PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Xbox 360 Retail Games > Music and Rhythm > Rock Band 2
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Exclamation Rock Band 2 -- F.A.Q.



So to hopefully answer some of the annoying questions that have already be answered i'm whipping this up. if anyone knows of something i've missed please let me know and i'll add it.

This is now seperated into Gameplay/Accessories and Achievements

GAMEPLAY/ACCESSORIES FAQ

Q: How do I export my Rock Band songs to Rock band 2?
A: have 400 MS Points. Load up rock band and go to options and then go to export. it will take about 10 minutes and 1.5GB of space on your hard drive.

Q: Where are my exported songs?
A: Go to your memory section they show up as saved games with the rest of your DLC. Yes you can erase ones you don't want in RB2 for example tom sawyer because there is a non-cover version coming. In the game they will show up sorted in whatever sorting you have set. They have a 1 next to them.

Q: Wheres my Metallica, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden
A: Metalllica and Ozzy sold out to Guitar Hero. Run to the Hills was a cover and Harmonix has not said why it can't be transfered.

Q: Wheres the single player?
A: 'Career' mode is gone. Only thing is challenges and World Tour. World Tour can be done 100% on your own though not all the achievements can be.

Q: How do i unlock songs then?
A: by playing them. when you see them in a city or play them in a mystery setlist (what i do). You can also play them online you'll unlock any song you play as well as do the challenges. online/challenges are probably the easiest/fastest way to go.

Q: No career sucks! World tour caps the fans so i can't finish!
A: Yea no carrier does kinda suck but there is no fan cap. Then game allows you to get enough fans to unlock everything but not much beyond that. Hard/Expert difficulty is the way to go if you want tons of fans. I don't know what it does on easy but on Medium when you hit 550,000 it caps your earned fans at 6,000 per set. So you still get fans just not a lot.

Q: The notes show up wierd and it is calibrated wrong
A: Try these preset settings. if they don't work just keep messing around until it's fixed. if you have the RB2 guitar than it can do it automatically.
TYPE -- (AUDIO) -- (VIDEO)
LCD 1 -- (60) - (30) what i use
LCD 2 -- (5) - (50)
CRT -- (0) - (0) (no calibration should be needed at all)
DLP -- (80) - (60)
Rear-Projection - (5) - (30)
Plasma - (50) - (50)

Q: Where is the jukebox, photo, and my 20 songs?
A: Jukebox: was taken out at the last minute. gone for good most likely.
Photo Mode: Should get unlocked when the new RB site comes out and the other versions are released
20 Songs: Will be released sometime this fall. Code on the back of the manual gets them for ya. i'll post the link and info on how to get them when they're released.

Q: This crap is expensive, what instruments work?
A: Guitar: GH3 Les Paul, GH2 Explorer, RB1 Guitar, RB2 Guitar
Drums: RB1 Drums, RB2 Drums, GHWT Drums

Q: Why can't I buy the bundle/Instruments?
A: The bundle for the Xbox 360 comes out next month same time as the PS3/PS2 ones. The Instruments can be bought separately now and should be available everywhere. Walmart, Best Buy, and Game Stop are the best places to look. Some stores did not stock them on sunday as they had the wrong release date (tuesday) but at this point you should not have any trouble finding them. Best thing is to print out the website for the store showing that it's in stock and on sale and bring it with you that way if they say they can't sell it prove them wrong. Friend of mine had to do this at my local best buy for the new guitar.

Q: Why are you so awesome?
A: Because i have a pet Pikachu that wrote this all up. i just sat here (^_^) Oh and because I was once killed 16 times in 30 seconds on Halo. true story.

ACHIEVEMENT FAQ

Q: How do I get ______ Achievement?
A: Check out this Achievement Guide: HERE

Q: What are the Impossible Challenges?
A: They are located in your character's tour mode. You play challenges for a specific instrument in ascending order until you unlock the Impossible Challenge, which you play.
suggested by Teh Evil

Q: I need another person for Buy A Real Instrument Already! Achievement, what should I do?
A: You CAN do it by yourself as long as you play EXPERT.
suggested by Teh Evil

Q: What happens if someone in the band fails out during the endless setlist, but I save them?
A: It does NOT count as failing a song unless the band fails out (I.E. the song is stopped and it says "Song Failed."
suggested by JMills109

