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GH II updated, no more whammy problems


Red Octane, being very stealth like, released an auto update for Guitar Hero II early this morning fixing everyone's whammy bar woes. The other day, we learned that people's broken whammy bars weren't a result of malfunctioning hardware, but were software based. Red Octane said that whammy bar problems were being caused by a chunk of anti-cheating dev code that they added late in the development cycle. So, the newly released auto update fixes this code problem and whammy bars the world over can go back to whammying. Fire up your copy of Guitar Hero II, download the update, and whammy until your heart is content.

Now, we just have to get Red Octane to acknowledge that they over priced GH II's DLC and fix that whole mess. But we'll deal with that next week.

[Thanks, DeadPlasmaCell]

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guitarherolover1

4-14-2007 @ 6:25PM

guitarherolover said...

What do I do? Mine just stopped working.

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Striker Dude2

4-14-2007 @ 6:45PM

Striker Dude said...

Why yes, this fixed the problem for sure. It definitely is more responsive for me.

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Smacksmackums3

4-14-2007 @ 6:47PM

Smacksmackums said...

It's a little bit better for me, but it's still not nearly as responsive as it should be. There's just a slight delay for all whammying. It's like the bar has to go all the way down before beginning to register.

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DeadPlasmaCell4

4-14-2007 @ 8:02PM

DeadPlasmaCell said...

I'm glad this turned out to be a software issue. The patch fixed my issue 100%, no delay & very responsive.

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James5

4-14-2007 @ 8:10PM

James said...

"...and whammy until your heart is content."

Actually, Red Octane advises otherwise. From the GH2 manual:

Excessive use of the Whammy Bar can cause it to break.

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Boff6

4-14-2007 @ 8:21PM

Boff said...

:oD

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Enzo7

4-14-2007 @ 10:53PM

Enzo said...

If you folks were playing a real guitar maybe you would learn some whammy etiquette!
You can't just whammy all willy nilly!

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stynkmonkey8

4-15-2007 @ 12:19AM

stynkmonkey said...

If you play with your whammy too much you'll go blind.

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rabbit.dj.fidel.castro9

4-15-2007 @ 12:31AM

rabbit.dj.fidel.castro said...

Does this address the tilt sensor problems some people are having? I know I can't get star power to activate even if I start flailing the guitar around like a mace or even by pressing the Back button. The funny thing is, the sensor seems to be working fine when I plug it
into XP. Maybe they can come up with a patch to fix that next time.

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Hey Apples10

4-15-2007 @ 3:12AM

Hey Apples said...

This patch fixed my problem guitar.

An excellent show of good-will that corrective action was taken in a swift manner.

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ROSENRKIEGER11

4-15-2007 @ 12:28PM

ROSENRKIEGER said...

*************** WARNING: GH2 brings RoD - AFTER PATCH ! ****************

I cannot say if this is true or not but sooooo many complaints about RoD after the patch of GH2 can't just be coincidence.

READ HERE:
http://forums.xbox.com/ShowPost.aspx?PageIndex=3&PostID=11717177

*******************

Maybe www.xbox360fanboy.com can get a statement from RedOctane regarding these problems....

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David12

4-15-2007 @ 12:38PM

David said...

Yeah, now fix the friggin star power.

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Tony13

4-15-2007 @ 1:09PM

Tony said...

GH2 works fine for me even after the patch. I'm glad I keep being so lucky lol.

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ROSENRKIEGER14

4-15-2007 @ 1:12PM

ROSENRKIEGER said...

More news on GH2 breaking 360s

Right there on xbox-scene.com

http://www.xbox-scene.com/

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TheLegendary8715

4-15-2007 @ 5:03PM

TheLegendary87 said...

Well add me to the list. Downloaded the GHII patch, played for a little bit and all of the sudden GHII freezes. I restart my Xbox and I got the 3 red lights.

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Tom16

4-15-2007 @ 5:41PM

Tom said...

The update just bricked my buddy's 360. Niether of us were experiencing any problems with the game and he had played through GH2 for hours and hours--much more than me. No way I'm accepting that patch.

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AmericanNinja17

4-15-2007 @ 5:56PM

AmericanNinja said...

I posted about it on my gaming blog:

http://nextgengamer.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/guitar-hero-ii-auto-update-breaking-360s/

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jason18

4-15-2007 @ 11:59PM

jason said...

My 360 just got 3 red lights after patchturned it off and on went away but got it again 3 more times. I have been meaning to send my 360 in to get fixed but not when the beta is coming out for HALO 3 hopefully its just acting up cuz the pictures/advertizment in the dashboard like feat downloads pic and pic in guide above play music are just blank and show nothing but i didn't want to get my 360 fixed just cuz i don't see the advertizing pics but thank GOD I got a warranty like always on my electronics through circuity city cuz i would have to pay M$ $168 to get my 360 fixed just don't know what circuity will give me back if they can't fix the problem and i lose my hardrive and get a entire new 360?

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jason19

4-15-2007 @ 11:59PM

jason said...

My 360 just got 3 red lights after patchturned it off and on went away but got it again 3 more times. I have been meaning to send my 360 in to get fixed but not when the beta is coming out for HALO 3 hopefully its just acting up cuz the pictures/advertizment in the dashboard like feat downloads pic and pic in guide above play music are just blank and show nothing but i didn't want to get my 360 fixed just cuz i don't see the advertizing pics but thank GOD I got a warranty like always on my electronics through circuity city cuz i would have to pay M$ $168 to get my 360 fixed just don't know what circuity will give me back if they can't fix the problem and i lose my hardrive and get a entire new 360?

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jason20

4-15-2007 @ 11:59PM

jason said...

My 360 just got 3 red lights after patchturned it off and on went away but got it again 3 more times. I have been meaning to send my 360 in to get fixed but not when the beta is coming out for HALO 3 hopefully its just acting up cuz the pictures/advertizment in the dashboard like feat downloads pic and pic in guide above play music are just blank and show nothing but i didn't want to get my 360 fixed just cuz i don't see the advertizing pics but thank GOD I got a warranty like always on my electronics through circuity city cuz i would have to pay M$ $168 to get my 360 fixed just don't know what circuity will give me back if they can't fix the problem and i lose my hardrive and get a entire new 360?

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