (I think that is a bad idea)

Best of luck


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#3 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted January 2, 2020 - 03:51 PM

What's the plan on converting the existing Beatles customs to this format?

Are these songs going to be mixed into the Rb3 database?  (I think that is a bad idea)

Best of luck

1. It's going to depend on the songs/charts, but mostly no. Not every existing chart is really suitable for Beatles RB as is, since pre RB3 has different authoring standards to post RB3 content in regards to alt charting and stuff.

 

2. Probably just kept to the thread and our discord, since we don't want people disappointed or whatever that these don't function in RB3, C3 rules also don't let us post different versions of C3 releases to the database I believe, so we're avoiding that issue too.



#4 bowserpat

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Posted January 18, 2020 - 08:21 PM

Hey Guys! I just wanted to say I'm really happy about this Custom songs project cause the Beatles Rock Band is my personal favorite RB game. However, I don't own a modded Xbox 360 or a CFW PS3. I just own a normal Xbox 360. I was really sad when I found out that you needed a modded console so I was absolutely determined to find a solution. Basically I downloaded both tunes, Help and Yesterday and converted them to LIVE then to CON with a bit of brute force in C3 con tools. I then put them on my USB with a Beatles Rock Band save file and when I put them on the Xbox they show up as DLCs, they have the Beatles Rock Band Icon, and read "Saved Game" below. When I sent them to hard drive and loaded them up however, they didn't appear in game. Is there any other possible solution or do I just need to cave in and get a modded console.



#5 atupomaruru

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Posted January 18, 2020 - 11:16 PM

Hey Guys! I just wanted to say I'm really happy about this Custom songs project cause the Beatles Rock Band is my personal favorite RB game. However, I don't own a modded Xbox 360 or a CFW PS3. I just own a normal Xbox 360. I was really sad when I found out that you needed a modded console so I was absolutely determined to find a solution. Basically I downloaded both tunes, Help and Yesterday and converted them to LIVE then to CON with a bit of brute force in C3 con tools. I then put them on my USB with a Beatles Rock Band save file and when I put them on the Xbox they show up as DLCs, they have the Beatles Rock Band Icon, and read "Saved Game" below. When I sent them to hard drive and loaded them up however, they didn't appear in game. Is there any other possible solution or do I just need to cave in and get a modded console.

 

Believe me, we've tried all we can think of too because we really want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy playing these songs. Sadly, while Rock Band 2 and 3 can load customs from unsigned con files because they had to support the RB1 export that used that format, The Beatles Rock Band never got this functionality. Help! and Yesterday are both available as customs in the database here if you're looking to play them on Rock Band 3 :lol:



#6 lifeismusic5

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Posted January 19, 2020 - 04:32 AM

 
Believe me, we've tried all we can think of too because we really want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy playing these songs. Sadly, while Rock Band 2 and 3 can load customs from unsigned con files because they had to support the RB1 that used that format, The Beatles Rock Band never got this functionality. Help! and Yesterday are both available as customs in the database here if you're looking to play them on Rock Band 3 :lol:


I definitely agree with him trying to figure out an idea as I would love this as well, Id also love this idea to also go into Green Day RB in the future but one step at a time. Sucks that its not as easy as cons in RB1/2/3. I would love to have everything right in Beatles RB as for me The Beatles are my most number of songs in RB3.

#7 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted January 19, 2020 - 05:56 PM

Yeah, trust me, i've looked into possible unmodded solutions, but options are super limited. I have faith in emulation maybe making things easier in the future, but even then, the PS3 emulator would require a modded console to rip the game.

 

If anyone has any theories, feel free to suggest or try. I even found a new way of loading customs in RB3 trying to get these songs working on unmodded PS3s lol.



#8 gnatmonkee

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Posted January 26, 2020 - 07:31 AM

I have a CFW PS3.  How do I install these customs in TBRB?



