Recently decided to dump my wii version of TB:RB (Which is perfectly legal if you own it!) and take a peek inside.
First thing I notice in the directory that holds the character models is quite suprising, right in between Birthday and Can't Buy Me Love.
Gasp? I think so, the weird thing is it's in the folders for George, John, and Ringo, when it's a Paul solo song.
I've also noticed an abnormality in the folders for the hair, clothes, body models etc.
There's the normal ones: Rooftop, Cavern, Shea, etc.
BUT then there's a folder for Revolver, which is weird since Yellow Submarine is the only Revolver song in the game that's in the studio.
Taxman and And Your Bird Can Sing use the Budokan files.
I've heard rumors from a friend close to Abbey Road, that Revolver has it's multitracks separated and waiting at EMI and was licensed at the same time as Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, and Rubber Soul. And they were waiting to see what came of sales.
The clothes folder is titled "Revolver01" and contains a few files, which I can't look at thanks to bmp_wii and milo_wii being unable to be decrypted.
3 clothes folders for Pepper, which is probably for Fixing a Hole and the others. A folder after '69 title "Straw", wonder what that could be, than again, can't view anything __wii, so who knows?
Another clothes folder titled "Love", is it for the remix album? REALLY wish I could view these. And nearly every folder has an export folder, hmmm.
Next in the models is the "Instrument" folder, which has a massive assortment of guitars, looking some of the names up, most aren't even featured in the game. Such as the Jose Ramierz acoustic, which was only used on "And I Love Her" and "I Need You" I think.
And John's Framus 12-string, used on "Help!" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away". There are upwards of 30 guitars in the folder, and 8 basses, 8 Pianos (Including the Challen, Paperback Writer was the only on-disc song to use it, and that's in a live venue in-game, as well as a Vox Continental, pretty sure I never seen it in-game), and 2 drum kits, a Premier and a Ludwig, I'm not sure if I've seen the Premier in-game either, I know Ringo had one circa '61-'62, but not sure after that.
Now, it's time to pay a visit to the models that make up the world of the Beatles Rock Band.
10 folders for EMI/Abbey Road Studios, one is default, before the dreamscapes kick in, the rest is just Harrison Hill, the Field, the Ocean, etc...
But now there, it seems to be another curious folder, "Greenscreen", upon opening, shows about 40 files, containing various files "Lucy's kaleidoscope effects, Within You's psychedelic haze, etc."
BUT, again, there is one by the name of "releanor.milo_wii", wonder what song that could be?
THEN, in the textures sub-folder of the same directory, "rigby_city01.png_wii". Maybe they're planning/planned an elaborate dreamscape for Eleanor Rigby? Similar to She's Leaving Home by the city title perhaps? Again, if I could open .png_wii files, I could share the dreamscape with you, but alas.
Next is another peculiar one, "space_gas_01.png_wii", haven't noticed any sort of space gas in game, "Across the Universe" anybody? Also found models titled "Earth", "Stars" and "Nebula", so that could back it up, maybe the Beatles playing with the solar system rotating around them?
Bunch of other effects, Oil splotches, various Vine and other foliage, Dust, Fog, Flames (When where there flames in game? Seems a tad angry )
Old film and film grain effects (Honey Pie please!), and a lot of bird, rays, and Indian effects.
Next folder (actually, it's more like 6) I stumble into, is a handful of folders known as "performancespace". (The stage area in When I'm Sixty Four, Girl, and Revolution) One is actually titled "performancespace02rev".
"performancespace04" is interesting, filled with different effects not seen in the 3 stages on disc. It has Gobos (Colored and shaped light projections), a "banner pole" and a "jack flag", probably go together to make a complete flag. One performance stage with a flower setup, and another complete with fog and flares. (It's performancespace02, the Revolution dreamscape has the same title folder, but with rev at the end of 02, maybe for Revolution 1? or 9?)
Still got a bit more to ramble on about surprisingly, kudos if you've read through it all.
But I'm still sifting through the textures folder!
This one, is titled "shared", probably for more then one venue, first I go into "Birds", and find a crow model, hmmm, would go hand in hand I think with Blackbird.
Distortion maps: rain (Probably for WMGGW, but could be for the song "Rain"), sound waves (Keep seeing this mentioned, could it be the pulses on Ringo's drums in Come Together?), and underwater.
More "gobos" (Colored lights that project shapes, like the soldiers in Revolution), see the allright file from Revolution as well as it's soldier and fist, about 10 various "explosion" files, a factory, and a peace sign which is probably also from Revolution.
Another folder, MidiInstruments perks my interest. Here, could be proof that RB3's keyboard, was, in fact, tested on Beatles.
It contains sound samples for Violins and a model for a Chamberlin. (Note: this is separate from the pianos the Beatles play, which are in the instruments folder, which in turn, is in the Characters folder)
It also contains a readme file
"The purpose of this file is simply to document the samples.
Neither the game nor milo care about this file. Consider this a "readme" file for the instrument."