Originally Posted by Tweakophyte
Looks like my daughter whispered to my wife and the family got me what I wanted for Hanukkah... late gift but I am pumped. Last night I let the Wii download RB2. It seems all of my previously purchased tracks are missing. Anybody run into this? I am going to download them again, but what a PIA.
Fwiw, I pulled my 2gb card and put in a 4gb card. The content was on the Wii and I copied it over to the 4gb card.
I also got the pro-cymbals... looks like I'll have a late-night session in the next few days.
I had 190-odd tracks of RB2 DLC on a non-SDHC 4Gb card. I copied that card's lone file to a 16GB SDHC a couple of days before RB3 was released. Once I got the game, it did not recognize any on my DLC copied onto the 16GB card. I popped back in the 4GB & RB3 began the process of "loading additional content" - several minutes later, I had all my DLC show up. After the loading procedure, I ejected that 4GB & copied it's file again to 16GB card. Voila - it worked.
Not sure the whats or whys of this - but that is how I managed to transfer RB2 content to a RB3-friendly card.
Also - if/when you go in to re-DL your previously purchased tracks, use the "Manage Songs" section of the Get More Songs menu. You will be given a list of every track you ever bought - any that are missing from your RB3 library can be easily re-DLed from there w/o slogging thru the Store & it's 1600+ tracks.
As to Lego/RB1 imports - based on a Q & A one of the HMX developers had on thier website forum regarding the Wii edition.....don't hold your breath....but do not 100% rule it out either.
Then again, there have been a few tracks from both RB1 & (mostly) Lego RB that are available to Wii users - and everyone else - as "RB3 Versions".
-Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
-Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
-Queen - We Will Rock You & We Are The Champions
All of these were recently re-issued in their artist packs as RB3 upgrades. Same song, but with keys & multi-vocal support. For now, it looks like any future imports from the earlier RB titles will be coming piecemeal via upgrades.
The missing RB2 trakcs - as to the "famous" ones...missng due to various licensing issues. It's assumed the lack of Spoonman has to do w/ some exclusive deal Soundgarden has w/ Activision & Guitar Hero. AC/DC? Apparently too expensive to license again now. Journey? Probably the same....or a future RB3 Journey pack will include Any Way You Want IT w/ harmonies/keys....or as with most things Journey...one can always blame it on the fact that Steve Perry - talented as he is - is a major league a-hole. Met the guy twice (he grew up in my neck of the woods) - he's a dick. While no longer a memebr of Journey, I do believe he still has some say in licensing of songs he wrote/co-wrote when he was. Don't Stop Believin' is still in the Store, though (and in my RB3 library)
The lesser known tracks from RB2 that are missing from the current import (on all consoles) - those from artists that also happen to be HMX employees - are due @ a later date & will come as a free track pack.