Q: If I happen to press the Xbox guide button, unplug the controller, my battery runs out, my dog runs away with the drum sticks, or anything else imaginable, will I still get the Iron Bladder achievement?
A: ANY time the game is stopped by ANY means other than the normal "post-song" screen, you will then forfeit your shot at the achievement. Period. If you don't believe this than look at the next question.
If you'd like to be the one to play through 80 songs and try something stupid to prove otherwise, feel free, but don't ask what's going to happen when you do so.
suggested by JMills109

Q: Will _____ pause the Endless Setlist?
A: ANYTHING that stops gameplay other than the screen at the end of a song counts as a pause. this includes:
Pressing the Guide Button
Pressing the Start Button
Unplugging the Guitar/Drum/Mic

The game can not be stopped for you to get the achievement. If someone wants to go through all 84 songs and prove one of these wrong, feel free but for your own well being don't try it. 84 songs is a lot of songs to go through twice.

Q: OMG I can't do the endless setlist on expert? so how do i get the bladder achievement?
A: The bladder achievement can be done on any difficulty. however to get the endlist setlists achievements you must be on medium or higher.

Q: OMG 84 songs? non stop? how the hell long is that?
A: Around 6 and a half hours. non-stop.

Q: I want to play in another friends band with him on their tour but im not earning any money! How will i ever possibly get the $100,000 for my achievement? And does this mean i have to play a bunch of the tour myself?
A: No absolutely not. You are able to earn money while playing in a friends band and vise versa. All you have to do is assemble your band and then go to Band Profile (in the practice space) Go To the roster tab and from there the band leader (host) just selects your name and promotes you to member instead of sub. You will now get cash for playing gigs on your friends band
suggested by xCOBRAx

---------------------
If you have anything you think should be added just let me kno and it'll be added.
First made: 9/17
9/17 edits: Link to achievement guide/spelling. Added new Questions
9/18 edits: added endless setlist pause question.
9/19 edits: more endless setlist/bladder stuff added.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE

Last edited by neok182; 09-20-2008 at 05:37 PM.
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
TA Sasuke
 
TA Sasuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The land of ice and snow.
Posts: 1,216
Send a message via AIM to TA Sasuke Send a message via MSN to TA Sasuke

Einstein x360a's Gamercard

Awards Showcase x360a Representer   1,000 Posts   Word of Mouth
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
bump for sticky, also its spelled "career" also when an achievement guide is released add this to the FAQ: "How do i unlock _______ achievement?" please refer to the achievement guide, located HERE (with a hyperlink to the guide)
TA Sasuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #3
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
figured i misspelled something lol. was up till 4AM paying RB2 lol. wrote this with no sunkist yet lol.

and yea that should be added in. we do have an unofficial guide. i'll link that that now.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:28 PM   #4
freeleeday
 
freeleeday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Mary, FL
Posts: 373
Send a message via AIM to freeleeday

freeleeday's Gamercard
Quote:
Originally Posted by neok182 View Post
Q: No carrier sucks! World tour caps the fans so i can't finish!A: Yea no carrier does kinda suck but there is no fan cap. Then game allows you to get enough fans to unlock everything but not much beyond that. Hard/Expert difficulty is the way to go if you want tons of fans. I don't know what it does on easy but on Medium when you hit 550,000 it caps your earned fans at 6,000 per set. So you still get fans just not a lot.
Carrier? you might want to check it....
__________________

freeleeday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
ZServ
 
ZServ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 352

ZServ's Gamercard
Q: I cant find the bundle anywhere! What stores sell it?
A: The Bundle doesnt come out until October.
__________________
100%'s:
Arcade: Portal Still Alive, UNO, Dash Of Destruction, Castle Crashers, Shadow Complex, Monday Night Combat, Minecraft
Retail: Avatar, Madden 06, NBA 2K6, College Hoops 06, Fallout 3 PC (1550), Borderlands
ZServ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
TooMuchCowbell
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,263

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Submit - Bronze
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Thanks for linking my guide
4 more achievements and I will request a sticky.
__________________

TooMuchCowbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
@freeleeday: fixed now. not sure how that didn't get fixed last time.

