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Free and open source racer SuperTuxKart 1.3 is out now

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SuperTuxKart, one of the golden oldies when it comes to free and open source gaming has a new release out with SuperTuxKart 1.3 improving lots.

To help with performance STK now has the ability for you to change the rendering resolution scaling to get a performance boost, although it does reduce the image quality. There's a few unused graphical effects removed, the texture code was improved, improved screen space reflection and more graphics updates.

Other additions include server bookmarks, gamepad force feedback, loading of tracks with "many checklines" was optimised, custom skidding sounds for karts is possible now and there's also a highscore screen. Lots of UI improvements too like clickable URLs in text, visual and sound feedback when a timed challenge or game is about to end and much more.

See the announcement.

Want to get it? You can download it from the official site and see the source code on GitHub.

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PublicNuisance Sep 28, 2021
If anybody wants to donate to help keep the project going they accept donations through their Itch.io page:

https://supertuxkart.itch.io/supertuxkart
hardpenguin Sep 28, 2021
Quoting: PublicNuisanceIf anybody wants to donate to help keep the project going they accept donations through their Itch.io page:

https://supertuxkart.itch.io/supertuxkart
I was about to mention they are also on itch.io but the version is not up to date (yet) 🤓
PublicNuisance Sep 28, 2021
Quoting: hardpenguin
Quoting: PublicNuisanceIf anybody wants to donate to help keep the project going they accept donations through their Itch.io page:

https://supertuxkart.itch.io/supertuxkart
I was about to mention they are also on itch.io but the version is not up to date (yet) 🤓

True they are slow in updating the Itch.io page but to be fair using their website for downloads is easy as well. I use their Itch page more for donations.
heidi.wenger Sep 28, 2021
Ok i go to the downloads page and click Linux and it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-linux-64bit.tar.xz. But when i click that, the installation won't start: all files just show on Engrampa Archive Manager.

But on Windows section it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-installer-x86_64.exe and i can install with a click.

So how to install on Linux with a click?
x_wing Sep 28, 2021
Quoting: heidi.wengerOk i go to the downloads page and click Linux and it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-linux-64bit.tar.xz. But when i click that, the installation won't start: all files just show on Engrampa Archive Manager.

But on Windows section it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-installer-x86_64.exe and i can install with a click.

So how to install on Linux with a click?

https://supertuxkart.net/Download

QuoteExtract and run run_game.sh inside.
denyasis Sep 28, 2021
Quoting: heidi.wengerSo how to install on Linux with a click?

Is it not in your package manager? That's how I do it on my machines. Might take a bit for the updates to hit your repo, but it's the most convenient, I find.
Luke_Nukem Sep 29, 2021
I wonder if Tux Racer is being worked on still.
udekmp69 Sep 29, 2021
i find myself playing this more than mario kart lol
PublicNuisance Sep 29, 2021
Quoting: hardpenguin
Quoting: PublicNuisanceIf anybody wants to donate to help keep the project going they accept donations through their Itch.io page:

https://supertuxkart.itch.io/supertuxkart
I was about to mention they are also on itch.io but the version is not up to date (yet) 🤓

They're updated now.

Quoting: heidi.wengerOk i go to the downloads page and click Linux and it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-linux-64bit.tar.xz. But when i click that, the installation won't start: all files just show on Engrampa Archive Manager.

But on Windows section it downloads SuperTuxKart-1.3-installer-x86_64.exe and i can install with a click.

So how to install on Linux with a click?

On LInux you don't have to install it, simply run the "run_game.sh" file.
kernelkid Sep 29, 2021
Quoting: Luke_NukemI wonder if Tux Racer is being worked on still.

This fork was updated this summer. https://libregamewiki.org/Extreme_Tux_Racer
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