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Guitar Hero 2 demo hack reveals additional songs

nicholasbrutal

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Apparently, there's a hack/patch floating around that will allow you to unlock additional songs on the NTSC version of the Guitar Hero II demo. It's unclear whether or not it's the 10 song demo found at retail or the 5 song OPM disc.

The real hotness is that one song that can be uncovered is apparently one that doesn't even appear in the final game: Quiet Riot's "Metal Health." A video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh2QWN-Ktbo

Other "unlockable" songs in the demo appear to be the Trogdor track, Message in a Bottle, Freebird, and Sweet Child O' Mine. If anyone has seen this patch or knows where to get it, I'm all ears, because I have no idea.

The thought of being able to access one additional song that won't appear in the game makes my loins quiver.
 

Wario64

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omg I want to play Freebird someone give me more info

Edit: it's for the 10 song demo version
 

Wario64

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Is the 10 song version avaiable at stores or is it just for kiosks?
 

Wario64

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Here's the hack!

http://www.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2337&sid=eb8c4a8f4e18ee9fbba91e3a7224e9ec

Now I need to acquire the demo some how. I must play this today




"Who Was In My Room..." -> "Heart-Shaped Box"
"Psychobilly Freakout" -> "Sweet Child o' Mine"
"War Pigs" -> "Freebird"
"You Really Got Me" -> "Jessica"
"Strutter" -> "Crazy on You"
"John the Fisherman" -> "Killing in the Name of"
"YYZ" (unchanged)
"Shout at the Devil" -> "Laid to Rest"
"Trippin' on a Hole..." -> "Beast and the Harlot"
"Madhouse" -> "Trogdor"


2nd PPF patch on page 5 in that link:

"Who Was In My Room..." -> "Message in a Bottle"
"Psychobilly Freakout" -> "Monkey Wrench"
"War Pigs" -> "Mother"
"You Really Got Me" -> "Woman"
"Strutter" -> "Surrender"
"John the Fisherman" -> "Them Bones"
"YYZ" -> "Last Child"
"Shout at the Devil" -> "Tattoeed Love Boys"
"Trippin' on a Hole..." -> "Tonight I'm gonna..."
"Madhouse" -> "Bang Your Head"
 

nicholasbrutal

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Yeah, I followed up on this and got some more information.

You can find all of the information here:

http://www.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2337&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=patch&start=0

It's spread across a pretty long thread, but the short version is that many songs are playable, as there are at least two patches that essentially exchange songs with others found on the disc (Monkey Wrench, Heart Shapes Box, Them Bones, etc). Essentially the demo contains 30 songs, rather than 10.

It seems like a gigantic pain in the ass to rip a demo, patch a demo, reburn and then repeat, just to play 20 more songs. But it's ****ing Guitar Hero. And I'd eat puppies to play me some Guitar Hero II.

EDIT: I see you beat me to it, Wario.
 

Wario64

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Just make both versions and put them on hdloader :)

Co-op seems to freeze on the new songs
 

D3VI0US

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Damn I need a modded PS2 bad, that's stupid awesome too bad I'll just have to wait for the final release. At least the guys at EB gave me their 10 song demo and they might give me the demo guitar too cause they don't have a PS2 kiosk.
 

nicholasbrutal

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Wario64 said:
Just make both versions and put them on hdloader :)

Co-op seems to freeze on the new songs
Without burning a disc, I don't know how to get images onto an HDLoader and if I created a disc, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to load it using HDLoader either. Yes? No? You probably know more about this stuff than I do.
 

alr1ght

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confirmed working. Playing that open riff on sweet child o mine :D . too bad the singer doesn't really sound like axl.
 

shuri

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why the **** did they leave those tracks in the demo files? someone is gonna get fired
 

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Im really curious what the guy is saying on Laid to Rest when the lyric is ****. Hes saying something, and im pretty sure it isnt ****, but I dont know what it is.
 

alr1ght

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No "**** You I won't do what cha tell me" on Killing in the name makes me :(
 

Wario64

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nicholasbrutal said:
Without burning a disc, I don't know how to get images onto an HDLoader and if I created a disc, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to load it using HDLoader either. Yes? No? You probably know more about this stuff than I do.
I transferred it over to HDD by connecting to to my PC. I can confirm the demo working on HDloader :)

I have my Beatmania controller connected right now and funny enough you can play it with the Beatmania controller if you play it on easy (for some reason the 4th fret button doesn't work, heh
 

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No "**** You I won't do what cha tell me" on Killing in the name makes me :(
aww man that sucks, any chance that it will change for the retail version ? *crosses fingers*
 

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haha, did any of you think: **** you, won't do as you told me x10 would go uncencored?

Guitar hero 1 was cencored as well, it's not like they sold out or anything.


But the dude singing Killing in the name of murders the song :'(
 

nicholasbrutal

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Trogdor is hard. I tried playing it on expert at first and my wife was upset she didn't get to hear the whole song. I'm going to give all of the songs a shot tonight. Can't wait for the final game to hit shelves. Then it's just a wait for the 360 version...

On a side note, if anyone knows the story/history behind the exclusion of "Metal Health" in the final version of the game, please do tell. I wonder what other gems will appear on the final version of the game.
 

nicholasbrutal

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Brobzoid said:
haha, did any of you think: **** you, won't do as you told me x10 would go uncencored?

Guitar hero 1 was cencored as well, it's not like they sold out or anything.


But the dude singing Killing in the name of murders the song :'(
There are some pretty cringe worthy vocals on GHII. The vocalist who sang Bark at the Moon and Iron Man on GH1 totally nailed it, but whoever is singing War Pigs needs...yikes. Watch, someone will tell me it's the same vocalist.

In any case, the vocals aren't that important to me, as long as they're serviceable which in most cases they seem to be.
 

Brobzoid

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I thought sweet child 'o mine was pretty ok. War Pigs has nothing on the previous ozzy dude, I agree. Perhaps they actually brought in ozzy this time around :lol


but what the **** is up with freebird having like 10 solo segments in training? that's just so ****ing threatening.
 

nicholasbrutal

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Dear God...I need a practice mode for Bark at the Moon on expert. I completed it, once, by the skin of my teeth, and my wife hates me for playing it over and over again.

So seriously...a hack for this? Sweet Jesus. Links to appropriate places, please.
 

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Damn, I wish they didn't have to censor Killing in the Name of. The end of the song is like half there. Couldn't they have slipped in a 'Screw You!' as a sub? Still rocks though. Can't wait for the 360 version.
 

Ronabo

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I played around with the demo today. Hammer Ons/Pull Offs are much easier to do. I've not beaten hard mode on the first game, but I think I'll be able to do it plus alot more of expert mode on part two. Especially with the added practice mode.

I can't wait to get the full version. I hope there is a deal for it around me.