Yeah, it seems that the bigger file int he memory grows as you add songs, so that is the song collection, and the other stays the same, must be some sort of registration info or something.
Anyways, I gave up and bought the game :/ It then worked fine. So this is FOR SURE not a problem with the SD cards being used, but rather with the launcher. It's not a bad rip either, as I tried form my real retail cd as well with no luck.
Dug around a fair bit, and this seems to be a common thread when playing via a USB Loader.
Rockband 2's DLC process is pretty simple: it downloads to the Wii system memory first, and, once that is complete, it copies the content over to the SD card and removes it from the internal Wii memory. Rockband 2, when used normally through the disc channel, appears to use IOS37.
The issue seems to be via a USB Loader, such as USB Loader GX, where it is using Hermes cIOS 222/223. The instruments work, and DLC content works, but the behavior is such that it downloads to the Wii memory, copies the contents over to the SD card, but never cleans up what it has in the Wii memory. The result is that people fill their Wii and bad things happen (in my case, my Rockband 2 saved data got hosed causing me to start completely over (Always remember to just select "Continue without Saving" if you get the out of memory error and you are using a USB Loader!)).
You can get away with using the USB Loader if you are conscious of the fact that it is filling your Wii memory:
- Fire up your USB Loader
- Start Rockband 2 using cIOS 222/223
- Download your content from the Rockband store
- Watch as it downloads and saves the content to the SD card
- Do this 3-4 times total, then exit back to the Wii Home screen
- Go in to the Wii Saved Data screen, and DELETE the two "Rock Band 2 DLC" files. These should be large.. like 500-800 blocks.
- Exit back to the Home screen
- (A full reset might be in order.. but it might not, you'll see if you get the black screen when going in to Rockband 2 via the USB Loader again.)
- Lather, Rinse, and Repeat the entire process.
The painful part is that this takes so long. Also, keep in mind that the downloaded content WILL NOT work if you go back and try to play via the Disc channel. This DLC will only work when playing within cIOS 222/223 (via the USB Loader).
If you don't want to use the USB Loader (and, hence, Hermes 222/223) and just, exclusively, the Disc channel, you need to install RawkSD's cIOS37 patch to download all of the content you want. Without that patch, you get a 204740 error when attempting to download from the Rockband DLC site.
Last edited by proc; 07-28-2009 at 07:09 PM.
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Thanks a bunch Proc! After a couple days of troubleshooting and playing around me and roommate were just getting around to discovering the behavior that you articulated so beautifully.
I'm a patient man and honestly - I'd rather wait for the menus and just download a few songs every time a play than pay $2 per track! I'm not bothered by the workaround being imperfect...it's still working!
the best working DLC "unlocker" that I've found is the one pictured below. Visit hid.im to work out how to get it, the site will explain how it works. This one is nice - everything in the shop labelled as "purchased" to date, and it's a small file to download and just two wads to install.
When installing them, make sure you get the error -1017 on both of them, queerly enough this means it worked. If it doesn't come back with that error, remove all traces of rockband from your SD card and uninstall both of the wads then try installing them again. For some reason, installing them twice might get the error above to appear (and for it to work.) I have no idea why this works but it does.
someone let me know if the image doesn't work. Thanks!
One thing to be aware of:
If you download content with that unlocker package installed on your wii and you uninstall then re-install the unlocker (if not all of the items are showing up as purchased (new songs, etc)), you will have to re-download all of your DLC (painful).
I'm not entirely sure why, but I bet it has something to do with the encryption being generated at the time of the install.
I am getting this same problem as well. I will get DLC, it says copied onto the SD card, which it does, but it also leaves behind the DLC on the NAND. So i ignored DLC for a bit.
But recently I got a couple more songs, deleted from the NAND, and then we went to play them. What happened next irritated me. When I played them it recopied them to the NAND (as you would expect) but after the song it left it behing, onto the next song, rinse repeat.....
And im only just getting to the most annoying part. It seems while in the tour mode it loads up the save data > removes it > plays the song > saves the save data... but when the DLC came up on the random song it went load up save data > removes it > loads up DLC > plays the song > doest bloody delete it > (after a few DLC tracks) cannot save back on, please clear space...
Save gone into the wash...
Ive attempted with USB loaders of every type, loading from backup disc....
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I have heard that the save problems will work if you run the disc through the channel not through usb or backup launchers. You can get this to work if you install the latest Cioscorp (I have read). I was going to do this until I read a bunch of bad things about Cioscorp! I myself would rather wait until some kind of "fix" comes out (fingers crossed)
I am gonna go research this some more since I am sick and tired of playing and or downloading 2 or 3 songs and then have to erase them from the wii memory...sheeesh.
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Sorry to bump and older thread, but, I wanted to know if there was any fix for this? I am using softchip 99 to load rockband with IOS 56 I think it is, it moves it all to the SD card fine and everything works, but, I would like to use the USB loader to do it and have it all work.
I will keep using softchip and a disc if there is no other USB loader resolution
I sorted it by using cioscorp and loading off the copied disc...
Better to actualy get the game but im still waiting for it to come out in this country.
DLC Content left on NAND
I've had the NAND-DLC problem from the beginning - about 1 year. It's a painful process of downloading 2-3 DLC at a time, then deleting the DLC from the NAND. Lady GAGA songs take about 5min each to copy.
I have no solution and I've tried everything. This does not happen on any of my buddies Wii's. I believe it's an LU64 problem.
In addition to downloading DLC and leaving it on the NAND. Any songs I play are copied back to the NAND with the same problem.
Anyone else have an LU64 serial? Anyone have an LU64 that does not have this problem?
If I purchase the game, will I still have the DLC?
What kind of setup do you have? (usb loader? etc)
Originally Posted by flashgordon99