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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

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What works

Displays, textures, play, control.

 Was able to start and play a normal and a sandbox game. 

What does not

Some keyboard input (Option - Alt mapping) problems. This is probably a personal configuration issue.


What was not tested

Extended play (more than 3h).

 Online social functionality. 

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Additional Comments

Requires .NET framework install. Requires DirectX. I tested with a full install, may only need DLL version. Requires Steam .vdf workaround. Remove the contents of "Run Process" and lock the file. Removed the Kalypso account check using a hosts workaround. This is probably not necessary.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 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 
CurrentMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 14 20141.7.18Yes Yes GoldIsaac 

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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*.