LINCITY-NG(6) Games Manual LINCITY-NG(6)
lincity-ng - City simulator game with polished graphics
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
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.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Use the OpenGL display mode
Use the SDL display mode
Run lincity-ng in windowed mode
Run lincity-ng in fullscreen mode
Turn off sound
specify screensize (eg. -S 1024x768)
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 automag‐
ically 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
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 doc‐
umentation 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.
June 24, 2005 LINCITY-NG(6)