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Guitar Hero Controller Works With Guitar Freaks V

Posted by fourstrifes on 2006.06.11 at 18:32
The Guitar Hero controller DOES work to an extent with Guitar Freaks. There are a few hitches though. Or at least when I use it to play Guitar Freaks V.

1. Guitar Freaks V must be set to 'C' Configuration in settings. Just use a normal controller to do this.

2. GH SG controller will always hold left. That's because the left imput is shorted out so that Guitar Hero will recognise the Guitar Hero controller. This means that at song select, it will scroll uncontrollably. You can get by this by again, using a normal controller to pick a song and then swapping in the Guitar Hero controller while the song is loading. Excercise is good for you.

3. The buttons used are red, blue, and orange. That is, the second, fourth, and fifth fret buttons. You have to skip the fret that is normally below your middle finger. It's not a big deal when you get used to it. Your pinky will get strong.

4. You can only pick down. In C configuration, only down is picking, not up, as you can tell when you use your controller to play. That's what the digital vs analog control eseentially boils down to. Thus, you'll be practically limited to the easier songs, although you can pick down pretty fast with some practice.

More on 4, with the ps2 controller, you can either pick by pushing down on the d-pad or the analog stick. Although it doesn't help at all unless your arm is utterly dead, you can play by pushing the whammy bar down instead of the strum bar. I have not been able to succssfully combine these techniques to do an equivalent to up down picking. Thus, Funky sonic World is still murder on the arm.

Essentially, the Guitar Hero controller is like a high quality, albeit finicky, version of the topway piece of crud, because I heard that the topway version can't strum upwards either. But I'm not sure about that. Anyways, the Guitar Hero controller is basically better than the topway but no replacement for the KOC.


spiritsnare at 2006-06-12 03:45 (UTC) (Link)
To those playing other GF games (cough GF4dm3), yes, C config does work and will allow you to strum up and down.

Too bad GF4dm3 is crap compared to what we have now. :(
fourstrifes at 2006-06-12 04:56 (UTC) (Link)
Can you tell me whether GF4DM3 ps2 release has the following songs:

Jet World
Classic Party (any of them)
and, ahem, Arigatone?

These are the songs that got me hooked on Guitar Freaks in the first place. I mean, I would spend entire two hour time cards just to play Guitar Freaks 4th mix.

This will essentially decide whether or not I want to buy it because I can't find a song list online.
chi_ryu at 2006-06-12 09:28 (UTC) (Link)
P.P.R. (Long version), Classic Party 2 are the only ones on there.

Fire, P.P.R. and Jet World are, sadly, only on previous mixes. Arigatone is on GF 5th mix, so no home version.

GF4DM3 CS Songlist (roughly - not all songs are available on all difficulties, and you can't change difficulty mid-game):
Session X’mas (+long version)
Pretty G
Happy Easter!
Star of Muse (+long version)
Fuuma Tenkuu (+long version)
Jet ‘G ‘Crew
Complete Conquest
Ai No Shirushi
Born To Be Wild
You Ougtha Know
Bad Medicine
Liar! Liar!
Call My Name
Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy
Now I'm Sure
Furi Furi '60
I’m Gonna Get you!
Captain's Voyage
Fly High
You Elevate Me
Secrets Of Your Heart
Giant Slug
Right On Time
Sea Anemones
Carnival Day
Classic Party 2
Day Dream
P.P.R. (Long version only)
1175 (Long version only)
Primal Soul
Anarchy In The UK
Depend on You
Silly Girl

(I think that is it, but I'm going from memory)
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