Live For Speed

LFS S2 is a serious racing simulator. No arcade modes, no steering aids - YOU have to do the driving. It is therefore highly recommended to play the sim with a wheel, because even though you can use keyboard and/or mouse, a wheel is what you use in a real car, so a wheel should be used in a serious racing simulator. Especially when going online, where fast reactions are required.

In S2 you can race alone or against the AI, but the real fun is to be found online, in multiplayer mode. Racing against real people is simply the best thing and LFS makes it easy for you to do so. There are also several online racing leagues you can take part in, if you are looking for something with a more competitive edge.

A serious simulator obviously requires a very good physics simulation to provide the thrill and fun of real racing. This is done by simulating all aspects that are important to racing. LFS S2 is the second step towards our vision of what the sim must become and already does a very good job in simulating real racing. Many racing aspects are covered - comprehensive setup possibilities, fuel usage, tyre wear, a lot of different surface types, intriguing racing environments, different car classes, etc. All these aspects make sure you have enough to practise with and spend time on learning the flow of the tracks. Additionally, don't forget to plan your pitstops - find out how much fuel your car uses on a track and how are your tyres behaving on any track, with your driving style. All aspects you will have to think about in real racing and as such you need to think about them in S2 as well.

S2 is a significant improvement over S1; important features have been added. For example dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. Also the additional content in S2 should be noted - where S1 mostly contains the 'medium' fast cars and tracks, S2 introduces several 'fast' classes (and 'slow').

Application Details:

Version: S2
Votes: 14
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.19-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The game runs like its supposed to, can click everything. I can switch between resolutions and color depths which i couldnt before.

I had to set the "Allow the window manager to control the windows" in order to let my keybord work (else you are typing at the command line) but this feature actually works now, which didnt before (your gnome bar was layered over the game screen).

What does not

When a 3d object appears, the texture is not right at all. I only see a yellow to orange to green like color on the car with a black stripe in the middle. When actually starting the race everything is just unusable. You can recognise a track in it but thats about as far as it gets.

Getting this message in the terminal all the time:

fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_SetRenderState (0x7ff123b0)->(208,1) not handled yet
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_SetRenderState (0x7ff123b0)->(209,1) not handled yet
Failed to find exact match, finding alternative but you may suffer performance issues, try changing xfree's depth to match the requested depth

So this is encounting all the time


What was not tested

FF Steering wheel? Let's just make the game playable first, then i'll grab my steer :D

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Wine rocks :D

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMX Linux - 17.1Nov 05 20183.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldpostcd 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Sep 12 20161.8.4Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Dec 13 20141.7.33Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64May 26 20131.4.1N/A Yes NoGoldBorislav Sabev 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20111.3.16Yes Yes NoGoldXpander 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9221 Force Feedback doesn't work but does after little source modification NEW View

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