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#21 xxfrestonfirexx

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Posted June 27, 2020 - 02:47 AM

luckily, you don't speak for the majority. it's these types of comments that divide communities. and i for one have no tolerance for division. there is some dope ass people from those communities that have recently come over to this site and have shown some real gracious spirits in the name of collaboration. so try your best, but i for one won't be taking your comments and opinions any further than the 2" in front of you.

Just Saying i was giving my opinion it work fine for me and that's mainly how you get the files Also yeah i think its outdated but its fine if you usit no need to attack people who are tying to help you and and that's fine but you don't need to attack people thats how you turn people against your site just saying 



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Posted June 27, 2020 - 02:54 AM

You're quickly wearing out your welcome on this site with comments like this.   

not Really i was kidding but i was trying to help someone out yes you can things like reaper but they are other wise to get customs to work 



#23 BornGamerRob

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Posted June 27, 2020 - 03:54 AM

Just Saying i was giving my opinion it work fine for me and that's mainly how you get the files Also yeah i think its outdated but its fine if you usit no need to attack people who are tying to help you and and that's fine but you don't need to attack people thats how you turn people against your site just saying 

there was zero attack on you. and it's not MY site.


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#24 raynebc

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Posted June 28, 2020 - 09:12 AM

The OP asked how to convert charts for RB3, not how to use (often error-ridden) old conversions made for a different game.



#25 Shroud

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Posted June 28, 2020 - 10:30 AM

In my experience, it's not too hard. I do most of my actual note placement inside of Moonscraper (the charting software for Guitar Hero 3 and Clone Hero) and it has an option to export as MIDI. I would take the MIDI/CHART file of the GH song and run it through that, producing a semi-Rock Band compatible MIDI. All you'd need to do then is add Vocals, drum fills and maybe clean up a few sections, if you're feeling adventurous maybe add keys.


I am not sure I'll ever do it, but I have GHVH and I might be interested in converting to RB some of the still missing songs.

Do GH games also use midi files or do you have to somehow convert a different file format to midi?

Is there a checklist somewhere for stuff that needs removing/adapting/adding to make the chart work in RB?

At least I remember that GH games support broken guitar chords which need to be changed, and obviously drums require some sensible remapping.

#26 SanicStudios

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Posted July 9, 2020 - 06:25 PM

Do GH games also use midi files or do you have to somehow convert a different file format to midi?
 

 

The Phase Shift conversions use MIDI

The Clone Hero conversion use .chart which needs to be converted to MIDI

Reaper will still be needed to add in solo markers, drum fills, pro notes, harmonies, forced notes etc

 

 

Is there a checklist somewhere for stuff that needs removing/adapting/adding to make the chart work in RB?
 

 

Guitar/Bass:

- Forced notes should be removed before importing to Reaper

- Tap notes should be removed

- Broken chords should be changed to either single note HOPOs or chord HOPOs

- Open notes should be removed and the note placement should be adapted to reflect this (don't just move opens to green and call it a day)

 

Drums:

- Should be fine to export as is, pro notes will need adding in when in Reaper

- Might want to swap around cymbal placement and simplify things like flams to compensate for Neversoft's lazy 4-lane conversions and overcharted drums.

 

Keys:

- Need charting, unless you're not going that far

 

Vocals:

- Vocals should retain their charting from the midi/chart file, if not then they'll need a re-chart

- Make sure everything is pitched in Reaper if converting from the original file

- Make sure phrase markers and overdrive markers are in the correct place






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