Running Native Sim City on Ubuntu

Yes, yes… no time for games, usually, but sometimes a little Sunday gaming can be fun. For grins, we did a bit of googling, and found that Micropolis is available on Ubuntu. We happen to be running 12.10:

apt-get install micropolis
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsmpeg0 micropolis-data
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsmpeg0 micropolis micropolis-data
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 374 not upgraded.
Need to get 3738 kB of archives.
After this operation, 12.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
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Setting up libmikmod2 (3.1.11-a-6.4) ...
Setting up libsmpeg0 (0.4.5+cvs20030824-2.2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libsdl-mixer1.2 (1.2.8-6.3build1) ...
Setting up micropolis-data (0.0.20071228-5) ...
Setting up micropolis (0.0.20071228-5) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

Just enter micropolis to start running, or find it under games in the menu:

Starting Micropolis in /usr/share/games/micropolis ... 
Welcome to X11 Multi Player Micropolis version 4.0 by Will Wright, Don Hopkins.
Copyright (C) 2002 by Electronic Arts, Maxis. All rights reserved.
Adding a player on :0.0 ...
Cool, I found the shared memory extension!

Hmmm… remember coal power problems?

pollution

And monsters?

monster