PS3 Controller Compatibility Routine Patch

edited December 2007 in Announcements
Hey everybody,

Good news, see below-


Available today is a routine update for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of
Rock Band that addresses a number of items related to guitar controller
compatibility. Should Rock Band owners choose to obtain the update, they
will need broadband internet access connected to their PLAYSTATION 3.
The update will be downloaded once the game is started.


Enjoy,
Sean


UPDATE-

Patch not up yet. Will follow up with more info when I have it.

Comments

  • AVC808AVC808 Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    what the heck is a 'routine' patch :)
  • MetalliCHADMetalliCHAD Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Anyone get this to work yet?? Be sure to post when you do. I'd be curious to know if it allows the PS3 guitar to work and then also to know if it allows GH1 & 2 guitars to work with the Pelican adapter.
  • botnicbotnic Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Um... Is this for real? 7:54 pm and no update. Nor hint of anything that could resemble an update.

    Edit: On second thought, the time values on the posts are off (it's definitely not in the AM range). So maybe there is still time to see it happen tonight...
  • MagnetMagnet Moderator
    edited December 2007
    It's not available as of now, but I can't wait to see what comes of this when it's up!
  • TheDoc46TheDoc46 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    hmxsean;170966 said:
    Hey everybody,

    Good news, see below (this patch should be available quite soon, maybe even up now as of this posting)-


    Available today is a routine update for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of
    Rock Band that addresses a number of items related to guitar controller
    compatibility. Should Rock Band owners choose to obtain the update, they
    will need broadband internet access connected to their PLAYSTATION 3.
    The update will be downloaded once the game is started.


    Enjoy,
    Sean
    may i know where this source came from?
  • Darkfire6247Darkfire6247 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    His name is HMXsean. So i'd assume that it is from a guy named Sean that works at Harmonix. So he is the source. I'd say this is the real deal, and that compatiblity is finally happening.
  • jrogersjrogers Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    TheDoc46;171342 said:
    may i know where this source came from?
    It came from Harmonix Sean and can be found in the announcement part of the forums. It is very real, but everyone is still waiting for the patch.
  • botnicbotnic Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    If you go back and look at all the new threads, you'll notice that HMXsean is the author of several of them. He has made several announcements that are official in nature, and is truly from HMX. In other words, don't worry, this message should be legit.
  • 51505150 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Available today is a routine update for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of
    Rock Band that addresses a number of items related to guitar controller
    compatibility. Should Rock Band owners choose to obtain the update, they
    will need broadband internet access connected to their PLAYSTATION 3.
    The update will be downloaded once the game is started.
    You Sure???:mad:
  • GryffindorGryffindor Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Before I run off and buy GH3 for my PS3 (I currently have it for the Wii), I need to know whether or not this patch will allow for the Les Paul's to work with RB.

    The "routine update" message is a little vague. Could someone please be a little more specific?????? PLEASE??????
  • jq715861jq715861 Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    5150;171380 said:
    You Sure???:mad:
    HMXSean is a representative of Harmonix. Hence the HMX short for Harmonix.

    He doesn't post anything unless he is completely sure about it.
  • jrogersjrogers Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    5150;171380 said:
    You Sure???:mad:
    Yes...... we are sure man. The only people who have access to post announcements are people from Harmonix. Please relax okay. The patch will be upon us soon enough.
  • EvermanEverman Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Can't ... believe ... it ... isn't ... out ... yet ...

    (best Cap'n Kirk impression)
  • botnicbotnic Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    jrogers;171389 said:
    Yes...... we are sure man. The only people who have access to post announcements are people from Harmonix. Please relax okay. The patch will be upon us soon enough.
    You have to admit, however, that this is borderline cruel. I, for one, and sitting here constantly booting up, quiting, and re-booting my game. The anticipation is killing me!
    Even if it comes a week from now, though, as long as it comes I will be a happy man.
  • deediaredeediare Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    botnic;171392 said:
    You have to admit, however, that this is borderline cruel. I, for one, and sitting here constantly booting up, quiting, and re-booting my game. The anticipation is killing me!
    Even if it comes a week from now, though, as long as it comes I will be a happy man.
    I know how you feel completely, as I'm doing the exact same thing....
  • eVan_DieseleVan_Diesel Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    Ooo! I am eagerly awaiting this patch! I'll be checking for it first thing tomorrow morning!!!!
  • GhengiscahnGhengiscahn Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    I want to know if the GH 1 and 2 Controllers will work. If anyone has any success with GH 1 and 2 controllers let me know...
  • eVan_DieseleVan_Diesel Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    Ghengiscahn;171406 said:
    I want to know if the GH 1 and 2 Controllers will work. If anyone has any success with GH 1 and 2 controllers let me know...
    Since there is no where to plug them into the PS3, and the adapters are pretty much worthless, I'm gonna say no.
  • jq715861jq715861 Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    eVan_Diesel;171418 said:
    Since there is no where to plug them into the PS3, I'm gonna say no.
    Well they have an adapter with a USB on the end that allows you to play GH 1 and 2 on the PS3. There is a Radio Shack one, and the Pelican adapter.

    But to the poster with the question, as of right now, no the GH 1 and 2 guitars don't work with the adapter.
  • eVan_DieseleVan_Diesel Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    jq715861;171423 said:
    Well they have an adapter with a USB on the end that allows you to play GH 1 and 2 on the PS3. There is a Radio Shack one, and the Pelican adapter.
    Yee but even the most reliable adapter does not let you do essential things in the game like hammer-ons and pull-offs, you might as well not even bother.
  • drno830drno830 Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    the guitar worked perfectly with GH 1, even hammers and pulls.

    Hopefully the design is similar to GH I not GH II, and then the pelican might work with rock band
  • rocdablocrocdabloc Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    IM SO EXCITED!!!!!I'VE BEEN CHECKING EVERY 5 MINUTES!!:confused:
  • GryffindorGryffindor Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Update, update, update! Please!!!!!:D:D:D
  • eVan_DieseleVan_Diesel Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    drno830;171435 said:
    the guitar worked perfectly with GH 1, even hammers and pulls.

    Hopefully the design is similar to GH I not GH II, and then the pelican might work with rock band
    Hey, I'm all for it if it does! I'm just not expecting it too...

    P.S. I never played GH1, so I didn't know. ;)
  • vash56vash56 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    I wonder what "routine patch" means
  • botnicbotnic Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    vash56;171446 said:
    I wonder what "routine patch" means
    My guess is that they are just using more positive language rather than saying "oops, we screwed up, but here is our fix of our mistake".
  • jq715861jq715861 Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    eVan_Diesel;171428 said:
    Yee but even the most reliable adapter does not let you do essential things in the game like hammer-ons and pull-offs, you might as well not even bother.
    HO's and PO's were basically non-existent in GH 1. They were so unforgiving.
  • TreoRock_TreoRock_ Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Routines are like code modules that perform an action. For example I'm guessing that for the PS3 GH3 guitar once it is connected to the PS3, the system will be avaible to identify the guitar using the routine patch and performe the same routines that the Rock Band guitar does throught this patch.
  • TreoRock_TreoRock_ Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    So, it is not that HMX is saying Oops through this patch. It was just that they never developed code to enable the Guitar Hero guitars.
  • quaanquaan Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    just downloaded the patch
    GH3 for PS3 does NOT WORK GOD DAMN IT
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