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Tropico 5 City Builder Gameplay Trailer Available, Will Be On Linux
Posted , 6 March 2014 at 5:49 pm UTC / 7820 views

The first Tropico game to ever grace out platform isn't far away, Tropico 5 now has a proper gameplay trailer and it's looking fantastic!

Sadly they confirmed to me they have no plans right now for a Linux beta, so I really hope they have a good QA team that is actually trying the game on Linux.

The release is planned for early summer this year (that's still quite vague of course!).

I hope it turns out good as it is one game I am especially excited for, and we really do need a good city-builder because nothing for me comes close currently on Linux.

The game is also now on Steam, but no pre-order option up yet.

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Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

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Swiftpaw commented on 6 March 2014 at 6:03 pm UTC

That's too bad about not offering a beta for Linux gamers right now. I wonder when it will start?

Posted this info over on http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/1zkrt3/tropico_5_gets_box_art_new_screenshots/

Also, liamdawe, could you remove the website dependency on ajax.googleapis.com so that users can log into gamingonlinux.com without informing Google about it and show some support for privacy? I don't know how difficult that would be, but surely it can't be too hard to make sure that code was local on your own server instead of making a user contact Google to get it. When you have privacy plugins like I do (RequestPolicy) you can't log in as the user menu in the top bar tries to pull code from Google. Having a link someplace to a login page would also circumvent the problem.

Thanks. ^n.n^

That's too bad about not offering a beta for Linux gamers right now. I wonder when it will start? Posted this info over on http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/1zkrt3/tropico_5_gets_box_art_new_screenshots/ Also, liamdawe, could you remove the website dependency on ajax.googleapis.com so that users can log into gamingonlinux.com without informing Google about it and show some support for privacy? I don't know how difficult that would be, but surely it can't be too hard to make sure that code was local on your own server instead of making a user contact Google to get it. When you have privacy plugins like I do (RequestPolicy) you can't log in as the user menu in the top bar tries to pull code from Google. Having a link someplace to a login page would also circumvent the problem. Thanks. ^n.n^
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liamdawe commented on 6 March 2014 at 6:12 pm UTC

No information is sent to google, we just use their CND for jquery a javascript library gol needs to function, if something is blocking it then tell it not to.

Also in future, feedback is meant for the feedback forum, I tend to miss comments a lot.

No information is sent to google, we just use their CND for jquery a javascript library gol needs to function, if something is blocking it then tell it not to. Also in future, feedback is meant for the feedback forum, I tend to miss comments a lot.
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Swiftpaw commented on 6 March 2014 at 6:19 pm UTC

liamdaweNo information is sent to google, we just use their CND for jquery a javascript library gol needs to function, if something is blocking it then tell it not to.

Also in future, feedback is meant for the feedback forum, I tend to miss comments a lot.

Information is being sent to Google, the fact my IP visited your website, which reveals my interests to Google, and it also gives them access to any ajax.googleapis.com cookies on a user's machine. The point of RequestPolicy is to block cross-site queries and put a stop to all that. Additionally, if the NSA didn't have a tap between me and your site, they most definitely have one at Google, as has been proven. So, it's not only privacy from corporations, but privacy from the government, which are largely one in the same anyway.

[quote=liamdawe]No information is sent to google, we just use their CND for jquery a javascript library gol needs to function, if something is blocking it then tell it not to. Also in future, feedback is meant for the feedback forum, I tend to miss comments a lot.[/quote] Information is being sent to Google, the fact my IP visited your website, which reveals my interests to Google, and it also gives them access to any ajax.googleapis.com cookies on a user's machine. The point of RequestPolicy is to block cross-site queries and put a stop to all that. Additionally, if the NSA didn't have a tap between me and your site, they most definitely have one at Google, as has been proven. So, it's not only privacy from corporations, but privacy from the government, which are largely one in the same anyway.
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liamdawe commented on 6 March 2014 at 6:22 pm UTC

Alright fair enough, done.

Alright fair enough, done.
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Teodosio commented on 6 March 2014 at 7:19 pm UTC

liamdaweAlright fair enough, done.

Thanks and thanks to Swiftpaw for pointing this out.

[quote=liamdawe]Alright fair enough, done.[/quote] Thanks and thanks to Swiftpaw for pointing this out.
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Joe commented on 6 March 2014 at 8:40 pm UTC

liamdaweAlright fair enough, done.
Thanks from me as well.

[quote=liamdawe]Alright fair enough, done.[/quote] Thanks from me as well.
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Anonymous commented on 6 March 2014 at 9:36 pm UTC

liamdaweAlright fair enough, done.
third thanks, good job!

[quote=liamdawe]Alright fair enough, done.[/quote] third thanks, good job!
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Swiftpaw commented on 7 March 2014 at 8:04 am UTC

liamdaweAlright fair enough, done.

Yes, thanks a bunch! I completely understand the struggle between trying to keep a free site up and going and utilizing the selling of user activity data as well as direct advertising to marketers, it's up to you where you think that should end and begin for your site.

I look forward to a day when all websites are decentralized so there will be no need to rely upon things like that for support.

[quote=liamdawe]Alright fair enough, done.[/quote] Yes, thanks a bunch! I completely understand the struggle between trying to keep a free site up and going and utilizing the selling of user activity data as well as direct advertising to marketers, it's up to you where you think that should end and begin for your site. I look forward to a day when all websites are decentralized so there will be no need to rely upon things like that for support.
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rustybroomhandle commented on 7 March 2014 at 9:51 am UTC

SwiftpawI look forward to a day when all websites are decentralized so there will be no need to rely upon things like that for support.

How does that pay for hosting and maintenance? Unconfuse me!

[quote=Swiftpaw]I look forward to a day when all websites are decentralized so there will be no need to rely upon things like that for support.[/quote] How does that pay for hosting and maintenance? Unconfuse me!
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