Last Updated on July 21, 2023
TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulator. It allows you to drive in races against opponents simulated by the computer.
You can also develop your own computer-controlled driver (also called a robot) in C or C++.
TORCS is designed to enable pre-programmed AI drivers to race against one another, while allowing the user to control a vehicle using either a keyboard, mouse, or wheel input. The concept is derived from RARS (the Robot Auto Racing Simulator).
The game offers a wide variety of real-life high-performance vehicles as well as Formula 1 racers and off-road rally racers.
- 3D Car racing simulation for gamers, researchers, engineers and teachers.
- 50 different cars.
- More than 20 tracks.
- 50 opponents to race against.
- Sophisticated physical model.
- Graphic features lighting, smoke, skidmarks and glowing
- Simulation offers:
- Simple damage model.
- Tire and wheel properties (springs, dampers, stiffness,
- Aerodynamics (ground effect, spoilers, …).
- Supports all input devices (steering wheels, joystick, game pads).
- Lots of community content/add-on software available.
- Easy to modify.
- Modular architecture.
- Cross-platform game – runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows operating systems.
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