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       performous - The free music and rhythm game


       Performous  is  a  free  cross-platform karaoke, band and dancing game,
       where one or more players perform a song  and  the  game  scores  their
       performances based on timing and accuracy.

       Performous  supports  songs  in  UltraStar, Frets on Fire and StepMania
       formats.  Also, microphones and instruments from SingStar, Guitar  Hero
       and Rock Band as well as some dance pads are autodetected.

       If  you  have  trouble  with  the  program  (no  songs found, audio not
       working, etc),  try  running  it  on  a  terminal.  Some  useful  debug
       information is printed there.

       Performous 0.5.1

   Generic options:
       -h [ --help ]
              you are viewing it

       -v [ --version ]
              display version number

       --songlist arg
              save a list of songs in the specified folder

   Configuration options:
       --mics arg
              specify the microphones to use

       --pdev arg
              specify the playback device

              detailed help and device list for --mics

              detailed help and device list for --pdev

              utility to get joystick button mappings

              any  arguments without a switch are interpreted as song folders.


       In-game navigation uses the following keys:

   Global shortcuts:
              Change selected option/song

       Enter  Enter selection

       Esc    Exit the current screen/mode

              Switch between full screen and windowed modes

       Pause or Ctrl+P
              Pause audio/game

              Change audio volume

   Song selection:
              Switch the sort order (song name, artist, edition, genre or song
              folder path)

       Any text
              Search for songs (write the text to find, uses regexp format)

       Tab    Randomize songs (sort them again)

       Ctrl+R Refresh song list (reload from disk)

       F4     Enter  jukebox  mode  (play  songs  entirely, hide song browser,
              allow seeking with Up/Down)

   Singing screen:
              Fast forward or rewind the song

       Enter  Skip long instrumental breaks, or get the grading  instantly  at
              the end of song.

       Ctrl+S Toggle synth mode (synthesized tone for notes)

              Adjust audio/video sync. Use if the notes pass the black line at
              incorrect time.

              Adjust audio roundtrip latency. Use if the pitch wave  does  not
              match the notes, when you match your timing to what you hear.

              The  total  of USB controller latency combined with audio output
              latency. Adjust so that you can hit the notes best when  playing
              by ear (not looking on screen).

       Ctrl+K Toggle karaoke mode (hide notes and scores)

       Ctrl+W Toggle pitch wave rendering (only when karaoke mode is disabled)

       Ctrl+R Hot reload song from disk (useful for making or repairing songs)


       Performous   normally  autodetects  microphones  and  playback  devices
       correctly, but if  this  fails  on  your  machine,  you  will  need  to
       configure  them  from command line because in-game configuration is not
       yet implemented. Once you have them working,  enter  the  configuration
       menu  and  press  Ctrl+S  to save them to your config file so that they
       don’t need to specified when starting the program.

       Additionally, the  current  version  prints  a  list  of  ALSA  devices
       detected to console. Use this as a reference for your configuration.


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