Calidae Desert

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Calidae Desert
Author: Björn
Version: RC3
Release date: 2016-10-03
Editors used: CTools, SketchUp 8
WBZ files:
Download: Google Drive


Calidae Desert is well known for originally featuring textures that made it look like it was set in a grassland rather than a desert, and for displaying one of the most extreme examples of an unwanted (flickering) effect in a custom track, caused by underscaled textures. RC2.1 adds more desert-like textures. It features several pyramids and a small section of buildings of unknown purpose, with a wide variety of off-road sections for some nice mushroom shortcuts.

The name "Calidae" actually comes from the Latin word "Calidus" meaning warm/hot, which makes this the second track to use a Latin word in its name (with the first being Incendia Castle). The track author chose to use the feminite derivitive rather than the masculine "Calidi", presumably due to the chosen name sounding better when paired with desert.


RC3 VS Race
RC2.1 Online Race

Known Bugs

  • The player can go through a wall, being able to explore the whole course.
Exploration Bug

Version History

Version Date of release Information
RC1 2011-08-03 Initial release
RC2.1 2012-06-11 Update
RC3 2016-10-03 Update by maczkopeti:
  • Fixed Bean corners and other minor KCL bugs.
  • Added item route to a shortcut.
  • Fixed no lap count bug.
  • Added more item boxes.
  • Adjusted respawns.
  • Mirrored starting lineup.
  • Improved boost, water and lava materials.
  • Added mipmaps.
  • Restored original item box textures.
  • Slightly downscaled minimap.
  • Exchanged vrcorn.
  • Exchanged post-effects.

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions:

Names in Other Languages

Dutch: Calidae-woestijn
French: Désert Calidae
German: Calidae-Wüste
Italian: Deserto Calidae
Japanese: カリデイさばく
Korean: 카리대 사막
Portuguese: Deserto Calidae
Russian: Пустыня Калиде
Spanish: Desierto Calidae
Greek: Έρημος Καλιδάε
Polish: Pustynia Calidae
Finnish: Calidae-aavikko
Swedish: Calidaeöknen
Czech: Poušť Calidae
Danish: Calidae-ørkenen
By the same author: Björn

Custom Tracks:
Calidae DesertPenguin CaveMountain PathDelfino CircuitRetro RacewayDryland Hills