SingStar is probably the most famous karaoke game. However, it only runs on PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3, which aren’t really cheap.
If you’re one of the millions of karaoke fans who don’t have a PlayStation, don’t worry, there is hope for you: UltraStar. It can runs on Windows, Linux and (if you’re lucky enough) MacOS X.
- Windows: You’re best shot is called UltraStar Deluxe (formerly UltraStar New Generation). They’ve a binary ready to use 🙂
- Linux: I recommend you Performous. It’s probably the most advanced SingStar clon 😀
- MacOS X: May the force be with you. As far as I know, there’s no official support for Mac. However, you can follow the compiling instructions (good, luck) or try one of the compilations made by users (it should work on 10.4 and 10.5). If you’re using Snow Leopard I’m afraid you’ll have to wait 🙁
Once you’ve UltraStar working, you’ll need something to sing… otherwise the game will be really boring 😛 The easier way to get songs is using the “SingStar Spain”community website. There’re English websites, but due to copyright issues, they only have the TXT file used by UltraStart, so you’ll need to find the images, the music and the video by yourself.
If your Spanish is not good, don’t panic, you can use the Google Translator. It’s not perfect, but you’ll be able to manage around the web 😉