Projects / Performous


While Performous might be classified as a karaoke program, it is actually much more than that. Instead of just displaying the lyrics, notes are also displayed, and the performance is scored based on how well you actually hit the notes. Unlike in many other games in this genre, you will also see the pitch that you are singing, so you can see what you are doing wrong and easily (well, everything is relative) correct your pitch.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Nov 2012 20:02

    Release Notes: This is a major update featuring duet mode support, modern rendering (stereo, shaders), improvements to asynchronous texture loading, controllers, MIDI, and Web cams, and fixes. In-game torrent download support has been left out for the next release.

    •  01 Nov 2010 19:32

      Release Notes: This is a small but important bugfix release, most notably fixing issues with non-UTF-8 device names under localized Windows. It fixes a character encoding bug in device names. It has Windows installer improvements, Joinmenu usability tweaks, and menu performance optimizations. The Spanish translation has been updated.

      •  24 Oct 2010 21:06

        Release Notes: The audio code was rewritten. There is a new configuration screen and controller configuration. There are new features in the song browser to allow instrument filtering. Webcam support. MIDI drums support. Many gameplay improvements. Support for more Singstar DVD decoding. Performance enhancements.

        •  16 Jan 2010 14:12

          Release Notes: Different issues in sources were fixed. Issues in Windows packaging were fixed, so dance now works. Multiple new instrument mappings were added, such as XBox360 instruments and dancepads. A Dutch translation was added.

          •  14 Jan 2010 07:08

            Release Notes: A Dance mode was added. It supports many modes and the StepMania. The "RockBand" mode was enhanced with fancy graphics and enhanced gameplay. In-game navigation was reworked and localization was added. Windows and Mac OS X bundles were added and bugs were fixed.


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