SuperTuxKart, aka STK, released version 0.9.2 on July 1, 2016. It’s a free, open-source and cross-platform racing game available for Linux, OS X and Windows. It features the mascots of many open source project like Tux, Beastie, Pidgin, Wilber etc, with Mozilla Thunderbird being the referee.
Hightlights in version 0.9.2
- New AI (Artificial Intelligence) support for soccer mode
- Added 3 new arenas: “Icy Soccer Field” available for free; “Las Dunas” and “Candela City” available as gift packages for people donating to SuperTuxKart.
- New tracks including “Antediluvian Abyss” and ‘Volcan Isand”
- Added TTF (True Type Font) Font support which ensures nice display of all main languages
- the ability to record races and ghost replay
The scheduled networked multiplayer feature is unfortunately not available in this release.
Install SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 on Ubuntu 16.04/14.04, Debian Fedora Arch Linux
The SuperTuxKart binary package contains 32 bit and 64 bit libraries for any Linux distribution. It is hosted on SourceForge. So open a terminal window and use the below command to download the tar.xz archive.
Wait for a while, have a cup of coffee because it’s a 468MB size file. Once the download is complete, run the following command to extract the tar.xz file.
tar xvf supertuxkart-0.9.2-linux.tar.xz
Then cd into the new directory.
Here you will find a run_game.sh script. To run the SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 racing game, simply run the shell script.
You can also move the supertuxkart directory and all its contents to
sudo mv supertuxkart-0.9.2-linux/ /opt/
Then create a symbolic link.
sudo ln /opt/supertuxkart-0.9.2-linux/run_game.sh /usr/bin/stk
Now you can just simply type
stk command to launch the game.
For those who don’t know, there’s also a SuperTux game which is inspired by the Super Mario game.