Archives For November 30, 1999

Stunt Rally 2.6

Stunt Rally, an open-source rally game with Stunt elements, finally reached the 2.6 release with new tracks, cars and other improvements.

Now this VDrift and OGRE based racing game features 172 tracks in 31 sceneries, 20 cars and a Track Editor. See the changelog of Stunt Rally 2.6.



How to Install / Upgrade Stunt Rally in Ubuntu:

PlayDeb repository is currently building the game binaries for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives. Check out its repository page before doing below steps.

1. Add PlayDeb repository:

Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command:

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

For Ubuntu 15.04, replace trusty with vivid in the code.

Then run command to get the keyring:

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

For Linux Mint 17.x, you may enable this repository from Software Sources -> Additional repositories ->

2. Then update system cache and install the game packages via below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stuntrally

For Linux Mint, you may use Synaptic Package Manager instead to install it.

For those who don’t want to add PlayDeb repository and know a little about how to install a .deb binary and manually fix dependency issue, download the packages for stuntrally and stuntrally-tracks.

stunt rally 2.5

Open Source racing game Stunt Rally got a new release with new tracks, sceneries, and other features. Here is how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10.

Stunt Rally is an open source racing game with a track editor. It focuses on closed rally tracks with possible stunt elements (jumps, loops, pipes).

Stunt Rally 2.5

The 2.5 release was announced the day before yesterday, and below is the changelog:

  • 167 tracks (20 New)
  • 5 New sceneries: Surreal, Stone, Space, Alien, BlackDesert
  • Common
    • Renamed all tracks with 3 letter prefixes, showing short name in list
      On Replays tab there is a button to “Rename All Old” replays,ghosts and records
  • Game
    • New challenges and championships
    • Solid fluids (e.g. ice, lava, added in editor fluids mode, but solid and flat)
    • Rewind cooldown, after rewind 1 sec delay until next use is possible
    • Fixed game setup update in multiplayer (before was updated only after track change)
  • GUI – Tracks list
    • Now with short name, difficulty and length ratings (in default short view)
    • Selectable columns, and filtering, button Y, Ctrl-F twice to toggle
  • Common
    • Fixed black terrain on ATI/AMD Radeon cards
    • Many smaller fixes
    • Changed translations, more info for strings, own program to generate .pot, topic, Wiki
    • New user log files with errors and warnings only, ogre.err and ogre_ed.err
  • Editor
    • Easier on pipe creating, mark (key 8) now also moves pipe down (ctrl-8 the old way)
    • On pipe sections now marked on minimap as orange
    • Up/down keys working in pick window and objects lists, buildings groups list
    • Checkbox to ignore all “Wrong checkpoint” messages on track (for curly tracks where checks overlap road)
    • Better checkpoints in pipe, now in center and radius 1
  • Tweak
    • Reference graph for tires, loading tires
  • Code
    • Reworked Road_Rebuild.cpp, cleaner, data stucts, split to Road_Prepass.cpp
    • Split common .cfg to settings_com.h and cpp
    • specMap_rgb option in .mat (for rgb only specular maps)
    • Check if tracks and cars exist before replay load
    • Fixed most CppCheck warnings

How to Install Stunt Rally:

2.5 release will be available in PlayDeb repository very soon, so far it’s Stunt Rally 2.4, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 17. Check out the webpage.

1. Enable PlayDeb repository.

For Linux Mint, go to Start Menu -> Software Sources -> Additional repositories -> check out the box that says “”.

For Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run:

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

Then get the key by command:

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

2. After checking for updates, you can install Stunt Rally from Synaptic Package Manager. Or run below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stuntrally

That’s it.

stunt rally 2.4 ubuntu 14.04


Open source racing game Stunt Rally just reached 2.4 release with lots of updates.

According to the changelog, the new release comes with all 147 tracks (6 new, 12 old deleted, some renewed), 2 new sceneries (Crystals, GreeceWhite), 3 new cars (4 renewed, 2 old deleted). Also there are a few improvements on UI and game experiences.

For detailed changes, refer to the project page.

Stunt Rally Open Source Racing Game

Install Stunt Rally in Ubuntu:

For 64-bit Linux so far (as well as Windows .exe) download the latest release from the link below and run the executable from its bin folder.

