Guitar Hero World Tour Drums On PC No Go

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Gaming, Uncategorized

Update: Success! It’s now possible to attach your Guitar Hero World Tour Drums to your PC! Check out the Video Tutorial:
Guitar Hero World Tour Drums on PC

I’m sure you’ve be hanging out for the answer about using Guitar Hero World Tour drums on your PC. After testing out the MIDI cable and tuning my drums, I wanted to see if I could use the drums as a midi controller. However this is not the case. The drum kit only has a MIDI IN socket, which means MIDI data can only be received by the drum kit. Not all hope is lost yet. My next plan of attack is to use a an XBOX 360 wireless receiver on the PC. This would be almost guaranteed to work, but I’m not sure if the velocity sensitive data will get transferred. Wait and see I guess. More PC Tips and tutorials will follow shortly :) .

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Hook Up Xbox 360 on Wireless via PC

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Gaming, How To, Networks

I don’t know about you, but I’d save $100 rather than spending it on an official Xbox 360 wireless G adapter. I also know it’s possible to buy a Linksys WRT54GS and use it as a bridge, but your still spending money. If you have a computer that already has a wireless connection and that is close by your Xbox 360, you’re in luck. Using a Ethernet cable, you can attach your Xbox 360 to your computer, then share the internet connection via the wireless. Interested? Here’s how to go about it:

  • Attach a Cat5E Ethernet cable to your PC to the Xbox 360.
  • Turn on your Xbox 360. On the PC, enable the Wired LAN port. You should get a connection however windows will display a limited connection notification, which you don’t need to worry about now.
  • On the Wireless Connection icon in Network Connections, Right-click and select properties >Advanced tab> select a tick in “Allow other network users to connect through this computers Internet Connection”> Select from the combo box the Wired Lan Connection, in my case “Local Area Connection”. Click OK. See screenshot for details.
  • Back to your Xbox 360, Test Xbox Live in the networking settings options. You should now have successfully attached your Xbox 360 to the internet.

xbox 360 PC settings

I haven’t tested any FPS (or any games) online over this connection as I don’t have a Gold Membership. Also, you will need to have your computer switched on to be able to use Xbox 360 online because the PC is the gateway. Still, not bad for free wireless for your Xbox 360!

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Enable Games In Vista Business

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Gaming, Tips, Windows

Games in Vista

Microsoft Vista Business is designed for the work enviroment. Microsoft didn’t think you’d be playing games whilst working. But think again! The games are there, just not enabled. As long as you have Administrator rights, you can enable the default games by doing the following:

  • Go to Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
  • Select ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.
  • Then, in the Windows Features dialog, select and enter a tick in the ‘Games’ entry.

If you become bored at work or having nothing to do at lunch break, you can have a good old game of solitaire to kill some time ;) .

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Guitar Hero: World Tour Less Than Perfect?

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Gaming
Guitar Hero World Tour

Just yesterday I received the Guitar Hero: World Tour super pack that contains a guitar, drums, mic and the video game itself. Eager to give it a go, I tried out the drums first as that had been one of my main reasons to get the game. First off, I had a little trouble getting one of the legs to clip in place. No matter how hard I pushed, it just would not clip. The result? The drum kit would not sit square, thus rocking all over the place when I got to have a bash at it.

Lots of people have been reporting that the red drum pad on the drumkit has a sensitivity issue. Ok fair enough, nothing is perfect. So what Red Octane have done to solve this is they are sending out a MIDI to USB cable for those having reported drums sensitivity issues and using a “tuning software” to adjust the drums sensitivity. This is all fine and dandy, however, Australia has had no update to whether or not we get the free USB to Midi Cable. Others have emalied Red Octane to receive no joy at the present moment. Currently, America is the only country to recieve this free MIDI to USB cable.

Rather than hang out for the support to be sorted out, I’ve gone ahead and bought my own MIDI to USB cable from EBay. If your interested in purchasing one, they cost about $15AUD shipped. I’ll let you all know how my drums go once I recieve the cable and tune my drums.

In conclusion, World Tuur is a lot of fun, but at the present moment, the drums need little bit of tweaking and everything will be set to rock ;) . Have you had any issue with Guitar Hero World Tour? Or maybe you’ve reached an awesome score. Feel free to tell.

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