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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!

What's New

Version 0.61-3: This release fixes an issue in the TuxRacer sources that surfaced due to a change in Apple's GLUT Framework in Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar). There are no other changes.


G3 @ 400 MHz or better, Mac OS X 10.1 or later, ATI RAGE, ATI Radeon, GeForce 2MX, or other video card with 3D acceleration.

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Tomis Member IconComment+118

Crashes on startup on Mac OS X 10.5.7:

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libtcl8.3.dylib

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Version 0.61-3
Adam Piontek Member IconComment+0
Adam Piontek

This game is very fun. Tux is cute, the graphics are quite good for a free/open source game, and the racing courses are challenging as the game progresses.

Unfortunately, the developers decided to close the source after version 0.61 so they could market it as a Windows game, and then try to market it as an arcade game. They did get it on some arcade machines, and lots of people bought the Windows version (CD came with Linux version as well). But then it kind of petered out and the company (Sunspire Studios) seems to have disappeared. There never was a Mac port of the 1.0 or 1.1 commercial game, which is sad. Despite the quality of this free version, the commercial version was even better, leagues ahead. Improved graphics, better courses...

However, there may be hope, since the 0.61 source is still around, and there seem to be some new people working on it now at a new site, http://racer.planetpenguin.de/ ...if you want to help make this game better, maybe hook up with them?

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Version 0.61-3
Anonymous Member IconReview

I have played this game and it is impressive for a freeware app. Most freeware apps are not 3D. I was wondering if the developer would add new levels or a sequel.

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Version 0.61
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Downloads 23,016
Version Downloads 20,600
Type Games / Arcade
License Free
Date 24 Aug 2002
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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