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Tropico 5 Officially Released For Linux

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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.

Official About
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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dsngjoe Sep 20, 2014
Quoting: gojulHi,

I could get it running on my Core i7 4790 but not on my Phenom 9850. On both I have a 64 bits Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE and latest NVidia binary drivers.

Any issue with this game and AMD CPUs ?

I read on the Reddit on Linux Gaming AMD CPU missing some instructions. Dont know more then that.

BTW No issues to report here playing in single player mode.
Orkultus Sep 20, 2014
Glad I didn't Buy it. I have a AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 6-Core 3.3GHz....and it doesn't support SSSE3. So it wouldn't load it if i wanted it to.
gojul Sep 20, 2014
I confirm it doesn't load on my Phenom. Interestingly it works on the same machine under Windows (this machine has dual boot, and I hope it is the last one in such a situation)
jsa1983 Sep 20, 2014
Quoting: gojulI confirm it doesn't load on my Phenom. Interestingly it works on the same machine under Windows (this machine has dual boot, and I hope it is the last one in such a situation)
It works for me on my FX 8150, but that's a different processor. Sorry for you, guys :(
seven Sep 20, 2014
seems that nobody is buying the game, its not even in the topsellers list. such a shame
gojul Sep 20, 2014
I already had it, but anyway Steam made no announcement. :-(
zed888 Sep 21, 2014
Quoting: sevenseems that nobody is buying the game, its not even in the topsellers list. such a shame
Well, it's not on sale, not "featured", and it came out the same day as Wasteland 2.
EKRboi Sep 21, 2014
Ouch, that really sucks about the "older" AMD cpu's. My Phenom II 1090t was a great processor IMO. I only grabbed my FX8350 for the extra cores for compiling Android, and it used the same socket.
DrMcCoy Sep 21, 2014
Yeah, even if I had the money (which I don't, at least this month), my "AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+" can't do SSE3 either. :/
jsa1983 Sep 22, 2014
Played already 10+ hours and (aside from the SSE3 problem) I must say this is another quality port, just like XCOM and Civ V.
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