Guitar Hero 5

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Guitar Hero 5
Developer(s) Vicarious Visions
Publisher(s) Activision, RedOctane
Series Guitar Hero
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA September 1, 2009
EU September 11, 2009
AUS September 16, 2009
Genre(s) Rhythm, Music
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Co-op (4), Online (8)
Input methods Wii Remote, Guitar Controller, Drum Controller, USB Microphone, Nintendo DS
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Guitar Hero 5 is a rhythm video game and the fifth main entry in the Guitar Hero series. Similar to the preceding title, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 is geared towards playing in a four-person band experience, including lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. The game is available as a standalone title, allowing players to use existing compatible instrument controllers, and as a bundle that provides these controllers. Guitar Hero 5 adds several new features, such as drop-in/drop-out play, bands composed of any combination of available instruments, a Rockfest competitive mode consisting of several various scoring mechanisms, and both song-specific and general Challenges to unlock new avatars, clothing, and other extras in the game. Many of these changes were added to make the game a more social experience, allowing players across a range of skill levels to be able to play cooperatively and competitively against each other both locally and online.

Play Roadie Battle with your Nintendo DS - connect one or two DS systems to your Wii to play as a ‘roadie.’ Sabotage your opponents’ equipment and fix your own band’s gear to save the show.

Emulation Information

DS Connection Support

While Dolphin does emulate the IOS modules for broadcasting and connecting to the Nintendo DS, there is no infrastructure to actually connect to any emulator or hardware unit.


Hang Post First Song

A hang occurs after completing a song making progression impossible. Refer issue 10660. Fixed between 5.0-5931 and 5.0-7307.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Guitar Hero 5 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-419 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II x4 640 @ 3 GHz AMD Radeon HD 5670 Low FPS bruckxd
4.0.2 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3840QM @ 2.8 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7970M x2 Audio/video desync during gameplay BAPACop
4.0-3028 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-3330 @ 3.3 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7700 No lag or audio/video desync in this revision, 60FPS full speed, I unlocked all the venues and characters. Would recommend using XAudio2. Wassaaaa
4.0-7878 Windows 10 AMD FX-8350 @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Dolphin crashes after the initial loading finishes. Freyaday
4.0-7878 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Extreme FPS stutter, FPS is 7 - 10, speeds up to 60, then goes back to 10 and crashes on title. Anonymous User
5.0 Windows 10 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 60 FPS in all parts of game. Stutterings during gameplay (generally 5 times per song), interfering greatly on fast songs. Skip EFB Access from CPU to make 60 FPS possible. Using DirectX 12, 3x native resolution, 16x anisotropic filtering, 8x MSAA jonasbantunes

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