@ZServ: adding now (^_^)

@TooMuchCowbell: no problem!
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 05:12 PM   #8
SebastianSB
 
SebastianSB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,412

SebastianSB's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Brilliant! It's just too bad that countless people will probably still make new topics asking these exact questions.
__________________

RBN Weekly Updates: http://www.trueachievements.com/lead...erboardid=1576
Attack of the Blog! http://sebspot.wordpress.com/
SebastianSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 05:34 PM   #9
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
yea but it always helps. i've done a few readme/faqs on other sites and it usually cuts the dumb posts down by half after a while.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #10
Tenacious
 
Tenacious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,704

Bassnectarr's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Word of Mouth   Submit - Bronze   Donator - Level 1   1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 4 (more» ...)
Few things that are bugging the crap out of me that EVERYONE SHOULD READ:

Q: What are the Impossible Challenges?
A: They are located in your character's tour mode. You play challenges for a specific instrument in ascending order until you unlock the Impossible Challenge, which you play.

Q: I need another person for Buy A Real Instrument Already! Achievement, what should I do?
A: YOU CAN DO IT BY YOURSELF AS LONG AS YOU PLAY EXPERT.
__________________

Boost with me: Forza 4, GTA 5, GTA 4

Guitar Hero III 1000/1000G 3rd September 2013
Tenacious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #11
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
spit it into achievements and gameplay. and added those two for achievements. thanks everyone. and remember if you have any other ideas just let me know.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 09:21 PM   #12
JMills109
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 326

JMills109's Gamercard
Q: What happens if someone in the band fails out during the endless setlist, but I save them?

A: It does NOT count as failing a song unless the band fails out (I.E. the song is stopped and it says "Song Failed."


Q: If I happen to press the Xbox guide button, unplug the controller, my battery runs out, my dog runs away with the drum sticks, or anything else imaginable, will I still get the Iron Bladder achievement?

A: Until someone can confirm otherwise, ANY time the game is stopped by ANY means other than the normal "post-song" screen, you will then forfeit your shot at the achievement. Period.

If you'd like to be the one to play through 80 songs and try something stupid to prove otherwise, feel free, but don't ask what's going to happen when you do so.
__________________
JMills109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 09:26 PM   #13
TooMuchCowbell
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,263

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Submit - Bronze
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
^^I added to the guide that until anything is confirmed, don't try cheating the game. Also, finished up the guide and requested a sticky.

This is a faq right? So, does anyone know what Swami Ben really does? Is it that I could either gain/lose money/fans as he sees fit? Same with that sketchy accountant. It seems like an unnecessary gamble.
__________________

TooMuchCowbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #14
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
i've been messing around with the different staff but it's hard to tell what actually happens when you have them. part of me kinda thinks there BS outside of the gain more fans/money ones they seem to give you some extra fans/money

@jmills: thanks adding now.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 02:19 AM   #15
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
bumping this since it went to the 2nd page. can we get a sticky here???
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 05:30 AM   #16
o0 TommyGuns 0o
 
o0 TommyGuns 0o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,556

o0 TommyGuns 0o's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Submit - Bronze   1,000 Posts   Donator - Level 1
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
great thread this should definately be stickied nice work
__________________
o0 TommyGuns 0o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 06:12 AM   #17
SuPaC 777
 
SuPaC 777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 40

xISuPaCIx's Gamercard
im probably going to get yelled at. people telling me that my question has already been answered somewhere else. i looked but i cant find my answer. i guess im just a big stupid poo poo head. okay now that thats out of the way, i am having a problem. okay, so it all started the day the ley was released to export rock band 1 songs to the hard drive. that day i happened to have an old white 20 gig 360. i was exciting, and went ahead and downloaded the key and exported. unexpectedly, i got an elite the day the price drop happened (sept5th) i didnt have a transfer kit so i used a memory card to transfer all of my stuff over, including the export key. now while playing rock band 2, the rock band 1 songs only show up when i am connected to the internet. when i am unplugged, they dont show in the song list. this really wouldnt bother me, however, sometimes in setlists it tries to play one of the rock band 1 songs, causing me to have to back out to main menu. i was wondering if this was the case for everyone? or did i mess up my key somehow by transferring it with a memory card? i have redownloaded the key directly to my elite, but its still the same. does everyone have to be net-connected in order for the songs to show? i apologize for the long post, and appreciate any replies. thank you.

