LAC's command line,
used to launch LAC from a bash shell. Everything that can be done
through LAC's menus can also be done from the command line.
LAC's optional, external "LacMenuLauncher" utility.
This utility displays menus that are similar to LAC's built-in menus.
Everything that can be done through LAC's built-in menus can also be
done through this extra menu utility. It was written in late 2023 after
some popular desktop LINUX distros became incompatible with LAC's
for information from our forums about our new, precompiled, universally
compatible binary distribution that may
make it possible for you to avoid compiling LAC for use on any of the
most popular desktop LINUX distros. This is based on the well-known
"AppImage" tools and format.
for a YouTube PlayList with comprehensive instruction on the way we
downloaded, installed, configured, optimized, and enhanced the
universally precompiled AppImage version of Linux Air Combat
and its optional "LacMenuLauncher" companion, integrating them into the
LINUX desktop menus for easy "one click" access, in October of 2023. CLICK HERE for information about compiling and
running LAC on Raspberry Pi
CLICK HERE for our "Compiling LAC on PcLinuxOs"
playlist. Sweet and simple download, compile, install, configure, and
test demo. CLICK
for our "Compiling LAC on Debian Linux" playlist. The best and simplest
of our compilation tutorials, this will be useful on other platforms
too. CLICK HERE
for our "Compiling LAC on MX Linux" playlist. Another simple tutorial
for compiling LAC. Should be useful on other platforms
too. CLICK HERE for our "Compiling LAC on Linux Mint"
playlist (now slightly out of date but still useful). CLICK HERE
for our new LAC on Ubuntu 2020" playlist with important tips on
installing, configuring, and compiling LAC on Ubuntu desktop Linux from
Sep2020 CLICK HERE for our "LAC on UBUNTU" playlist for help
compiling, installing, and configuring LAC on Ubuntu systems. (This is
the OLDER set of video clips, from 2017). CLICK HERE
for new information from our forums about a few official or
semi-official LINUX Repositories already supporting LAC for certain
desktop LINUX distros. If your distro has a Repository offering LAC,
you'll find this to be the easiest, simplest, best-supported
installation method. CLICK HERE for our comprehensive "Video HowTo"
series. These will help you get LAC software set up.
LAC is updated from time to
time. Here's a YouTube clip showing how to
update your working copy of LAC to the latest, greatest version. It's a
great demonstration of the very simplest way to compile LAC after
you're equipped with all of the prerequisites:
HERE is a YouTube PlayList with a series of brief clips that
comprehensively demonstrate EXACTLY how I downloaded, installed,
configured, optimized, enhanced, and ran a recent version of LAC and a
recent version of the optional, new text-based "LacMenuLauncher":
That PlayList includes details on integrating LAC and the
LacMenuLauncher into the main menus of my desktop
LINUX system, giving me easy, one-click access.
Here's a YouTube clip documenting my earliest efforts to compile
LAC's "grand-daddy", the classic "GL-117" video game. I was so
impressed with the free, published source code of GL-117 that I decided
to use it as the basis for LAC. Since that time, I've spent more than 7
studying and building upon that code. At first, I ripped it apart,
stripping it down to just the bare bones of its skeleton. Then I began
expanding and comprehensively rewriting that foundational
code to produce LAC. Even though Linux Air Combat has departed far and
wide from its GL-117 origins, the compilation process is very similar,
and all of the prerequisite software libaries and tools are unchanged.
If you can compile GL-117, you can compile LAC! Here's how I did it
five years ago: