Hmm, well that's interesting.
Being a geek, I copied the Track Pack 2 export file to a flash drive and extracted the contents on my computer (won't say how I did it for copyright reasons)
It appears most of the songs in that track pack have a year specified! Looking at the "master song list" that every DLC has, I don't see a year_released for:
Just What I Needed
This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race
Why Do You Love Me?
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Girls Who Play Guitars
Saints of Los Angeles
The Perfect Drug
So that's basically the majority that don't have a year... odd... so why is Afterlife the only one from Track Pack 2 that's acting up?
I also see some interesting liner notes such as:
So even though it's a track pack, that made it in? (And with no year, might I add!); WEEK 21 - $.99 HARMONIX BANDS (was OXM COVER MOUNT in Feb 08 issue)
Interesting stuff. I'd love to have a discussion with any of the Harmonix people (or anyone else who knows how the DTA coding works) about how the game interprets the data, just because I'm a programmer myself and find this sort of thing fascinating.
Hahahahah that's a good one
I bought all the track packs just FOR the export codes, I think my discs are sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust if I haven't already sold them to GameStop.
No replies from the Harmonix crew yet? Am I not supposed to know their little secret about metadata files?
Lots of other things to track, still reeling from Blitz launch and PAX, so diving into a metadata issue for how one song from a track pack sorts isn't a high priority for discussion. Sorry!
My copy lists it as being from the year 1953705833. Noticed just this morning it was from Track Pack 2 so figured it had something to do with that. Figured it'd get updated eventually.
I did play it just in case it counted towards the 'Play a song from all decades' achievement though.