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The Pants Party
10-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Anyone who missed out on the OXM disc or the Tony Hawk's Proving Ground offer can now download the demo, burn it to a CD or DVD and play it on their 360, all free and all legal.


Simply follow these steps:
Download the file to your computer from HERE (http://games.softpedia.com/get/Games-Demo/Guitar-Hero-III-Xbox-360-Demo.shtml).
Use any burning software to get it onto a CD or DVD. (Ask for help on our community board if you are unsure of how to do this.)
Access the demo section of the dashboard with the disc in the tray.
Shred!Once again, this is totally free and totally legal, so enjoy!
Thanks to [ComNetSlash (http://www.comnetslash.com/2007/10/19/guitar-hero-iii-x360-is-available-as-a-free-legal-download/)]

Bunbox360
10-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Nice. It seems like its gonna take a while though.

JC
10-19-2007, 10:56 PM
How do you burn it on to a CD?

Stinkyf1re
10-19-2007, 11:19 PM
I have an Apple Macbook running on (obviously) OSX

So how do i burn?

dda24
10-20-2007, 12:59 AM
Did anyone get this to work.. ?? I downloaded the ISO file but it won't let me burn it to a cd...???? Anybody have any luck with this and if so how did they do it...

Pantera Opeth
10-20-2007, 01:02 AM
I burnt the ISO to cd with dvd decrypter, but my 360 had a hard time reading it, so i put it on dvd and reads first shot everytime.

The Pants Party
10-20-2007, 01:04 AM
Instructions for PC using either the Windows burner or Nero: HERE (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm).

Instructions for Mac using the Start Disk Utility: HERE (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389).

I hope those help, just did a little googling, haven't tested them myself.

Distilled84
10-20-2007, 01:05 AM
I wish I could give this a try but my Xbox is in the shop and I won't have it back until after GH3 comes out.

slayer6505
10-20-2007, 02:19 AM
omg this is so tempting i want top play so bad but it has 14hr download lol

ReDWasK
10-20-2007, 02:50 AM
there's a torrent available, and it's MUCH quicker

DisturbedDan
10-20-2007, 03:49 AM
anyone willing to upload the iso to megaupload?

lickidy split
10-20-2007, 03:49 AM
mine, is taking forever to copy

DisturbedDan
10-20-2007, 04:14 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) for anyone that still wants it. Alot faster then the site in the original post.

J1nXxX
10-20-2007, 05:01 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) for anyone that still wants it. Alot faster then the site in the original post.

Thanks :woop: that saved me a lot of time

Quasipox
10-20-2007, 05:02 AM
So I downloaded it, burnt it using the methods posted above and it shows up, but when I click on it, it says "Cannot play game. Please download again." Are they just not going to release a demo over Live Marketplace? Because that would be easier...

thekidstar1
10-20-2007, 07:34 AM
thanks for this it works great =D

UTSBlaze
10-20-2007, 09:01 AM
Yeh this worked for me :D. Im using a CD though. Some of the loading times take ages.

jiggle 101
10-20-2007, 09:06 AM
Yeh this worked for me :D. Im using a CD though. Some of the loading times take ages.
im so jelous y did my 360 die

Cold Rival
10-20-2007, 09:26 AM
Lol. Sure, it may not be illegal, but it sure as hell doesn't sound right. Ultimately you're copying software to use on your 360.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still gunna do it (once I get some DVDs! :D), I just think it sounds fishy.

Are there not some kind of terms and conditions on the original XBM disc that said something along the lines of "The content on this disc must not be copied, sold, or rented." You see what I'm saying?

JC
10-20-2007, 09:35 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) for anyone that still wants it. Alot faster then the site in the original post.

Whers's the DL button?

FalseHope4829
10-20-2007, 09:36 AM
I must be doing something wrong. I got the file downloaded all spiffy using that ISO Recorder on a CD-R. I pop it in my 360, go under demos, and there it is. But then when I select Launch, an error message comes up saying that the disc is unreadable. The forum says I can use CD's but but CD's do you mean DVD-R(W)? If thats the case i'm prolly just going to have to go out and buy the demo for $60 and get a free TH Proving Ground game with it.

