Monday, April 4

SuperTuxKart 0.7.1 RC Released


First Release Candidate to upcoming SuperTuxKart 0.7.1 has been out that brings many new features and changes that include new weather effects, new tracks, UI changes etc.

All changes in this release:
  • Particle  (smoke, splash, fire) and weather effects
  • New Fort Magma by Samuncle, new Shiny Suburbs track by Horace
  • Renamed many tracks to nicer names
  • Added internet news
  • Added optional minimal race UI
  • Added support for full-screen anti-aliasing
  • Support for live language switch
  • Clearer multiplayer setup
  • Basic level-of-detail (LOD) support
  • Debug features for track makers
  • Temporary invincibility after being hit
  • Replace more sounds to be DFSG-compliant
  • New Beagle kart by wolterh
  • Fixed character names that contain non-ASCII characters
  • Full RTL (right to left) support
  • Various other tweaks done and glitches fixed
Some Screenshots from game development team:




If you want to  know more about how these features have been developed, read this interesting post on SuperTuxKart development blog. There is also this funny April Fools joke by SuperTuxKart team.


There is also a PPA available but packages have not been uploaded yet. If you want you can download an older version so that you will be automatically notified by update manager when new packages are published in the PPA. Run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install supertuxkart

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