Calidae Desert

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Calidae Desert
Author: Björn
Version: RC6
Date of latest version: 2018-06-21
Editors used: CTools, SketchUp
WBZ files:
Download: Sync


Calidae Desert is a custom track created by Björn. It 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 for unknown purposes, with a wide variety of off-road sections for some nice Mushroom shortcuts.

The name "Calidae" actually comes from the Latin word "Calidus", meaning fiery/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 feminine derivative rather than the masculine "Calidi", presumably due to the chosen name sounding better when paired with a desert.


RC5 VS Race
RC2.1 Online Race
RC1 VS Race

Version History

Version Date of release Information
RC1 2011-08-03 First release
RC1.boost 2021-04-10 Update by Saiveeon:
  • Changed road collision to boost.
  • Cleaned KCL.
RC1.1 2021-06-15 Update by Saiveeon:
  • Cleaned KCL.
  • Cleaned files.
  • Updated KMP.
RC2 2011-12-24
  • Darkened and changed some textures.
  • Fixed some glitches.
RC2.1 2012-06-11
  • Improved model.
  • Changed textures.
  • Fixed more glitches.
RC3 2016-10-03 Update by maczkopeti:
  • Fixed Bean corners and other minor KCL bugs.
  • Added item routes to a shortcut.
  • Fixed no lap count.
  • Added more item boxes.
  • Adjusted respawn points.
  • Mirrored start line.
  • Improved boost, water and lava materials.
  • Added mipmaps.
  • Restored original item box textures.
  • Slightly downscaled minimap.
  • Exchanged skybox.
  • Exchanged post-effects.
RC4 2018-04-04 Update by SpyKid:
  • Forced Bullet Bills to fly higher when used in the ending off-road.
RC5 2018-05-20 Update by Likesorange:
  • Removed unnecessary objects and models to enhance compatibility with Item Rain.
RC6 2018-06-21 Update by SpyKid:
  • Removed invisible wall near the second ramp.

Known Bugs

The player can go through a wall, being able to explore the whole track. Video

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


This track uses v3.0 of Volcanic Skyway II as a base, indicated by the palm trees and Wigglers seen below the track.