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Free and open source racer 'SuperTuxKart' hits the big 1.0 release

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A long time coming for sure, the free and open source racer SuperTuxKart has a big 1.0 release with LAN and online play enabled.

The game has a few different modes available including a normal race, time trial, soccer mode, battle mode and the newer Capture-The-Flag mode all of which can be played online.

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They're not done yet though of course, they said it themselves that isn't not perfect and there are "improvements to be done, features to be added, and gameplay to be improved" but it's a massive step forward.

You can see their official release post here and find the downloads here.

Personally, I'm impressed it has come as far as it has recently and it's probably the best free Mario Kart clone to be found. It's actually pretty fun too, a good game to chill out with. Now this huge addition with networking is out of the way, it will be very interesting to see what they move onto doing next.

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14 23 Apr, 2019
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Quoting: Sundragon
Quoting: 14sudo pacman -S supertuxkart
Packages (1) supertuxkart-0.9.3-1


Aww, it's not in the Arch repo yet. I'll install it soon.
You can install it with Lutris, I recommend that. :)
Why?
poiuz 23 Apr, 2019
Quoting: ArthurWork on the soccer mode was started in 2012, before Rocket League.
Quoting: orochi_kyoWow, downloading. Funny thing how Soccer mode were done much before than Rocket League were released.
The first Rocket League is actually from 2008 (Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars @Wiki). It's just not a well known game (I wonder if the title has something to do with that…).
Arthur 23 Apr, 2019
I'm aware, but I've seen the "vehicles with ball" concept before, I think back in 2002 or so. It's not a particularly novel idea, so why people attribute it to Rocket League and say that everyone else is ripping it off is really silly. And I was part of the discussions around the soccer mode in STK, and we didn't look at any other game back then for that idea.

Several people can have the same idea, imagine that.


Last edited by Arthur on 23 April 2019 at 7:45 pm UTC
Sundragon 25 Apr, 2019
The models and animations of the characters are still pretty derpy... if they were more expressive in a similar vein to their portraits that alone would make them look a lot better. Other than that though this game is actually pretty great.

Quoting: 14
Quoting: Sundragon
Quoting: 14sudo pacman -S supertuxkart
Packages (1) supertuxkart-0.9.3-1


Aww, it's not in the Arch repo yet. I'll install it soon.
You can install it with Lutris, I recommend that. :)
Why?
I was going to say just in case of library incompatibilities but I just realized why that would be a dumb reason. In any case it's in the repo now!


Last edited by Sundragon on 25 April 2019 at 9:07 pm UTC
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