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How do I register?

Please note that having more than one account at any time is an infringement of osu! rules. Follow the below steps to set up your osu! account.

1. On the main webpage, click "I'm new!" to start the registration process.

Registration Link

2. Fill out all fields in the form below and press "Continue"

Registration Form

1. Username Your name on osu!. This name will be your primary username used for logging in to all osu!-affiliated services, and will be the name permanently displayed to others unless you decide to change your username at any point in time. Choose wisely! You can only change your name for free once with the purchase of a supporter tag. Any name changes after cost real-world money, to which the cost will exponentially increase (to the power of 2) every change.
a. Maximum of 15 characters
b. Alphanumeric characters ("a-z, A-Z, 0-9"), underscores ("_"), squared brackets, ("[" and "]") and dashes ("-") are the only characters allowed.
2. E-mail Address This address will be used during password recovery and, in the event that it's needed, will also be used if you need to e-mail osu!support for any reason. You will need to verify this e-mail address if you need to change your avatar, profile details, or account information. If you are asked for verification more than once, make a post on the forums, as it shouldn't happen and is therefore classified as a bug.
3. Password This is the password you will use to log in to the wiki, forums, website, and the game itself. Make sure your password is secure!
4. Note A message stating that you must have osu! readily available on your computer to complete registration.
5. Continue button The continue button will only appear once all required fields are filled in correctly. This will lead you to the final step of the registration process, which is simply logging in to the game to complete account activation.

3. Log in to osu! and the process is finished. You have successfully registered an osu! account!



1. osu! executable This executable (which should be named osu!.exe) will open the game itself. If updates are required, they will be applied automatically.
Note: You do not need to open osu! as an administrator. If the game requires it, it will prompt for it itself.
2. Options panel If this is your first time starting osu!, you will see this on the left side of your game's screen. Enter your username and password to their respective fields and log in.
3. User panel Once you've entered your username and password correctly, you will see your user panel at the top left of your screen. You are now logged into osu! and ready to play! You will also see your user panel on the bottom of your song selection screen, to the right of your "Selection Options" button.

What's next?

You're ready to start your rhythm adventure, so proceed to the welcome page and start playing! Don't forget to read the rules very carefully!

If you need in-game assistance, ask the #help channel on IRC or post your problem to the forums.

To join #help, press F8 and type "/join #help". You can also click the Channelopenbutton.png yellow button on the right of your open channels, scroll down to "#help", and click it to join the channel.

When in doubt, always remember that rhythm is just a click away!

List of Guides in osu!
FAQ/Ranking Guidelines
General Mapping Guides What is a beatmap? How do I beatmap? How do beatmaps get ranked? Difficulty appropriate gameplay elements How to time songs Song Setup Mapping Taiko Difficulties Fitting the Size-limit
Modding Aides AIBat
Mapping Techniques Mapping Techniques Making Good Sliders How to do 15° Patterns
Modding Info How do I mod?
Skinning/Hitsound Guides

Cropping with Complex Backgrounds Cropping with Simple Backgrounds Making Properly Centered Spinners What are Custom Sample Overrides? Custom Hitsound Library Adding custom hitsounds

Storyboarding Guides Storyboard Scripting Storyboard Scripting (Cheat Sheet) SGL Tool Reducing SB Load
Audio Editing Guides Audio editing Basic MP3 modifications Getting songs from Video Games
Video Editing Guides Compressing Videos Videos from YouTube
Gameplay Guides Play Styles How to increase your rank Making nice recording for Youtube Live streaming osu! How do I use the Chat Console?
Common Mistakes Changing the Map's Artist or Title
osu!forums Guides BBCode Starting a Beatmap Project How to not Embarrass Yourself in the Projects Subforum How to not Embarrass Yourself in the Modding Queues Subforum
Miscellaneous BanchoBot Changing Title Text Music Theory Setting the Offset on the Correct Beat Collab Information Shortcut Key Reference GL Support Issues What is Internet Relay Chat? How to Run osu! on Your Mac without using Boot Camp

Contents of
Getting Started Registration Installation Newbie's guide Game Interface Options Hit Objects
osu! Game Styles Basic explanation Multi-play
External ports » osu!stream osu!droid opsu! osu!wp T-Aiko Beats
External clients » osu!tourney osu!MapDownloader
World of osu!
Miscellaneous » Mascots osu!academy osu!talk
Beatmap Editor Compose / Design (Scripting) / Timing / Song Setup

Beatmapping Beat Snap Divisor / Distance Snap Custom Sample Overrides Kiai Time Mapping Techniques Skinning Skin.ini Storyboarding

Online Editing
and Ranking
Beatmap forum Submission Beatmap Approval (How to Get Your Map Ranked) Modding (Getting Your Map Modded) Music Theory Audio Editing Kudosu / Star Priority
People The Team Administrators/Global Moderation Team Quality Assurance Team Beatmap Nomination Group Language Moderators osu! Alumni Support Team Community Contributors List of notable people