Gorjira
10-20-2007, 10:10 AM
Why is it not on the dashboard ? Trust them to make it hard. Now, not everyone will get this...Like me.

patches4711
10-20-2007, 10:54 AM
Whers's the DL button?

You have to register for megaupload (it is free). Then put in the code at the top and it will give you download button. Thanks guys this worked great !!

prowlerdante
10-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Great find, thanks a lot!

MightyColinMc
10-20-2007, 11:59 AM
I couldn't get it too work i got sonic record now and i downloaded the file on a dvd and a cd and both the demo didn't show up and im following the instructions

skatersurf
10-20-2007, 12:29 PM
Ok i downloaded the iso burner thing and I've wasted about 4 dvd's in the process. I cant get it to work so ive been using NTI DVD maker and when I put it in my 360 it says its a mixed media disc. HELP!!! Someone whose done it and had it work please write a step by step guide telling us what you did!!

falcons360
10-20-2007, 01:31 PM
I'm running Mac OS X and I downloaded the .iso file but when I go to burn it in Disk Utility it says that it can't burn and the file isn't recognized. What do I do?

falcons360
10-20-2007, 01:33 PM
oh, I answered my own question. For some reason it only downloaded 2.4MB, didn't realize it since I left it running.

Aksh0le
10-20-2007, 01:37 PM
I got the demo fine lastnight, booted great...now after trying it I kind of wish it didnt work. I HATE the new HO/PO's and I'm having the hardest time hitting notes I normally would nail on GH2. The look of the notes has me all messed up, you can tell it isnt made by the same company anymore, maybe when the full game is out I'll have a different opinion. Anyone else think it feels different?

Gun-Nut
10-20-2007, 01:41 PM
I got the demo fine lastnight, booted great...now after trying it I kind of wish it didnt work. I HATE the new HO/PO's and I'm having the hardest time hitting notes I normally would nail on GH2. The look of the notes has me all messed up, you can tell it isnt made by the same company anymore, maybe when the full game is out I'll have a different opinion. Anyone else think it feels different?

Feels Diffrent, but IMO its better :P but my brother also had a hard time with playing >< just need to get use to it.

dda24
10-20-2007, 02:28 PM
You have to register for megaupload (it is free). Then put in the code at the top and it will give you download button. Thanks guys this worked great !!

I don't think you have to register.. I know I didn't.. I just put in the code and it started up for me. I haven't even seen this site before so I know I didn't register in the past.. Anyways thanks for the link.. I have been trying to download this all day and it kept only getting a portion of it before it shut off. With the site I got the entire thing in less than 40 mins.. AWESOME!!!

KlicK
10-20-2007, 02:49 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm still gunna do it (once I get some DVDs! :D), I just think it sounds fishy.

IIRC, you can use a regular CD-R to. But I used a Memorex DVD-R with ImgBurn (http://imgburn.com). ImgBurn is by far the best burning software I've used. I'd highly recommend it. And you do not have to register on Megaupload to download things. I never have.


Aaaaand here's a crappy video I shot yesterday.
YouTube - Guitar Hero 3 Demo: Couple Quick Samples

wild dog
10-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Wow this demo is amazing thx, I got a question if someone could help !

I know it says its legal but (stupid question) if I play this on live, will my account definitely not get banned ? like is it safe to play when you are signed into live ?

TheCrackaSmacka
10-20-2007, 03:44 PM
all you do is copy it to the cd with a program, then it works right?

KlicK
10-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Wow this demo is amazing thx, I got a question if someone could help !

I know it says its legal but (stupid question) if I play this on live, will my account definitely not get banned ? like is it safe to play when you are signed into live ?
I haven't gotten banned yet, and I played it while hooked up to XBL.
all you do is copy it to the cd with a program, then it works right?
Yes, correct. I would recommend ImgBurn (http://imgburn.com).

TheCrackaSmacka
10-20-2007, 03:53 PM
ok, thanks a lot.

Roly Celtics1
10-20-2007, 05:25 PM
Download it. burn. its in the demo blade . it will say mixed media disk. just go to demo. it will work . i used PowerISO. just burn. its great. and u can play whil signed on to xbl.
hoped this helped.

