Release Candidate leaves dock…

[Download USdx Release Candidate 1.1 now!]

UltraStar Deluxe Release candidate is ready to leave the dock, ending the public beta state of your favorite karaoke game.

Many improvements were made since our previous versions:

  • Platform independent (Mac, Linux, Windows)
  • Visualisations with projectM
  • Mouse and unicode support
  • Video preview
  • Background videos and music in the GUI
  • Microphone configuration assistance
  • And many more other enhancements…

This is the last step before introducing the final 1.1 version, continuing the development and revealing our plans for future versions of ultrastar deluxe. Help us on our last step.

Due to massive changes in our game we need to update …:
- … Translations: Some translations are incomplete, so please help us to complete them!
If there is a “ToDo” marker in a language file, we would love you for translating those sections and pass us your result. You could even do new translations if your language is not yet available. If you got any question, do not hesitate: Just see “Get Help!” for different ways to contact us.

More content, even prettier
Go ahead and see what the new skin system is able to do, play around with the new party mode and the lua plugins. You will soon be able to create your own game content which we would like you to share with everyone from our community and maybe even include your own theme or plugin in our next release. Still there are also many unknown artists out there, help them to find their way into our game and create some free songs for UltraStar Deluxe!

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22 Responses to Release Candidate leaves dock…

  • Florian says:

    The RC ist really great! Thank you very much for all the work. It’s a big step in the big world of Ultrastar :)

  • lg says:

    Thank you for this great job !
    But there is a problem in the menu “party mode – enter player and teamname”, when you clic on previous (for example, you want to change 2 players for 1 players), with the mouse, so, the number don’t change and it go on the next page…

    Sorry for my English !

    Have a nice day

  • Jack Villamagua says:


  • Alex says:

    This new build is fantastic !!
    Great improvement !
    Thank you so much !

  • Yue23 says:

    This version dont work under Win7 Home Premium 64Bit (German). -.-

  • canni says:

    can you explain what you mean by “dont work”.

    Could you please post in our forum,
    so that we can try to find the problem (and maybe fix it)?


  • mar753 says:

    Polish font with letters like ą,ę,ć,ź… doesn’t work. Instead of proper letters like mentioned before there are strange symbols. Can I choose another custom font than three build-in because none of them works with this letters.

  • canni says:

    Are you sure that files are saved with UTF8 encoding?

  • davidus01 says:


    prawdopodobnie problem o którym piszesz wynika z używania plików zakodowanych w CP1250. Odszukaj plik config.ini i znajdź linijkę Encoding=Auto. Zamień ją na Encoding=CP1250 i zobaczy czy widzisz dobrze polskie znaki. Jeżeli wszystko będzie działać to napisz tutaj że jest ok.

  • Jooo says:

    a ja nie moge wgrac innych opiosenek. Nie dzialaja mi ;/

  • mardzillo says:

    Jestem w trakcie konwersji kodowania do utf-8 polskich utworów. Myślę, że do końca tygodnia skończę, więc jak ktoś będzie zainteresowany to udostępnię.

  • canni says:

    it’d be great if you could stick to english language,
    cause other users might be interested in your solutions.

  • mardzillo says:

    Niestety UTF-8 nie idzie w parze z Ultrastar Managerem – powywalał mi nagłówki #TITLE z plików. Kontynuować nie będę (póki co). Zobaczymy co się pojawi w pełnej wersji.

  • wow says:

    thank you so much for updating usdx!

  • Jay says:

    Using the ubuntu ppa to use the RC, but I have no audio in the game… any ideas? Maybe a dependency that the package doesn’t require, but the game needs?

  • Christian667 says:

    Unbelieveable great work done guys!
    Thanks a lot for your endless power in development!

  • tyey says:

    I found the solution to the problem with polish characters. All the old txt files I had with my polish songs have wrong encoding. It is enough to open those files in notepad, then go to ‘save as’ and on the bottom of save dialog box choose ‘encoding:UTF-8′.

    PS. The best solution is to write program in c# which will handle this problem for us :)

    Żeby rozwiązać problem z polskimi czcionkami wystarczy każdy plik tekstowy do piosenki otworzyć w notatniku i zapisać ponownie zmieniając kodowanie na utf-8.

    PS. Polecam napisać program w c#, który zrobi to za nas w ułamek sekundy :)


    Quisiera comentar que descargue la ultima versión que esta disponible de Ultrastar y comencé a tener problemas de audio, especificamente con el microfono creo… resulta que al comenzar un tema sea cual sea, comienza a acoplarse y chilla mucho…. el sonido es muy parecido a cuando uno acerca un microfono al amplificador ………. ademas de esto si pongo audifonos y estoy en esta version de Ultrastar ya sea en una canción o en el menu, logro escuchar todo el ruido ambiente de mi entorno ….. incluso escucho 2 veces lo que yo hablo …. todo esto no me pasaba con la versión anterior de Ultra…….. espero se entienda mi problema…. Que puedo hacer ….. hay alguna configuracion en el programa para esto ?????


  • canni says:

    Someone might wanna translate Rodrigos comment to help us understanding the problem :)

    Just got something about mic and sound problems, so try to look in Tools – Options – Sound for “Microphone Playback”, if enabled, then disable it.

    Else try to update your sound card drivers.


  • bella says:


  • ClaudioBG says:

    No further news on USDX development?? :-(

  • Lesla says:

    Thank you for the RC !
    But is there another way to have Ultrastar for linux than the ppa ? what about an usdx for debian… ?

UltraStar Deluxe is…
A free and open source karaoke game inspired by the Singstar™ game available on the Playstation®. It allows up to six players to sing along with music using microphones in order to score points, depending on the pitch of the voice and the rhythm of singing.

Our channel on YouTube

Use any video filetype you want as background (youtube / flv, divx, mpg / mpeg, avi, ..). You can create and use your own songs, various are already available. Customize its look through themes and extend it with more party game modes via plug ins.

Read more in our Wiki
Awesome music
We were able to get in contact with several people who release their music under a Creative Commons license. For you it's a legal way to get free new songs from artists who would like to see you on their concerts wearing their T-Shirt. If you have a band and want to support us by featuring you here, then contact us.