a city simulation game
2. Building and Installation
LinCity-NG is a city simulation game. It is a polished and improved
version of the classic LinCity game. In the game, you are required
to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by
building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with
2. Building and Installation
These are generic instructions, please see the wiki for more specific instructions
The game depends on some tools and libraries to be present, before
you can start building it. Here's a list of them:
* normal gnu compiler and additional tools (g++ version 3.2 or later is
required at the moment)
* perforce jam 2.5 or later (used as build tool)
* SDL 1.2.5 or later
* SDL_mixer 1.2.4 or later (with ogg-support enabled)
* SDL_image 1.2.3 or later (with png support)
* SDL_ttf 2.0.8 or later
* SDL_gfx 2.0.13 or later
* PhysicsFS 1.0.0 or later (use stable, NOT development branch 1.1.0)
* zlib 1.0 or later
* libxml 2.6.11 or later
If you use packages from you distribution pay attention that you need
the header files in addition to the libraries. They are often in
separate *-dev packages. Eg. for physfs you need libphysfs and libphysfs-dev.
To build and install the game use the following commands:
If you want to install the game, run as root:
(If you compile the svn version you have to run ./autogen.sh first.)
The configure script also lets you set some more options like the installation
directory (--prefix argument). You'll get a full list of these if you invoke
2.3 Starting the game
You can start the game by typing
2.4 Exit the game
If you are in the main menu, you can quit the program also by
pressing 'ESCAPE' or '^c'. This might be a way to terminate the
program even if the selected video-mode is not working as expected.
See the ingame help [F1] for more details.
You can win Lincity either by building a sustainable economy or
by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
Click on Minimap shows the selected Area on mainscreen.
Drag mainscreen with right mousebutton.
right click on mainscreen centers to tile under cursor.
select tool from menu root
show help on tool
middle click on mainscreen to show information about area under cursor.
Perform action depending on selected tool. Bulldoze, show Information,
select tool from menus
up: zoom in
down: zoom out
ESCAPE switch to query tool
KP_PLUS: zoom in
KP_MINUS zoom out
KP_ENTER zoom 100%
KP5 put middle of the map in the center of the main screen
KP9 scroll main screen north
KP1 scroll main screen south
KP7 scroll main screen west
KP3 scroll main screen east
KP2 scroll main screen se
KP4 scroll main screen sw
KP6 scroll main screen se
KP8 scroll main screen nw
same with cursor
use shift + direction to scroll faster
h to hide high buildings. Press h again to show them.
v to cycle through MiniMap-overlay modes
b toggle between current tool and bulldoze mode
F12 quick save
F9 quick load
Bugs should be reported to:
You can contact us at the lincity-ng-devel mailinglist:
or you might be able to catch us in irc at irc.freenode.net #lincity.
Visit our homepage: https://github.com/lincity-ng/lincity-ng