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Guitar Hero: World Tour (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Guitar Hero: World Tour

Developers: Neversoft, Budcat Creations
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in US: October 26, 2008
Released in EU: November 21, 2008
Released in AU: November 12, 2008

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

To do:
Document the Settings debug sub menu.

Guitar Hero: World Tour now lets you play as the whole band, leaving even more plastic instruments to clutter the living room. Also, this game includes a simple editor to make your own songs.

Debug Mode


Applying the below code will enable a debug mode that opens a debug menu in the main menu and in the pause screen.

Version Code
USA 2028081C 24020000

20139168 00000000

(Source: Original TCRF research)


GH4-debugmenu2.png GH4-debugmenu3.png GH4-debugmenu4.png

Menu Option Notes
Toggle Bot Enables the player to automatically hit all notes correctly.
Unlock All (be patient, make yourself a cup of tea...) Unlocks everything.
Widescreen Toggles widescreen.
Progressive Scan Enables progressive mode.
Repeat Last Song Repeats the last song played.
Play Song Allows you to quickly select a song and mode.
Settings Enters a sub menu.
Debug_Audiable_HitNote Unknown.
Check CAS Assets Unknown.
Dump Heap Unknown.
Character Select Allows changing of characters on-stage, though doesn't seem to work perfectly.
Skip Into Song Presumably skips to points in the song.
Save Replay Buffer Unknown.
Load Replay Buffer Unknown.
Play Credits Plays the end credits.
Model Viewer Would open a model viewer, but doesn't appear to work correctly.
Difficulty Analyzer Shows a screen with song information.
Toggle Changelist Number Enables some debug information.
Roland Drumkit Likely enables use of a special drumkit.
Guitar motion Enables some debug information.
Toggle Lightshow debug Enables some debug information.
Color Calibration Doesn't appear to work.
UI Physics Test Opens a menu to test on-screen graphics and icons.
Repeat Last Song With Intro Restarts the song.
Play into Plays an intro of a song.
Increase Band Money by 100k Credits Increases band money.
Bankrupt Band You guessed it.
Toggle FPS Display Enables an FPS counter.

Build Dates

Two different build dates are present, as with every Guitar Hero game after III.

Date = Aug 21 2008 Time 16:36:41
Dumping from elf built on %s at %s
Aug 19 2008

Development-Related Text

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and 3 (?!?) related strings are present in every Guitar Hero after III.

THUG2 Viewer


A bit of placeholder text.

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