April 29, 2010

SuperTuxKart 0.7 alpha 2 released

Hi all,

we have just released a 2nd alpha release of SuperTuxKart 0.7. This version has a lot of improvements and bug fixes, more tracks, some new icons and animations. It is still pretty much work in progress, and we would love to get some feedback - e.g. does it work for you, performance, do you like the new icon style or prefer the old one, bug reports etc. Note that due to the missing tracks GPs and challenges will not work, and you will get a lot of warnings/error messages printed - so please don't report issues related to challenges or GP not working ;)

We would also hope that people could help us to port more tracks - it's not that much work, and would help us to get SuperTuxKart back to where it was, especially getting the challenges and GPs back. Also more icons would be nice - and of course always more tracks.

Enjoy!

Downloads can be found at sourceforge : https://sourceforge.net/projects/supertuxkart/

21 comments:

  1. It's good to see the work is going into the right direction..I'll test it on Linux..

    about the new icons..I love them, they give a fresh look to the game (without the old ones next to them)..but without a frame the menu will look quite empty; so I've made a quick mockup about it, (it's just a pixel-artist work to give an idea of what I'm talking about)..some neutrals, alpha-channeled frames:

    http://fra9000.altervista.org/foto/menu_mockup.png

    btw..great work guys

    Francesco (Italy)

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  2. An alpha-channeled background would be better I think.

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  3. Yeah, the new icons are much better, without the old ones. It fits better with the menu icons.

    I have been testing the svn version for a few months. The secret garden seems to be slow, but it's one of the most beautiful track for now. I also noticed that wheels are not animated (it's more obvious with those which have textures).


    However, you have made a great job ! I'm happy to see that the game is improving very fast !

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  4. Hi Francesco, not a bad idea in your mockup, I'll keep it around, we can see when we have all icons in the new style :)

    mcmic: I'm not 100% sure what you mean there, sorry

    JVC: thanks :) and yes, many of the issues you mentionned are known, and shall be fixed

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  5. does it work with irrlicht 1.7? I have just installed ubuntu 10.04 and it has this package on the main repository...

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  6. ok it compiles and installs but if i try the game (when I'm ready to start the race) it exits and i see "segmentation fault"

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  7. Lole: can you post a backtrace? Since you compile STK manually you should be able.

    run
    $ gdb /path/to/supertuxkart (adapt this line as needed)

    then type "run".
    Then run STK until it crashes. Then come back to the terminal and type "bt"

    give this to us, we will be able to help much more then!

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  8. Just discovered SuperTuxKart. Plan to try it out tonight. How's progress on the networked multiplayer mode going? It would be great to have a fun, family-friendly alternative to BzFlag. :-)

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  9. Anonymous: absolutely no progress on network play, because that's not our focus atm ;) network play WILL come, though, but only after 0.7

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  10. Amazing work, I've been to busy to test STK in a wile; but, last-night I installed Alpha-2 on my iMac and the latest SVN on my Ubuntu box. The progress with Irrlicht is more amazing the the switch to bullet!

    -jpenguin

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  11. Wow, n ow that O've played it a while- I must say that the mines and garden track are amazing! The other tracks are pretty good too. The jungle track is a little plain, but not near as borring as the beach track

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  12. Great new menus etc. It would be nice to have a menu for languages and i noticed that the view when you race lurches from side to side.

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  13. @ Auria:

    sorry but I was busy with an exam..I have the new version of the menu mockup, (I think with the improvements suggested by mcmic):

    old one:
    http://fra9000.altervista.org/foto/menu_mockup.png

    new one:

    http://fra9000.altervista.org/foto/menu_mockup2.png

    best regards

    Francesco (Italy)

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  14. Florian R. A. AngermeierMay 17, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Very nice done!

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  15. Que pena que não tem em Português :(
    Eu todo dia venho no Blog e tenho que Traduzilo!
    Tomara que o jogo seja em Português, até agora não consegui instalar!

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  16. Google translation of Anonymous comment:
    "Too bad they do not have in Portuguese: (
    I come in every day and have to translating this Blog!
    Hopefully the game is in Portuguese, until now I could not install!"

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  17. Why have you not updated this blog.

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  18. la 3D est magnifique sauf quand on a une carte de 12 ans de 32 bits seulement

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  19. I've a problem. When I start the game,and I choose the type of race, the game has been off. What is my problem? How I solve the problem?

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  20. daniiron: Have you tried alpha3?
    If you still experience problems, please write at the forums (http://forum.freegamedev.net/viewforum.php?f=16) or post a bug report (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=202302&atid=981038). Thank you.

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