3D Kart Racing SuperTuxKart 1.1 RC1 Released (How to Install)

December 25, 2019

The first release candidate of SuperTuxKart 1.1 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Linux Mint 19.x.

What’s new in SuperTuxKart 1.1 rc1 according to the release note:

  • A new arena: Pumpkin Park
  • Online play improvements:
    • IPv6 client and server support
    • improved synchronization
    • a wider range of add-ons available.
  • Possible to adjust the game’s font size
  • Lots of fixes scaling to 1440p and 4K resolutions
  • Emojis support and available when chatting in servers.
  • iOS support, and more.

How to install SuperTuxKart 1.1 rc in Ubuntu:

The dev PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then install the game via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install supertuxkart

Once installed, open the game from your system application launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove SuperTuxKart, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove supertuxkart supertuxkart-data

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates -> Other Software, and remove the repository line:

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