Originally Posted by garciab
I must be missing something, or my Party Buffalo isn't working properly. It runs just fine, opens the XBox USB stick, but I can't figure out a way to transfer files to it from my pc. Drag n drop isn't allowed, and PB doesn't seem to show any 'normal' files on the USB drive.
You should have first prepared things by copying your RB save file, song cache and hardware settings (something like that) file onto two separate flash drives using the Xbox settings->system->storage dialogs; if you normally play the game from disc (not the GoD digital download), copy "Rock Band 3 Title Update #5
" onto the flash drive that you won't be using for the customs. Delete those files from the HDD (if "Rock Band 3 Title Update #5
" is there, make sure to delete it from the HDD, whether you copied it onto a flash drive or not). In Party Buffalo, after opening the device that you're going to use for the customs, you'll see two directories, being "Data" and "Cache". Open "Data" and then open every folder at the top until you get to an RB save file folder and can see the save file, song cache, etc that you copied onto the drive on the Xbox. Then mouse over that list of files and right-click, choosing "inject new file". That will bring up a dialog to select a file; browse to the directory where you have the downloaded customs, select all of them and click OPEN; that will copy them onto the drive one by one. Also copy the Title Update 4 file
into that directory on the flash drive using the same method.
Plug the flash drive with the customs into your Xbox (with the other one not
plugged in) and start the game from the disc. It will log you out of XBL and ask you to update; hit CANCEL. (This will happen every time). At some point it will tell you that the save file is incompatible with that version; let it replace it. You may also be asked to recalibrate; if you don't the audio and video lag settings will be zero and you probably won't be able to play properly.
At that point you should be golden. Enjoy the customs. Since you're not online, you won't be able to compare your scores to your friends or even see your top numeric scores for any song (it knows them, but it can't show you without displaying the leaderboard for the song which it can't do offline).
As I posted above you'll have to play some RB3 on-disc songs before you'll be able to play basic keys on a 5-button guitar, if you're interested in doing that. I've downloaded 182 of the customs and worked my way through the guitar and bass charts and am now working through the keys charts of the 125 of them which have keys.
To play online, remove the flash drive with the customs on it, plug the other one in and start the game from either disc or the download version, if you have that.
(You can see another version of these steps in a scorehero.com forums post, here