Kart Racing Game SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 released, Install in Ubuntu

Last updated: November 28, 2013


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.


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