Speed Dreams, open source motorsport simulation and racing game, now can be installed in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and also Ubuntu 16.04 easily via Flatpak package.
Speed Dreams is a fork of the open racing car simulator Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents to make a more enjoyable game for the player, as well as constantly improving visual and physics realism.
The official Speed Dreams PPA was abandoned for years. Thanks to Flatpak (containerized software package), now you can install the game in Ubuntu via following steps.
1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), run command to install Flatpak framework if not exist (For Ubuntu 16.04, add the PPA first):
Speed Dreams is an open source 3D racing game which is initially forked from TORCS. It features high quality graphics, 3D real-time motorsport simulator for gamers and researchers, and a variety of input devices support (e.g, keyboards, mouses, joypads, joysticks, racing wheels and pedals.).
Speed Dreams works on Linux, Microsoft Windows, AmigaOS 4, AROS, MorphOS and Haiku. For Ubuntu, it can be easily installed from PlayDeb repository and below is how:
1. Add PlayDeb repository.
Open terminal from the Dash/Launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run:
echo deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu vivid-getdeb games | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playdeb.list
SuperTuxKart, an open-source kart racing game, finally gets a new stable release after nearly one and a half year since the last release.
SuperTuxKart 0.9 comes with a new rendering engine that’s fully shader-based, two completely new tracks, online log-in support, different Kart physics, an achievement system, and numerous other improvements. With now needing OpenGL3.1+, SuperTuxKart developers recommend at least having one of below graphics for playing the game:
AMD Radeon HD 3650
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 8600
Highlights of SuperTuxKart 0.9:
Fully shader-based rendering engine
New tracks Cocoa Temple and Gran Paradiso
Graphical improvements to many other tracks
New karts Amanda, Gavroche, Sara (as wizard and racer)
Improved tux, adiumy, Suzanne and Xue.
Online login which allows to:
connect with friends and see when they are playing
vote for addons
collect online achievements
Different kart physics
In-game Grand Prix editor
Random Grand Prix generation
How to Install SuperTuxKart 0.9 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Freya:
1. For all Linux users, select download “supertuxkart-0.9-linux.tar.gz or “supertuxkart-0.9-linux.tar.xz” from the link below:
Stunt Rally is an open-source VDrift and OGRE based racing game with track editor. Stunt Rally 2.2 was released recently with many new features and bug fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.
What’s New in Stunt Rally 2.2:
146 tracks (19 new)
Challenges (new game mode)
Short series of tracks. Only the best drivers will succeed.
Drive with no mistakes to win bronze,silver or gold prize.
Normal simulation, no driving aids.
Host can press new game and continue on other track (no need to quit and create)
Game info text, track info now on track tab
New layout (gauges on right, minimap on left)
Times bar shows current points and time difference each checkpoint
Lap result window (last, best times, final points) on right
Input checkbox to bind 1 axis to both throttle and brake
Rocks with better collision (triangle mesh)
Better water and mud particles
Damage repair each lap option
Auto camera change in loops (by marking checkpoints in editor, key 7)
Gui reworked, more icons, also on Input tab
Graphics presets now on Screen tab (need to quit after change)
All sliders have default value, press RMB on slider to reset
New objects for caves, pipe obstacles, column for rocks
New loading screens
Tire force circles visualization
Separated differential settings in .car, center of mass length offset, better TW handling
Road total on-pipe percentage (need to mark segments in editor, key 8)
Road stats banked angle average and max
Some edit fields now also with slider and sliders with edits
Checkpoint radius restrictions (1 to 2.5 on terrain, constant on bridges and pipes), force with ctrl
Selection mark (glow)
Better mouse picking
Selection scale, rotate (only simple works)
Split tabs into Track window, Grasses tab, Settings on 3 tabs