#9 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted January 26, 2020 - 11:03 AM

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The Beatles Rock Band Custom DLC Project is back with our second release. This time, we’re bringing you a pack of songs from the band’s debut Please Please Me along with From Me To You

Trailer:  https://streamable.com/26n72

 

To kick off the Please Please Me Highlights Pack we have Misery

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/z9ibg

 

Co-written by Paul and John, Misery was originally intended for singer Helen Shapiro, however it was considered unsuitable by her label. During recording sessions for Please Please Me, the band decided to revisit Misery in order to increase the amount of original material on the album.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...e46c79.40368890

 

Following Misery, we have Anna (Go to Him)

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/v0q7o

 

A cover of the single released by Arthur Alexander a year earlier, the song became one of John’s favorites leading to the band recording their own take on the song for their debut album. The Beatles recording was a huge success, overshadowing the original in popularity.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...e239d2.87726415

 

Next up is Please Please Me

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/4zs3x

 

The title track, Please Please Me proved to be one of the bands earliest successes within their home nation, turning them from an unknown act to a household name, and while the song would not be successful initially in the US, the song very quickly became a hit upon it’s release in 1964, shooting up to the top of the billboard charts at the time, coming in third place, behind I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...e06562.80666052

 

 

Love Me Do

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/rabhl

 

Primarily written by Paul while skipping school as a child, Love Me Do was released as The Beatles debut single. With its prominent blues-inspired harmonica and duet vocals, the song paved the way for the bands career.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...535520.63562349

 

P.S. I Love You

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/ada33

 

Released as the B side to Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You was considered by many to be the highlight of the single, with the band themselves considering releasing the song as the A side but the suggestion was dismissed due to an earlier song sharing its title.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...593cd2.59874805

 

Alongside “Please Please Me Highlights”, we also have a single release.

 

From Me To You

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/tbmpv

 

The follow up single to Please Please Me, it was initially considered unsuccessful in the US, however in The Beatles home country of the UK, the story was very different, with From Me To You becoming the band’s first number one hit on what would later become the Official UK Singles chart.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...4c6d23.97618758

 

As we conclude the post, I would like to thank everyone that commented on, viewed the trailer (over 300 views!) and downloaded the last customs that we were released. We went into this project without knowing really what to expect and the support that we received blew us away. As always, everyone is free to come hang out at our discord server (https://discord.gg/XM9gexj). We would also like to hear about which songs you would like to see released in the future. If you would like to request anything, you may do so at the following survey. https://forms.gle/JumYJtvr7LVnHXPM9. We have also recently discovered a new method of adding Custom Songs to the PS3 version of the game, which makes the installation process substantially easier than it was in the past.

 

Finally, we’d like to give a welcome to TheWay123, who is joining the project as an Author and a member of our QA team!



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Posted January 26, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Amazing!



#11 JCLexicon

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Posted January 26, 2020 - 05:55 PM

Great to see more!



#12 Sideshow

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Posted January 26, 2020 - 06:25 PM

I'm so glad I hard modded my Xbox360 last year because now I can enjoy these Beatles customs in their proper game.  Tested all 8 songs thus far and they work flawlessly.  Keep up the great work!



#13 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted January 27, 2020 - 06:29 AM

Thanks a lot for the kind responses everyone. Glad to see everyone enjoying them!



#14 Vinny Reed

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Posted February 16, 2020 - 09:05 PM

I just want to clear this up (for my benefit)
These Beatles songs are only playable on The Beatles Rockband and can’t be played in RB3?

#15 RongoIK

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Posted February 16, 2020 - 09:36 PM

I just want to clear this up (for my benefit)
These Beatles songs are only playable on The Beatles Rockband and can’t be played in RB3?

Correct, these are not playable in RB3.



#16 Vinny Reed

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Posted February 16, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Correct, these are not playable in RB3.


Shame that, guess I’ll need to learn how to mod my console

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Posted February 16, 2020 - 10:53 PM

This is brilliant. Amazing work!


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#18 TrashRBPlayer

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Posted March 7, 2020 - 02:46 AM

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The Beatles Rock Band Custom DLC Project would like to welcome you to our third custom DLC release, this time, we are bringing you an 8 pack.

