How to add Custom Songs to Guitar Hero 3 (Wii) Part 1

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In this Instructable we will use a handy program called The Ghost to inject custom songs into Guitar Hero 3 (or Areosmith) on Wii. These games may then be burned to a CD or put on a flash drive to be played on a soft or hard modded Wii. The instructions for modding your Wii and running/copying Wii ISO files can be found here (soft-modding Wii) and here (making/running backups). This instructable works for Windows XP. Also, read the disclaimer.

NOTE: A.C.E. has been kind enough to make an instructable on this topic already. This instructable is meant to address problems and updates to the software. Also I did not write The Ghost, see The Ghost's official page here.


Well, now that that's out of the way, let's get started!
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Step 1: Before We Begin

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Make sure to look at the pictures and the notes in the little yellow boxes. Although I make sure to explain everything in the text, look at the pictures for additional details. Also, if you click the little "i" in the upper right hand corner and look for the "Original File" link, you should be able to see a larger, more detailed image for most screenshots. Other than that, remember that software is still only a piece of software and not-fool proof. It may not work. Try to find a solution either in this instructable or by searching Google.
Ok is it possible to do this put for ps3????
sullstecclub (author)  Abbylicious1 year ago
Not really, unless you can dump ps3 files from a cd.
mikenaly3 years ago
First off, I apologize for not thinking to include that initially. I am running Windows XP Professional v. 2002 on a system using an Intel Celeron M processor running at 1.6 GHz. The system has 1.37GB of memory. I don't have an exact number available right now on free drive space, but also don't know if you need it. Since I don't know what else you might need, I'll let you ask rather that potentially give you a bunch of useless info to have to sort through. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give.
sullstecclub (author)  mikenaly3 years ago
Allright, thanks for the specs. Your system is a bit underpowered, but should still work, just a bit slowly. Did you get the xp codec pack from here If so you might want to try to get these codec packs, to see if they work: or

If you suspect that the problem is the ghost itself, then you may actually be ok to go ahead and continue with the instructable.
Yes, I downloaded the xp codec pack. Tried the cnet download, and I get the first three items (MP3, OGG and Wave Dest Filter) checked, then it seems to lock up on the XBADPCM Codec. Is this one necessary to use The Ghost, or can I ignore it for now? Thanks very much for the help.
sullstecclub (author)  mikenaly3 years ago
I would say just go ahead and give it a shot, the XBADPCM codec is not used primarily in the Ghost
mikenaly3 years ago
I need some help. I am trying to follow this instructable. I have no problems when I click on the buttons labelled: "install WavDest Filter", and "Install XBADPCM codec". When I click on "Begin Tests!", I get a white box that says ". . . Testing Audio . . ." and I hear the "guitar solo" then nothing happens. The box does not clear and I get no green checks or red x's, I do not get a prompt to tell it if I heard the audio, and if I check it in task manager it tells me that the audio tool is not responding. I really want to try my hand at creating my own guitar hero custom and would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me with this. Thanks
sullstecclub (author)  mikenaly3 years ago
Truth be told, I have not used any of this stuff in ages, but I'll see what I can do. First off, what version of Windows are you running?
Sorry, missed the reply button on the first response. That's what I get for trying to do this on my cell.
Triworm4 years ago
perfect instructable. easy to understand
DeadBarney4 years ago
Dude, you're awesome. Thank you for this really good instructable.
sullstecclub (author)  DeadBarney4 years ago
Thanks, that's awesome to hear.