Tropico 2 Pirate Cove is a real-time sim where you play as the Pirate King and your goal is to micro-manage your captives while stealing their booty for yourself. Send them on raids, build ships, construct houses, farms and pubs. Pirates love anarchy, but you have to retain order with a dosage fear so your tyrannical reign can succeed.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tropico 2 Pirate Cove in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Tropico Pirates. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.1 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: tropicopirates
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
These do not affect the installation or gameplay
Name the shortcut: Tropico Pirates
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Tropico Pirates"
Wine version: 2.0
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Select Tropico Pirates
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Change Settings"
- Setup Videos
- Grid Lines
- Ocean Animation
- Reduced Graphics Shifting
- 3D Mode - Hardware/Software
Click Level of Detail
- Ground texture
I had no problems running Tropico 2 Pirate Cove in PlayOnLinux. The resolution maxes out at 1600x1200 so I had to adjust my Linux Desktop to match so I could play in fullscreen. Everything else ran perfectly.