How to Install Speed Dreams in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

Last updated: July 13, 2019

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):

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Then add the flathub repository:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3. Finally install Speed Dreams:

flatpak install flathub org.speed_dreams.SpeedDreams

Once successfully installed, open the game from application launcher and enjoy!


To remove the Flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.speed_dreams.SpeedDreams


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to let me know if the tutorial is outdated! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via Buy me a coffee:

4 responses to How to Install Speed Dreams in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

  1. Thank you sincerely for solving my problem with installing a Canon My 4200 series printer in Mint 18 (Sylvia). The instructions worked like a dream first time. All hail
    Ji m!!

  2. I love to see you writing about this flatpak, as it’s the project of a friend, @SonLink. He has dedicated a lot of time to make everything work properly. Thanks to him we can enjoy the latest official version of this great game without having to go crazy compiling.

  3. I think a step is missing. I had to do flatpak install flathub org.speed_dreams.SpeedDreams between step 2 and 3 to make it work.

  4. Roberto Martins July 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Installed on Kubuntu 19.04 thanks!!!