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-= HOW TO GET RID OF UNWANTED ORIGINAL SONGS IN THE SONG SELECTION LIST =-

works for

-ORIGINAL RS2014 Songs

-Imported RS1 Songs

UPDATE: RS2014Songlistmodifier (tool) to be released in the next days - thx to @@Lovroman !!!!!

UPDATE 04may15: all main functions working flawlessly

UPDATE 19jun15: Release of The RS Roadie

 

 

So... i have been after this from day one that i got RS, and there are lots of reasons for this mod.
Fact is there are tons of purchaseable DLC and CDLC out… so ...


why would i want songs i don´t ever play in my library?


Furthermore unfortunately there is no chance to create multiple playlists in game – so keeping the library tidy is mandatory, esp. If you like modes like nonstop play.

However after months it is done now – here is the how to remove single or all original songs from the song selection.

# If you want to simply get rid of all the original implemented (and unlockable) songs of RS2014

or

# If you wanna get rid of individual songs
a little engeneering is needed, but fear not ist quite easy and done in a couple of mins…
 

Of course your purchased DLC and CDLC are unaffected and still in game!!!!


Lets mf go:

you do have 2 options

 

1) You get a ROADIE [proudly presentin our tool] and let him do the work

 

or

 

2) you go the manual way

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  • You have a cache_Pc dir now in your working dir – go there

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  • Go to \manifests\songs – here we are
  • Hit F4 on the songs.hsan file to open editor (if not automatically select notepad from list) – thats the magic file.
  • REMOVE ANY SONG YOU WANT :ph34r: - the pic below pretty much says it all – use the search (Ctrl-F) to find the first arrangement remove the entire highlited block – CAVE: a song consists of 4 or 5 arrangements „lead“, „rhythm“, „bass“, „vocals“ ev. "combo" – each has to be removed so use search to do it properly.

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  • Watch out – the file reading seems to be very very strict – if you mess up a little the game won´t load or all songs will be hidden.
  • If you are after #removing all songs - your final file should look like that:

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thats all - you can just copy paste that !!!!!!:
{
"Entries" :
"InsertRoot" : "Static.Songs.Headers"
}

  • When you are done - save, exit the editor and confirm editing of archive.
  • Back to the Toolkit - Pack - select the cache_Pc dir as source
  • enter "cache" in working dir as output.
  • If you get an error - you didnt place the file in the dir
  • Congrats you have your new modified cache.psarc in your working dir – copy to your Rocksmith dir after renaming your original there.
  • Start the game and test
  • Press thx ;)

Admin note: Do not share the cache.psarc on the forum.

- FOR THE RS1 DISK SONGS:
Same procedure
files:
rs1compatibilitydisc_p.psarc
rs1compatibilitydisc_p_Pc\manifests\songs_rs1disc\songs_rs1disc.hsan

cheers!

I think the most reasonable thing would be to add this modding functionality to the song manager about to be released – i´m gonna talk to the devs if thats possible, else it wouldnt be neurosurgery to build a little tool reading out the songs.hsan file and make the list confortably editable. If anyone is a quick coder shoot - i´d be more than happy if we had that asap.

done.

Upcoming?:
Guide for removing single Songs from the imported RS1 Disc

done.

Thx to everyone joining in on the journey with tips, tests and ideas!!!


 

Report back about your success, or if you need any help!

Rock on! and make sure to donate and also buy some original dlc!

Edited by Rodman
Added admin note.
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Did i already mention its 1st of april?????

;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear not, it's working :)

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If anybody has sucessfully extracted the original songs to single files one per song (rs2014 and rs1) please pm me!

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Great news!!!!

 

 

Removing tool to be released in the next days.

 

Been working together with @@Lovroman , he took all the collected knowledge above and squeezed it into some fancy piece of code that does the dirty work for you :)

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Wanna take a glimpse at your easter present: 

 

http://i61.tinypic.com/2nlut5d.jpg

 

;*)

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with

 

:) :) :)

 

RS1 functionality :)

 

http://i58.tinypic.com/2hfp1ma.jpg

 

Works,

we are bugfixing...

 

Gonna be released in this threat.

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Tool ready for release!

 

I am waiting for the ok from the ones responsible for this great page.

 

I strongly support the work of UBIsoft, the steamcomunity and surely do not wanna endanger this wonderful comunity!

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can I place the .psarc file that is produced with this guide in the dlc folder?  does it have to be named 1 exact name? (../Rocksmith 2014/cache.psarc)  I have begun separating my dlc and community charts by tunings.  I want to do that with songs from the dvd too, besides obviously removing the ones I dont like.

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can I place the .psarc file that is produced with this guide in the dlc folder?  does it have to be named 1 exact name? (../Rocksmith 2014/cache.psarc)  I have begun separating my dlc and community charts by tunings.  I want to do that with songs from the dvd too, besides obviously removing the ones I dont like.

 

No - it´s gotta stay in the main folder - BUT

 

For your purpose you can easily make different .psarcs and rename via a patchfile while starting - there you could move the dirs in dlc too - so you can start RS with standard e (e.g.) only...

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Thanks for the tutorial. It works great for the cache file.

 

But i can't make it work with the rs1compatibility file. All the songs from that file disappear, even those i want to keep.

It doesn't really matter. I'm gonna wait for the song remover tool. 

 

Thanks again. 

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We are still bugfixing, fear not!

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Well... it might not look like it, but we are close :) :) :)

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@@evilebstard, you may think it still exist in "disk import tool" dlc, but it's not,  it was pulled off, because of licensing issues, you still can play any of it in rs1 or use youtube  to playalong with :)

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I haven't managed to get this procedure to work.  I'm not sure I'm putting the sltsv1_aggregategraph.nt file in the correct directory.  I have been putting it in the cache_Pc folder along with the cacheX.7z files.  Is this the correct place to put it?

 

 

 

-EDIT-

 

Got it finally!  Things generally go better when you read the instructions, but you should see what happens when you actually follow them as well.

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I haven't managed to get this procedure to work.  I'm not sure I'm putting the sltsv1_aggregategraph.nt file in the correct directory.  I have been putting it in the cache_Pc folder along with the cacheX.7z files.  Is this the correct place to put it?

 

 

 

-EDIT-

 

Got it finally!  Things generally go better when you read the instructions, but you should see what happens when you actually follow them as well.

Glad you got it by youself, glad its working..

 

 

After one major and a few minor :) drawbacks Song Disabler/Enable is really close to releasestate :D

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After one major and a few minor :) drawbacks Song Disabler/Enable is really close to releasestate :D

 

 

 

That's great, cuzz I still haven't managed it on the RS1 compatibility files!  I thought I had a handle on the syntax and format of the edited files, but obviously not. Since you're almost done, I think I'll wait till you release it.

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