lincity-ng — City simulator game with polished graphics
DescriptionThis manual page documents briefly the usage of lincity-ng
lincity-ng is a City Simulation Game. It is a polished and improved version of the old LinCity game: You are required to build and maintain a city. You must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for your residents. You can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or you can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet, it's up to you. Due to the finite resources available in any one place, this is not a game that you can leave for long periods of time.
This game is similar to the commercial simulation game with a similar name.
OptionsThese programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options.
- -v, --version
- Show version of program.
- -g, --gl
- Use the OpenGL display mode
- -s, --sdl
- Use the SDL display mode
- -w, --window
- Run lincity-ng in windowed mode
- -f, --fullscreen
- Run lincity-ng in fullscreen mode
- -m, --mute
- Turn off sound
- -S, --size
- specify screensize (eg. -S 1024x768)
- -q, --quick
speficify how quick is the fast speed. (eg. -q 1 is the fastest possible with full animations, may heat hardware due to average 1 ms pause. -q 9 is the default 10ms pause) In -q 9 animation steps are skipped for speed. 1..8 do all animation steps in fast mode.
Upgrade from 1.x to 2.xA new format for saved games is used since 2.0, but old games can be imported and automagically converted. Just copy $HOME/.lincity/* (old location for lincity and lincity-ng 1.x) to $HOME/.lincity-ng/ (new location since 2.0).
cp -a ~/.lincity/* ~/.lincity-ng/
At the start of the game, one message will popup to remind you have some changes to do in your city.