TheHundredDollarHeadache;4236451 said:If you plug something into the MIDI Pro Adapter and set it to Guitar, it will assume you have a Squier, so you'll get charts that use all 22 frets. You will have to adjust.There are two possible ways the You Rock guys can make their guitar compatible with Pro Guitar:1. Changing the firmware to make the MIDI signals sent out be the same as the Squier2. A GameFlex cartridge that tricks Rock Band 3 into thinking the You Rock is a MustangI would prefer the former. The only advantage of the latter is that you would be able to play legacy charts, I have two legacy guitars anyway, and I'd rather play full 22-fret charts.
tmcd35;4237732 said:I'm currently working my way through RB3 using the standard 5-button guitar. I've been playing just over a month and I'm now stuck on Tier-0 songs on Hard. I don't need a Pro Guitar until I've completed my Tier-6 songs on Expert at at least 95%.
tmcd35;4237732 said:"We are researching updating the YRG to work with the MadCatz MIDI Adapter. The Midi Adapter's release has been pushed back to 29/12".
I'm currently working my way through RB3 using the standard 5-button guitar. I've been playing just over a month and I'm now stuck on Tier-0 songs on Hard. I don't need a Pro Guitar until I've completed my Tier-6 songs on Expert at at least 95%.
Rednaz;4238914 said:Wait wait wait, are you saying that YRG (Inspired Instruments) is claiming that the MadCatz MIDI Adapter isn't released yet?
FYI, some people that can play expert 5button guitar are going into pro mode with difficulties (like normal new guitarists). 5button mode isn't going to prepare you enough for pro mode so it doesn't really matter how far into 5button mode you get because all you really learn are hammer on and pull offs and the pro guitar has extensive learning tutorials to get you started.
tmcd35;4238920 said:That's what the e-mail says. Maybe they are just having supplier problems?
Not expecting it to . I already play real guitar (quiet badly) and have done (extremely badly) since I was about 7. No the way I see it is there are only about 30 or so songs so far that I like with Pro Guitar. I have over 150 songs I like in the game. I've set myself a goal/challenge before taking up the Pro side of the game just so I get a bit more out of the game. Plus being able to drop down to 5-button expert during RB partys would be a real bonus.Besides it gives YRG time to release the required firmware update while I'm mucking about with standard 5-button mode
Rednaz;4238964 said: I doubt they can just release an update for their guitar to be compatible with RB3.
raynebc;4239190 said:There's no way I'd ever put up with some company's mistake causing me to get multiple overdrafts. If they won't make that right, then they deserve to lose your business and the business of others.
Rednaz;4238964 said:I doubt they can just release an update for their guitar to be compatible with RB3.
As surprised as I am to say it, I loved playing this thing. The rubberized faux-strings on the fretboard felt natural and realistic, making it seem almost as if I was playing a real guitar with the action set impossibly low...its as realistic as I imagine you can get without moving to a fully stringed controller.
Elion announced the following new line-up:1) You Rock Digital free Firmware Upgrade, Version 2.0 for You Rock GuitarAccess downloadable sounds and loops from the You Rock Shop: (For more information see You Rock Shop below.) Rock Band3 enabled (needs Mad Catz® MIDI Pro-Adapter available for Xbox Box 360®, Wii and Play Station®3).(Available now, free through March 31, 2011)
raynebc;4240373 said:In the case of the number of frets, they should probably send the Mustang's keep alive signal so that charts could be 100% playable. Or make it a user option or separate flex card or whatever.
mikeyts;4249545 said:YRG news from CES, from this blog piece:That "(Available now, free through March 31, 2011)" makes it sound as though they plan to charge for the update after March, but I suspect that's a misunderstanding. The update isn't mentioned on their website yet but it sounds as though you don't see available updates until you plug the instrument via USB into your computer and run their updater software.Maybe I'll just wait, at least until I hear what people have to say about how well the update works with pro guitar.
LoopyChew;4249843 said:That'd kind of be impossible, since it's being fed through the MIDI Pro adapter. It was a point of discussion before this post, too.
raynebc;4250372 said:I disagree. It's been said that the MIDI pro connected without a pro guitar will signal to RB3 as a Squier (triggering the 22 fret versions of pro guitar charts). I could have sworn somebody indicated that connecting a Mustang to the console via the MIDI adapter caused the 17 fret pro guitar charts to be displayed. If that's the case, then the adapter sends the device's keep alive as-is, and the YouRock guitar would be able to signal as a Mustang to trigger 17 fret pro guitar charts. If that's not the case, then I was mistaken.
mikeyts;4250444 said:If you can find where someone described plugging the Mustang into a MIDI Pro Adapter and playing the game with it, I'd be really interested in seeing it.
mikeyts;4250444 said:This would suggest that the game determines whether to use the 22-fret or 17-fret version of the charts according to whether the controller is the MIDI Pro Adapter or not and not due to any information passed to it by Squier; the Squier itself is not a game controller, but can be used as a source of input to the MIDI Pro Adapter, which is. There's also no reason whatsoever that HMX would have spent any effort programming either the Mustang or MIDI Pro Adapter to deal with that scenario.
mikeyts;4250444 said:After you plug it into a MIDI cable, the Mustang will not send any messages over that cable until your put it into MIDI controller mode, and AFAICT it doesn't send anything that any other MIDI guitar controller would.