Multi-player Guitar Hero Hacking

Dr Tom ran a series of workshops in February and March 2015 with the Thai Software Engineering and Computer Science students to modify Guitar Hero’s software (adding Thai songs and customising the graphics) and hacking the hardware to support up to 10 players.

Schedule

Friday February 20th, 2015, 12-2pm
Software & Custom Songs (Software Eng.)

Friday March 13th, 2015, 12-2pm
Multiplayer Hardware  (Software Eng.)

Friday March 20th, 2015, 12-2pm
Finish Hardware and Finalise Software(Comp. Sci.)

Photo Gallery

Multi-player Guitar Hero Hacking at Payap: adding new Thai songs, updating the graphics, and building multi-player hardware.

Multi-player Guitar Hero Hacking at Payap: adding new Thai songs, updating the graphics, and building multi-player hardware.

Guitar Hero Hacking - Session 2.

Guitar Hero Hacking – Session 2.

Dr Tom briefing the students.

Dr Tom briefing the students.

Making button cables.

Making button cables.

Routing holes for the new connectors underneath the DualShock controllers.

Routing holes for the new connectors underneath the DualShock controllers.

Rock on!

Rock on!

Dr Nat and students testing Dr Tom's reference hardware.

Dr Nat and students testing Dr Tom’s reference hardware.

Drilling holes in the breakout box.

Drilling holes in the breakout box.

Creating a hole for the button wires.

Creating a hole for the button wires.

The first two working multi-player buttons

The first two working multi-player buttons

Drilling the lids on the button containers.

Drilling the lids on the button containers.

Dr Nat and Software Engineering students

Dr Nat and Software Engineering students

Working on the breakout boxes

Working on the breakout boxes

Custom note chart for Yin dee tii mai roo juk by 25 Hours.

Custom note chart for Yin dee tii mai roo juk by 25 Hours.

The completed hardware: 10 buttons (5 x Blue team and 5 x Yellow team) on wrap boards, two hacked controllers, and breakout boxes.

The completed hardware: 10 buttons (5 x Blue team and 5 x Yellow team) on wrap boards, two hacked controllers, and breakout boxes.