lincity-ng(6) City simulator game with polished graphics


lincity-ng [options]


This 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.


These 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.x

A 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.


lincity-ng was written by Wolfgang Becker, Matthias Braun, David Kamphausen, Corey Keasling, IJ Peters, Ingo Ruhnke, Jimmy Salmon, Greg Sharp and others. Please see the documentation for a list of all contributors.

This manual page was written by Moritz Muehlenhoff, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). Updated by Lincity-NG team.