Kart Racing Game SuperTuxKart 1.2 RC1 Released (Ubuntu PPA)

July 21, 2020 — Leave a comment

SuperTuxKart 1.2 Release Candidate, free and open-source kart racing game, was released today with many great new features and performance improvements.

SuperTuxKart 1.2 release highlights according to the change-log:

  • Add support for IPv6 LAN server.
  • Add team chat for team games.
  • Haiku support.
  • Resizable window in game.
  • New version of Pidgin by Crystal
  • Sever creation improvements.
  • Better gamepad support.
  • Modern skin and SVG icons support.
  • Add camera settings in option screen.
  • And many other improvements.

How to Install SuperTuxKart 1.2 RC in Ubuntu:

Non-install Linux portable package are available for download at Sourceforge project page.

The kart racing game is available as SNAP package which can be installed from Ubuntu Software. Flatpak package is also available in flathub.org repository.

SuperTuxKart team PPA will build the DEB package for apt install. Check the PPA Link before getting started.

At that time, open terminal from application launcher and run following commands one by one:

1.) Run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

Type user password, no visual feedback, when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) After adding the PPA, either upgrade from an old version via Software Updater, or run commands in terminal to install the game:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install supertuxkart

Uninstall SuperTuxKart:

To remove the PPA, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:stk/dev

To remove the racing game, run:

sudo apt remove --autoremove supertuxkart supertuxkart-data

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