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Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3.jpg
Developer(s) Harmonix, Backbone Entertainment
Publisher(s) MTV Games, Mad Catz
Series Rock Band
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 26, 2010
EU October 29, 2010
AUS October 28, 2010
Genre(s) Music, Rhythm
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Co-op (4), Online (8)
Input methods Guitar Controller, Drum Controller, Microphone, Keyboard Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Rock Band 3
GameIDs SZBE69, SZBP69
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Rock Band 3 is a music video game, and the third main game in the Rock Band series. Harmonix Music Systems is the primary developer for the game, with additional development by Backbone Entertainment on the Wii and DS versions. The game is published and distributed by MTV Games and Electronic Arts, respectively. As with previous games in the series, Rock Band 3 allows players to simulate the playing of rock music and other genres using special instrument controllers mimicking lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. Rock Band 3 expands upon previous games by including three-part vocal harmonies—previously used in The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band—and support for a keyboard instrument, a MIDI-compatible 25-key unit.


Sound is a little delayed

Sound may initially be delayed, this can be corrected via the Rock Band configuration options.

Menu Errors

The menu is laggy.

Madcatz Pro Guitar Adapter

Rock band 3 Fender Squier Guitar partially functional, all wii game keys on adapter and guitar are able to be binded, fret sensing and string plucking are able to be binded, not able to be interpreted as the appropriate pro instrument in game.


No support for the keyboard accessory or the keyboard pro adapter.


In-game the FPS is only 30, this can be corrected by enabling "Use FPS for limiting".


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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Rock Band 3 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-9140 (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 Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r6561 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Black band members, Menu laggy, fwrite errors in menu, in-game (solo)=great!
r6569 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Menu laggy, fwrite errors in menu, in-game (solo)=great! Rock Band 3 (Wii) on Dolphin Emulator (720p)
r6591 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Great! Menu is laggy...
r7330 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i3-530 @ 3.2GHz nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ Menu renders at 7-10 fps, massive audio and video lag makes it difficult to calibrate, in game FPS is usually 35-40. It's playable but at times the lag makes controller presses happen far later than the physical button is hit...practice is smooth though. TehMinja1134
r7419 Windows 7 x86 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz ATI Radeon HD 3870 Starting menu lags a lot. Main menu renders quite faster (~20fps). Playing a song is great (60 fps), sometimes it drops to 55-57 fps but I don't even notice it. KrlzGmz
r7461 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.06GHz ATI Radeon HD 5670 Playable. Freezes at strap screen, but just press A or 2 when it freezes and it works fine. Menu goes under 10FPS, songs are 55-60FPS (but luckily this game isn't picky about lag and syncs the music anyway). Using wired guitar requires 167ms calibration. Controller works fine on all difficulties. Black band members. DO NOT enable "Limit by FPS"! Fishaman P
r7689 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ Great! Black band members. Menu is laggy... djlastnight
3.0-201 Windows 7 x64 i5-2500K @ 4.6GHz ATI Radeon HD 6950 Black band members, laggy menu, stuttering gameplay (despite enabling "limit by FPS"). Game had trouble picking up quick successive notes on both the GH World Tour guitar and drumset. Unplayable for difficulties hard and expert. Extreme audio and video calibration needed.
4.0.1 Windows 7 x64 i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 480 Black band members, slow menu, stuttering gameplay with "limit by FPS". Needed to redo calibration multiple times to become playable for hard and expert. It is hard to hit successive notes, but still playable on expert. Darkinferno3

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