Performous 0.6.1 (similar to guitar Hero)[Freeware]


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Nov 7, 2010
Performous 0.6.1 (similar to guitar Hero)

Open Source
Release Date: 2010-11-02
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Performous is an open-source rhythm/performance platform that contains

singing, guitar/bass playing, drumming and dancing all in one game.

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 most other games in this genre, you will also see the precise pitch

that you are singing, so that you can see what you are doing wrong and easily

(well, everything is relative) correct your pitch.

Most of the songs available also contain the original vocals and actual

karaoke versions are rare.

For those who sing rather than well, a karaoke mode is provided. In this mode

only lyrics are displayed and there are no notes or scoring.

Since 0.5.0 you can use dance pad to play dance songs in StepMania format.

Again, the performance is scored based on how accurately the scrolling notes

are hit. Let the rhythm guide your feet!


Should work on almost any platform
Very accurate singing pitch detection
Noisy environments are not an issue
Multiple simultaneous tones can be detected and separated properly
Intelligent gameplay with guitar and bass
The engine determines what was intended rather than simply picking

the nearest chord
Hammer-ons and pull-offs are undoed when the player accidentally does

them and then picks the note in the regular way
Dance pads
Device autodetection
Guitar Hero and Rock Band instruments
Generic dance pads
SingStar and Rock Band microphones
Fallback to other audio devices when no SS/RB mics are detected
Top-notch visuals
Fully OpenGL-based rendering
Music videos as backgrounds
Smooth UI animations and other eye candy
Solid C++ engine
Performs well on slower machines too
Rapid but still safe development thanks to advanced C++ features
Plenty of threaded stuff like background loading of songs and videos
Free software, licensed under GNU GPL version 2 or later