Games on Linux: How to Install Rigs of Rogs on Ubuntu and Linux Mint (without wine)

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Rigs of Rods on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 14 and Linux Mint 13..

Rigs of Rods is an open source game, running on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Rigs of Rods is a 3D simulator game, which gives you the possibility to drive, fly or sail different vehicles/planes/ships. The game is nice because it is very realistic. The simulation is extremely accurate, depending on the physical construction of the vehicles or objects you create.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: P4 or equivalent AMD at 2GHz or more, better with HyperThreading technology or dual-core (RoR has dual-core support)
  • RAM:512 MB of RAM
  • Video Card: 3D Accelerated with 128MB of VRAM or more
  • GLX on Linux
  • supports force feedback joysticks and wheels (except on Linux)
  • supports 3D sound effects with multichannel sound cards (enable the hardware sound renderer)

The game is available in the Ubuntu / Linux Mint by PPA since November 2012, but I have just discovered it.

So, let’s start installing:

Add the repo:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aapo-rantalainen/rigsofrods

Update the repo index:
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the game:
$ sudo apt-get install rigsofrods

To start RoR (Rigs of Rogs), just type in your terminal /opt/rigsofrods/bin/RoR

Install new models:

To add new models to your game, download them from this site.

After you download the models you like, drag and drop them in the correspondent folder:

Add vehicles here: ~/RigsofRods/vehicles//
Add terains here: ~/RigsofRods/terrains//

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