btw neok182 i love that rock star gamerpic. what is that from? if you dont mind me asking. thanks.
SuPaC 777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 07:25 AM   #18
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
@SuPac: this SHOULD help you out. you use this to transfer the licenses to the arcade games and stuff so i would assume it would work with the RB export license. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/sy...ensemigration/

Reason for it is because the xbox doesn't realize on it's own that it's your console so you have to let microsoft know that hey i got a new xbox. once you do that everything should be fine.

and the gamerpic is from the GTA IV Cause Chaos contest which isn't live yet but the gamerpic/theme are up. check under GTA IV in games on the marketplace.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 08:23 AM   #19
xCOBRAx
 
xCOBRAx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 1,146
Send a message via AIM to xCOBRAx

CougarSlayer530's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
you may want to mention under the question of unlocking songs that one of the quickest ways to do it is to start doing the challenges. Im not 100% on this as i still have drums and band left to do, but they are all different and for the most part dont repeat songs so i would imagine that by the end of the 5 challenges you will have unlocked most of the songs in the game and you can mop the rest up in world tour
xCOBRAx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 11:10 AM   #20
SuPaC 777
 
SuPaC 777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 40

xISuPaCIx's Gamercard
that worked! sorry i had to post a thank you reply. thats so awesome. turns out my arcade games were the same too. i am redownloading those as i type. neok182 i owe ya big time. hope ya have a great day/week/year/life!
SuPaC 777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:06 PM   #21
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
@cobra: sounds good i'll toss it in.

@SuPac: glad it worked for ya. enjoy your new elite!
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:22 PM   #22
Lucent Beam
 
Lucent Beam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,102
Send a message via AIM to Lucent Beam

Lucent Beam's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   Referrals - Bronze   1,000 Posts   Gamer Chick!   Donator - Level 1
Total Awards: 5 (more» ...)
Either I'm retarded or... I'm retarded.

Other than stars by the name of songs in Tour mode, is there anywhere that shows what stars you got on each song? Completed challenges don't show stars... quickplay doesn't show stars. Are we now stuck with just scores and no stars?

Also, may I suggest bolding the questions to make the FAQ easier to navigate.
__________________

Last edited by Lucent Beam; 09-18-2008 at 04:25 PM.
Lucent Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:36 PM   #23
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
none that i've seen. it seems to only keep track of top score outside of where the song/set is in world tour.

and yea it is getting kinda big now gonna do some cosmetic changes.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:43 PM   #24
Lucent Beam
 
Lucent Beam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,102
Send a message via AIM to Lucent Beam

Lucent Beam's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   Referrals - Bronze   1,000 Posts   Gamer Chick!   Donator - Level 1
Total Awards: 5 (more» ...)
Boooo... hissssss.
That's seriously annoying. The entire star system was like the core of measuring your accomplishments!
I'm going to hold out illogical hope that the star system is hiding somewhere and I haven't found it yet.
__________________
Lucent Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:55 PM   #25
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
guess it could be. personally i really wanted a guitar hero type score sheet for quickplay at least showing starts/score and name.

but RB wants to focus on core gameplay and big features and DLC instead of the arcade feel that GH has.
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 07:13 PM   #26
JMills109
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 326

JMills109's Gamercard
Pressing the guide button has been confirmed by a member of Scorehero as nullifying the Iron Bladder Achievement.

Feel free to add/edit that into my Q/A on that topic.
__________________
JMills109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #27
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
yea actually have that in there twice now so it gets through to people lol
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 11:23 PM   #28
TooMuchCowbell
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,263

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Submit - Bronze
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
You want me to link this FAQ in my guide so there are less stupid threads/questions?
__________________

TooMuchCowbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 01:22 AM   #29
neok182
 
neok182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,768

neok182's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
probably just better to have the bladder achievement explained twice in both topics that way it'll get through to peoples heads. hopefully lol
__________________


NO RANDOM XBL FRIEND REQUESTS PLEASE
neok182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 01:27 AM   #30
TooMuchCowbell
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,263

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Submit - Bronze
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Not just for the steel bladder questions. All of them like "how do I export my songs" and the like. Most people that come here will look at the guide so I'll say to look at this FAQ before asking questions.
__________________

TooMuchCowbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:06 PM.