XNA Creator's Club Free for (some) Students?

B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
edited October 2009 in The Rock Band Network
Hey everyone,

I know the title is a bit confusing but I was looking through something called MSDNAA, which is available for many University students, and basically is a site where you can download software such as Vista and other programs for free. You can go to the website and it list all the universities/departments that are part of it if you are not sure your school has this.

So as I was searching through all the available software I noticed something called "XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Subscription" It turns out it is a 1-year subscription to Creator's Club for free.:eek::eek::eek:

I would like to know from Harmonix if the "student" subscription is any different and would not allow me to play songs?

Comments

  • ImaCarrotImaCarrot Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    I'm pretty sure it works just fine, as long as you are a student anyway.
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    ImaCarrot;3120934 said:
    I'm pretty sure it works just fine, as long as you are a student anyway.
    Hmm, are you just guessing? I guess it wouldn't hurt to try but I'm going to wait until open beta to try it out. I may even be able to get two years free (I have a joint program with 2 universities). :cool:
  • BillyBlaze314BillyBlaze314 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    You can use it to audition, but I'm pretty certain you won't be able to peer review or submit songs.
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    BillyBlaze314;3121041 said:
    You can use it to audition, but I'm pretty certain you won't be able to peer review or submit songs.
    Huh, that seems fairly strange but possible. All I really want to do is play all the songs, I wouldn't mind reviewing them but I don't think I'd upload anything.
  • BillyBlaze314BillyBlaze314 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    The student thing gives you a trial membership, see http://creators.xna.com/en-US/membership

    I would imagine that creators.rockband.com will follow the same membership privileges as creators.xna.com, since they use the same memberships.
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    BillyBlaze314;3121151 said:
    The student thing gives you a trial membership, see http://creators.xna.com/en-US/membership

    I would imagine that creators.rockband.com will follow the same membership privileges as creators.xna.com, since they use the same memberships.
    Well, if playing songs counts as "downloading premium content" then I guess it doesn't work. Damn, that kinda sucks.
  • DanB91DanB91 Rising Star
    edited October 2009
    BillyBlaze314;3121041 said:
    You can use it to audition, but I'm pretty certain you won't be able to peer review or submit songs.
    correct
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    DanB91;3122328 said:
    correct
    Hmm, does audition mean I can make songs and audition them or that I can audition other people's songs?
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited October 2009
    B1gb0ymagee;3124433 said:
    Hmm, does audition mean I can make songs and audition them
    I'm not even sure you can use Audition Mode with a Trial account. It very specifically says that it needs your XBL profile tied to a Premium account when you enter it.
  • iruhlmaniruhlman Opening Act
    edited October 2009
    BillyBlaze314;3121151 said:
    The student thing gives you a trial membership, see http://creators.xna.com/en-US/membership

    I would imagine that creators.rockband.com will follow the same membership privileges as creators.xna.com, since they use the same memberships.
    indeed, the membership process is about the only link between the two services it seems.
  • BillyBlaze314BillyBlaze314 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    davidshek;3124496 said:
    I'm not even sure you can use Audition Mode with a Trial account. It very specifically says that it needs your XBL profile tied to a Premium account when you enter it.
    I have a confirmed report of someone with a trial membership being able to access Audition mode in RB2, so I know that much works.
  • xboxlivepersonxboxliveperson Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    I have a trial membership through MSDN and I can access audition mode in rb2. I don't have any files to test if i can actually play after transferring with magma however. If anyone has any files that can be sent to the xbox through magma, I can test to see if the trail membership works.
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    xboxliveperson;3124709 said:
    I have a trial membership through MSDN and I can access audition mode in rb2. I don't have any files to test if i can actually play after transferring with magma however. If anyone has any files that can be sent to the xbox through magma, I can test to see if the trail membership works.
    Hmm, so I guess your not in the beta huh? Not many people are I guess ... it would be nice if someone from Hmx would confirm this.
  • xboxlivepersonxboxliveperson Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    B1gb0ymagee;3125655 said:
    Hmm, so I guess your not in the beta huh? Not many people are I guess ... it would be nice if someone from Hmx would confirm this.
    Nope, I wish I was. Like I said, if anyone has premade files that can be transferred over with magma, I can test if you can actually play it with a trial account.
  • Fo0dNippl3Fo0dNippl3 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    Audition mode works with the student trial of XNA and an Xbox Live Silver account.
  • matrix_loaded02matrix_loaded02 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    Fo0dNippl3;3126890 said:
    Audition mode works with the student trial of XNA and an Xbox Live Silver account.
    That's great news, I won't be able to get a Gold subscription or an XNA subscription for at least a week or two, and I'm dying to test out some tracks.
  • B1gb0ymageeB1gb0ymagee Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    Fo0dNippl3;3126890 said:
    Audition mode works with the student trial of XNA and an Xbox Live Silver account.
    Hmm, maybe I'll just start my subscription now and see if I can at least enter audition mode. The only thing is that I don't think I'll be able to play all the songs going through because I'd have to DL them. Oh well, have to wait and see.
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