How to Install Speed Dreams 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint 16

Last updated: November 11, 2013

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Speed Dreams, formerly known as Torcs-NG, is a free and open source 3D racing video game. This tutorial shows you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 or Linux Mint 16 Petra

Speed Dreams 2.0 features :

  • visually reworked menus by Brian Gavin, Eckhard M. Jäger, Andrew Sumner and Jean-Philippe Meuret,
  • 3 amazing fine tuned and balanced new car sets by Andrew Sumner and Haruna Say:Super Cars, 36 GP and LS-GT1,
  • an updated TRB1 car set (well balanced, more realistic behaviour),
  • 3 exciting new tracks and many visually improved ones,
  • smashing liveries for all these cars, by Eckhard M. Jaeger and Haruna Say,
  • 2 new TRB first-class robot for the Supercars, 36 GP and TRB1 car sets :USR by Andrew Sumner and Simplix by Wolf-Dieter Beelitz (at last real AI opponents !),
  • animated driver by Andrew Sumner on 36GP cars, 3D wheels for all cars by Eric Espie,
  • 2 new leader-board modes by Gabor Kmetyko, smoke on spinning tires by Andrew Sumner,
  • brand new gauges by Eckhard M. Jaeger, and many many other small visual improvements,
  • experimental Simu V3 physics engine by Christos Dimitrakakis,
  • many menu improvements (support for grid shifting, optimized track select load time,category filter when selecting driver, more infos in results and standings boards),

and much more …

Install Speed Dreams:

The PPA is not available for Ubuntu 13.10 so far. Here I use the Playdeb repository.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens run commands below to add the Playdeb repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb saucy-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

2. Get the key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3. Check for updates and install the game:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y speed-dreams

The installing process will take a few minutes downloading the DEBs.

speed dreams in ubuntu 13.10

speed dreams in ubuntu 13.10


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One response to How to Install Speed Dreams 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint 16

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