Tropico 5 has finally been officially release for Linux, so it's time to become a dictator and see how it runs on Linux.
This is the first game in the Tropico 5 series to be official supported on Linux, so be sure to pick up a copy to show your support.
My Initial Thoughts
I've played around with it for a bit now and it's a pretty fun game that is amplified by the possibility of multiplayer. It will have a few rough edges being a brand new port, so I am willing to overlook minor niggles for now.
It does have a few issues like alt+tab seemed to crash it for me, and setting post-processing to "high" makes the game turn blue. The alt+tab issue is highly annoying, as it only seemed to crash doing it once, so just a teething issue.
When launching the campaign and customizing my dictator I also don't seem to get any preview, just a box with features to change and a black screen behind it, so I assume there should be a changing face there of some sort.
My game-pad seems to be picked up properly and makes playing it on my big screen from across the room a pleasure. Although one minor issue with the game-pad is it wouldn't let me save the game, it's supposed to let you press A, but it wouldn't pick it up, but pressing ENTER on the keyboard seemed to work fine.
I seem to be a terrible dictator with a really bad habit over spending money I don't have, and I don't think his majesty approves of my bank breaking methods. I just wanted to grow lots of crops...
If you like city building with a bit of comedy and just being a little different be sure to check it out.
Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next instalment 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.
Check out Tropico 5 on Steam now.
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