How to install Jelly Drift on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Jelly Drift on your Chromebook. Jelly Drift is an exciting racing game known for its unique physics-based gameplay and colorful graphics. By following these steps, you'll be able to enjoy this entertaining game on your Chromebook in no time.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD processors that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs are not compatible with this installation method.

To check if your Chromebook is compatible, you can refer to our lists of:

Video Tutorial

We've created a detailed video guide to complement these written instructions. We recommend following along with the video as we explain the process step by step.

Installation Steps

Here are the commands you'll need to use in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install Jelly Drift:

1) unzip
2) chmod 755 JellyDriftLinux.x86_64
3) ./JellyDriftLinux.x86_64 --disable-framerate-limit
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt install kmenuedit
6) kmenuedit

Let's break down what each of these commands does:

  1. Unzips the downloaded Jelly Drift file.
  2. Changes the permissions of the game file to make it executable.
  3. Runs the game with frame rate limits disabled for smoother gameplay.
  4. Updates the package lists for upgrades and new package installations.
  5. Installs KMenuEdit, a menu editing tool for KDE.
  6. Launches KMenuEdit, allowing you to add Jelly Drift to your app menu for easy access.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few things to try:

  • Make sure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation.
  • If the game doesn't launch, try restarting your Chromebook and attempting to run it again.
  • Check that you have enough free space in your Linux container for the game installation.

Additional Resources

For more information about Jelly Drift or to download the game, visit the official website:

We've also prepared a Google Doc with additional information that you might find helpful during the installation process:

Google Doc used in the tutorial


Installing Jelly Drift on your Chromebook opens up a world of fun and challenging gameplay. Not only does it provide entertainment, but it also demonstrates the versatility of Chromebooks when it comes to running various applications and games.

If you're interested in exploring more about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. It's a great resource for understanding different Chromebook models and their features.

We hope this guide has been helpful in getting Jelly Drift up and running on your Chromebook. Happy gaming!