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 . . . 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?