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#121 espher

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 05:50 PM

If they're not showing up and the game freezes on song load, that really tells me there's a problem with your upgrade package. Do you know how many songs were in it? How large is the upgrade package file?

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#122 The T

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 05:53 PM

It was everything including optional except the Alternate Lyric ones (this does bring up a question: are there any conflicts/duplicates in the optional ones that would affect what order I put them in? Alternates and Pro Guitars always went in last...)

I don't see any log anywhere, but according to my input directory, there are 293 folders. I can upload the songs.dta and uploads.dta it spits out if that will help any? The RBHP_CustomUpgradePackage_20131110 file is 14,636 KB.

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Should be fine in the order you've done them. I have to say 293 folders strikes me as a little shallow, though, if you've got it all -- my build (sans Pro Guitar) totals 487 upgrades.

E-mail me your .dta files and a screenshot of your folder structure, if you can.

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#124 The T

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Oh! I either made a typo or a brain typo; it's 593. Haha.

Figured it'd be easier to toss it up here:
https://www.dropbox....7p2lz/songs.dta
https://www.dropbox....b8/upgrades.dta

Not exactly sure what you meant by file structure, but fairly sure I'm not doing anything wrong there; he's a screenshot of the input folder:
https://www.dropbox....l/structure.png

and from there each one just has the files for each one, copied from the downloads thinger one group at a time.

Thanks for the help!

#125 espher

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Well, by all accounts it should be building fine. Delete your upgrade file, re-run the packager, and put it back on the drive (don't bother with a cache rebuild). Perhaps the upgrade CON isn't getting structured properly.

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#126 The T

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:53 PM

Yeah, no change there... I'm going off to work, but I guess I'll upload the Upgrade Package and log, to see if there's any other issues you could see?

(If it's worth mentioning, each time I've tried it I've loaded a different song, same result each time...)

If you can't find anything or if you're too busy, after work/later I'll try doing a build without the pro guitar/bass files and see if it makes any difference.

Thanks for anything you can do here!

https://www.dropbox.... ... e_20131110
https://www.dropbox....ogde80r/log.txt

#127 espher

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Posted November 11, 2013 - 12:56 AM

It all checks out. I'm genuinely perplexed. Dumb question, but the storage device with the upgrade package remains connected to the 360, right?

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#128 The T

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Posted November 11, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Yeah, don't know what it was, but built one without any Pro Guitar/Bass files and it works fine now! I don't know what the issue is...

#129 espher

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Posted November 12, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Yeah, don't know what it was, but built one without any Pro Guitar/Bass files and it works fine now! I don't know what the issue is...


I'll take another look. The only way I could see them interfering is if both we being built into the package, as one of the two would be rejected (that shouldn't be a problem, though, as the PG file contains harmonies so it should only crash on PG/PB load if it took the harmony-only upgrade), or if you're checking against songs with Harmonix-released pro guitar upgrades (the two will clash, so you need to manually merge them).

It's possible there's a problem with one of the PG songs.dta/upgrades.dta files, too, so I'll review those tonight.

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Another issue I noticed is... I'm not sure where the problem originates, but at some point in the packaing process, Blue Oyster Cult and Maximo Park lose their unique symbols (or rather, Maximo Park keeps it, but...) both have an ¿ in places where they shouldn't be. Going in and editing the songs.dta did cause them to show up correctly, but, bit odd...

Sorry I'm causing so much trouble for you! :ohdear:

EDIT: And oddly Motorhead is fine so idk!

#131 espher

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 04:15 AM

Another issue I noticed is... I'm not sure where the problem originates, but at some point in the packaing process, Blue Oyster Cult and Maximo Park lose their unique symbols (or rather, Maximo Park keeps it, but...) both have an ¿ in places where they shouldn't be. Going in and editing the songs.dta did cause them to show up correctly, but, bit odd...

Sorry I'm causing so much trouble for you! :ohdear:

EDIT: And oddly Motorhead is fine so idk!


Send me the fixed .dtas. It's possible I made a change to them at some point and saved it with the wrong encoding.

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#132 Korewahondes

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Posted November 29, 2013 - 10:51 PM

It's a detail but in the "News/Updates" sheet of the RB:HP page, the last line shows "Weezer - Say it ain't so : Initial release for keys/pro keys chart."

But looking at the songs.dta reveals no added keys and C3's blog only mentions "HARM 2: Fixed a missing set of lyrics".

And thank you for this new bunch of updates. :)

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#133 espher

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 12:06 AM

It's a detail but in the "News/Updates" sheet of the RB:HP page, the last line shows "Weezer - Say it ain't so : Initial release for keys/pro keys chart."

But looking at the songs.dta reveals no added keys and C3's blog only mentions "HARM 2: Fixed a missing set of lyrics".

And thank you for this new bunch of updates. :)


Yeah, that was the last note I added last night and apparently I left the sheet before it saved haha.

I will update it.

Update post for the release inc soon too.

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#134 espher

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 12:16 AM

As I'm sure you either noticed last night cruising the sheet, or today reading the blog post, we've got another release (yaaaaay)! This one finishes off sweet, sweet No Doubt November with the rest (minus one) of the No Doubt tracks. It also marks the conclusion of the Rock Band 2 20 Free DLC upgrades. It also also includes two oft-requested RBN tracks, so there's that.

Unfortunately, there was supposed to be a little bit more to this release, but due to some technical problems some content had to be delayed and cut. Most notably, the upgrade for No Doubt's "New" is missing, as it seems to have some weird glitch that kills all upgrades and occurs when it is introduced into the environment alongside the RBN upgrades, so I need to skim those files and see if there is anything that could be causing a conflict. There are a few other components that were missing that I will hopefully be able to tease in the videos for this release. All of the missing stuff should also come in alongside the December release.

