January 27, 2009

Bugfix release for 0.6 planned

Because of some minor, but possibly troublesome bugs for the players involved, a bugfix release has been suggested by the SuperTuxKart developers. When STK 0.6.1 will be ready depends on the workload and time the devs have, but please submit any bug you encounter if it isn't already in the bug tracker, in order to make 0.6.1 the most stable version ever created at that time.

P.S. As jpenguin kindly stated in his comment, there will most likely be a MacOS 10.4 binary for this version.

January 22, 2009

SuperTuxKart 0.6 released

We have finally released SuperTuxKart 0.6. Binaries are on our download page. Changelog is below.

Here's a video of the actual game play:

SuperTuxKart 0.6 (January 2009)
  • New improved physics and kart handling
  • Added sharp turns and nitro speed boost (replacing wheelies and jump)
  • Totally rewrote powerups (plunger, bowling ball, cake, bubblegum) and new look for bananas
  • New and improved tracks : skyline, snow mountain, race track, space track, old mine, XR591
  • New game mode : 3-Strikes Battle
  • Major improvements to AI
  • New/improved karts (and removed some old ones) : wilber, eviltux, hexley
  • Improved user interface
  • Karts now have a visible suspension effect
  • Fully positional audio with OpenAL
  • New music and sound effects (including engine, braking and skidding sounds)
  • Better support for mods and add-ons (kart and track groups)
  • New/updated translations (ga fi de nl sl fr it es ro sv)
  • Allowed 'Grand Prix's of Time Trial, Follow the Leader, or any other mode
  • Challenges are now specified in config files, and are thus easy to create by users
  • Improved build system to better detect missing dependencies
  • Improved shortcut-detection
  • Initial work towards networking (disabled and hidden by default)
  • Bug fixes and code refactor/cleanup/documentation
  • Fixed 'joystick locks' (kart would turn even if the joystick is in neutral), thanks to Samjam for the patch.

January 21, 2009

Welcome to the SuperTuxKart blog!

Welcome to the development blog of the kart racing game

This blog will feature frequent updates about STK’s development, with screenshots and comments.

Stay tuned!

P.S. Thanks to Hofi for handing over the domain name.