Rhythm game nonsense
I've been obsessed with the first few Guitar Hero games for a very, very long time, and it's not coming off. Sounds great, plays fantastic, style out the ass, all of it. (And then Rock Band taught me drums and showed me shoegaze, and so begat my doomed, boyish love for Harmonix.)
I wrote the TCRF pages on Guitar Hero II's demos, in case you doubt my autism.
Naturally, I've amassed a bit of a collection of tools and detritus for games that involve toy instruments, and here's where I collect it all.
Rips and mixdowns
All fresh from the game files and mixed for listening. Hosted on Drive, password is
milohax for all. (Just taking precautions, there are masters in here.)
Generally charted to be universal—they work with Guitar Hero II, Clone Hero, and Phase Shift in one chart.
- Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea (instrumental)
- State Shirt - Up Up Up Up Up
- aphrodisiac - The Rhesus Monkeys in Floaroma
- c.layne - Stay Inside Your Station
- Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Metal Health) (GH:80s chart with the cut II demo solo added, plus some fixes and lighting work. The broken demo chart is included for completeness.)
I also have a lot of obscure modding tools lying around, and I'd like to see them not disappear when my hard drive eventually does. Here's a ZIP of them, and what's inside:
- A PSS demux application for PS2 Rock Band
- The RockAudio suite for PS2 Rock Band
- Xbox Backup Creator
- GH2 Image Converter
- GH2 DTB Editor (in fact, two, one for unencrypted DTBs and one for encrypted DTBs)
- GH2 Name Editor (I think for song names)
- wxPirs (for peeling open 360 DLC)
- chart2midi_beta (Java application, does a really nice job converting FeedBack charts to GH2 MIDIs, shiny shit and all)
- VGS Splitter
- ARK Expander
If you don't know what any of that means, I don't blame you. If you do, you probably need something from it, you're welcome.