December 21, 2010

SuperTuxKart 0.7 released

After over a year of work, dozens upon dozens of new and fixed bugs, over 3000 commits, a lot of work from artists, restless testing from our faithful followers, and translations from contributors all over the world, we are thrilled to offer you SuperTuxKart 0.7 just in time for Christmas!

This release is using irrlicht for graphics, and features:

  • new GUI
  • kart and track animations
  • new and improved tracks, karts, and items
  • shortcut/alternative way support for tracks
  • Asian fonts
  • many many bugfixes.
Enjoy! Joerg and Auria

P.S: A gameplay video is in the making, and should hopefully be available soonish.

December 15, 2010

SuperTuxKart 0.7 release candidate 2 released

We have just uploaded a second release candidate. Major changes include :

  • Asian fonts are now included in the package.
  • Several memory leaks have been fixed (which had caused problems with music and sound effects)
  • Some tracks were improved to disable unintentional shortcuts and incorrect rescues.
  • Some minor bug fixes.

We also updated the translations, but not all translations are complete yet. We encourage all translators to complete their translations, as the strings are now frozen.

Testing and feedback welcome!

Cheers, Joerg and Auria
Well you know what to do: test it and comment on it like if it was the real deal - 0.7 is coming really soon now, possibly within the next week or so! And we need your help to find the odd little bits here and there that needs to be fixed. Please report your findings in STK´s bug tracker, and mark them as high priority if it´s a crash or similar show-stoppers. This way, our dear developers will ensure that it gets prioritized and hopefully fixed before 0.7. Keep in mind that they need as many details as possible, so please include in your report system info, where it happened, if it´s reproducible, and backtrace if you have one.

Let´s help make 0.7 rock solid! :)

December 1, 2010

SuperTuxKart 0.7 release candidate 1 released

As many of the most avid STK followers already know by now, SuperTuxKart RC1 has just been released:

After a burst of changes and fixes in the last few days we have finally released a first release candidate for 0.7:

The changes compared to 0.6.2a are too numerous to list, main points would be:

  • New graphics engine
  • New GUI
  • Kart and track animations
  • New and improved tracks, karts, and items
  • Shortcut/alternative way support for tracks

Compared to 0.7alpha3 challenges, unlocking etc. should all work now (though there is still a debug icon in the menu, which will be removed before the final release :oops: ).

The one thing missing are translations - since we added strings even in the last week, the translations are not up-to-date yet. If you want to help out with translations have a look at our wiki page: we are basically using launchpad, details are at

Feedback as always is welcome - be it here, or bugs in our tracker


Joerg, December 1, 2010

So if you haven't already, grab it, test and leave your feedback. :)