Combined release of main game and add-on on two discs.

Application Details:

Version: Gold
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.19

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Playing

What does not

Nothing, well except #5779.


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

Software mode becomes slow after your isle has grown, to regain at least some part of it reduce the details and/or run the game on a virtual desktop (with a resolution of 1024x786 or something like that).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Jan 04 20131.5.19Yes Yes GoldFlo 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20101.3.4Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Oct 15 20091.1.29N/A Yes PlatinumCùran 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Sep 04 20091.1.28N/A Yes GoldCùran 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Aug 03 20091.1.24Yes Yes GoldCùran 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Actually no real how-to, but you can use it that way. Checked with 1.1.24.


Nothing special to mind, simply run
$ WINEPREFIX=/path/to/Tropico/prefix wine /path/to/_setup/Setup.exe


You should cd into the installation directory, otherwise Tropico might fail with an empty error box. Therefore the invocation looks like (if you installed into the default directory):
$ cd /path/to/Tropico/prefix/drive_c/Program\ files/Troico && WINEPREFIX=/path/to/Tropico/prefix wine Tropico.EXE

No other settings are needed to become El Presidente.

A few notes on Tropico Gold
  • I haven't experienced #14987 so far when keeping to the how-to.
  • The Gold version comes with a PDF of the official strategy guide (English), use it (it's on CD1, CD2 is only needed for installation).
  • To stay longer in office in later games, play first the tutorials (the one accessible via »Tutorial« and the ones named »El Presidente's * day« (replace the * by something like first, second, third and so on)), because Tropico can be quite difficult the first time.
  • The handbook might be a good (and entertaining, for that matter) reading too.


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