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Description: Land Your Space Shuttle!
Download: linuxshuttlelander.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 1Mb
Version: 1.2R1
Date: 24 Nov 2005
Author: Thomas Raes / ToAks / Thematic
Submitter: tony aksnes
Email: tony aksnes/broadpark no
Homepage: http://users.pandora.be/thomas.raes/LSS/lss.html
Requirements: OS4 PRE 3 or better
Category: game/misc
Replaces: game/misc/linuxshuttlelander.lha
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 1339
Comments: 4
Snapshots: 1
Videos: 0
Downloads: 272  (Current version)
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This is an update/bugfix of LinuxShuttleLander OS4.

Changelog for the os4 version:

1.2  : First release version 
1.2R1: Thematic aka Timo SievÀnen found and fixed a bug.
1.2R1: changed the line "char angle=20;" to "int angle=20;"

Big kudos to thematic for finding and fixing the bug.

the game is now more playable.

Linux Shuttle Lander v1.0 
Copyright (C) 2003 Thomas Raes (thomas.raes()pandora.be)


You fly a space shuttle during it's last fase of approach and landing.
The difficulty is that you don't have any fuel left in your tanks, so you have
to fly the shuttle as a glider.
This means that you only have one landing attempt, if you fail, you'll be
If you are too low and don't have enough velocity, you'll never reach the
On the other hand, you have to hit the runway before the critical point (marked
with a red light at each side of the runway), 
otherwise you'll overshoot.

You can control the descent of the shuttle by changing it's angle of
This modifies the aerodynamical situation and allows you to break down or
control the descent.
Make sure that you're inclination is between 0 and 10 degrees when you hit the
runway! The landing gear is already lowered and your copilot (i.e. the computer)
takes care of the breaking-parachute and landing flaps.

The shuttle is controlled using the arrow keys on your keyboard:
 ARROW LEFT: nose up 10 degrees
 ARROW RIGHT: nose down 10 degrees

Your altitude (ALT), angle of inclination (INC) and horizontal distance from the
beginning of the runway (RW DIST) are displayed at the upper right corner of the
A positive angle of inclination means that your nose is pointed upwards, a
negative angle of inclination means that you're diving.

After each landing you'll get a rating based on your velocity, angle of
inclination, touch-down point, etc...

You can exit the game by pressing "q".

Good luck!


To compile the game, type "make".
To install the game, type "make install" (you need root privileges to do so).

This game uses the SDL-libraries, make sure you have them installed on your
(you can download them at: http://www.libsdl.org or install a package from your


 Copyright (C) 2003 Thomas Raes (thomas.raes()pandora.be)
 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
 Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or 
 (at your option) any later version.

 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be usefull,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 See the GNU General Public License for more details

The image "intro.bmp" shown at the beginning of the game is property of NASA.
For information about the terms of the reproduction of this image, please
Linux Shuttle Lander Changelog

version 1.2 (2003-08-31)
 * Added self-adjusting delay, every frame is display at leat 56 000 usec
 * Added uninstall option for make
 * Converted all BMP files into PNG files
version 1.1 (2003-08-29)
 * Added scrolling background
 * Slowed down game
 * Improved graphics
 * Improved landing rating formula
 * Converted background image from BMP into PNG
 * Added indicator for the distance from the runway (RW DIST)
 * code clean-up

version 1.0 (2003-08-09)
 * First stable release

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