How To Install Dust Racing 2D 1.10.0 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Dust Racing 2D is an open-source, multi-platform racing game, inspired by Slicks’ n Slide and Super Cars.

The game can be played in multiplayer mode, having split-screen (horizontal or vertical) support, or the players can race with the AI.

The latest version available is Dust Racing 2D 1.10.0, which has been released an hour ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Remove some needless assert’s.
  • Reduce quadratic drag.
  • Move brake signs a bit further.
  • Add a chicane to straight.trk and make it shorter.
  • Move MCGLScene to MCWorldRenderer.
  • Common base class for all particle renderers.
  • Refactor particle rendering.
  • Smaller tree swing amplitude.
  • Fix cppcheck warnings.
  • Mud particles as surface particles.
  • Make it possible to spin.
  • Take more car colors in to use.
  • Simple specular effect for the cars.
  • Fix specular lighting of the tire object
  • No leaf particle when colliding with plants.
  • Higher z for the plant object.
  • Implement batching and shadows for MCSurfaceParticles.
  • New-style signal connections in Game.
  • Lambda slots for show/hide cursor.
  • Lambda slot for the update timer.
  • Eliminate magic numbers.
  • Add MCSurfaceParticleRenderer.
  • Longer start grid to Suzuka.
  • Editor: Implement row and col deletion.
  • Editor: replace some if’s with asserts.
  • Editor: Fit track properly when loading a track.
  • More sane use of casts.
  • C++11 way to disable copy ctor’s.
  • Cosmetic changes to tracktile.hpp.
  • Editor: Implement row and column insertion.
  • Refactor Config.
  • Remove unused class TileTypeDialog.
  • Editor: Use C++11’s override specifier.
  • Editor: Replace private slots with lambdas in EditorView.
  • Editor: Cosmetic changes to EditorView.
  • Render rect particles as quads if not GLES.
  • Add MCGLRectParticleRenderer.
  • Show lap time in message area.
  • Fix a typo.
  • Remove obsolete images.
  • Use GLSL’s reflect().
  • Use C++11’s move semantics in MCBBox and MCBBox3d.
  • Use C++11’s move semantics in MCVector2d and MCVector3d.
  • Refactor child velocity logic.
  • Don’t set render layer when on bridge.
  • Render hud after shadows.
  • Refactor MCSurfaceConfigLoader.
  • Enable depth test for smoke.
  • Fix depth test toggling in MCWorldRenderer.
  • Remove render layers from cars’ sub-objects.
  • Render shadows with depth information.
  • Update point sizes after resolution change.
  • Refactor bridge creation.
  • Fix build with qmake.
  • Rescue corrupted dev branch.
  • Set z-offsets for car surfaces.
  • Add optional z attribute to MCSurface / surface config loader.
  • Fix exception handling.
  • Rename textures.conf => surfaces.conf
  • Add mcvector2d.hh and mcvector3d.hh to CMakeLists.txt
  • Divide layers into render and collision layers.
  • Fix depth buffering.
  • Add option to filter layers to be rendered.
  • Use C++11 enum class in ResetAction.
  • Use C++11 enum class in InputHandler.
  • Use C++11 enum class in Game.
  • Use C++11 enum class in MTFH::Menu.
  • Use C++11 enum class for state.
  • Use C++11 enum class for layers.
  • Editor: Improve some tile graphics.
  • Editor: Different colors for brake and brake hard.
  • Refactor the use of gravity.
  • Make timing based on frames instead of QTime.
  • Fix a bug where mouse release outside pressed item caused two items being focused.
  • Instantly change the virtual resolution between fullscreen modes.

In this article I will show you how to install Dust Racing 2D 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Dust Racing 2D 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the dustrac package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jussi-lind/dustrac
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install dustrac

Optional, to remove dustrac, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove dustrac

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