Three Racing Games for Ubuntu

Here are three racing games for Linux, on this article I assume you use Ubuntu:

TORCS



If you want a powerful racing game, look no further than TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator. It's gone from a 1997 2D soapbox derby simulator to a powerful 3D racing game with championships, tons of tracks, a thriving community, and all the third party tracks and cars you can download. There are even two online championships: TORCS Driving Championship and
The TORCS Racing Board.

To install TORCS, just use your favorite package manager (apt, aptitude, Synaptic, Adept, etc) to install the 'torcs' package from the universe repository.


VDrift



Want realistic racing? Then you need to try VDrift. First released in 2005 by Joe Venzon and inspired by Gran Turismo, Venzon created a simple racing game powered by the Vamos Automotive Simulator. Two years, three programmers, and a ton of code later, it's got extremely realistic physics, 28 cars, 19 tracks, AI players, networking, and great looking graphics.

VDrift hasn't (yet) made it into the Ubuntu repositories (though the data package made it in. Odd). Luckily, GetDeb includes an Ubuntu package for it.


Trigger

If arcade-style racing is your style, give Trigger a try. It's simple: they give you a car, and you have to navigate a tricky path full of off-road terrain with an extremely tippy car.
Go too fast, and you risk flipping off of the road. But move too slowly, and you risk being dominated by your cunning AI opponents.

To install, just use your favorite package manager to grab the 'trigger' package in
the universe repository.

15 comments:

jun said...

I'm using Ubuntu but I haven't tried these games yet. I might try to get them later as it looks really cool by just watching the screenshots.By the way, great blog man.Thanks for visiting my site.

Bejron said...

The GetBed link has a typo in it..

Bejron said...

Wops.. More typos.. =)

Matt said...

The link for Trigger should be http://sourceforge.net/projects/trigger-rally/

metin gokce said...

very nice

FRIS said...

Bejron, Matt, Thanks 4 corrections. I've corrected.

Anonymous said...

Tuxkart/supertuxkart is still my favorite. :-P

bollofino said...

Cool :-)
The GetDeb link is wrong (look for the comma).

Anonymous said...

i dont like the ghaphics, check the RACER game it looks better
www.racer.nl

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, RACER is hardly a game. It totally bores me after 5 minutes.

mikecomua said...

My all-time favorite Windows game is Need For Speed. As far as I've seen none of these games are even close to NFS. Is there some Linux version of it? If it's a good game I can compile the source code myself. Could you please write to mikecomua@gmail.com. Happy New Year!

Mohammed said...

excellent game. it is really nice to see that you are promoting linux based game. good move

putha said...

Nice blog i liked it.

e.jaeger said...

There is a new fork of TORCS available called Speed Dreams. It ships with improved features and better graphics. A first beta is available:
http://www.playdeb.net/software/Speed Dreams

The final well be soon available at: http://www.speed-dreams.org/

You can follow the development @ Twitter:
http://twitter.com/speed_dreams

Zed said...

I dont understand why aren't game developers like EA and Ubisoft coming up with linux versions of their games. I like linux very much bcoz now idont have to install a new anti virus to get rid of a new kind of virus. But i like gaming equally and so Iv to switch to windows every time Iv to play. Any ways nice blog Its good to see people promoting games on Linux.

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