supertux — a classic 2D jump 'n run sidescroller game


supertux [options] filename


This manual page documents briefly the supertux command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

supertux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a similar style like the original SuperMario games.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Run in fullscreen mode.
If opengl support was compiled in, this will enable the EXPERIMENTAL OpenGL mode.
Use non-opengl renderer

If sound support was compiled in, this will disable sound for this session of the game.
Like above, but this will disable music.

-j, --joystick NUM
Use joystick NUM (default: 0)
Define how joystick buttons and axis should be mapped.
Start in worldmap-mode (EXPERIMENTAL).
-d, --datadir DIR
Load Game data from DIR (default: automatic).
Enables the debug-mode, which is useful for developers.

-h, --help
Show summary of options.
Display a brief message summarizing command-line options.
Display the version of SuperTux you're running.


This manual page was written by Gürkan Sengün <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).