Okay, here is the truth.
Most of the games work. the following work with no problems.
Guitar Hero 2
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Use mode 1 and 3 for the following dual layer games.
Guitar Hero World Tour
Guitar Hero Metallica
Guitar Hero 5
To install a dual layer game, either install from the disc in a compatible hdloader, or rip to PC using IMGBURN, then install from the ISO using winhiip. Sometimes hdloader fails to detect the second layer even with versions that are supposed to work. So rip to dual layer ISO, then install.
The following will crash sometimes, even when using these modes
Guitar Hero 3 (BOOOO)
Guitar Hero Aerosmith (who cares)
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (i think)
Usually skipping the cutscenes will avoid crashes, but not always. But the crash will never be in the middle of a song, or before a save.
I cannot vouch for the rock band games. They do not have DLC when bought for ps2, but you will probably need to play from disc to use track packs. But you should get ps3 for RB anyway, not ps2. :)
GHSH hasn't crashed on me yet.
Originally Posted by _zaphod_
The RB track packs are standalone games for the PS2, no way to import them into RB. They work fine on HDL.
You could make your own custom RB if you are adventurous:crazy:
I'm actually experimenting with customizing my RB to add the tracks off a track pack I just got. Hopefully, it will work.
Originally Posted by urbigbro
I've already customized one of my GH and have a couple of custom songs, and I know RB is just as simple... or complicated enough that I can understand it.
Of course the strangest thing is happening now. I ripped Rockband a bunch of times with no problems. Now when I rip it it gives me errors at 99% I am using DVD Decrypter when it worked and now. I have also tried Apache and IMG Burn but still errors. Strange!
I usually try to rip my games with regular DVD-ROM PC drive, and not the DVD burner drives.
It seems the burners are less tolerant of scratches and imperfections.
Samsung does make a decent DVD burner that is a little less picky though.
I have noticed the opposite at least in my machine. My Burner seems to rip just fine where my ROM seems to have a lot more problems. Oh course the ROM is like 5 years old and was like 20 bucks. I grabbed it just to watch movies, so it makes sense to me that its not the best ripper.
Anyway still having this problem. Have you guys had to do any cleaning to gets disc's to rip? If so what has worked for you?