Mario Kart Source aims to bring the fun and excitement of the Mario Kart series to the PC though the powerful Source engine used in Half Life 2. We hope to create the ultimate version of Mario Kart (MK) by combining all of the best aspects into one game. We're not simply recreating one version of MK, but using the best parts of each. We want to have all the traditional weapons, characters, and maps but also bring out new weapons that make game-play interesting. We're redesigning the maps so that they keep their appeal, but truly utilize the power of the source engine. We plan to have at least 8 different characters, all the ones you know and love as well as some others from the Super Mario World.

We want this mod to reflect what you guys want in a Mario Kart game. Have some cool weapon ideas? What special characters do you want? What about maps? We want to know! Keep in mind that we won't include stuff from non-Mario games (So no suggestions like Sonic, Link or other games).

And now the question on everybody's mind, a beta release. “When is it?” “Is it a closed beta?” “How much longer?” As far as a public beta is concerned, we will not release anything until we are satisfied that it will be a beneficial experience for the gamers. We want you guys to enjoy playing and not be driven away by countless bugs. Right now, we're making progress, so please be patient, a beta will come.

We will have a closed beta that's reserved for the Dev Team and the invite-only MKS Pit Crew. More information about that on the Forums.

Want to help out? We're currently in desperate need of some Sound Technicians, and Animators. Click the “Open Positions” link on your left or stop on by the Forums and show us your stuff, we're looking for talented help to make this mod better. Experience with Source would be very beneficial but is not required. Honestly, the only things keeping us back are these areas, as evidenced by the “Mod progress” in the upper right.

For the latest and greatest, click the “News” link on your left to see what's new. Take a look around and come visit us on the Forums, we'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in this MOD.

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11 comments by KillerMapper on Nov 19th, 2012

Hello everybody,
Like we said on the forums this summer, we decided to release all the source files to the public and close down the project. We don't have enough time and people to keep the project alive, not counting to big issues with the game engine to make a good kart game.
Mario Kart Source is now closed. Since the sources are free, someone can try to restart the project. It's all up to you. You can use our files for another project too, just put the MKS Team in your credits, that would be nice ;)

Mario Kart Source was a great thing for all of us. Some of us spent more than 7 years trying to make this project a reality. We did some nice work, not enough sadly, but we had some nice moments, and meeting people from all over the world was something great ! Some will say that it's a shame, other will tel us the "haha we told us you will fail !", we don't care about that, we learned lot of things and have fun working on this project :)
It's now time to end this adventure. Thanks to all who supported us, who believed in us, who donated so we can get our website domain, you were a great community ! THANKS A LOT !
You can find the packs on the download section.

Thanks again, and good luck for the next !
~The MKS Team

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Mario Kart Source - Source Files

Mario Kart Source - Source Files

Oct 21, 2012 Other 14 comments

This package contains all our files, including the sources, used for the Mod. Fell free to use them, it's open source. Put us into your credits ! Thanks...

Mario Kart Source - Source Code

Mario Kart Source - Source Code

Oct 20, 2012 Source Code 4 comments

This package contains all our code made for Mario Kart Source. You can use, modify and compile i like you want. It's open-source. Put us into your credits...

MKS Texture Pack V1

MKS Texture Pack V1

Dec 9, 2009 Textures 6 comments

This pack contents textures for people who wanted to create maps for Mario Kart Source. You can now use them freely (even if there is some watermarks).

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404UserNotFound Feb 25 2015 says:

Surprised this last as long as it did, what with it using someone else's intellectual property.

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4Simp Jun 7 2015 replied:

Nintendo won't sue this mod as long as it is a mod.

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KillerMapper Creator
KillerMapper Jun 9 2015 replied:

Actually they could, but until we don't make money with it, chances are low. But a Mario mod got shut down by them.

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GlitchedSystem Mar 3 2013 says:

Like all amazing mods, another gets laid to rest before its debut.

Thanks for releasing the files and source.

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counterlife Dec 8 2012 says: +1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Dec 2 2012 says:

I am not surprised in the least. Fan projects either get shut down on their own or shut down by lawsuits.

In other words if a fan project seems too good to be true it usually is.

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kin37ik Nov 11 2012 says:

well, i sure as hell cannot code for nuts because im a mapper, but i definetely know how to compile a build and fix some errors and whatnot, might give the source code a go and see if i can get it to build

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Dejected-Angel Oct 21 2012 buried:


I don't get it, why can't you released the unfinished mod for us to play?

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KillerMapper Creator
KillerMapper Oct 22 2012 replied:

We love you too ;)

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KillerMapper Creator
KillerMapper Jun 11 2012 says:

The mod is officially closed. We can't continue this anymore. We're all disappointed that this story finishes like this of course, but too much factors pushed us to stop the dev (no time, too much difficulties on the code...).

If someone thinks he can continue our work, all the sources are available here :

I will make a news as soon as possible.

Thanks for all you support, you were (and still are) a great community, and all the team enjoyed working on MKS !

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Landon1121 Jul 13 2012 replied:


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RoboTyphoon Jun 21 2012 replied:

Ahh come on! Couldn't you have at least released a beat so we could play what you had... :l

What a giant disappointment.

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Doyle_138 Jun 28 2012 replied:

we have the source code, so someone who has some experience with the source engine should be able to compile it, right?

anyways, really sad message. :(

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