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#274938 Mark as bad?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 14 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

Changes in life happen. Nobody can expect a Charter not to take a break.

Dead links can´t be avoided, except maybe if the site would make a backup of every cDLC submitted.

But I guess that would go against their careful policy.


The best way to recover a dead link :

1. Check when the Charter was last online (float mouse pointer above his name). If he was recently, private message him. (friendly)

(sometimes a simple comment on his page is not notified to him)


2. If he's away for too long, do a little spying and identify 

- who follows the cDLC 

- who likes the cDLC

- who thanked the Charter on the Forum page of the cDLC (I never understood why there are 2 variations of a cDLC page)


Chances are some still have a version, we like to collect, just in case...

PM an identified User, preferably a Magna Charter, (politely)

they know best how to re-upload the song temporarily, until the Charter is back.


I think that's how a Community works  ;)



p.s. This way Rumble by Link Wrayhas been temporarily uploaded, Thank you @Antithez

#269098 How can I tell if I'M STRUMMING RIGHT?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 23 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Strumming is far more complicated, of course not if you are into headbanger.

There are a dozen of patterns you should train and be able to play with or without change of cords.


Most easy are 1/8 patterns, when it comes to 1/16 patterns, it gets tough, it's not without reason we find so few country songs here.

They know how to strum, these cowboys. ;)


Why not start with the 

Bo Diddley Beat




Study the strum patterns in official RS songs in groups of 4.


If you have 2 Strums, and the first starts on a main beat, or a change of chord,

its most surely a downstrum.


If after the 2nd Strum you have a pause, a single gap, ( a downstrum is left out)

next strum is an Upstrum

If you have 2 gaps, next is a Downstrum.


If after the 3rd Strum you have a gap, (an upstrum is left out)

next strum is downstrum


If its a double gap, its an upstrum


Simply put in a 1/8 pattern:


Downstrums are uneven 1, 3, 5 ...

Upstrums are even 2,4,6


2Strums with 1 Gap = 3, next strum is 4th (upstrum)

3Strums with 2 Gaps = 5, next strum is 6th (upstrum)

3Strums with 1 Gap =4, next strum is 5th (downstrum)


Questions is always how to strum after a gap.

And more often it is difficult to see the number of gaps (left out strums) in RS

#253927 [TRR] iOS: Rocksmith, now available for iPad.ca

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 19 May 2017 - 01:15 PM

Well I'm in as soon as it becomes available, along with a travel guitar. Any good ones about ?

I went for the Speedster astonishingly playable even on low tunings.

In fact I use it for all C and C# Tunings at home.

Very handy, I broke many records.

The only criticism I have is that the pickup is (and always sounds like) a bridge pickup

#241367 Forum post issues

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 22 December 2016 - 04:36 AM

I'm getting this problem also with Opera 41 on Win8.1.

The post doesn't sent, erases the written reply

and last auto saved doesn't show / restore the text.


After the blank reply is posted, I found that the last auto saved can be accessed by reloading the page.

#238345 Does anyone try to make there customs like real dlc?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 25 November 2016 - 08:09 PM

Yes, but I have the impression that admin, moderators and developers have more " freedom of " speech,

someone essential to the community called me a liar, which I proved wrong

and that my cdlc "don't smell very good",

and it remained without a warning.


I was lucky he caught me on one of my positive days.

Or I wouldn't be writing this, which would be a shame, because I still have many smelly customs in progress. :lol:


Writing can sometimes appear more aggressive then intended.

And the damage will be done.


Moderator comes from french. "Soyons modéré" ;)





And I do have the ambition to make customs very close to odlc quality

#238339 Does anyone try to make there customs like real dlc?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 25 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

I'm very sorry for what happened here,

there should be no general criticism against a charter, but only right to a precise point.

I enjoyed some LaceyB customs, specially because she made very different songs, isn't it Firekorn?

And some official releases don't seem to be above criticism, either.

And why there aren't official multitracks is beyond my understanding.

To give the player the tiny extra push to improve.

To quote myself "No hiding behind the artists"


Yes and I agree, it's not possible to make hundreds of customs, without ignoring some very time consuming details,

like FHP. And testing. I really hate starting RS 20times while correcting and testing.

I'm not sure if manual DD is really worth it, because DD is NOT the right way to learn a song.


I just like to quote one of my all time favourite songs of Tonio K.

One big Happy Family (aren't we ?)


"the french hate everyone
but that's just part of being french"


"and we americans love everyone

we keep the whole world laughing"


written in the early 80ies... and still so true...


