How to installSuperTuxKart 1.0 in Ubuntu and Linuxmint

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SuperTuxKart is a 3D arcade racing game designed for Linux based operating system. It is a multiplatform game and comes for Windows, Mac, and Android as well. SuperTuxKart is similar to Mario cart game and is completely open source and free.

The final release of the open source kart racing game, SuperTuxKart 1.0, was announced.

SuperTuxKart 1.0 features:

Play online with up to 10 other players.
Multiple game mode: normal race, time trial, soccer mode, battle mode and the new Capture-The-Flag mode
Create your own server, or join a public server.
Replace the old mansion track with the new upgraded Ravenbridge Mansion track.
Add the Black forest add-on to the official STK track set!
And numerous bug-fixes, performance improvements, and more.

Here’s how to install SuperTuxKart in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Some of the important hardware requirements you shall meet before installing SuperTuxKart:

  • GPU supporting OpenGL 3.1
  • 600 MB empty space on hard drive
  • 1 GB memory
  • 2 GHz processor
  • Graphics adapter at least 1 GB VRAM

How to install SuperTuxKart 1.0 in Ubuntu:

The dev PPA now is building the packages at the moment for all current Ubuntu releases. You’ll be able to install the package via following steps in a few hours.

1. Open the terminal (Ctrl+alt+t) in your Ubuntu system and type the commands mentioned below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue adding the PPA.

2. For Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint, you may need to run command to refreah system package cache:

sudo apt update

3. Finally install the game via command:

sudo apt install supertuxkart

After installation is complete, click show applications in Ubuntu GNOME dock and type SuperTuxKart,then enjoy it!

Uninstall:

To remove SuperTuxKart, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove supertuxkart supertuxkart-data

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates -> Other Software, and remove the repository line.

Conclusion

If you want to donate to SuperTuxKart development the folks on the team would be very appreciative.

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