From GameBrew

Last Updated2007/11/30
TypeMusic Apps

DsKara is a karaoke application for the DS. It displays the song/playlist on one side of the screen and the lyrics on the other; the script manages everything.

The older versions 0.9 includes 3 musics integrated into the rom.


Download and extract file.

Copy .nds and music files with /DsKara/ directory at the root of memory card.

Each .dsk file (karaoke information) must have a .raw equivalent that matches the song of that karaoke.

User guide

The following songs are included:

  • Bet On It by Zac Efron from High School Musical.
  • Don't Speak.
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day.
  • Work This Out from High School Musical.

To add music, place both music files, .dsk (information on karaoke) and .raw (song of this karaoke) in file /DsKara/.

Customize Karaoke


Create a text file (.txt format) that contains the lyrics of the song. Clip the syllables by a slash "/" to distinguish and must not skipping lines (leave a blank line).

For example, "And if it's real well I do not want to know" would be:

And / if / it's / real
Well / I / do / want / to / know

Each line can contain up to 30 characters (excluding slashes). The DS has 32 tiles horizontally, 2 are removed so they are easier to read.

At the end of writing the lyrics, add an empty line (to indicate to song). The newline is necessary so that the file created is then valid.

Create .dsk file:

Open Online Editor and fill in the fields. Leave Timestamps empty and confirm.

Rename the file to editor.dsk and put in the folder /DsKara. Add the file editor.raw (corresponding to the music of the song).

Run DsKara and click in the Editor, the song information should display on the bottom screen.

Once you have finished editing, press Select to save and a file called "file times.txt" will be created in the folder /DsKara/.

Return to the Online Editor, fill in the fields again, but this time in the field select the file timestamps "file times.txt".

Finally, put the .dsk and .raw files of the corresponding song to the folder /DsKara/ (both .dsk and .raw files must have the exact the same name).

Create .raw file:

Install Audacity, import song .raw and press Control+P to open the Properties.

In the File Formats tab, export uncompressed format select another, then choose the following format values.

RAW (header-less)
Signed 9 bit PCM

You will then find the option "Export to .raw" from the File menu.

Note: You can use any other tools for converting .raw files.



Start - Start editing

A - Choose the syllable

Select - Finish and save

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