SuperTux 0.5.0 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04

SuperTux

SuperTux, an open-source Super Mario like 2D-Jump-‘n’-Run game, has reached version 0.5.0, a new stable release after less than a year of development.

The most prominent change for SuperTux 0.5.0 is a new in-game level editor which allows you to create levels and worldmaps on-the-fly from within SuperTux itself.

SuperTux 0.5.0 features:

  • In-game level editor
  • Improved levels in Antarctica and Forest Island
  • Language packs are fixed
  • Engine performance improvements
  • Extended the scripting API: gradients are now scriptable
  • Added a few more tiles and music
  • New console commands and command line options (related to the editor)
  • Various other bugfixes of issues reported since the v0.4.0 release
  • And more (minor) improvements and changes

How to install SuperTux 0.5.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, or Ubuntu 14.04:

Linux binaries are available via OBS, you can download the ‘supertux2_xxx_amd64/i386.deb‘ package from the links below:

Grab the package matches your OS and click install the .deb via Ubuntu Software.

Add SuperTux repository:

To be able to receive future updates via Software Updater utility along with other system updates, you can add the OBS repository via following steps:

1. For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repo:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/maths22:/SuperTux/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/supertux2.list"

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For Ubuntu 14.04, use the command below instead:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/maths22:/SuperTux/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/supertux2.list"

2. Download the key so that you system will trust the repository updates:

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:maths22:SuperTux/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key

For Ubuntu 14.04, replace xUbuntu_16.04 in the code via xUbuntu_14.04.

And install it after downloading:

sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

3. (Optional) To install SuperTux2 for the first time, run command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install supertux2

Once a new release is out, you'll be able to upgrade the game via Software Updater.

In addition, to remove the repository, simply launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.