It has been a while since I laid hands on the great vehicle simulator “Rigs of Rods” on Linux.
I still remember that the program was very sluggish, pushed the limits of my system very hard for no apparent reason and for being able to build the code at all I had to hack the build scripts extensively, which hasn’t been any fun.
These days seem to be over – in the last months the developers of the game moved over to github. And they are working very hard at cleaning up the messy code and implementing new features.
Additionally, I am able to build this thing in 15 minutes out of the source without any ugly hacks. Awesome! 🙂 I can highly recommended this, especially because it is a completely free simulation.
However, there is still a little bug which causes some of the cars to explode. I am sure, the developers will fix that, too.
Packages for Slackware64 are available here, as always: http://schmatzler.de/2014/04/27/rigs-of-rods-on-slackware64-current/