Download Stunt Rally

For Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17, you can also get it from Playdeb repository. To do so, do below steps:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit enter. Type in your password when prompt.

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

2. Also run command to get the key:

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

3. Finally install the game from Synaptic Package Manager (available in Software Center) after clicking reload button to update package lists:


stunt rally 2.3 ubuntu 14.04

Stunt Rally, a free and open-source game based on VDrift and OGRE, with Track Editor, now is at version 2.3. Here’s how to install Stunt Rally 2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS.


  • 153 tracks (7 new, 27 renamed)
  • Common
    • All tracks renewed, new look
    • Terrain
      • New textures, bigger 1k, with CC 0 license, more info in data/terrain/about.txt
      • Blendmap noise with many parameters
      • Fixed triplanar uv swap, also now max 2 layers can be picked
      • Emissive light, on few tracks
    • Grass
      • Channels – different setups for grasses (e.g. white grass in higher mountains)
      • Grass density is a RenderToTexture
    • Tracks tab: list sorting fix, more scenery colors, icons hiding, start position
    • Frames per second limitting option
    • Disabled parallax, broken
    • Updated Compiling Wiki, made Windows pre-built dependencies archive
  • Game
    • Dynamic camera bouncing, camera view angle sliders
    • Boost fuel depending on track length, more boost options
  • Editor
    • Pick window for terrain textures, grasses and vegetation models
      • Tab key show/hide, bigger list, mouse wheel on button picks next/previous
      • Fill settings (marked with .) from presets.xml (optional)
    • Game tab with track settings: gravity, wind, deny reversed, etc.
    • Terrain
      • Test blendmap F9
      • Faster terrain editing, blendmap is now a RTT with shader
      • Swap layer buttons
      • Enter – lock brush position (use for big brushes to avoid blur)
    • Fixed selected objects rotation (many) and copy
    • Start position rotation also global and roll
    • Update button on Layers, Grasses, Vegetation for faster update (same for F8)
    • Vegetation model info: count and real sizes [m]
    • Surface tab for terrain and road surface params (split from Layers tab)
    • Test SceneryID button, shows % difference

Install Stunt Rally:

The new release is available in PlayDeb repository for Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

To add the PlayDeb repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run:

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

Then get the key:

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

Finally update packages lists and install the game:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install stuntrally

That’s it. Enjoy!

stunt rally 2.2 ubuntu 13.10

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)
  • Game
    • 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.
    • Multiplayer updated
      • 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
    • Hud
      • 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)
  • Common
    • 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
  • Other
    • 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
  • Editor
    • 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
    • Objects
      • Selection mark (glow)
      • Better mouse picking
      • Selection scale, rotate (only simple works)
    • Gui revamp
      • Split tabs into Track window, Grasses tab, Settings on 3 tabs
    • Change in road point keys
      • 1,2 Roll, 3,4 Yaw, alt-1,2 angle type, 5,6 snap, alt-shift-1 zero angles
  • Fixes
    • Optimization, less batches for Hud, opponents list hidden by default
    • Fixed broken translations (wrong check, loading etc.)
    • Fixed input on gui edits (ctrl is stuck, press it to fix) in chat after network game or in find box
    • Linux release archive was outputting user data into wrong location (was in .local/data)
    • Fixed minimap road preview save in editor (shader errors)
    • No simulation before game start (fix multiplayer jumps, but shows car landing more)
  • Sources
    • Huge changes in headers and cpp, split to more (CGame,CHud,CGui,CApp), fixed includes
    • Gui Init code shorter, grouped controls in CGui.h, common Gui code in GuiCom class
    • Using own classes SliderValue and Check
  • Install Stunt Rally 2.2:

    The PlayDeb has made the new release into its repository for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. So we can follow the steps below to install it.

    1. Add the PlayDeb repository

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

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

    Then get the key:

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

    2. Install the required package: ttf-liberation

    The game requires package ttf-liberation which is available in all other Ubuntu releases except Ubuntu 13.10. Don’t know why, but you can download it from:

    ttf-liberation for raring

    3. Check for udpates and install Stunt Rally

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

    Once installed, open the game or track editor from menu or Unity Dash.

    install stunt rally ubuntu 13.10

    For source code and Windows EXE installer, go to sourceforge download page.

    For more details go to Stunt Rally project homepage