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       lincity-ng - 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


       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

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

       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