Check this out. Right off EA's support website:
We've stated many times that Rock Band supports an open standard. What does that mean? It means that Rock Band supports the same system that drives a basic PS3 or Xbox 360 controller or peripheral.
If your controller or peripheral doesn't work with Rock Band, it is because the manufacturer doesn't support the standard controller configuration. In other words, if a peripheral or controller doesn't work with Rock Band, then the manufacturer has done something to prevent it from working with Rock Band by changing how the device "talks" to either a PS3 or Xbox 360.
If any controller or peripheral manufacturer wants their product to work with Rock Band, we promise to work with them to create a patch or adapter to make it work.
We also want you to know that we are working to get stand-alone Rock Band Guitars, Drums and Microphones to the market as soon as possible. In addition to rounding out the band with a second guitar, Rock Band supports guitar vs. guitar, drum vs. drum and vocal vs. vocal modes.
We want you to enjoy Rock Band and have set up a superior customer service program. If you have any concerns about Rock Band, please visit: http://support.ea.com/rockband
Last edited by Alphadown99; 11-23-2007 at 12:25 AM.
"If your controller or peripheral doesn't work with Rock Band, it is because the manufacturer doesn't support the standard controller configuration."
So, I guess Sony doesn't support the standard controller configuration because their own Sixaxis doesn't even work with Rock Band? WTF?
For a "standard", it doesn't seem very standard to me when presently ONLY Rock Band peripherals work.
Whatever the hell setup Hermonix used to make the Guitars/Drums get recognized must be screwing all the actual "standard" controllers that don't include the special coding or signal.
All they would have to do is reowork the game so you manually select which instrument you play and the game doesn't try and "force" you into any specific game mode (basically let all the instruments be playable via sixaxis, they configuring the buttons to match up with the LP's).
If LP was truly not "standard" then Rock Band shouldn't even be able to recognize it, but the fact that the game thinks it's a sixaxis more or less confirms that Hermonix (or EA) is pulling crap out of their ass and smearing it all over our eyes with this "not standard" bull.
the only guitar they guaranteed to work was the xplorer. look it up
The Fender guitar that comes with Rock Band is a PIECE OF CRAP. You have to press so hard on all of the buttons that my kids refuse to even pick it up.
If they could get the Guitar Hero guitars to work with the game we'd keep it.
Personally, I'm feeling REALLY RIPPED OFF at this point considering I paid over $180 (incl tax) for this piece of junk game.
OH - and the drums fall apart. Nice job - I'll never buy another one of your games.
Acknowledgement that there are no other guitars available (Which this garbage statement doesn't even do) should have come before release, not after. I feel really sorry for the people who bought $60 coasters (the standalone game) at least I can play the gimped version.
That statement makes it sound like we should be able to play guitar with our sixaxis.
To the guy a few posts up who said the drums fall apart...you must have some destructive kids,The freaking demo at my walmart is still working flawlessly.And the guitar is so easy to use its crazy,My mom even played it....You barely even have to press the buttons to work it.
I think people are just to quick to brush off somthing so quickly,Everything has problems...wait for them to get sorted out and stop acting like children,since the game came out the level of maturity on this forum has become downright discusting,Stop whining and give it alittle time...these people have probably spent a year and a half of their lives working on this game to get it right,and you all want them to fix some in a week...durring the holiday's too...alittle patience goes along way.