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Latest commit d989ae1 May 3, 2016 @deveee deveee Update graphics restrictions for mesa:
- Increase version for sRGB-capable visual workaround because it doesn't look that it will be fixed anytime soon
- Enable compute shaders because it works fine now
- Enable texture compression because it works now too.

Texture compression for intel should work fine also for older versions, but it's hard to say which one version is the first working one.


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SuperTuxKart is a free kart racing game. It is focusing on fun and not on realistic kart physics. Instruction can be found on the in-game help page.

The SuperTuxKart homepage can be found at:

The official SuperTuxKart forum is at If you need support, this would be the best place to start.

Hope you enjoy the game.

-- The SuperTuxKart development team.

Hardware Requirements

  • You need a 3D graphics card. (NVIDIA GeForce 8xxx and higher, ATI Radeon HD 4xxx and higher or Intel HD 3000 and higher)
  • You should have a CPU that's running at 1GHz or better.
  • You'll need at least 512 MB of free VRAM (video memory).
  • Disk space: 400MB
  • Ideally, you want a joystick with at least 6 buttons.

Compiling SuperTuxKart


  1. Install VS 2013 (or later). The free express versions work fine.
  2. Download and install a source package - either a released package or from our git/svn repositories
  3. Download the latest dependency package from here. Unzip it in the root directory, so that the dependencies directory is next to the src and data directory (if you are updating from a previous dependency package, you can delete the .dll files in the root directory, they are not needed anymore).
  4. Download cmake and install it. Then start cmake-gui and select the STK root directory as 'Where is the source code', and a new directory in the root directory (next to src, data etc) as build directory (for now I assume that this directory is called bld).
  5. Click on configure. You will be asked to create the directory (yes), then for your VS version. Make sure to select the right version (be aware of the easy to confuse version numbers: VS 2013 = version 12). Click on configure, then generate. This will create the directory 'bld', and a VS solution in that directory.
  6. In Visual Studio open the project file generated in the 'bld' folder
  7. Right click on the supertuxkart project in the solution explorer, and select "Set as StartUp Project".
  8. Select Build->Build Solution (or press F7) to compile.

Compilation with cygwin is not officially supported, but this has been done (check with the forum for details).

Mac OS X

The latest information about compilation on Mac are on our wiki:


See for details.


This software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) which can be found in the file COPYING in the same directory as this file. Information about the licenses for artwork are contained in data/licenses.

3D coordinates

A reminder for those looking at the code and 3d models:

STK : X right, Y up, Z forwards

Blender: X right, Y forwards, Z up

The exporters perform the needed transform, so in Blender you just work with XY plane as ground, and things will appear fine in STK (using XZ as ground in the code, obviously).

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