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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

Speed Dreams racing simulator Ubuntu 14.04

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 2.1 in Ubuntu

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 vivid-getdeb games | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playdeb.list

2. Import the keyring:

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


3. Launch Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Ubuntu Software Center if need), search for install speed dreams after checking for updates:


You may install all the packages listed in the above picture to get more cars and tracks.

Speed Dreams racing simulator Ubuntu 14.04

Speed Dreams, an open source motorsport simulation and racing game, now is at v2.1 with new physics engine, more cars and tracks.

Speed Dreams is initially forked from TORCS, it has now reached a clearly higher realism level in visual and physics simulation, thanks to its active development team and growing community.


  • 3D real-time motorsport simulator for gamers and researchers
  • Accurate physics targeting maximum possible realism
  • High Quality graphics
  • Many more cars and tracks available from the community
  • 2 first class AI opponents for thrilling races
  • Fully open to any research, study or teaching work (physics, AI, graphics, …)
  • Support for many input devices (keyboard, joypad, joystick, wheel/pedal …)
  • Runs under Windows and Linuxes (WIP on Mac OS X)

According to the announcement, the 2.1 release includes a new physics engine (V4), with a choice of 33 cars from ‘Super-cars’, 1930’s racers and high speed ‘open-wheelers’. There are 25 tracks including Grand-Prix circuits, road courses and stadium ovals. Practice sessions let you hone your skills before competing in a Quick Race, Challenge Race or a ‘full-on’ Endurance Race.

Speed dreams 2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Speed Dreams 2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04:

The 2.1 release is available in Playdeb repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17. Follow below steps to install it:

1. Add Playdeb repository:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb trusty-getdeb games"

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

2. Open Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Software Center), then do:

  1. Click Reload button to update package lists.
  2. Search speed-dreams in the Quick filter box.
  3. Right click on the results and select “Mark for installation”
  4. Finally click the green check mark button to apply changes

Install Speed Dreams Racing Simulator

If you don’t want to add the repository, you can grab the Speed Dreams related packages from THIS PAGE.

install speed dreams ubuntu 13.10

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