You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay.!

SuperTuxKart [Official Site], one of the stalwarts of Linux open source gaming is finally getting online multiplayer. They're also now asking for testers.

There's one caveat though, you will for now need to download and compile it yourself until it's properly released or someone provides it ready made for us. The developers said their next release isn't actually too far off, as they're busy working on a beta/release candidate so hopefully that won't be too long.

Currently, they have around 20 servers up with various game modes for people to jump in and test and you can also host your own.

I've given it a brief test myself and the accounts system works properly, however it's difficult to test unless you gather people since there's no one online right at this moment. I did manage to find one other person online and gave it a quick spin, seems to work quite nicely:

I didn't realise just how far SuperTuxKart has come along! It actually looks quite good when you turn the settings up and put it in fullscreen. Surprising really, it's been a long time since I tested it and I'm genuinely impressed by it now. Adding in online play is going to make it rather sweet indeed.

Hopefully with us giving it a shout out, more will hop on to help them deliver a good experience.

They're asking for feedback to be sent to them across either their forum, IRC channel and to file bug reports on their issue tracker. To arrange games our Discord and IRC are always available.

See their full blog post here.

Hat tip to Porkhaus on Mastodon.

18 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more information here.
12 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

buenaventura 13 November 2018 at 12:34 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Maybe we should organize some GOL Supertux tournament or race evening or something?
wvstolzing 13 November 2018 at 12:46 pm UTC
It does look quite a bit better compared to the last time I played it (it's been a while).

(I like the idea of playing as Beastie to save the Gnu in this game, haha.)
ageres 13 November 2018 at 1:11 pm UTC
I compiled it today but all servers found were empty.
riusma 13 November 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC
No news about a release on Steam?
Rednew 13 November 2018 at 2:24 pm UTC
Curious to see all characters! I wonder if it is easy to add new open source characters, as the robot Godot he-he.I am waiting for the binaries.
Hopfenmeister 13 November 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC
You can add new characters, if you know your way around in Blender: https://supertuxkart.net/Making_Karts
GustyGhost 13 November 2018 at 7:07 pm UTC
I have no problem with building form source except for programs that pollute the rest of my system. Does Supertux Kart stay neatly in it's source folder?
Avehicle7887 13 November 2018 at 11:17 pm UTC
GustyGhostI have no problem with building form source except for programs that pollute the rest of my system. Does Supertux Kart stay neatly in it's source folder?

Before you compile you can set the prefix (aka the 'make install' location) to any folder you want, for example I always 'make install' to a folder in my home directory, usually it's /home/user/output. You can do the whole process without using sudo once, I then zip it up and copy it to my other machines


Last edited by Avehicle7887 at 13 November 2018 at 11:18 pm UTC
Arthur 14 November 2018 at 12:09 am UTC
Avehicle7887
GustyGhostI have no problem with building form source except for programs that pollute the rest of my system. Does Supertux Kart stay neatly in it's source folder?

Before you compile you can set the prefix (aka the 'make install' location) to any folder you want, for example I always 'make install' to a folder in my home directory, usually it's /home/user/output. You can do the whole process without using sudo once, I then zip it up and copy it to my other machines
Actually there's no reason to do a make install unless you really want to, then you can start it with stk-code/build/bin/supertuxkart
or similar.
edo 14 November 2018 at 3:47 am UTC
until crash team racing gets a pc version, this is the kart game that I will be playing
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon or Liberapay. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

We also accept Paypal donations and subscriptions! If you already are, thank you!

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
  • Story Time: „Neofeud“
  • Date:
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts