TORCS is a free and is open-source car racing simulation game. It can be played on multiple platforms like Windows,Linux and MacOS and making it accessible to a wide range of users. One of the unique features of TORCS is its multi-purpose utility. It can be used as a standard car racing game, an AI racing game, or even as a research platform.
The game comes equipped with various cars, tracks, and opponents to race against. You have the option to control your car using a joystick, steering wheel, mouse, or keyboard. The graphics of the game are top-notch, featuring lighting effects, smoke, skid marks, and glowing brake disks. Additionally, the simulation includes a simple damage model, collisions, tire and wheel properties, aerodynamics, and much more.
The gameplay of TORCS comes with different types of races available ranging from simple practice sessions to championship races. You can even compete against your friends in split-screen mode with up to four human players.
How to Install TORCS Game on Ubuntu Linux
TORCS is available as a flatpak package file from the flathub. First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation. Follow below link for the installation help.
Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below TORCS game flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub net.sourceforge.torcs
After the installation you can play the game using below command or via the application menu.
flatpak run net.sourceforge.torcs
And uninstall TORCS using this command.
sudo flatpak uninstall net.sourceforge.torcs