No offense, only to end with humour  :lol:

#233430 Rocksmith remastered discussion (part 2)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 15 October 2016 - 04:07 PM


Ubisoft is a profit making Cie, and as such they have to pay the artist's labels to release an oDLC.

Customsforge is a non-profit site for educational purposes, and there can be no official relation with Ubisoft.


By supporting Customsforge in any way, they would be considered bypassing copyright.

Ubisoft never mentions the existence of cDLCs or Customsforge.

(but I'm happy they inserted my idea of video player buttons in RR)


They will never care if cDLC will work with an update or not. 

Even if they perfectly know RS2014 selling numbers are boosted by cDLC, legally they can never admit it.


To release cDLC you should also know that copyright still exists.

The charter and the player must legally own the song they chart, download, and play as a cDLC

#231536 Is Rocksmith remastered going to break cdlc?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 05 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

so many want their old RS back, does that mean the new features aren't worth the update ?

#189154 RIP Scott Weiland

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 05 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

I think he was a free man, doing what he wanted, knowing the risks, 

With the cash he earned, he supplied the drug dealers business. 

Meanwhile, by the time I read this, 5 children died from hunger and wars in the world.

Don't forget about the real sad things. :angry:

#184278 old search engine was 100x better

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 30 October 2015 - 03:40 PM

I was never a friend of ignition, because it encourages too much a hit and run attitude,

I like critics and suggestions, but feedback for our customs became quite rare.


Ignition also hangs on Opera 12.16, whenever I select an artist or a charter, I get a not very well ordered list, and I can't go further.

This version of Opera is the most customizable browser ever made, so I won't change, but of course it's no argument against Ignition. But it's the only issue I have from all my regular sites.


Now with the old search, my complete list of customs doesn't show anymore, only some,

and I wonder if the filters also "forget" other customs.  

There are 78 Buckethead customs on Ignition, but the old search engine only displays 70.


So that leaves me sitting between two chairs.

I can understand when it is criticized, that ignition is not (yet) worth the donations,

I still wait for THE major improvement that will change my mind.


Still no very clear way to bring people to feedback on how well a custom is made.

It really keeps me off downloading, I really like to play the customs, and memorize them

but too often, I had to spend half an hour correcting them before.


Maybe the download button should politely (warn to) deactivate, for those who never rate a custom.

Maybe some ratio rating/download should be installed.

#173038 alternative tunings by instrument

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 02 September 2015 - 12:03 PM

Probably the only way is to select B-Tuning (for Guitar), as the Bass is then almost always in standard B-Tuning of a 5 string bass

#163236 Lynyrd Skynyrd 3-pack DLC 7/14/2015

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 14 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

I'd like to thank our charters, who made this before, may their work not be erased for all of us, and rest in peace on many hard-drives.

#159725 The need to separate good cdlc from unfinished/bad one

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 28 June 2015 - 04:33 AM

check up my definition back here of what a good cDLC is to result in good playability.

You may add your criteria.


For now, my best criteria for downloading are the following :

1. Magna Charter's, with whom I've had a constructive exchange.

2. Rate of releases : there is no way to release 10 cDLC every week, and certainly not for beginners

3. A version 1.01 to 3.0 which means the charter cares about updates

4. A version 1.00 with no comments 

No news = good news = at least a decent cDLC. :D

#157630 The need to separate good cdlc from unfinished/bad one

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 17 June 2015 - 08:51 AM

We don't have intellectual rights on doing a cDLC.

Bad customs should be reported and if truely bad, get a thumbs down.


Bad customs are not the result of bad tutorials. There are more ways to build them, the variability of tutorials is a plus.

Bad customs are simply the result of not investing enough time.


I can put out a custom within one or two hours, or in 20 hours.

And I'm not sure if so many users will notice the differences.


Which means users should become more active in the five star rating.

They are not asked to rate the song, but to rate the playability of the cDLC.


So maybe the site managers should add "Playability : "  to the 5 stars,

because that's what we a looking for. Play!

#153769 The need to separate good cdlc from unfinished/bad one

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 27 May 2015 - 04:40 PM

I'm an educator in sports, and to reach my youngsters, they must bring in the required qualities :

self - motivation 

self - respect.


If they come for Glory, or think they are better, I give them a hard time. 

About education : I like "Whiplash".


That's about the same for charters : 

"Look I made 100 cDLC, 2000 downloads", chances are they may not be that good,

when main errors from my list can be read unhealed on their pages.

Summersong made 500dl and never worked. Not a quality sign.


After a time of discussion, of patience and waiting,

comes the time of Action.

:D I'm the hunter : be afraid, be very afraid :D

:D Who you're gonna call : Bad_DLC_Busters :D