When this classic racing simulation was released in 1998, it came with one set of cars and 11 historical race tracks. Thanks to years of work by community volunteers all over the world, about a dozen sets of cars now are available for Grand Prix Legends along with more than 500 tracks.
Most online Grand Prix Legends races use the community-generated cars and racetracks, not the original cars and tracks. The free-to-download GEM+ utility adds this community content to a Grand Prix Legends (GPL) installation. Thus to race GPL online, you need GEM+.
Grand Prix Legends, patched to version 18.104.22.168, has a Platinum rating on linux. Fortunately, GEM+ also runs on linux. Thus any community-created cars and racetracks can be added to a linux GPL installation.
Version 22.214.171.124 of GPL and version 2.5.32 of GEM+ were tested.
A fully patched free version (based on the free Grand Prix Legends demo) is available at this link:
To install on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, simply download and unpack the tar file from the github page.
|Version:||Grand Prix Legends GEM+ 2.5.32|
|License:||Free to use and share|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||7.7-staging|
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To install Grand Prix Legends on linux, download the game package at this link:
Install the package per instructions, cd to the TUE directory, and run the ./gpl.sh script. This script will prompt you to install Grand Prix Legends and many add-on modules.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2022||7.7-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Greg Tung|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
Prior to running Grand Prix Legends, configure the display as follows:
1. set your display resolution in linux to the maximum available
2. execute the command
in the Graphics tab, enable virtual desktop and set the resolution to the maximum value, the same value as in step 1.
3. Click on the GEM+/GPL option or click directly on a GPL desktop icons to start Grand Prix Legends
4. In the options screen, set the Grand Prix Legends (GPL) display setting to be lower resolution than in steps 1 and 2 above, such that GPL runs in a window.
5. If during a game, GPL becomes unresponsive to keyboard commands such as <ESC>, <F10> or <SHIFT> R,
set the keyboard focus to the GPL window. In Ubuntu 18.04 linux, this is done via the command <ALT> F6. Now keyboard commands should work again. (Note that you can always start a new terminal, run top, and kill the GPL process, but you shouldn't need to do this.)
1. locate the iGOR.ini file. It is in $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/GPL
2. edit iGOR.ini
Edit the line after [ RaceListServers ]
IP = igor.gplrank.info
4. start GEM+ and select the iGOR button on the lower right
The currently available online races will be displayed by iGOR. Races for which you have the carset and track installed will display with a green icon. Click on one of these to race online. Drive carefully and be considerate of the other drivers!
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by Greg Tung on Monday June 10th 2019, 22:45
To install, simply download and unpack the tar file in this github repository:
This was tested on ubuntu 18.04 LTS