Michael wins the best Guitar hero hack of all time! He created a circuit that takes in composite video, performs signal processing, and then correctly â€œhitsâ€ buttons on the guitar hero controller based upon whatâ€™s on the screen – AutoGuitarHero via Bunnie.
What is the story?
â€œI knew the only way I was going to beat my son Alex at Guitar Hero was to cheatâ€
-Michael ( January 1, 2008)
After seeing a demonstration of Guitar Hero at my sisters house, my son and I went online and purchased the game and two guitars for our Wii. You see, my son is 16 and Iâ€™m, well, older. Any opportunity to hang out together is welcomed. The first few hours were a lot of fun. We both had our sessions set to â€˜easyâ€™ and traded top position on the leader board back and forth. Of course, as the week went by, I watched as my sonâ€™s scores improve as mine languished. That was 12 weeks ago. Now he plays on the expert level and Iâ€™m stuck at medium. He had his initials at the top of the players list on every song.
What’s a Dad to do?
After hours of hacking away at that plastic guitar I topped out at medium. Moving on to hard and adding that 5th key when I only have 4 fingers is just beyond my ever slowing ability to do that ‘eye/hand’ thing. It just wasn’t working. I realized that to get my name at the top of the players list, practice alone was not going to get me there. I was going to have to cheat.