anandrkris Apr 9, 2013 @ 9:18am
Supertuxkart on Steam?
Not sure if this is already suggested? How about Supertuxkart on Steam? I personally think it will be just awesome to have multi-player game on the net with users having the ability to create artistic maps and design creative weapons ?
Last edited by anandrkris; Apr 9, 2013 @ 9:34am
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Seph//roth : Linux Apr 9, 2013 @ 10:52am 
get it greenlit?
TarrasQ Apr 9, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Not a bad idea at all. Then again, most distros already have Supertuxkart packaged so we can just go click "[x]supertuxkart" and "install".
Max Otto von S Apr 9, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
multiplayer is not available in this game
mattyy1hp Apr 9, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Good idea. Linux need some exclusivities on Steam.
TheJJ Apr 9, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
are GPL games allowed to be hosted on steam?
instabilis Apr 9, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
Originally posted by TheJJ:
are GPL games allowed to be hosted on steam?
I don't see why GPL games wouldn't be allowed. The main thing would be for Valve to be open to GPL software being distributed via Steam, and that the Steam platform does not breach the license. For instance GPL software cannot be distributed via the Mac App Store because Apple won't allow you to distribute the source code via their App Store.
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TheJJ Apr 9, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
Originally posted by instabilis:
Originally posted by TheJJ:
are GPL games allowed to be hosted on steam?
I don't see why GPL games wouldn't allowed. The main thing would be for Valve to be open to GPL software being distributed via Steam, and that the Steam platform does not breach the license. For instance GPL software cannot be distributed via the Mac App Store because Apple won't allow you to distribute the source code via the App Store.
exactly, and now the question is whether Valve allows distributing the source via steam.
{FKB} Kame Apr 9, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Originally posted by TheJJ:
Originally posted by instabilis:
I don't see why GPL games wouldn't allowed. The main thing would be for Valve to be open to GPL software being distributed via Steam, and that the Steam platform does not breach the license. For instance GPL software cannot be distributed via the Mac App Store because Apple won't allow you to distribute the source code via the App Store.
exactly, and now the question is whether Valve allows distributing the source via steam.

They do, for an example look at "Steel Storm: Burning retribution". The steam install includes "engine_source.zip" and "netradiant_src.zip", both of which are released under GPL.
DeadWire Apr 9, 2013 @ 9:09pm 
Originally posted by TheJJ:
are GPL games allowed to be hosted on steam?
Isn't Aquaria under the GPL?
SUSEd Apr 10, 2013 @ 2:28am 
Game is opensource so you can add some features and greenlit it.
gatto Apr 10, 2013 @ 7:37am 
My first thought was that it wouldn't quite meet Valve's "quality standards", but then I realised games like Bad Rats are on there, so hey, why not?
Crendgrim Apr 10, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
Originally posted by pashazz:
multiplayer is not available in this game
It is planned, though, and on the roadmap for version 0.9.

The best thing in this case would probably be to contact STK's developers first (IRC: channel #stk on Freenode, or in their freegamedev.net forums) and ask them what they think about it.
Shark Apr 11, 2013 @ 12:09am 
Unless it gets greenlit it's just to expencive to get it on steam. It's in the repo of almost every distro anyway.
Cybertao Apr 11, 2013 @ 1:37am 
Just to clarify a point, the source-code doesn't have to be distributed with the binary or distributed through the same channel. It just has to be made available.
Tux9656 (3.14.12-ck1) Apr 16, 2013 @ 7:16pm 
I would assume that Valve would not allow you to run a modified version of SuperTuxKart through Steam. Therefore, Valve would be denying (or at least limiting) you the ability to modify the source code. Wouldn't this be a GPL violation? Also, if SuperTuxKart would interface with Steam at all, wouldn't Steam be considered a derivative work that would also be required to be release under the GPL?
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