You may have noticed that we've done the odd themed release of late -- this is a trend that will continue from time to time going forward, though my intent is to try and ensure that themes don't become the only components of packs. There will be a general push to ensure at least one piece of older content is included in any given release -- to keep the line moving visibly forward -- and there will continue to be an effort to keep content diverse in both genre as well as in complexity (since every song w/ a harmony part is getting an upgrade, we're going to have some softball weeks).

On the Rock Band Network front, I'm still going to try to maintain the two-songs-per-release trend going forward, though it'll depend on whether or not I start to get burnt out maintaining the twenty song schedule. There are a lot of great RBN tracks that need upgrades too -- be they pro drums, guitar/bass, keys, or harmonies -- so if you happen to be chatty with some RBN authors that may want to upgrade their stuff to give it new life, feel free to let them know this is a thing.

In any event, our next release projects to drop on December 20th, so you'll have some more upgrades just in time for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Keep an eye out for those, and keep on rocking in the C3 world.

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This week's releases are as follows:

Rock Band DLC 2007 Harmony Upgrades
* David Bowie - “Heroes” (espher)
* David Bowie - “Moonage Daydream” (espher)

Rock Band DLC 2008 Harmony Upgrades
* Sweet - “Action” (espher)

Rock Band DLC 2010 Harmony Upgrades
* No Doubt - “Different People” (GreenPanda12)
* No Doubt - “End It on This” (espher)
* No Doubt - “Happy Now?” (espher)
* No Doubt - “Hey You” (espher)
* No Doubt - “Sixteen” (espher)
* No Doubt - “The Climb” (espher)
* No Doubt - “Tragic Kingdom” (espher)
* No Doubt - “World Go 'Round” (espher)
* No Doubt - “You Can Do It” (GreenPanda12)
* Shaimus - “All of This” (pksage)
* Shaimus - “Tie You Down” (espher)

Rock Band 2 - 20 Free DLC Upgrades
* Shaimus - “Like a Fool” (pksage)
* thenewno2 - “Crazy Tuesday” (espher)
* The Ghost Hounds - “Ashes to Fire” (GreenPanda12)
* Kutless - “The Feeling” (GreenPanda12)
* X Japan - “I.V.” (GreenPanda12)
* The 88 - “Sons and Daughters” (espher)

Rock Band Network Harmony Upgrades
* The Guild - “(Do You Want to Date My) Avatar” (espher)
* Lemon Demon - “The Ultimate Showdown (RBN Mix)” (espher)

Rock Band Network Pro Drum Upgrades
* The Guild - “(Do You Want to Date My) Avatar” (espher)

Fixes/Updates to Previous Upgrades
* Weezer - “Say It Ain't So” (espher) - HARM 2: Fixed a missing set of lyrics.

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#135 khimbar

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 11:20 AM

I don't know what's happened when I've tried to put a few updates over, for the first time, but now when I try to play the songs they just freeze up.

What do I delete to get everything back to normal? Deleting the song cache didn't work.

All I wanted was the Duran Duran harmonies! :eek:

#136 espher

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 02:11 AM

I don't know what's happened when I've tried to put a few updates over, for the first time, but now when I try to play the songs they just freeze up.

What do I delete to get everything back to normal? Deleting the song cache didn't work.

All I wanted was the Duran Duran harmonies! :eek:


Deleting the cache should get everything back to normal (assuming you removed the RBHP files), as it rebuilds it from scratch.

Songs freezing on load generally indicates a problem with the .mid or a missing .mid. I had a weird issue last release where every song was freezing for me when I included No Doubt's "New", but that seems to have fixed itself with the batch I was testing tonight. I don't know if there are magical total numbers of songs/upgrades that cause it.

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#137 khimbar

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Well after hours of messing, and trying time and time again, deleting the cache etc, I tried it with a different USB stick and it worked like magic the very first time.

I hang my head in shame. And yet how awesome for the Christmas party that some now have harmonies. I'm looking at you Duran Duran and Fleetwood Mac. :dance:

Thanks for this. Much appreciated. I just wish I'd found it ages ago, and not yesterday. For some reason I thought it was for RBN songs which are generally by people I've never heard of, so I didn't bother!

#138 DVDSmith

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Hey espher, quick question regarding the optional upgrades - are there any songs that have more than one of the keys, pro guitar or chart fixes? And if so, which one do we take from the 'downloads' folder if we want everything?

edit: Also, is there a post somewhere that explains how to combine the RBHP upgrades with Harmonix's pro guitar upgrades?

#139 espher

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Hey espher, quick question regarding the optional upgrades - are there any songs that have more than one of the keys, pro guitar or chart fixes? And if so, which one do we take from the 'downloads' folder if we want everything?


Any 'optional' upgrades include everything base. At this point I don't think there are any tracks that double-dip, but if there were, the order of 'density' would go "base -> dta fixes -> other fixes -> keys/pro keys -> pro guitar/bass", each of those including everything that came before it. It's clunky but -- at this time -- I don't have something in place to allow you to select and merge components, though I was working on it at one point.

edit: Also, is there a post somewhere that explains how to combine the RBHP upgrades with Harmonix's pro guitar upgrades?


Merge the two .mids and re-export. Use the songs.dta form RBHP. Use the upgrades.dta from the official upgrade. Put it in your input folder replacing the normal harm upgrade and package.

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#140 Korewahondes

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 10:18 PM

For the second question, using LeFluffie' pro bundler with an official song and its official pro G/B upgrade, and then use RBHP upgrade file to add harmonies should also work, right?

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