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Tropico 2 Pirate Cove Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 2, 2017.

  • by booman, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:26 PM
  • booman

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    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.

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    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:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.1 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 2.0 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: tropicopirates
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 2.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_tropico2_2.1.0.14.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
    These do not affect the installation or gameplay
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Tropico2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Tropico Pirates
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Tropico Pirates"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Select Tropico Pirates
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click "Change Settings"
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    Click Graphics
    Adjust:
    • Fullscreen
    • Setup Videos
    • Grid Lines
    • Ocean Animation
    • Reduced Graphics Shifting
    • 3D Mode - Hardware/Software
    • Resolution
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    Click Level of Detail
    Adjust:
    • Overall
    • Shading
    • Ground texture
    • People
    • Buildings
    • Trees
    • Ships
    • Border
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic game and good guide too

    :)

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