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The first release candidate of the open-source kart racing game, SuperTuxKart 0.10 RC1, was released today.

Since the last beta, SuperTuxKart rc1 features:

  • Networked multiplayer (over LAN or the net) is now ready for general use
  • Replace the old mansion track with the new upgraded Ravenbridge Mansion track.
  • Add the Black forest add-on to the official STK track set!
  • Also numerous bugs have been fixed.

How to Install SuperTuxKart 0.10 in Ubuntu:

The followings steps will install the RC1 release at the moment for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.

This also works for the final SuperTuxKart 0.10 once it’s released.

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 adding the PPA.

2. For Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint, you need to run command to refreah system package cache:

sudo apt update

3. Finally install the game via command:

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:

The open source kart racing game, Supertuxkart 0.9.3, was released earlier today. The new release features in-game screen recording and Android support.

Supertuxkart 0.9.3 release highlight:

  • Reduced RAM and VRAM usage, reducing load times.
  • New mesh format optimized for space and hardware skinning
  • Code refactoring of both render pipelines
  • New karts Wilber, Hexley, Kiki and updated Konqi.
  • New tracks Cornfield Crossing and Candela City
  • Physics improvements and various physics bugfixes
  • Kart GFX improvements (exhaust and headlight)
  • In-game screen recording powered by libopenglrecorder
  • High quality mipmap generation by Stragus
  • New smoother camera
  • New Grand Prix win scene
  • Gamepad configuration bugfixes
  • 3 Strikes Battle: added spare tire karts
  • Various improvements (see the release note)

How to Install Supertuxkart 0.9.3 in Ubuntu:

There’s a stable PPA contains the new 0.9.3 release for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and next Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous release installed, just upgrade it via Software Updater.

Or run commands in terminal to install or upgrade to Supertuxkart 0.9.3:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install supertuxkart

Uninstall:

You can launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab to disable or remove the PPA.

To remove the game, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove supertuxkart

Supertuxkart, open-source arcade racing game, got a big update by releasing 0.9.3 rc1 yesterday. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA.

Supertuxkart 0.9.3, code name ‘Halloween Update’, includes following changes:

  • Android support! Get it from Google Play store, or download apk from its website.
  • Completely redesigned the old Mansion and made two brand new arenas
  • New tracks: Candela City, Las Dunas Stadium, Cornfield Crossing
  • Karts now have headlights that are automatically turned on during night time.
  • Built-in screen recorder.
  • HSV colorization for some scenery
  • various other bug-fixes and performance improvements.
  • See the release note for more details.

How to Install Supertuxkart 0.9.3 in Ubuntu:

There’s a stable PPA contains the new 0.9.3 release for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and next Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous release installed, just upgrade it via Software Updater.

Or run commands in terminal to install or upgrade to Supertuxkart 0.9.3:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install supertuxkart

While the PPA does not support Ubuntu 17.10 so far, you may download the linux tarball, extract, and directly run the executable file (“run_game.sh”) to launch the game.

Uninstall:

You can launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab to disable or remove the PPA.

To remove the game, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove supertuxkart

SuperTuxKart Racing Game

SuperTuxKart, an open-source kart racing game, finally gets a new stable release after nearly one and a half year since the last release.

SuperTuxKart 0.9 comes with a new rendering engine that’s fully shader-based, two completely new tracks, online log-in support, different Kart physics, an achievement system, and numerous other improvements. With now needing OpenGL3.1+, SuperTuxKart developers recommend at least having one of below graphics for playing the game:

  • AMD Radeon HD 3650
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600

Highlights of SuperTuxKart 0.9:

  • Fully shader-based rendering engine
    • ┬áNew tracks Cocoa Temple and Gran Paradiso
    • Graphical improvements to many other tracks
    • New karts Amanda, Gavroche, Sara (as wizard and racer)
    • Improved tux, adiumy, Suzanne and Xue.
  • Online login which allows to:
    • connect with friends and see when they are playing
    • vote for addons
    • collect online achievements
  • Different kart physics
  • In-game Grand Prix editor
  • Random Grand Prix generation
  • Achievement system

How to Install SuperTuxKart 0.9 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Freya:

1. For all Linux users, select download “supertuxkart-0.9-linux.tar.gz or “supertuxkart-0.9-linux.tar.xz” from the link below:

Download SuperTuxKart 0.9

2. Install the required library libopenal1 via Ubuntu Software Center, or by running below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install libopenal1

3. Unpack the downloaded archive and run the run_game.sh script from in the result folder to start the game:

run-supertuxkart

For those who don’t see the Run option, go to Nautilus file browser’s menu Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior -> select “Run executable text files when they are opened”, and re-open the file browser.

To Create a launcher for the game, so you can launch it from Application Menu or the Unity Dash.

In below steps, I assume that you’ve extracted the game to your user Downloads folder.

1. Open terminal from menu or the Dash. When it opens, run command to edit the .desktop file:

gedit ~/Downloads/supertuxkart-*-linux/data/supertuxkart.desktop

When the file opens, replace values of Icon and Exec with file path to the icon and run_game.sh script.

In below picture, you may replace “handbook” (without quotes) with your username.

supertuxkart launcher file

2. Finally copy or move this file to user’s Home .local/share/applications/ folder (press Ctrl+H to view hidden folder), so that your system can read it.

Do it in your file browser, or just run below command in terminal:

mv ~/Downloads/supertuxkart-*-linux/data/supertuxkart.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

supertuxkart 0.8.1
 

SuperTuxKart, a Free 3D kart racing game recently released v0.8.1 with Wiimote support, new karts, modes and track.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install this new release in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and enjoy the game.

New features in SuperTuxKart:

  • New track ‘STK Enterprise’
  • Updated tracks ‘Old Mine’, ‘Around the Lighthouse’ and ‘Zen Garden’
  • New modes ‘Soccer’ and ‘Egg Hunt’
  • New karts ‘Xue’ and ‘Sara’
  • Updated ‘Beastie’ kart
  • Wiimote support (for most Wiimotes; check supertuxkart.net/wiimote for instructions and compatibility)
  • Added tutorial
  • Added new ‘SuperTux’ difficulty
  • New bubblegum shield defensive weapon
  • New combined speedometer and nitro meter
  • Added ability to filter add-ons
  • Updated nitro models
  • Added ability to save and resume Grand Prix
  • Improved skid marks and particle effects

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 official video:

Install SuperTuxKart 0.8.1:

First check out system type (32 bit or 64 bit) under System Settings -> Details. Then download the portable version from the official download page for Linux.

Then extract the package and run executable from result folder/bin/

To create a launcher for SuperTuxKart 0.8.1, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to install required packages:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel --no-install-recommends

Then run command to bring up new launcher dialog:

sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

In pop up window, type:

  • Name: SuperTuxKart-portable
  • Command: /home/YOURUSERNAME/Downloads/SuperTuxKart/bin/supertuxkart ### You may change the code to PATH to your GAME folder
  • Icon: choose from /home/YOURUSERNAME/Downloads/SuperTuxKart/data/ folder.

create launcher supertuxkart

Once done, you can launcher the game from Unity Dash.