Guitar Hero Arcade dump – hacked by Mohkerz and checked out by UK Arcades Fully playable as possible! Dump includes the exe and dlls and a launcher for taking care of paths and other commands and settings for making the game “portable” and “one-click” – Games been tested under Window 7 and 10 under x64 environments – 2 player mode IS enabled and working.
IF YOU ARE A PLAYER OF “GUITAR HERO 3” PC VERSION, USING THIS WILL WIPE YOUR SETTINGS AND YOUR SAVES!!! BE CAREFUL AND BACKUP THESE FILES!!!
NOTE: There is a crashfix exe in a separate archive file, just replace the original exe with this one if you experiment some random crashes when playing….And let me know if it doesn’t work or worse…
There is an Xinputter.ini file at game root, you can edit the key mappings for emulated x360 controllers done by the included Xinput1_3.dll. Lets see the controls section below for this And you can edit the debug entry unlockmainmenu by changing value to 1.
This enable the main menu at boot, and let you choose which mode to play. You even have access to DEBUG MENU to UNLOCK EVERY SONGS or CHARACTERS or else….. nice!
To choose your resolution, edit the AspyrConfig.xml file included at game root. That’s all! Tested from 800×600 to 1600×900 and it’s perfect! So, to run the game, just extract the archive anywhere and run the LAUNCHER exe “AS ADMIN” (if not some patches may fail).
Note1: to accept all your settings, game sometimes need to be closed and rerun….
Note2: coin is not handled atm, so you have to set game mode to freeplay in TEST MENU (see controls below).
Note3: game is known to be laggy on some computers, so you have to adjust video and audio lags in TEST MENU too.
Game has been made compatible with any x360 controller….
The embedded Xinput1_3.dll accepts the remap from Xinputter.ini file, that emulates a keyboard as controller.
To use you controller, just rename the Xinput1_3.dll to something else.
Just plug your controller and figure it out.
It is not tested, but you can try x360ce with your real controller and map it as you like.
There is even a special guitar setting, apparently better choose “Alternate Guitar” that simulates 360 guitars.
Let me know if you have any chance playing with a real guitar device, i’m really curious about that.
Well, nuff said!
See Xinputter.ini file for mapping.
Once again Raw Thrills mapping are awful and are very different in frontend and in game….
So if anybody want to sort this out, feel free… (I did the best I could…)
What’s important is now:
To press START in attract mode in FREEPLAY, press the GREEN, BLUE and ORANGE frets controls you have for player1…
To press TEST in attract mode and get to the TEST MENU, press the BLUE PLAYER1, BLUE PLAYER2 and START PLAYER2.
[CAB HARDWARE INFORMATION]
REAL-IO: This Raw Thrills cab has 2 special arcade guitars, 2 start buttons and some service, test and volume too.
NETWORK: This might work if you intend to reach a custom server, but i did not tried or fixed anything here.
Guitar Hero 3 all versions, on all platforms have been heavily modded and enhanced with plugins and new songs.
So this one sharing a lot with xbox and pc versions, is able to handle lots of mods too, feel free to show your skills at modding!
And if you’re even a QB super hacker we can get the arcade experience even more! Hope I’ll see ya!
Please note that files are modified and will not properly work on a REAL Raw Thrills cabinet
Special thanks to: -my IO digger -my dongle friend -angryzor for Xinputter
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