MightyColinMc
10-20-2007, 09:03 PM
I installed dvd decrypter thats all i needed to get it to work its fun the hammer ons and pull offs are the same it just feels different for some reason because i can't nail a high note streak like 1000 or 800 etc it always breaks im real good at the game too im not buying the game but the demos fun

Swished
10-20-2007, 09:28 PM
Thank you so much, I will download once I finish my poker game.

FalseHope4829
10-20-2007, 10:49 PM
Damn, I still can't get it to work. Jes a question, what kind of CD-R's are you guys using. Even though it prolly has nothing to do with it. I'm using Imation discs. Could just be that I have a crappy burner but I'm using Img, it shows up on the 360 as GH3 demo, but it says my disc is unreadable. Ne one else getting that problem??? Sux cause it took 10 hours to download.

TheHopscotchKing
10-21-2007, 12:11 AM
I have a mac. I downloaded the ISO from megaupload.com and i followed the steps you posted but i can't open the disk image for some reason can you help me out?

dda24
10-21-2007, 01:00 AM
I used a RiDATA CD-R to burn it.. and when the file was finished downloading all I did was double clicked on the ISO file and burned it using their program. Make sure you download from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) . It took me less than 40 mins to download on my crappy laptop. Make sure you get the entire file before you burn it. Hopefully you'll get it.....:rock

Frantic Killer4
10-21-2007, 01:07 AM
i am like really debating on whether i should do this or not.... i really want to play it but, no 1 even has a copyright saying if this is legal. pants could you possibly let me see a copyright of saying that this is legal. really dont feal like getting arrested right now.....:(

Drednaught X
10-21-2007, 01:22 AM
I envy all of you, i got a 10 hour download time in the mega uploads, i still got a little waiting to do.:mad:

O, i would not worry about getting arrested. This is a popular download. over 4,000 downloads last i checked on a site not listed here. so you might be safe by numbers

slayer6505
10-21-2007, 01:22 AM
ok i go to the file and click copy to disc it works perfect but then i says recorder not selected and i cant choose one because none are there

Frantic Killer4
10-21-2007, 01:36 AM
alright thanks man..... still now i have to copy this to my disk and i have no idea what to do and what to download. i have a folder on my desktop that says contents with multiple folders in it. then one folder called 00080000 has a file in it called 0D6E1439821BBF76D94C60E048ED70E06D7D5C2D41 and when i right click it, it wont say copy to disk or any thing like that.....

some one needs to make a very thourough explanation on how to do this imo.
you would think i would no what to do after making illegal copies of halo 2 and selling them and doing all that shit with those files and here now i have no idea how to copy this to a disk?

Frantic Killer4
10-21-2007, 02:51 AM
omg i got this to work and it is so much better imo. god this is so fun. THE METAL!!!!

killlah631
10-21-2007, 03:55 AM
Wow gooood stufff they are doing with this game.. Got this to work simply using Nero program on my PC...

KlicK
10-21-2007, 04:06 AM
I used a RiDATA CD-R to burn it.. and when the file was finished downloading all I did was double clicked on the ISO file and burned it using their program. Make sure you download from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) . It took me less than 40 mins to download on my crappy laptop. Make sure you get the entire file before you burn it. Hopefully you'll get it.....:rock
If you didn't download the whole thing, it wouldn't even show up as a valid image. Use good blank media, like Sony or Memorex [I used the latter] and use ImgBurn to write it. ImgBurn doesn't get any simpler.

i am like really debating on whether i should do this or not.... i really want to play it but, no 1 even has a copyright saying if this is legal. pants could you possibly let me see a copyright of saying that this is legal. really dont feal like getting arrested right now.....:(
No one is getting arrested or banned from XBL. If I get banned, you will be the first to know.

ok i go to the file and click copy to disc it works perfect but then i says recorder not selected and i cant choose one because none are there
I would help you, but you have a big-ass retarded sig. So no help for you.

aussie_warrior117
10-21-2007, 04:25 AM
If your really careful about not wanting to get into trouble just play it offline. No-one is going to track down thousands of people who downloaded the GH3 demo. No authorities were onto people who downloaded Halo 3 so everyone will be fine. I'm capped at the moment and downloading it only another estimated 23 hours :P

SebastianSB
10-21-2007, 07:56 AM
took two hours to download for me and about 4 minutes to burn with the program that was recommended earlier. Love the demo :) very fun and I like the songs. There's a very obvious upgrade in graphics too but that's really not important. Just to be safe I played it without my HDD and with my internet unplugged.

chenry
10-21-2007, 01:22 PM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5OX44D2U) for anyone that still wants it. Alot faster then the site in the original post.

