supertux2 man page

supertux2 — preview release of SuperTux Milestone 2, a classic style 2D platform game


supertux2 [options]
supertux2 [options] level.stl
supertux2 [options] worldmap.stwm


SuperTux is a classic style 2D platform game. Run and jump through multiple worlds, fighting off enemies by jumping on them, bumping them from below or tossing objects at them, grabbing power-ups and other stuff on the way.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-f, --fullscreen
Run in fullscreen mode
-w, --window
Run in window mode
-g, --geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT
Run SuperTux in given resolution (eg. -g 800x600)
-a, --aspect WIDTH:HEIGHT
Run SuperTux with given aspect ratio (eg. -a 4:3)
-d, --default
Reset video settings to default values (-g 800x600 -a auto -w)
--renderer RENDERER
Render the game using the specified video renderer. Valid values are sdl, opengl, and auto (the default).
Disable sound effects
Disable music
Show this help message
Display SuperTux version and quit
Enable ingame scripting console
Disable ingame scripting console
Display framerate in levels
Do not display framerate in levels
--record-demo FILE LEVEL
Record a demo to FILE
--play-demo FILE LEVEL
Play a recorded demo


Overrides locale detection and forces locale to given value, e.g. "de_DE".


Contains configuration and savegames. Also acts as an overlay of the SuperTux game data path: Files placed here, as well as contents of Zip archives in this directory, will override or supplement game data files.


To play level /tmp/mylevel.stl in a window of size 800x600, run the program like this:

supertux2 --window --geometry 800x600 /tmp/mylevel.stl

To play a previously recorded demo /tmp/mylevel.demo of level /tmp/mylevel.stl, run SuperTux like this:

supertux2 --play-demo /tmp/mylevel.demo /tmp/mylevel.stl

Custom-made levels can be conveniently stored in the overlay data folder.

  (version 2)
  (name (_ "Sample Level"))
  (author "Myself")

Make sure to also create an "info" file, so the collection will be recognized by SuperTux.

  (title "Sample Collection")
  (description "")

For easier distribution, the level collection can be bundled in a Zip archive.



This is a development version, so expect plenty of bugs.


This manual page was written by the SuperTux Devel Team and is placed in the public domain.


SuperTux 0.3.2-SVN December 17, 2006