Introducing the With The Beatles Pack 01 + Singles

Pack Trailer: https://streamable.com/mgv0q

 

Let’s begin with All My Loving:

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/36duw

Generally considered to be the song that put Paul’s song writing on the map. All My Loving kicked off the band’s US live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, marking the song as a crucial moment in the history of The Beatles along with giving many fans their first introduction to a live performance by The Beatles.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...bfde71.02387024

 

Next up is Till There Was You:

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/q5lit

Originally written in 1957 for the musical “The Music Man”, the cover of Till There Was You became a staple of the bands early performances, featuring in their sets in Hamburg and even playing it for the British Royal Family. The song serves as a contrast to the other faster paced songs in their sets. Allowing the band to showcase their diverse sound which helped them appeal to many different groups.      

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...ca64a4.16044073

 

Now it’s time to Roll Over Beethoven:

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/s3opp

A cover of Chuck Berry’s 1956 hit, Roll Over Beethoven was a personal favorite of John, Paul and George, with them covering the song together before they had even decided on the name “The Beatles”. The band kept it within their live set list rotation up until 1964.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...ecbee7.13244464

 

To close out the pack, we have Hold Me Tight

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/withl

Originally planned for inclusion on Please Please Me, Hold Me Tight was eventually pushed back and rerecorded for their follow up album. Despite the band being unhappy with the final song, many fans fell in love with the song, and to this day, still consider it a prime example of the classic rock sound of the early to mid-60s.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...95ea22.40286167

 

Alongside the pack, we're also taking the chance to release some additional songs as singles, the first of which is This Boy

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/mk1mp

Composed while on tour, This Boy was written while the band were stuck in a hotel room and were looking for a way to kill time. The song stands out for the harmonies within the verses, inspired by the music coming out of the USA during the era, This Boy serves as a showcase for the bands ability to harmonize, along with demonstrating John’s vocal abilities in the chorus.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...7e0a88.33204145

 

Let's follow that up with what many consider to be a major gap in The Beatles Rock Band library, She Loves You

Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/8ylrw

Similar to This Boy, She Loves You was also written on tour, and is credited as the song which launched the band to superstardom within their home country of the UK, with She Loves You being the band’s UK best-selling single to this day. The song remains to be a major part of the bands legacy, with the band becoming synonymous with the “Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs” found within the songs chorus. The band even revisited the songs chorus with “All You Need Is Love”, ending the track by reprising “She Loves You”.

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Download: http://dl.c3universe...112517.31930768

 

 

Afterwards, we are going to take a trip over to Germany with Komm, gib mir deine Hand and Sie liebt dich.

Komm, gib mir deine Hand Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/otwp9

She liebt dich Chart Preview: https://streamable.com/jqm8j

Recorded in order to try and generate more appeal to the German market and increase the sales of The Beatles’ music in Germany, as providing localized rerecorded versions of popular music was common at the time. I Wanna Hold Your Hand and She Loves You were translated into German and recorded by the band for a single release in 1964. These songs also feature fully custom dreamscapes, making them the first The Beatles Rock Band customs to feature all new authored dreamscapes.

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Komm, gib mir deine Hand Download: http://dl.c3universe...7dc109.01960384

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Sie liebt dich Download: http://dl.c3universe...edd2a4.95736610

And that wraps up our third release! A few things have happened since the previous release, first off, we’d like to give a shout out to Orange Harrison, who has been helping with QA for this release. We have also been monitoring some very promising updates within the PS3 emulation community, and can now report that our releases are fully playable on both solo vocals and harmonies within the RPCS3 emulator, we hope that work on the emulator can continue and the rest of the instruments can be functional in the future.

 

I would also like to thank Orange Harrison and Farottone for allowing us to use their Rock Band 3 custom songs as a starting point for some songs within this release. If you are a Rock Band 3 player, please make sure to grab their original versions for that game too!

 

As always, if you wish to follow and/or talk about the project, we have a discord available at https://discord.gg/XM9gexj



#19 Vinny Reed

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Posted March 7, 2020 - 02:39 PM

Great choices for songs 



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Posted March 7, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Awesome work!




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