Rock Band: Unplugged [Alpha]

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  1. szymmirr

    szymmirr Newly Registered

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    You can check build date in the developer menu that loads before the game. If you own a version that was built on different date than 12/10/08, then upload would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Half Mile Ride

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    I'm interested in this second development version of Rock Band 2/Unplugged too.
    The already available alpha build has fun options in it's debug menu, also playing Eye of the Tiger & Any Way You Want it on RB PSP is a Dream come true for me.
     
  3. jetmagnum

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    If it was from the psp development tool i bought from ebay that came smashed surgeon I ripped both of those disks aswell before shipping it back to the guy :p
     
  4. Half Mile Ride

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    How to play this on retail Hardware
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    Since I downloaded this I wanted to play it on retail hardware since PPSSPP lags very badly on it and the background is not rendered at all it makes for a very skewed Rock Band 2 PSP alpha experience, OK now for the interesting stuff.

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    To run this you will need:
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    - a PSP 1000/2000 (one that can inject cIPL)
    - The Game itself
    - These files: http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/zycNx7tk/file.html Everything you need is included
    ===- ChronoSwitch Downgrader (If you are not on 5.03 already)
    ===- ChickHEN R2 & GEND-3
    ===- Original Firmware Updates 5.03 & 5.50


    This guide assumes that you don't have a Pandora Battery nor a Magic Memory Stick, that you have updated above 6.XX and that you are on a LCFW like PRO-B10 (Which is very likely)
    Before doing anything we must know if our PSP has the ability to have a custom IPL installed (a custom IPL lets you get permanent CFW on a PSP) If you know and you are certain that your PSP can have a cIPL installed then go ahead at your own risk.

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    If you want to know if you can or if you're not certain then do this first
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    1-. Download PSP Ident & Connect your PSP to PC
    2-. Copy it to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    3-. Run it from GAME tab in XMB & press X when it prompts you to make a screenshot
    4-. If your motherboard is either a TA-088v2 or LOWER then you CAN follow this guide, if you have a motherboard higher than TA-088v2 or PSP 3000, PSP Go or a PSP Street (E-1000) then for the moment you can't run this game. scroll down for the explanation.
    I included a PSP Ident Image for reference in the Tools folder it shows a PSP with motherboard TA-085v2 which CAN be flashed with a cIPL

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    For Owners of PSP 1000 (FAT)
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    1-. Download the ZIP file and unpack it to desktop
    2-. Connect your PSP to PC & Copy Chronoswitch Downgrader to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    3-. Rename "503.PBP" to "EBOOT.PBP", make a folder named UPDATE and move "EBOOT.PBP" there, then move the UPDATE folder to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    4-. Disconnect your PSP from PC
    5-. Run ChronoSwitch Downgrader from GAME Tab in PSP and press X when it prompts you to do so it will launch the 5.03 Update we had copied to the PSP before, accept the agreement & install the Firmware.
    6-. After it boots navigate the menu to Settings>System Settings>System Information it should say "System Software Version 5.03"
    7-. Copy the contents of the folder "ChickHEN for PSP 1000" to the root of your Memory Stick if it asks to overwrite press Yes
    8-. Disconnect your PSP form PC & reboot it
    9-. Turn the PSP back on & go to the Photo Tab in XMB, press X to open the ChickHEN folder, images of eggs will begin to load, stay on the first one (don't open it just wait on it) after 10secs or so your PSP will experience a crash and change in color, it will reboot if done right, if it just crashes then take the battery out and try again.
    10-. after it reboots by itself go again to Settings>System Settings>System Information it should say something like "System Software 5.03 ChickHEN"
    11-. Go to the 'Tools (Rock Band 2 PSP Alpha)' folder and copy 550.PBP to the root of your memory stick, then rename the folder called "GEN-D3" that is inside 'Tools (Rock Band 2 PSP Alpha)' to "UPDATE" and copy it to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    12-. Disconnect your PSP from the PC and Launch "5.50 GEN-3 Update" from GAME Tab in XMB Press X to Enter & Press X on the first option that is there it's called "Flash Install CFW 5.50 GEN-D3" Press X again when it prompts and wait for it to finish it should take about 4 minutes for it to finish
    13-. After it finishes select the option to shutdown the PSP
    14-. Hold the R-BUTTON on the PSP & Turn it ON, it should boot to the Recovery Menu
    15-. Navigate to 'Advanced > Advanced Configuration > Plain Modules option should be DISABLED - Execute BOOT.BIN should be ENABLED' Press X to modify the options
    16-. Navigate to 'Back' twice & then to 'Exit' your PSP should Reboot.
    17-. Copy the Rock Band Alpha ISO to "Memory Stick:\ISO"
    18-. Launch the Game from GAME Tab in XMB
    19-. Enjoy

