Thursday, 17 July 2014

Discontinued achievements issue 4 - Gears of War 2

Today I noticed that the "Photojournalist" achievement in Gears of War 2 has become discontinued. Based on the recent unlocks, it appears that the sever went down around the beginning of July and has been down since. The server has gone down once before, some time ago. The server was taken down for a period of time and then brought back online. I will post any updates in a new blog post when or if I find anything else out about the server.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Discontinued achievements issue 3 - Dawn of War 2

Just a quick update. It has been confirmed by a post by Relic on the Steam forums that Dawn of War 2 will be losing GFWL when the transition to Steamworks goes live. You can read the post by relic here.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Discontinued achievements issue 2 - Lips, Dawn of War 2

It was brought to my attention today that the Lips servers closed on July 8 2014. It was confirmed by a forum post on the Xbox forums. No warning or reason was given for the server closure. I was ver disappointed these servers went down. I actually had planned on doing all of the online achievements for the game tomorrow. I think it is pretty bad to see a game published by Microsoft Studios go down without any warning at all. I started a thread on the forums asking to bring the servers back. It's probably pretty unlikely that anything will happen, but I though I would give it a shot. I would appreciate that if any of you that want the servers back would make a brief post in the forum voicing your support. The Link is below.

After yesterday's blog post, TBreit pointed out to me that Steam currently has an opt in beta for the Steamworks version of Dawn of War 2. I checked and confirmed this morning that it is still there. It looks like the Steamworks patch is closer than I thought so I would finish off the game as soon as possible if you intend on grabbing all of the achievements.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Discontinued achievements update issue 1 - WSoP Full House Pro, Monsters Love Candy, Dawn of War 2, Dance Central 3

It was confirmed by Microsoft that there will be no more events taking place in WSoP Full House Pro which renders the "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" and the "Big Game Hunter" achievements discontinued on both Xbox 360 and Windows 8. 

Monsters Love Candy new has one discontinued achievement. The "Sweet Tooth" achievement. The store no longer has boost purchases available so it is no longer possible to get this achievement. If you have not unlocked the "Rainbow Eyes" achievement, I recommend getting it as soon as possible because if more of the store is taken down this achievement will also become discontinued. 

Nothing official has been announced yet, however, Steam achievements have been sort of released for Dawn of War 2. I can't find any information on anything official so I don't know when it is going to move to Steamworks but when it does it will likely render all of the online achievements for the game discontinued. 

In addition to the bad news there is some good news. The Dance Central 3 achievements related to sharing photos on Facebook have been fixed. The "Worth a Thousand Words" and "We're Friends Right?" achievements are once again obtainable. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Keys are up and working and posting my content backlog.

I have been working on this post and a large number of updates and uploads over the last couple of week or so, so I hope I haven't missed anything.

I finally got around to posting the keys stuff. I posted a big chunk of songs that cover all of the pro keys achievements other than the trainers, listed below. They are located in the directory found here. Keys work exactly the same as drums so just switch your pro adapter over to the "K" position and play away.

25 or 6 to 4, Antibodies, Cross Town Traffic, Foolin, Get Up Stand Up, Heart of Glass, I Love Rock N Roll, Imagine, In a Big Country, Just Like Heaven, Killing Loneliness, Last Dance, Llama, Midlife Crisis, Oye Mi Amor, Rainbow in the Dark, Rehab, Rock Lobster, Smoke on the Lobster, Space Oddity, Werewolves of London, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

I have a file for the pro keys trainers that works but still needs to be tidied up. I haven't posted it yet but that is on the top of my PBaE to do list so I hope to get it up pretty soon.

I am not going to list them all because there are too many, however if you requested it, it is probably there. All of the drum specific achievements that ripped MIDI files are available for should now be uploaded to the directory. Most of the files were submitted by anonymous contributors, but those that wished to be credited have been credited in the directory. Thank you all for your submissions. This would not have been possible without the community. I am going to have a community announcement in the next couple of weeks also.

There is also a project by PedroMontano that has been submitted to me that I put up. Pedro has come up with a method for playing guitar and bass on Rock Band 3 with the MIDI pro adapter. He has submitted instructions and a number of files that I have added to the Guitar and Bass directory. This method only works with Rock Band 3.

Now there are so many directories available that I have made a directory directory. I replaced the link to the drums directory in the sidebar with the directory directory.

I am going to try and have my first post for my new fun project up soon. It is almost finished I am just putting it all together so I hope you will all like that. I also plan on integrating some Google+ stuff into the site to make following posts and notification type things a bit easier. I would prefer to keep it Blogger only but it seems like that has been taken away and replaced with G+. If it still exists it is unfortunately too complicated for me to do, unless I am missing something.

Project Bombs and Eternity Directory Directory

Drums (Guitar Hero format)
Drums/Pro Drums (Rock Band format)
Keys/Pro Keys
MIDI Charting Tutorials

Project Bombs and Eternity Guitar Hero MIDI Directory

AC/DC Live Rock Band Track Pack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Green Day Rock Band
American Idiot

Guitar Hero Van Halen
Hot for Teacher
I'm the One
Loss of Control
Mean Street
The Takedown

Guitar Hero World Tour
Assassin (Hard) - *Please see additional instructions*

Rock Band
29 Fingers
Are you Gonna be my Girl
Ballroom Blitz
Run to the Hills

Rock Band 3 Guitar/Bass Directory

These files and this method work only with Rock Band 3.

Follow the same method used for drums but make sure your adapter is set to the "K" position. When you go to play the song select guitar or bass and play as if it were a drum song.
-All credit for this method and these files goes to PedroMontano.


PBaE Keys Directory

Setting up keys is exactly the same as setting up drums. Just follow the same steps outlined in the drum video and switch your MIDI pro adapter to the "K" position.


Antibodies - Credit to PedroMontano
Child In Time - Credit to PedroMontano
China Grove - Credit to PedroMontano
Higher Ground - Credit to PedroMontano
Modern Love - Credit to PedroMontano
Roundabout - Credit to PedroMontano
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Credit to PedroMontano

Pro Keys
25 or 6 to 4
Cross Town Traffic
Get Up Stand Up
Heart of Glass
I Love Rock N Roll
In a Big Country
Just Like Heaven
Killing Loneliness
Last Dance
Midlife Crisis
Oye Mi Amor
Rainbow in the Dark
Rock Lobster
Smoke on the Lobster
Space Oddity
Werewolves of London
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots