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Tux Racer lets you take on the role of Tux the Linux Penguin as he races down steep, snow-covered mountains. Enter cups and compete to win the title! Tux Racer includes a variety of options for gameplay, including the ability to race courses in fog, at night, and under high winds.

Your journey starts as you compete on local courses. Win and you will unlock other courses and cups that will lead you to more exciting and challenging races. Only the quickest, smartest, and luckiest will win!

Features (as of version 0.60)

  • Fun, easy to learn
  • Exciting 3D courses
  • Sophisticated physics result in thrilling rides down the mountains
  • Collect herring while avoiding obstacles for high scores
  • Race over a variety of surfaces, including fluffy snow and slick ice
  • Race in various weather conditions and lighting conditions
  • Create your own courses using any paint program such as The GIMP (no 3D modeller required)
  • Suitable for all ages

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 200MMX, 64MB RAM, 20MB uncompressed hard disk space, 3D graphics card with full OpenGL support, 16-bit sound card

Recommended System: 400 MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 20MB uncompressed hard disk space, TNT2/Voodoo3-class 3D graphics card or better, 16-bit sound card

Input Devices: Mouse and Keyboard required; Joystick/gamepad optional. Analog joysticks supported.


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The Tux Racer source code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Tux Racer is Copyright (c) 1999-2001 by Jasmin F. Patry.

"Tux Racer" is a trademark of Jasmin F. Patry.