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    For Owners of PSP 2000 (Slim)
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    1-. Download the ZIP file and unpack it to desktop
    2-. Connect your PSP to PC & Copy Chronoswitch Downgrader to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    3-. Rename "503.PBP" to "EBOOT.PBP", make a folder named UPDATE and move "EBOOT.PBP" there, then move the UPDATE folder to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    4-. Disconnect your PSP from PC
    5-. Run ChronoSwitch Downgrader from GAME Tab in PSP and press X when it prompts you to do so it will launch the 5.03 Update we had copied to the PSP before, accept the agreement & install the Firmware.
    6-. After it boots navigate the menu to Settings>System Settings>System Information it should say "System Software Version 5.03"
    7-. Copy the contents of the folder "ChickHEN for PSP 2000" to the root of your Memory Stick if it asks to overwrite press Yes
    8-. Disconnect your PSP form PC & reboot it
    9-. Turn the PSP back on & go to the Photo Tab in XMB, press X to open the ChickHEN folder, images of eggs will begin to load, stay on the first one (don't open it just wait on it) after 10secs or so your PSP will experience a crash and change in color, it will reboot if done right, if it just crashes then take the battery out and try again.
    10-. after it reboots by itself go again to Settings>System Settings>System Information it should say something like "System Software 5.03 ChickHEN"
    11-. Go to the 'Tools (Rock Band 2 PSP Alpha)' folder and copy 550.PBP to the root of your memory stick, then rename the folder called "GEN-D3" to "UPDATE" and copy it to "Memory Stick:\PSP\GAME"
    12-. Disconnect your PSP from the PC and Launch "5.50 GEN-3 Update" from GAME Tab in XMB Press X to Enter & Press X on the first option that is there it's called "Flash Install CFW 5.50 GEN-D3" Press X again when it prompts and wait for it to finish it should take about 4 minutes for it to finish
    13-. After it finishes select the option to shutdown the PSP
    14-. Hold the R-BUTTON on the PSP & Turn it ON it should boot to the Recovery Menu
    15-. Navigate to 'Advanced > Advanced Configuration > Plain Modules option should be DISABLED - Execute BOOT.BIN should be ENABLED'
    16-. Navigate to 'Back' twice & then to 'Exit' your PSP should Reboot.
    17-. Copy the Rock Band Alpha ISO to "Memory Stick:\ISO"
    18-. Launch the Game from GAME Tab in XMB
    19-. I don't know... Enjoy?


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    Why can't I use my PSP 3000, Go or PSP Street?
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    When this was released I didn't have a PSP so I had to get one, I bought a PSP 3000 but sadly I could not get it to run on it, this ISO needs to be run only from BOOT.BIN and to disable loading of Plain Modules on UMD/ISO, options not present on current LCFW's for PSP 3000, Go or PSP Street, The only way to modify these options is to downgrade to a CFW that has them (like 5.50 GEN D-3) and only PSP models 1000/2000 can go that far down, I had to buy one and hunt down those files to be able to run this incredible game. The ChickHEN exploit dates back to 2009!
    Modifying the ISO in UMDGEN still didn't let me launch it on my PSP 3000. you might have more luck getting it to run it though, (try everything at your own risk).


    The game lags constantly even on a PSP with 64MB RAM, but the debug menu on this release is very well developed, it has an option to turn on a Bot for autoplay right on the main debug menu, to open the menu mid-game press SELECT and to close it press either SELECT again or TRIANGLE.
    There is a certain combination of audio options so that when you play the game only the audio on the track you are playing actually plays meaning you can connect your PSP to a DAW and rip the multitracks from it easily. check it out.


    Also it would be great if someone mirrored the ZIP since zippyshare deletes files after 30 days. If you somehow didn't download it on time and it wasn't mirrored PM me and I'll be happy to upload it again.
     

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