Guitar Hero III Wii only has Mono sound

Written by Joe Martin

November 13, 2007 // 11:24 a.m.

Tags: #dolby #gh3 #ghiii #guitar-hero #mono #sound #surround #wii

Guitar Hero III on the Wii was always going to be a bit of a letdown in the graphics department and we were all pretty much prepared for the poor graphical performance of the comparably under-powered console. That was fine. It didn't matter very much; the game was all about the fun and the controller modding anyway, graphics don't play a huge role.

What was important was the sound - the sound has to be just right. It's a shame then that the Wii version of the game has also turned out to be under-performing there too.

Apparently, despite declaring on the box that the game supports both stereo and Dolby Pro Logic 2 sound options, the Wii version actually only uses mono sound.

There's been a fair amount of whinging about it, which is pretty understandable. Both the Wii and the game have mass market appeal by the bucket load and the Wii version of the game has proven very popular indeed, so there's an awful lot of disappointed customers out there.

Activision has promised that it is looking into how to fix the problem and, thankfully, it looks as if the there's some sort of software glitch which is preventing the game from running in stereo mode and it isn't anything to do with the hardware. This means that a patch for the game could be distributed online in the near future if all goes well.

Normally, this is the point where I'd pose a quick question to you and ask you to head to the forums to answer. Today though, how about we just have fun at the chance to use this fantastic picture of Tim? Photo-edits and witty captions should be put in the forums.
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