Thanks very much for that. I downloaded the iso from the first site, and it wouldn't burn properly. The megaupload one burned without issue!

brentkid
10-21-2007, 03:21 PM
I downloaded it. It works and all, except my controller is really screwy. I don't get it. Half the time when I strum nothing happens and buttons correspond with different notes in the game. Only three light up on screen and like orange will actually be yellow. I don't get what's going on.

Noah37x
10-21-2007, 04:27 PM
So I downloaded Imgburn and I have burnt it to two memorex CD-R cds and neither show up.

I burnt it by these steps:

1. Put Imgburn in write mode.

2. Selected gh3.iso

3. Clicked Write Cd

After it was finished I put it in my 360 and it just doesn't even show up. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

homestar768
10-21-2007, 04:59 PM
I burned the iso to a cd using nero. I put it in my 360. It says that it is a mixed media cd. I go to the demos section and there is no guitar hero 3 demo. I can't play the cd either. What am i doing wrong.

Johnagan
10-21-2007, 06:44 PM
I tried just about everything to burn this on a disc I tried DVDs and CDs, but when i put the disc in my 360 and then went to demos and launched the GH3 demo every time it said the disc was unreadable. what do I do?

Tussell
10-21-2007, 06:54 PM
My luck I'll pop it in and get banned until the next ice age.

It says I need to download it again. What do I do? Because someone else said they had this problem but they never got an answer.

ZERoANTHeM
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
Can you use your GH2 Guitar with the demo or is it just 360 controllers only?

rdowdy95
10-21-2007, 08:04 PM
Guys don't be scared. This is originally an OXM demo from there magazine. So no one knows if you get the mag or not. Also this demo hits the marketplace this Tuesday. No worries. If you are scared just disconnect off of Live. I am buying the game anyway when it comes out. Demos are meant to try to get people to buy the product. Who cares if you are playing it early. It is all about publicity. And this demo is doing just that getting this game some publicity.

danjohnson58
10-21-2007, 09:57 PM
Damn, I still can't get it to work. Jes a question, what kind of CD-R's are you guys using. Even though it prolly has nothing to do with it. I'm using Imation discs. Could just be that I have a crappy burner but I'm using Img, it shows up on the 360 as GH3 demo, but it says my disc is unreadable. Ne one else getting that problem??? Sux cause it took 10 hours to download.

ditto that, i'm having the same problems, it recognises but just wont boot past the loading screen, i so want to play this aswell!

TheWetherMan
10-22-2007, 01:11 AM
for some reason i cant use my GH II controller is it just me or yall too

Glyndinn
10-22-2007, 01:32 AM
for some reason i cant use my GH II controller is it just me or yall too

That's weird, my guitar worked fine.:confused:

TheWetherMan
10-22-2007, 01:34 AM
never mind i got it fixed btw used nero to burn to a cd rom

TheOfficialKid
10-22-2007, 02:50 AM
ughh i wish my 360 wouldn't have broken....:(

Random Guy5930
10-22-2007, 05:10 AM
im a lefty and im sad

indiechris
10-22-2007, 01:32 PM
:eek: awesome demo, just cant wait another month for the gameee

killerofdafish
10-24-2007, 11:03 AM
umm it doesn't come out in a month

Fire Mage
10-24-2007, 11:08 AM
umm it doesn't come out in a month
If you are in the U.K. it does.

killerofdafish
10-24-2007, 11:15 PM
im not seeing it in the demo section

XxxOshKoshxxX
10-24-2007, 11:23 PM
Man i have session the demo.....UK release is 28th Oct

I think if i hear the metal one more time i'm gonna do sumthing i'm gonna regret lol