SuperTuxKart 1.3 release candidate is out!
After a year, here is the latest release of the 1.x series, let’s check out the new features!
🎮 Switch Homebrew Port
Thanks to SDL2 implementation done in 1.2, SuperTuxKart has been ported to Switch Homebrew, you need to have Homebrew installed: https://switch.homebrew.guide/, then you can play SuperTuxKart on your Switch instead of... Nolok Kart 8!
See https://github.com/supertuxkart/stk-code/pull/4491/files for details, as you can see SDL2 allows porting STK to any platform with little platform dependant code.
Congratulations to Mary for her wonderful works!
- Ancient Colosseum Labyrinth 🏛️
This release features a new battle arena in a dark environment inspired by the Rome colosseum.
Dodge the dangers hidden in the labyrinth, outmaneuver your opponents, and discover the secret path below the Colosseum. Have fun!
Thanks to Typhon306 for this amazing new arena.
- Alien Signal 👽
If you have received the donator package in the past, you may already know this arena, which is based on a real location of the SETI program… Now shipped in the main game, enjoy! Made by samuncle.
🏎️ New Karts
Our artist ZAQraven99 has worked hard on revamping existing karts.
Sara the Racer has been replaced by the cute Pepper from Pepper&Carrot.
Gnu has got a new look, as well as Sara the Wizard who is now called Sara.
Adiumy and Emule also got a makeover.
🐧 GUI Improvements
- Render resolution
Another feature improving STK's performance can be activated via the "render resolution option" in the graphics settings.
The resolution can be lowered by up to 50%, which will result in better frame rates. It's enabled by default on Android port of SuperTuxKart now.
- New high scores selection screen
Having been available only in the track selection or in the ghost replay menu (not even all), you can now find all your high scores in the same place in a new menu. There, your best times in normal races, time trials and egg hunts are shown. Thanks to Worldblender for this feature!
🐒 Blender 2.8
Blender is the official software used by STK artists to create tracks, karts, arenas and more.
Blender 2.8 broke compatibility with 2.7, so there are updated SuperTuxKart Blender scripts, by Worldblender.
Check out github.com/supertuxkart/stk-blender to learn more.
Download SuperTuxKart 1.3 release candidate now from https://github.com/supertuxkart/stk-code/releases/tag/1.3-rc1!
STK team needs your help! Check out supertuxkart.net/contributing.
If you can help us as coder, 3D artist (documentation will be updated soon for blender 2.8), translator, or in any other way, you are very welcome!
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