Install VDrift on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04 and Linux Mint

Last updated: April 4, 2019

VDrift is an open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. It’s available for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users from PlayDeb repository.


PlayDeb is an unofficial project that provides the latest open source and free games for the current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner. It’s safe to add it to your system.


  • Install VDrift on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

To get started, add the playdeb repository to your system.

For Ubuntu users, download the below package and double-click to install via Ubuntu Software Center.

Download GetDeb package

For Linux Mint users, go to Start Menu -> search Software Source -> Additional Repositories, turn on the line which says ‘’. Finally click ‘update the cache’.

Now install VDrift. For Ubuntu users, press Ctrl+Alt+T and run below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y vdrift

For Linux Mint users, open Software Manager search for and install vdrift.



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3 responses to Install VDrift on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04 and Linux Mint

  1. I have tried countless times to install this game on my computer running ubuntu mint 13.04…… keeps saying ” Failed to fetch “” 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch “” 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch “” 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch “” 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.”

    Why am I getting that?

    • Seems that you added the “ppa:andrewfenn/ogredev” and “ppa:stuntrally-team/stable”. Both PPAs are very old and does not support Ubuntu 13.04, you can remove them by running the commands below (Ctrl+Alt+T):

      sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:andrewfenn/ogredev
      sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:stuntrally-team/stable
  2. Hi Ji m,

    vdrift seems to be gone? I tried to install it in Mint 17.3 but no chance.

    Should this be true? No chance?

    Thanks for your great work!