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The STK-Addons website is a repository for all user-created content for Super Tux Kart.
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STKaddons is a plattform that allows artists and users to share additional additional tracks, arenas and karts for SuperTuxKart. Content can be either installed in-game using the [[Stkaddons API|API]] or downloaded directly from the official website at [http://addons.supertuxkart.net addons.supertuxkart.net], where you can also download older version of an add-on.
  
This page is a placeholder for future information.
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STKaddons was mainly written by Stephen Just and released under the MIT License. During the Google Summer of Code 2014, leyyin added missing features and did other major improvements. These changes have not yet been applied to [http://addons.supertuxkart.net addons.supertuxkart.net] and the official repository on [https://github.com/stephenjust/stk-stats github].
  
== Add-On Status Flags ==
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Internally, add-ons have different [[add-on status flags|flags]] containing meta-information. Different flags mean different appearance on the website or in the add-on manager, e.g. "featured" adds a heart. They can also trigger different treatment, e.g. "Invisible" add-ons can't be installed.
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! Status
 
! Description
 
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| Approved
 
| A moderator has verified the add-on as having no unsafe or explicit content, and having an appropriate license.
 
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| Alpha
 
| The add-on revision is in its early developmental stages. It is incomplete and/or broken.
 
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| Beta
 
| The add-on revision is in its late developmental stage. It is mostly complete, but may have a few bugs or glitches.
 
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| Release Candidate
 
| The add-on revision is in the final testing phase before its final release. This is the stage where add-on developers should be sent reports of any outstanding issues.
 
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| DFSG-Compliant
 
| As tuxfamily.org does not require DFSG-compliant licenses, add-ons which do not completely meet the requirements may be found on the add-ons server. Some distributors of SuperTuxKart may prefer to restrict the game to using DFSG-compliant content, so this flag would be useful to them.
 
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| Featured
 
| This add-on is verified to be of extremely high quality, and functions very well in actual gameplay (i.e. physics, fun-value, appearance, etc.)
 
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| Invalid Textures
 
| In order to preserve compatibility with some video cards, textures used in add-ons should always have dimensions that are a power of 2. However, if add-on developers choose not to abide by this, then their add-ons will have this flag, and may be unusable on some systems.
 
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[[Category:Stkaddons]]
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But sometimes, e.g. if you are an artist or a developer, you want to test an add-on before uploading it. Therefore, you can also [[Installing Add-Ons|install add-ons]] manually.

Latest revision as of 20:38, 17 September 2016

STKaddons is a plattform that allows artists and users to share additional additional tracks, arenas and karts for SuperTuxKart. Content can be either installed in-game using the API or downloaded directly from the official website at addons.supertuxkart.net, where you can also download older version of an add-on.

STKaddons was mainly written by Stephen Just and released under the MIT License. During the Google Summer of Code 2014, leyyin added missing features and did other major improvements. These changes have not yet been applied to addons.supertuxkart.net and the official repository on github.

Internally, add-ons have different flags containing meta-information. Different flags mean different appearance on the website or in the add-on manager, e.g. "featured" adds a heart. They can also trigger different treatment, e.g. "Invisible" add-ons can't be installed.

But sometimes, e.g. if you are an artist or a developer, you want to test an add-on before uploading it. Therefore, you can also install add-ons manually.