I will indeed relax and enjoy my day, given the fact that I now have real hope that I'll be able to use my PS3 GH3 in RB. I won't berate you guys for the delay because that's just rude and doesn't do any of us any good. Thanks to you and HMXSean for all of your diligent work in these forums.
Well I am truly floored. I take back my anti-Harmonix comments. If this patch will indeed make my USB-adapted GH controllers work with Rock Band, I will be nothing short of ecstatic!!! I got my replacement guitar a couple of days ago and it works great.
So now the only thing I'm worried about is possibly snapping my bass pedal. But that issue is pretty minor to me compared to FINALLY being able to play with 2 guitars.
Thanks for the good news Harmonix.
Thanks John! I'm content just knowing you guys are on the case and that it will come soon, whenever that may turn out to be.
I appreciate the communication. It really makes all the difference in the world.
I can overlook the past if this patch fixes the LP issue. Good job to Harmonix for listening to their customers and fixing a big issue (if that is the case).
I still don't see why people keep trying to push this on RO. I don't see what they could have done differently, there were no guitars on the market before they released GH3, so they had no standards to follow whatsoever. I personally believe they tried to mock the way that the 360 controllers worked, but obviously there are some differences because its a different console (although I haven't sniffed a 360 controller yet, so I can't prove this for sure). The fact that it comes up as a Sixaxis controller makes me believe that they DIDN'T do anything to lock other games out, and the fact that it sounds like HMX has patched this now just proves it more. If it was totally proprietary it wouldn't do anything in the menus at all, no games would be able to recognize that you hit the "up or down" buttons, or hit "x" (the green button). That sounds pretty standard to me, like they attempted to make it open, because it acts like a standard controller.
I also don't know how much I can blame HMX for not including support from the beginning. By the time GH3 came out RB had either already gone gold, or it was at least so close that they didn't want to push out their release date. The only thing I can put solely on them is not telling us that it wouldn't work, they certainly could have tested that.
Otherwise, its both companies fault. Both were working on games that they were both aware would use guitar controllers. The fact that they didn't collaborate is the issue here. What are the chances they would both create a guitar controller for a console that didn't already have one, and create it with the exact same interface? Not very good, in fact pretty much impossible unless there are some sort of standards in place.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been so bummed about the PS3 GHIII incompatibility...it almost ruined my entire Rock Band experience! Now, I'll be able to rock with a full band for the holiday season. Harmonix, you are awesome!!!
Has anyone been able to update the game thus far....or is everyone to busy rocking on their LP guitars....come on people feedback.......
GOOD JOB HARMONIX!!!!! THANKS FOR THE FIX!!!!