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The People's Democratic Thread of Tropico 3.

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  • DemiurgeDemiurge Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I fell into debt a few times but my massive investment into early agriculture made me a mint with every freighter making off with 15-20k every time it left. You just need to make sure you have enough teamsters and a few garages around to move the stuff efficiently. I didn't play around with factories but getting a school up early is a wise investment as well as a church. Anything but tenements doesn't seem to have any decent space though so I just built those and the communists got off my back about people living in shacks.

    Its pretty fun though, definately a buy.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    really wish my computer was better at running these games

    everything set to low and it's still kinda choppy

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Sal wrote: »
    Fuck that it is a huge demo and it is already 3 AM

    The Revolution will have to start tomorrow


    How does this game compare to Tropico 1?

    better

    less sudden, arbitrary, inexplicable debt & revolutionary foment explosions

    also it's real purdy

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Are the loading screens ridiculously long?

    Because I figure after three or four minutes it's just not going to happen.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    n... no?

    about 25 seconds to start a map for the first time and then maybe five once in a while during an autosave

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    It's a hard life I lead.

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  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This is the fastest download I've ever seen

    It started out as 2.5 mb/s and it's still zooming along at 1.5

  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I never played these either, sounds really fun though. Downloadin'.

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    so this game is totally awesome and we should keep talking about it

    it's the first game that has actually gotten me to kinda-roleplay in a while

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh definitely.

    Especially if you choose to play as a militarist, so you can personally execute your citizens in the streets. That's learn 'em.

    I'm sad the full version won't drop until October 20th, though, since I'll likely be up to my dick in homework by that point.

  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Man I need to upgrade my computer

    Even on the lowest settings this game barely crawls along

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Downloaded the demo, played for ten seconds this morning, gonna play through it now

    It's beautiful, I love the concept, and I think this might be one of those games that I discover and then it eats my life. I love running it on ultra settings and zooming in on my citizenry. So much detail.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I love this game already

    Time to build a beautiful communist nation-state

    then, after that, a fat, corrupt, drunk union leader will create a hive for obese turistas and wallow in his own filth

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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    HOLY SHIT YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Sal wrote: »
    Man I need to upgrade my computer

    Even on the lowest settings this game barely crawls along

    this is raneados' life since 2002

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I always saw the first two Tropico games on the shelf and they looked interesting but I never picked them up

    Gonna play this demo though

    You don't really need to purchase Tropico 1,


    Tropic 2 however, I still play from time to time, because it is fucking awesome.

  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Building an empire OsloRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Can I, can I put down uprisings?

    Can I deport people who don't share the values of the common man?

    Fuck off and die.
  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    then those motherfuckers from a rival company showed up and incited a strike in all of my farms, demanding a raise from $3/day to $10!

    the nerve!
    Spoiler:

    also the music in this is totally boss

    It is my absolute favorite feature of these games.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have always wanted to play a Tropico game, but every time I think of picking one up I get told how super hard it is and then I'm all :( well I'll never be good at it then and don't bother buying it

    that said I'd make a fuckawesome dictator

  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    That is horse shit, Tropico 2 wasn't all that difficult.

    Play the demo.

    Edit: If there is one thing I will miss about Tropico 2, it will be sending pirates out into the Caribbean to do my nefarious bidding.

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Man I'm getting some weird graphical mumbo-jumbo on this game

    I think it's probably some weird DirectX features that my card doesn't support, since I had similar things happen with Crysis

    (finally, an excuse to get a new video card)

    (not that I can afford one)

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Peter Ebel wrote: »
    Can I, can I put down uprisings?

    Can I deport people who don't share the values of the common man?

    yes

    no, but you can stuff them in prison for the rest of their miserable lives

    also

    you can have the 5-0 cold blast a motherfucker in broad daylight just for complaining too much

    do this while you are giving a speech to the people for maximum effect

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Peter Ebel wrote: »
    Can I, can I put down uprisings?

    Can I deport people who don't share the values of the common man?

    yes

    no, but you can stuff them in prison for the rest of their miserable lives

    also

    you can have the 5-0 cold blast a motherfucker in broad daylight just for complaining too much

    do this while you are giving a speech to the people for maximum effect

    The immigration office can be set to "love it or leave it" and that makes anyone who is unhappy just straight get deported / dip

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    fuck that

    you come to my island

    you die on my island

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm awful at this game but I figured out the does and don'ts with two tries last night

    how 2 stay out of debt

    i am thinking go commie and pander to the ussr instead of this neutral pussy shit i've been doing

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    I'm awful at this game but I figured out the does and don'ts with two tries last night

    how 2 stay out of debt

    i am thinking go commie and pander to the ussr instead of this neutral pussy shit i've been doing

    If you pander too much, you'll get invaded by the US. Just saying.

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    i am suddenly excited for this

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    so I'm away from my computer for the week, hadn't had much of a chance to play the demo. Anyone figured out what the little garbage bag that shows up over the farms mean? And, do you need more than one garage to support the initital three farms?

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  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This looks like a perfect way to brush up on my dictatorship skills.

    There is an option for a female dictator, right!?

    the problem with being a female dictator is: no beards

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    This looks like a perfect way to brush up on my dictatorship skills.

    There is an option for a female dictator, right!?

    the problem with being a female dictator is: no beards

    Something the modding community will have to fix.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    My most successful demo playthrough has been as Mariposa, the spoiled, cia-installed US-suck up lady

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    so I'm away from my computer for the week, hadn't had much of a chance to play the demo. Anyone figured out what the little garbage bag that shows up over the farms mean? And, do you need more than one garage to support the initital three farms?

    My suspicion is that the black sack meant "empty of product and not producing anything at the moment"

    and technically, you do not need any garages to support the farms, but if you do want one your first should be next to the teamster's offices, it seems. They'll leave the office, grab a truck, drive it to the farm, then the dock, then back to the garage next to the teamster's offices. After that, put them next to your big residential areas, as apparently people would rather live in tin-roof shanties than nice residential apartments if it means they have to walk five minutes to work. :?

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    ok, thanks. And when exactly are you supposed to stop losing money? Because it seemed like my farms were just about to start producing, errm, produce, when I had to stop playing.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    it takes a couple months for them to start shipping out, assuming you have some of them set to grow exportable products

    no one wants your corn

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I was at -10000 for a decade, especially since I declined Frutas's offer to lock export prices (don't do it it's not worth 10k)

    I built a couple tabacco farms, a couple sugar farms, and then a ranch and enough corn/banana/papaya to feed the people

    the food for the people edict is great, too

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I began to make bank about a decade in when things grew and exported regularly

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    it takes a couple months for them to start shipping out, assuming you have some of them set to grow exportable products

    no one wants your corn

    pfffft

    corn

    Sugar's the way to go

    I understand it's quite valuable in the US right now

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    My biggest problem is that 10k is not really enough to get yourself off the ground and you can either have a negative balance or starvation and protests

    also no tourist buildings in the demo

    one tourist came to my island and then sent me a letter saying it was the worst place ever and had no accomadations and they hated me personally

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I think my problem was I pretty much waited for the game to tell me what to do, hold my hand a bit longer. I don't think I did anything the game didn't tell me to do. I'll take more initiative when I get back, maybe try to actually dictate stuff every once in a while.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    man nobody gives a shit if a few people protest, 10,000 is PLENTY to get things running

    I had like 40,000 in a matter of years and was winning elections by a landslide

    my secret is to never, ever use food for the people

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