Can you export RB2 to Blitz without RB3?

#1 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1699 posts) -

I don't own RB3, but was under the impression that since I owned RB1 and RB2, I would be able to use them in Blitz.

The RB1 export seems straightforward enough; pay $5 on the PSN for an export key, put the RB1 disk in, and go to Options -> Export Songs. RB2 does not seem to have an analogous menu option. So I started doing some research about how the RB2 export works. It seems it's different (and definitely more convoluted), in that you have to go to a menu option in Rock Band 3 (not 2!) to get the Rock Band 2 songs, but only after entering a code on the back of the RB2 form into the internet and getting a token back. It seems like it's not pulling the songs off the disk, like the RB1 export.

It's frustrating, since I thought I'd be able to play the RB2 songs in Blitz, but it seems you need to own RB3 as part of that export process, which is crazy. I guess at that point in time, the only thing it made sense to export the RB2 songs to, was RB3. But now that Blitz exists, it fucks that whole process up. Anyone have any information to the contrary?

#2 Posted by Lavapotamus (199 posts) -

Fairly certain you need RB3 for the RB2 export. Also, any tracks on the RB3 disc cannot be used in Blitz.

#3 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1702 posts) -

Surely... SURELY they would fix this if this were the case. Right?

#4 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1699 posts) -

@SpunkyHePanda said:

Surely... SURELY they would fix this if this were the case. Right?

That's what I was thinking! Like I said, the current process probably made sense at the time, but Harmonix knew they were putting Blitz out, so you'd think they would concoct an alternate way to do the RB2 export for folks like me. Hopefully I'm not shit outta luck.

#5 Posted by Chaser324 (6662 posts) -

Some posts on the official RB forums seem to suggest that you can redeem the code included with RB2 directly with the Xbox or PSN "redeem code" option.

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#6 Edited by beard_of_zeus (1699 posts) -

@Chaser324 said:

Some posts on the official RB forums seem to suggest that you can redeem the code included with RB2 directly with the Xbox or PSN "redeem code" option.

Well, the code that comes with RB2 is 16 characters, so it can't be directly punched in. But thinking along these lines, I went here (http://www.rockband.com/ps3-export/) and punched in the code, which got me a 12 digit code. According to the website, you're supposed to use the code in the RB3 menu, but I took your advice and punched it into the PSN. It seemed to have worked, and I got a screen that said something like "Rock Band 2 Export Key Unlock" and I clicked Next, but sadly the next screen was blank and nothing happened or downloaded. I tried re-entering the key, and it said it had been used already, even though I didn't get anything from it (although I guess it's my fault for using it improperly).

So I dunno, I'm out of ideas at this point. John Drake, help me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

#7 Posted by Chaser324 (6662 posts) -

@beard_of_zeus: Did you try looking at your purchase history to retry the download? I'm really not sure, but it sounds like you might be pretty close. I think all you need to do is just get that export key.

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#8 Posted by YoThatLimp (1928 posts) -

Wow that is a fucking bummer. Was thinking about getting this as I had bought RB1 and RB2 previously.

#9 Edited by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

All I can suggest is pester RB and Harmonix about it Twitter/RB Forums and maybe they'll do something about it. They're usually pretty good at solving problems like this if it is actually possible.

#10 Edited by Brodehouse (10104 posts) -

I bought this game under the assumption I'd be able to export RB2 into it. Turns out the joke is on me. Without getting into it, I'm totally pissed about this situation. 15 dollars to play my two albums of DLC.

#11 Posted by RageKage14 (69 posts) -

I'm in the same boat. I only own Rock Band 2, and I just want the songs in Blitz. I don't want to have to buy Rock Band 3 just to get the Rock Band 2 songs in Blitz.

#12 Edited by RageKage14 (69 posts) -

@beard_of_zeus said:

@Chaser324 said:

Some posts on the official RB forums seem to suggest that you can redeem the code included with RB2 directly with the Xbox or PSN "redeem code" option.

Well, the code that comes with RB2 is 16 characters, so it can't be directly punched in. But thinking along these lines, I went here (http://www.rockband.com/ps3-export/) and punched in the code, which got me a 12 digit code. According to the website, you're supposed to use the code in the RB3 menu, but I took your advice and punched it into the PSN. It seemed to have worked, and I got a screen that said something like "Rock Band 2 Export Key Unlock" and I clicked Next, but sadly the next screen was blank and nothing happened or downloaded. I tried re-entering the key, and it said it had been used already, even though I didn't get anything from it (although I guess it's my fault for using it improperly).

So I dunno, I'm out of ideas at this point. John Drake, help me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

If you check your transaction history, you should see "Rock Band 2 Export Key" in the list. It probably just unlocked the ability to purchase the export key through Rock Band 3, the same as inputting the code in the Rock Band 3 menu.

EDIT: If you go under "Services List", it will show "Rock Band 2 Export Pack Unlock" under "Rock Band 3". So, inputting the code in PSN just unlocked it for purchase in Rock Band 3. Why didn't they just allow the code to make it purchasable in Blitz?

#13 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1699 posts) -

@RageKage14 said:

@beard_of_zeus said:

@Chaser324 said:

Some posts on the official RB forums seem to suggest that you can redeem the code included with RB2 directly with the Xbox or PSN "redeem code" option.

Well, the code that comes with RB2 is 16 characters, so it can't be directly punched in. But thinking along these lines, I went here (http://www.rockband.com/ps3-export/) and punched in the code, which got me a 12 digit code. According to the website, you're supposed to use the code in the RB3 menu, but I took your advice and punched it into the PSN. It seemed to have worked, and I got a screen that said something like "Rock Band 2 Export Key Unlock" and I clicked Next, but sadly the next screen was blank and nothing happened or downloaded. I tried re-entering the key, and it said it had been used already, even though I didn't get anything from it (although I guess it's my fault for using it improperly).

So I dunno, I'm out of ideas at this point. John Drake, help me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

If you check your transaction history, you should see "Rock Band 2 Export Key" in the list. It probably just unlocked the ability to purchase the export key through Rock Band 3, the same as inputting the code in the Rock Band 3 menu.

EDIT: If you go under "Services List", it will show "Rock Band 2 Export Pack Unlock" under "Rock Band 3". So, inputting the code in PSN just unlocked it for purchase in Rock Band 3. Why didn't they just allow the code to make it purchasable in Blitz?

Ah, that explains it. Yeah, I couldn't find it in my purchase history, but it is in the services list, like you said. Never would have thought to look there. So, it still seems like there's no workaround besides getting a copy of RB3. That sucks :(

#14 Posted by Japperwokki (16 posts) -

That is really bullshit move from Harmonix. I also bought Rock Band 2 for this purpose. Why is it advertised that you can play all your songs from your rock band collection, when this is not the case. The game is great, but this shit really makes me mad.

#15 Posted by thewizkid (1 posts) -

Just go rent a copy of rockband 3, or buy it for 19.99 or less you cheap punks. rockband 3 is an amazing game and should be owned by all rockband fans regardless

#16 Posted by Snail (8623 posts) -

@thewizkid said:

Just go rent a copy of rockband 3, or buy it for 19.99 or less you cheap punks. rockband 3 is an amazing game and should be owned by all rockband fans regardless

You realize how old this thread is right? You're basically yelling at a wall.

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