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Old 11-06-2003, 06:04 AM   #1
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TuxRacer - whatever happend to them?

With my RedHat 9 install, came a game called TuxRacer.
I heard about the game, I really wanted to play it...

I got the latest NVidia Drivers, my Xfree86 is version 4.3 (that's the latest) I have a GeForce2 MX...

Other games work without a problem...
But when I start tuxRacer all I get is a black screen and a message from my monitor: "Input is not supported"

I read thru the forums, and try'd everything there... nothing is wrong with my settings...
There is a patch that should fix it, but I can't run it...

"[eugene@localhost eugene]$ sh
Verifying archive integrity...OK
Uncompressing Tux Racer 1.1.1 Patch............
Welcome to the Tux Racer 1.1.1 Patch

Would you like to apply this update? [Y/n]: y

Please enter the installation path: []: ?
Please enter the installation path: [?]: tuxracer
Please enter the installation path: [tuxracer]: ?
I don't know where the install folder is... I made a search...

I found 2 dir':


Neither of the worked.
I got an error...

Performing update:
ERROR: Can't find /usr/share/doc/tuxracer-bin
The program returned an error code (3)

Performing update:
ERROR: Can't find /usr/bin/tuxracer-bin
The program returned an error code (3)
[root@localhost eugene]# /usr/bin/tuxracer
Tux Racer 0.61 -- a Sunspire Studios Production ( 1999-2000 Jasmin F. Patry <>
"Tux Racer" is a trademark of Jasmin F. Patry
Tux Racer comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
See for details.
Their forums are dead...
The main page hasn't been updated since September 22nd, 2002.

Its sad to find out that this project is dead

There is the older open source version of tux: open racer...

They havn't done much yet


so... what do you think about all of this?

Last edited by Eugene; 11-06-2003 at 06:06 AM.
Old 11-06-2003, 06:44 AM   #2
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I hate Tuxracer.
cos I can't get past the first level.

It comes with Mandrake 9.1 and seems to work straight out of the box.
Old 11-07-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Well lucky you!
I can't even play it!

There is a patch that should fix my problem but it askes in what dir' I got it installed...

And I tried all the dir' I found with a search and the patch just tell's me that its the wrong dir'...

the sad thing is that the project seems to be dead

They should at least release the code!

this is really sad...
Old 11-07-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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Oh, they have a demo as well, and that might run better.
Old 11-07-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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Well.. I see the program is trying to open *tuxracer-bin*, not bin/tuxracer...

try doing a

whereis tuxracer-bin
Old 11-08-2003, 07:11 AM   #6
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Scott_R I have the demo...

Jose Muņiz - I tried searching for all files with the name tux. (tux*)
All I found was 2 dir' and some files...

I tried to apply the patch to both of the dir' and the dir' where the other files were... didn't work.

From what I understand the patch is not for the demo version of the game but the full one...

I think that sunspirestudios (the guys that made tuxrace) is broke and no more...

its sad to see this game go...
Old 09-01-2004, 05:24 PM   #7
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how can I get pass the 3 level. It seems to be impossible I try to go without eating the fishes, but even then I don't make it in enough time. Is there any trick, am I the only one?

Old 09-01-2004, 05:42 PM   #8
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If you go Here

At the bottom of the page is a list of files you should have



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