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Ultrastar - Singstar like game for your PC

Have you ever played Singstar on the Playstation 2? It is a Karaoke like game that is great fun if you play it with some friends. Ultrastar looks clearly like it was inspired by Singstar. The big advantage? It is completely free and provides you with a lot of song texts for free as well for use in the program.

You need to download the Ultrastar main program from Sourceforge to get started. It is only 500k which means it should be a fast download even for slow connections.

Install Ultrastar and try it out, you will need at least one microphone to use the software. The downloaded version comes along with one demo song which you can try and get a hang for the tool. It is possible to play the game with up to four players which is tremendous fun, if you are kinda shy you might want to try it alone first. Works great and fast. One song is of course not really going to last that long. It is rather easy to get new songs and I'm going to explain two methods to do so.

ultrastar screenshot

You download text files that contain all the information Ultrastar needs to add songs to its library of songs. You do need the mp3 files as well which is normally not included when you download the text file. A good tutorial that explains this process in detail is located at ultrastarstuff.com.

You basically need to download the text file, take a look at the name the mp3 should have and name the mp3 file accordingly. It would be best to download text files with song information from mp3 files that you already have on your computer.

The second method may be illegal in most countries but I'd like to at least mention it as it is legal in some. Fire up Emule and Search for Ultrastar. You should find many packages that contain the music and the text files, some even include videos of the song which makes it even more fun. A site with links to some of the emule downloads is the Spanish Ultrastar website.

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Comments

  1. HackAllsystems said on July 22, 2007 at 1:26 am
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    If you want more songs of Ultrastar, you will find it in:

    http://www.ultrastarsongs.com

  2. miu said on November 8, 2007 at 1:13 am
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    You forgot the torrent possibility to search for songs, and well I like UltraStar Deluxe more http://www.ultrastardeluxe.org
    They already have the party mode and these stars!

    Greetings from Germany :D

  3. tonppa said on December 11, 2007 at 6:08 pm
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    hey what happens i have downloaded this but when i open it then there come: ultrastar.exe couldnt run. and error: eaccessviolation in module.exe at 00a4.. acces violation at address 004~~ in module “ultrastar.exe”. read of adress 00000~~

    1. Bob said on August 8, 2010 at 1:20 am
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      You gotta plug in the microphone

  4. The Super Amazing Homepage said on June 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm
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    Thanks for this, just what I was looking for. Love the emule & Firefox tips!!! SPOT ON MY MAN!

  5. californiagal1990 said on December 14, 2008 at 3:54 am
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    so umm…..how do you use the torrent packs
    and where can you get free .txt files?

  6. chillman said on January 5, 2009 at 8:32 am
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    Hi guys. When I click on this link

    http://www.ultrastarstuff.com/html/txt.html

    and right click a txt file it doesn’t give me

    the option to save target as. What should I

    do?

  7. sarah said on March 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm
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    how do you down load it on to youre p.c ???

  8. Phr00t said on June 27, 2009 at 1:34 am
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    Hey all,

    If you guys want an easy way to make songs for UltraStar (Deluxe), check out SongEasy:

    http://people.umass.edu/jvight/SongEasy/

    It is completely free and I made it on my free time. No editor or MIDIs required for making songs, and they can come out pretty good. SongEasy also includes its own karaoke game and StepMania tool.

    – Phr00t

  9. hmm said on August 14, 2009 at 12:43 am
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    How do i Use the songs i have downloaded in the sing star ?

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