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GNU Kart

Introduction to GNU Kart

This is a web page about GNU Kart, which is a simple racing game for GNU.


May 11, 2010

SpeedX is now GNU Kart. The "X" in the name "SpeedX" referred to the X window system, which especially made sense because it heavily used X11 libraries. GNU Kart doesn't use X11 libraries directly, and mostly uses OpenGL. If you check out the latest source in Bazaar, you will see that I am testing a track format that is based on spheres of different radii connected by edges that form tubes that tell which edge a player is traveling along and which sphere they are heading toward.

April 15, 2009

I hope to release something in the summer when I have more time. I tried to develop a voxel engine because at the time that I took over the project, OpenGL was not 100% free on gNewSense. Now that it is, I realize that my voxel engine is slow, cumbersome, and extremely limited. Also, I'm not sure how to extend it. So I've been hacking on OpenGL for a bit and I think I should have something good soon. Even without hardware acceleration (which I don't have, since there are very few free 3D graphics drivers), OpenGL seems fine as long as the scene stays simple, and the point of this game is to be a simple, easily playable game that anyone can enjoy quickly so it seems like it will work fine, even on a system where Neverball or SuperTuxKart are not playable.

Downloading GNU Kart

GNU Kart has not yet had a release in years as it is being rewritten.
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnukart/ [via http] and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnukart/ [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


GNU Kart documentation can be found at http://www.gnu.org/manual/. You may also find more information about GNU Kart by running info gnukart, man gnukart, or looking at /usr/doc/gnukart/ or /usr/local/doc/gnukart/ on your system.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

Announcements about GNU Kart and most other GNU software are made on <info-gnu@gnu.org>.

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <info-gnu-request@gnu.org> with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe". Or you can use the mailing list web interface.


GNU Kart is currently being maintained by S├ębastien Diaz (sebastien.diaz at gmail.com). The previous maintainer was Eric P. Hutchins <hutchiep190@potsdam.edu>.


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