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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
    •  New 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 script from in the result folder to start the game:


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 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 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.

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.