Sunday, April 29, 2007

Introduction to SuperTux Live! Development

You may know me as the DistRogue. You may know me as DJ Gentoo, or DJ Wings, depending on which screenname I used. But who cares? This blog isn't about me. This blog is about development on SuperTux Live!, a project to put the latest development preview of the SuperTux run-n'-jump arcade game on a Linux-based live CD. I've had several different base systems so far, and right now, the base system is Myah OS, an i686-optimized Linux system based on the XFCE desktop. So far, so good.
If you want to try it yourself, try the second beta release. SuperTux Live! is by no means complete, but the beta works fine, although it uses SAM Linux as its base, and therefore is much larger. Developers have expressed concerns about the image size, and the current image is considerably smaller.
As far as stability, don't worry. I personally test each pre-release to make sure that SuperTux will launch. And 3D acceleration? Myah comes with programs for installing ATI and NVidia drivers. Bonus content? SuperTux Live! comes with two bonus levels contributed by Anja.
Stay tuned for more news, including download links and screenshots.