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Here's the deb link : http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_i386.deb.html

I think to install torcs I need to install

torcs-data_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb, 
torcs-data-cars_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb and 
torcs-data-tracks_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb

Should I install this way ?

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I don't recommend downloading .deb files off the internet when they are available in the repositories.

You can install Torcs 1.3.3 just by running:

sudo apt-get install torcs

Make sure you've enabled the universe repositories: How do I enable the "Universe" repository from the command line?

Was there any special reason you wanted to use this site?

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Im using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Torcs is not available for ubuntu 12.04 –  Curious Apprentice Feb 4 '13 at 1:34
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@CuriousApprentice You're wrong. It is: packages.ubuntu.com search torcs. You're having other issues if you can't install it using apt-get (e.g. not enabled universe). –  gertvdijk Feb 5 '13 at 0:16
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@gertvdijk: Please look at the synaptic package manager screenshot. I have universe checked. –  Curious Apprentice Feb 5 '13 at 19:50
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@CuriousApprentice So... just install them using Synaptic. It's just a GUI in front of APT. It's the same as using the command line in this answer. Or do you really need 1.3.3 instead of 1.3.1? What is the reason for that? I mean, there's a reason for why this is frozen at a specific feature. –  gertvdijk Feb 5 '13 at 19:52
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gertvdijk : I need 1.3.3 instead of 1.3.1. 1.3.3 have many bug fixes and the game is much developed in the newer version. –  Curious Apprentice Feb 16 '13 at 6:39
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Ok I have installed TORCS 1.3.3 from Ubuntu 12.10 Repo. I have manually downloaded all the .deb packages needed for torcs

Here are the links-

  1. http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_i386.deb.html
  2. http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs-data_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb.html
  3. http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs-data-cars_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb.html
  4. http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs-data-tracks_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb.html

Now the tricky part is, the order you need to install. Follow this order. Install using "GDebi Package Installer".

1. torcs-data-cars_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb
2. torcs-data-tracks_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb
3. torcs-data_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb
4. torcs_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_i386.deb

If you want to uninstall, the order will be 4 to 1. Please keep the .deb packages. after installing torcs, if you want to uninstall it, then first click on "torcs_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_i386.deb" then choose open with Gdebi Package Installer. This will bring the Package install dialouge, but you will see a remove option there. Use that option to remove the package.

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Press "F2" to change views and press "F1" for complete list of commands available in Torcs. –  Curious Apprentice Mar 1 '13 at 11:33

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