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That's What Friends Are For

Complete Co-op Career

That's What Friends Are For0
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12 Oct 2010 13 Oct 2010
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Only the lead controller will get this achievement. That being said, 44 songs is a lot for two people to play twice. Also, since you can't get this online, it's can be a bit of a pain to find someone willing to come over to do it.

The good news is that you can get this by yourself.

First, clear your cache. (My Xbox => Memory => Hard Drive, press Y for options, and clear the cache.) All this does is delete your game updates, it doesn't touch your game saves or gamer data. So yes, when you play other games later, you'll have to update them to play them.

You have to clear the cache first because later updates have kept the No Fail cheat from letting you get this achievement.

Second, turn on the No Fail cheat code. Go to Options, Cheats, and enter the following: GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR.

Third, set up your two guitars. In fact, you don't even need guitars. Regular controllers will work. Your main tag should be player one (just in case... I'm not sure). If you're going for the Guitar Wizard or Back Up Hero, make sure that you play EVERY song on either lead or bass/rhythm.

Fourth, just go through every song on the list. You don't have to play, just keep pressing the green button to go on to the next song. You also have to play all the songs after the career. You don't need to play the bonus songs, but you do need to play all the unlocked songs.

Fifth, you must turn off the No Fail cheat, and go back into co-op mode. Fail the first song (which lets the game know that the cheats are off). Since all the other songs are complete, it will pop.

Sixth, profit!

Edit: I'm including a link to a video that shows that you don't need to play any of the songs, and all the songs have no score. All credit to d1mebagdarrell, who posted the video.
vSullyI'm confused- this allows you to get through each song without playing, so you end up with a zero score for very song but you unlock the next song in the process?
Posted by vSully on 12 Oct 10 at 23:38
SashamorningYep. That's exactly correct. Watch this video for reference:

Note that the player had no score for any of the songs.
Posted by Sashamorning on 12 Oct 10 at 23:54
DrSchlepensteinJust think you should add this as a note to your solution. Since this glitch will not work for everyone. In order for this to work, you need to have the original version of GH3. The updates were added to the disk during later releases, so even if you delete the cache, you're not going back to the original version of the game. If you go to the options screen, it will tell you in the lower left corner which version you have (V2, V3), its in the black area just under the cheats option. For this trick to work, no version should be displayed.

I personally have a V2 copy (was a game/guitar bundle). So the no fail trick doesn't work for me.
Posted by DrSchlepenstein on 08 Feb 11 at 00:52
SashamorningA separate strategy would consist of finding someone else who lives near you and playing through every song together. This can be extremely difficult for some people who live in remote areas.

You can feel free to post such a solution yourself.
Posted by Sashamorning on 02 May 11 at 15:52
OmnigeekAfter a conversation with both Sasha and a moderator about what constitutes cheating on TA, I have decided to renounce my negative vote. Although I don't agree with the method, this solution is well written, informative, and abides site policy. Good work Sasha, and please forgive my ignorance regarding the cheating policy.

My solution involved establishing a co-op gaming session on the site to find a local player, and then playing the career twice to obtain all of the relevant co-op achievements. It takes much more time, but we had fun and are satisfied with the accomplishment.
Posted by Omnigeek on 03 May 11 at 00:22
SashamorningI think we all agree that playing co-op is a lot more fun, but the problem with this achievement is that there's no online. It's the same problem that Rock Band 1 players have: if you don't have someone local to play with, it becomes not only a chore, but frustrating.

But yes, I definitely agree that getting this the intended way is more satisfying. :-)
Posted by Sashamorning on 03 May 11 at 00:46
BlackStahliYou say, "Only the lead controller will get this achievement". So only one person is getting this achievement even though both are playing through it? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted by BlackStahli on 02 Aug 11 at 10:26
SashamorningYes, you are correct. Only one person will get this at a time. I hate achievements like this.
Posted by Sashamorning on 02 Aug 11 at 18:22
Senior ChuponAny idea if the same concept of clearing cache and using no fail can be used on the solo-career related achievements? Ones like:

Hendrix Reborn
Medium Rare
Easy Rider
Always Hard
Right Hand of God
Solo Career
Buy a Guitar Already
Posted by Senior Chupon on 07 Nov 11 at 18:54
SashamorningI don't think so, but I have no idea
Posted by Sashamorning on 07 Nov 11 at 23:25
NighthawkJoVAnswered my own question: YES, you can go back online, download the update and THEN fail a song to get Back Up Hero/Guitar Wizard and That's What Friends Are For so they show up as online achievements.
Posted by NighthawkJoV on 07 May 14 at 14:27