How to install SupertuxKart 0.8.1 RC1 in Ubuntu Linux Mint

Last updated: November 19, 2013

supertuxkart 0.8.1

SuperTuxKart is a Free 3D kart racing game with many tracks and characters. The latest SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 RC1 has been released and here are the new features and how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

What’s New in SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 RC1:

  • A new track called the “STK Enterprise” has been added;
  • The tracks “The Old Mines,” “Lighthouse,” and “Zen Garden” have been updated;
  • A new Soccer mode has been added;
  • A new Egg Hunt mode has been added;
  • Two new karts, Xue and Sara, have been implemented.
SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 new karts

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 new karts

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 egg hunt

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 egg hunt

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Ubuntu 13.10

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Ubuntu 13.10

Download & Install SuperTuxKart 0.8.1:

1. Download the package from sourceforge page. Choose to download:

supertuxkart-0.8.1-rc1-linux-glibc2.7-i386.tar.bz2 for 32 bit system and supertuxkart-0.8.1-rc1-linux-glibc2.11-x86-64.tar.bz2 for 64 bit system

2. Uncompress the packages in Nautilus file browser by right-clicking on the package and select ‘Extract Here’.

3. Rename the result folder name to SuperTuxKart. You can move this folder to /opt/ for global use.


4. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to create a launcher for SuperTuxKart:

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

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 ### The path to extracted folder executabe file
  • 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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2 responses to How to install SupertuxKart 0.8.1 RC1 in Ubuntu Linux Mint

  1. Done all the steps but when i executed the launcher it doesn’t work..nothing happen? could u please help me resolved this? thx

    • We’re doing 3 steps in this tutorial:

      1. Download and extract the package. After that, you can directly run the executable from command line.

      2. Move to /opt/. You can skip this step if you’re OK with the file folder of the Game in your Downloads folder.

      3. Create a launcher icon. Last 2 commands in tutorial will create a .desktop file under /usr/share/applications/ with the given name and command (PATH TO EXECUTABLE) to launch the game.

      The PATH should be: /opt/SuperTuxKart/bin/supertuxkart or /home/YOURUSERNAME/Downloads/SuperTuxKart/bin/supertuxkart