Speed Dreams is an open source racing game that works on Linux and Windows. The game is a Torcs fork with cool new features such as new cars, tracks and AI opponents.
Speed Dreams 2.0 beta 1 is now available for Linux and Windows and comes with many bug fixes, reworked cars and tracks, improved physics and many other improvements.
The next beta (2) will bring improved tracks, more reworked cars as well as a new menu design:
Speed Dreams 2 was also supposed to bring multiplayer support but it seems the developers didn’t have enough time to implement it so they are looking for someone who can help get the network / internet game mode done for a future version. If you can help, check out this page.
Speed Dreams 2.0 (pretty old – sorry about that) trailer:
Install Speed Dreams 2 beta 1 in Ubuntu
According to Wikipedia, the minimum system requirements for running Speed Dreams are: 550Mhz CPU, 128MB RAM and OpenGL 1.3 compatible graphics card with 32MB RAM.
The latest Speed Dreams 2 beta 1 is available in the official Speed Dreams PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Add the PPA and install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:speed-dreams/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install speed-dreams
Running Speed Dreams from the menu didn’t work in my test so to launch it, press ALT + F2 or open a terminal and enter:
To download the source or Windows setup files, check out the Speed Dreams Sourceforge page.