Small Universe: LinCity-NG 2.0

Jan 28, 2009

The LinCity-NG project takes after the classic SimCity, and with good effect. The new version enhances graphics and simulation logic.

LinCity NG

Lincity-NG (the NG means Next Generation) is a graphical and game-oriented city planning simulation, now updated in version 2.0, that not only includes graphic enhancements but provides entire ecosystem simulation.

Improvements went into water simulation and landscape elements, such as grass, trees and desert areas, which are rendered more realistically. Elements include various types of bridges (including for railroads), street surfaces and fountains. Life near tainted industrial areas isn't depicted as particularly pleasant, although parks help in reducing the damage.

Problems that the bulldozer might have caused are now fixed. Previous planning of a precious metal mine had incurred extreme costs to users that, in some cases, led to an application crash.

Another new feature is the game's location in the ~/.lincity-ng directory. The developers also enhanced some speech data. The only thing missing from the display are pedestrians and cars, giving the virtual city a somewhat unlived quality. A test version is available here .

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