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VDrift is a cross-platform, free/open source driving simulator, released under the GNU General Public License. It is currently available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows (using Cygwin).


This game is in the early stages of development but is already very playable. Currently the game features:

  • Over 20 tracks, almost 30 cars
  • Simple networked multiplayer mode (currently disabled, waiting to be rewritten)
  • Very realistic physics
  • Mouse/joystick/gamepad/wheel/keyboard support
  • Fully modeled tracks, scenery and terrain
  • Several different camera modes
  • Basic replay system with Skip Forward/(FreeBSSkip Backward
  • Fully customizable controls
  • Joystick, mouse and keyboard input filtering
  • Brake lights
  • Driver aids: automatic shifting, traction control, anti-lock braking
  • Experimental force feedback


VDrift was praised by Phoronix, with Michael Larabel stating that "the game can be fun and its graphics are great even when compared to other more GPU-weighted games for Linux, including those that are closed-source."[1]


  1. Michael Larabel (July 19, 2010) The VDrift Racing Game Continues Speeding Up, Phoronix

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