En a previous article I was telling you about my challenge of the 12 programs. Consists in search among available programs for Linux, those who I would not normally install and install them on Jan 1, 2020.
Why 12? By association con the 12 grapes which are traditionally eaten at the beginning of the year.
Of course it doesn't have to be 12, They do not have to be the ones on my list, nor do you have to install them all on January 1 (It seems that there are people who have a life beyond the computer) If you want to participate, I will like it read your list in the comment section.
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My list of 12 shows. Multimedia software
In my previous article, I told you about the three games that I planned to install. Now it is the turn of multimedia programs.
UltraStar Deluxe WorldParty
Among the many things that I do wrong, but with great enthusiasm, is singing. According to the school music teachers (more interested in showing off at school events than me learning something) she shouldn't sing because her voice was changing. A change that apparently lasted from 6 to 18. This year I plan to retaliate.
UltraStar Deluxe WorldParty is a fork of the UltraStar Deluxe program whose development is discontinued. This is a karaoke game available for Windows that we can install in Linux thanks to Snap packet format.
Among the things we can do are:
- Duet singing mode (in songs that support it.
- Shortened versions of songs.
- Playing songs without pauses (Jukebox mode).
- Webcam support.
- Ability to upload scores to the project website and compare them with other users.
- Up to 6 players are supported per screen
- Songs can be downloaded from the web or created new ones using a program called Open Karaoke Producer.
Frets on Fire
According to the translator DeepL and that of Google, the Spanish version of the title is "frets in flames." Taking into account that in the geographical point where I write this, fret is one of the synonyms for a sector of the back of the human anatomy, I am thinking about whether to install this program.
The description explains that this is a game in which you have to show your musical ability and the speed of your fingers. The goal is tplay the guitar using the keyboard as accurately as possible.
- Inverted keyboard play style. I guess it will be ideal for lefties.
- Support for generic guitar controllers and joysticks.
- Song editor to include our own melodies.
- Extensive catalog of songs composed by the community.
- You can import songs from Guitar Hero 1 and 2.
Frets on Fire is available for Windows and Linux and is included in the repositories of Debian-based distributions. If you know if it is available in the repositories of other distributions, please advise in the comment form.
I'm going to make a small modification to the rules. The original goal of the challenge was to install programs that you would not normally install. In this case I am talking about a program that I do have installed, but using it in a use that you would not normally give it to.
In the previous article I commented that it was not to use the computer too much to play. But, since as part of the challenge I am going to do it. Why not go one step further and share the games with the world in real time?
There are several platforms capable of doing this like Amazon's Twitch or Microsoft's Mixer. In addition, the own version of YouTube specialized in the subject.
To be able to broadcast your games live you need an account in one of those services, a good internet connection and of course a graphics card able to withstand the effort.
The wizard that starts with the program guides you through the setup process. In the case of some video cards, it may be you have to manually change the hardware rendering to software rendering.
OBS Studio allows ccombine and transmit content from various sources including screenshot, microphone, internet audio and preset text.
If you want to record your games to study before broadcasting, you can also do it.