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Tropico 4

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The Steam-managed version with no bundled DLC.

Application Details:

Version: Steam Special Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

The game crashes occasionally when using 4k display resolutions


Suggest not using 4k graphics res.

What was not tested

Gameplay beyond about 30 hours

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The prefix contains several vcrun modules and d3dx11_42, d3dx11_43 via winetricks. Perhaps I seem to recall typing dotnet35 also... I will say that the crashes appeared the day when I toggled on anisotropy: medium and antialiasing: sharp, and raised resolution to 4k (rather than 1080p); I don't recall whether or not I trialed 2560x1440.

The console output shown around time of a crash-

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Leap 42.3 x86_64Jan 19 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldPaul 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumJavier Garcia 
ShowFedora 24 x86_64Sep 09 20161.9.17Yes Yes PlatinumMarkus 
ShowSlackware64 14.1Oct 04 20151.7.52Yes Yes PlatinumZootal 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 14 20141.7.18Yes Yes GoldIsaac 

Known Bugs

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Arrow keys don't work
by Zootal on Friday February 13th 2015, 12:58
I can get the game to install and run, but the escape key doesn't do anything, and the arrow keys don't scroll. I've seen people complain about this on Windows also, but don't know of a solution. Anyone?
RE: Arrow keys don't work
by Isaac on Friday February 13th 2015, 14:45

What version of WINE etc. are you using? It's still working for me as of 1.7.29.
RE: Arrow keys don't work
by Zootal on Friday February 13th 2015, 14:46
Disable Steam overlay
by Peter Berry on Tuesday September 2nd 2014, 22:02
When I got to the "create a profile" screen, the first keystroke crashed the game. Installing d3dx9 and dotnet35 and most importantly disabling the Steam overlay fixed this. I don't know if it makes a difference but I'm also using Windows 8 mode.
RE: Disable Steam overlay
by Isaac on Sunday November 2nd 2014, 5:55
As mentioned in the addition comments, .NET and DirectX are required to play. It's a point about the Steam Overlay, I habitually turn it off.

Why are you running this in WINE if you're using Windows? How does that effect your environment?
RE: Disable Steam overlay
by Peter Berry on Sunday November 2nd 2014, 8:35
I think you misread my comment. I'm not using Windows, I'm using Windows 8 *mode*.