Few days ago the release of the new version of the popular game was announced open source racing Super Tux Kart 1.1, which already is available for download and installation for the different platforms of the binaries built by the game developers (Linux, Android, Windows and macOS)
For those who are still unaware of Supertuxkart, they should know that this is a popular free racing game with a lot of karts and tracks. Besides that, comes with characters from various open source projects which include several race tracks. Previously this was a single player or local multiplayer game, but with this new version things change.
There are several types of multiplayer competitions available, which They include regular races, time trials, battle mode and the new Capture-Flag mode.
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Main new features of SuperTuxKart 1.1
In this new version of SuperTuxKart 1.1 the process of re-licensing the code base continues Super Tux Kart to dual license GPLv3 + MPLv2 and in connection with this, requests have been sent to participants who participated in the development to obtain consent to change the license.
With the use of MPLv2 in addition to GPLv3 problems will be solved when placing the game in the Steam and Apple app store directories, pre-install it on game consoles and use open GPL-incompatible libraries (eg openssl). A dual license is also seen as a better option in light of future plans to separate the game engine from the main game.
In addition to the license part, SuperTuxKart 1.1 introduces a new option in the game pause dialog to change the touch screen controller type.
As well online multiplayer gameplay was improved, including issues with network delays, IPv6 support has been implemented, synchronization has been improved, and support for AI bots on local servers has been added.
We can also find that the user interface was improved, along with adaptation for high resolution displays (up to 4K) and optimized font size.
A race history mode timer has been added, allowing you to assess how fast you need to drive the track.
Of the other changes that are staked on the ad:
- A new Pumpkin Park track has been added.
- Improved version for mobile devices and additional support for the iOS platform.
- In chat and dialogs, support for complex text and emoji layouts has been added.
- How to install Supertuxkart on Ubuntu and derivatives?
Before installing SuperTuxKart, you must make sure you meet the requirements of the game.
The game has minimal hardware requirements, which is a plus for gamers who want to enjoy games on a budget budget.
Here are some of the important hardware requirements that you must meet before installing SuperTuxKart:
- OpenGL 3.1 compliant GPU
- 600 MB of empty hard disk space
- 1 GB of memory
- 2 GHz processor
- Graphics adapter at least 512 MB VRAM
To be able to enjoy this new version the repository needs to be added, it can be added to any Ubuntu-based distribution be it Linux Mint, Kubuntu, Zorin OS, etc.
Even the repository already has support for the new version of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo!
To add it, just open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev
Update our entire list of repositories with:
sudo apt-get update
And finally proceed to the installation of Supertuxkart in our system:
sudo apt-get install supertuxkart
How to uninstall SuperTuxKart from Ubuntu and derivatives?
If you want to remove this game because it was not what you expected or for whatever reason. To disable or remove the PPA system, they simply have to open a terminal and execute the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev -r
Y finally We can uninstall the application along with all the files generated by it with:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove supertuxkart