The Linux mascot, Tux, is everywhere in our operating systems. It is in a Paint, it helps us to play the guitar and as a protagonist in many games, as a clone of Super Mario Kart. It was the car game that released a major update this week, a Super Tux Kart 1.3 which has arrived about thirteen months after v1.2, available since August of last year and which introduced new features such as improvements in driver support.
SuperTuxKart 1.3 is available in your GitHub page since last Tuesday, although the launch was not official at the time of uploading it. As for its news, the Release Candidate released August 31 we already advanced that there would be new cars, tracks and some cosmetic tweaks, which is not a life or death function but is always welcome.
Highlights of SuperTuxKart 1.3
- New Arenas. Both arenas support Capture the Flag mode, allowing online players to have a greater variety of tracks to choose from:
- Labyrinth of the Ancient Colosseum. This version includes a new combat arena in a dark environment inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.
- Alien sign. It is based on an actual location from the SETI program, and is now in the main game.
- New Karts:
- Sara the runner has been replaced by the nice Pepper from Pepper & Carrot.
- Gnu has a new look, as does Sara the Magician, who is now called Sara.
- Adiumy and Emule have also received a makeover.
- Improvements in the graphical user interface:
- Rendering resolution.
- Another performance-enhancing feature of STK can be enabled via the "render resolution option" in the graphics settings.
- The resolution can be lowered up to 50%, which will result in a better frame rate. It is now enabled by default in the Android version of SuperTuxKart.
- New high score selection screen. After being available only in the track selection or the phantom replay menu (not even all), all high scores can now be found in the same place in a new menu. The best times in normal races, time trials and egg hunts are shown there.
SuperTuxKart 1.3 and all its new features are already available on Flathub, and will soon reach the official repositories of some Linux distributions. As we have mentioned, it can also be downloaded from GitHub.