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Tropico 3 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 16, 2016.

  • by booman, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:50 PM
  • booman

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    You are the President of your own island, manage it any way you like... become a dictator, design the layout of your cities, fend off protests, build an army or build a tourist trap. Everything is up to you. Will you build a successful civilization or will it crumble?

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tropico 3 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Tropico 3. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
    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 1.8.5 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: tropico3
    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 1.8.5
    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: 1920x1080
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_tropico3_gold_2.0.0.9.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "tropico3.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Tropico 3
    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 3"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.5
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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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    Close PlayOnLinux Configure

    Launching Tropico 3

    Select Tropico 3
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Visuals Tab
    Adjust:
    • Display Resolution
    • Screen Refresh Rate
    • VSync
    • Detail
    • Anisotropy
    • View Distance
    • Terrain
    • Shadows
    • Scene Resolution
    • Textures
    • Water Quality
    • Antialiasing
    • Postprocessing
    • Grass
    Click OK to apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Tropico 3 ran fairly well on my Geforce GTX 950. I experienced some slowness when everything was cranked to high, so I lowered a few settings liks Antialiasing and Postprocessing and Shadows to get a better frame rate.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good classic and good screens too

    However which nvidia driver used in this game and how much fps give you ??

    :)
  2. booman
    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    GeForce GTX 950
    Nvidia 370
    PlayOnLinux 4.2.10
    Wine 1.8.5

    I don't remember exact frames per second, but it ran smoothly. I think it would slow down if I cranked anisotropic to high. Otherwise, it ran pretty smoothly. Loading was a bit slow...

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