Saturday, July 23, 2011

SuperTuxKart 0.7.2: Add-on manager release

SuperTuxKart now has an add-on/DLC/community-content manager, which allows you to download tracks and karts from inside the game, without having to move or unzip files. I am very excited about this feature, which hopefully will be a strong motivation for community members to create new content for the game.

Suzanne's kart

One example of the advantages of this feature: a few days after the release of 0.7.2 the amazing Suzanne (Blender's mascot) kart was finished. Instead of having to manually download and install it or wait for 0.7.3, players can simply get the kart in the add-on manager. [edit: unfortunately right now Suzanne is only in SVN and not yet in the add-on manager (to be fixed)]

Here's a video of some of the content you can get via the add-on manager:

In case you are on Linux or OS X, consider getting the 0.7.2a release, which should perform much better [info here].


Two more content addition in this version are:

  • New Beastie Kart
  • New Snow Peak track by Samuncle