Thursday, September 3, 2015

Industry from Colonial to the Modern Era

The above guide shows how each industry transitions into the next Era in Tropico 5. Keep this in mind as you start your island and move through the Eras.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tropico 5 Update 1.08

Supermax Prison
Fellow Tropicans, 
The Tropico Department of Public Announcements and Life Advice is proud to announce yet another major game and content update for Tropico 5. 
See the full changelog below:

  • Merged foreign relations and multiplayer diplomacy into new diplomacy interface
  • New building: Supermax Prison! Adds new ‘arrest’ action for citizens. Arrested citizens lose their negative roles at the end of their prison term
  • Added population limit slider to options menu (applies to both single and multiplayer modes)
  • Added option to disable event minicam (text only notifications will be displayed instead)
  • Added option to disable radio messages
  • Improved teamster efficiency in high traffic situations
  • Corrected ‘Qualified Professionals’ upgrade for office buildings
  • Edicts which can be enabled once per island will now stay active in consequential campaign missions
  • Almanac fixes: Removed ‘Monthly Production’ stat for docks, closed positions no longer count as open jobs
  • Fishing wharves no longer produce fish when deposits are depleted
  • Fixed ‘Uranium Enrichment’ upgrade for nuclear power plant
  • Fixed a rare case of pirates getting stuck after battle
  • Gardens can now be demolished using controller input scheme
  • Fixed continuity bugs in ‘Franz Ferdinand’ task chain
  • Rebalanced ‘Alliance with the EU’ task
  • Multiplayer: Fixed rare crash after accessing multiplayer mode from main menu
  • Multiplayer: Names of defeated players are now displayed correctly
  • Multiplayer: Citizen lists in almanac are now updated as the game progresses

Always remember to vote for El Presidente – or else!

Tropico 5: Waterborne Expansion Coming December 17th!

Explore the full potential of the ocean industry in ‘Waterborne,’ the first major expansion for infamous city-builder/political sim Tropico 5. The future of Tropico lies on its shores – and now renowned leader El Presidente wants to spread his reign out into the sea and take advantage of lucrative new industrial opportunities by constructing waterborne structures across the coast. 
The expansion features water based game mechanics for the first time in the history of the series and comes with a slew of new features and enhancements, such as water traffic, larger coastal areas and new events to keep even the most seasoned island ruler on their toes.
Build brand new offshore alternatives for defense, food, energy, entertainment and even housing. Organize and coordinate transport to production buildings like the Oyster and Kelp farms, construct tidal power plants as an eco-friendly alternative to nuclear power and build luxurious floating apartments. Launch military submarines to bolster your naval forces – or create an exotic bathysphere attraction to compliment your bustling tourist paradise. 
The ‘Waterborne’ expansion for Tropico 5 includes an all-new campaign spanning six epic scenarios, new dialogue and story. Plus, all new content and offshore gameplay works with existing sandbox maps and multiplayer modes. 
‘Waterborne’ for Tropico 5 is out to download for PC via Steam on December 17th for $19.99.

Waterborne Screenshots below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tropico 5 Update 1.04

Tropico 5 Update 1.04 Changelog (24-07-2014)

- Multiplayer: Added save/load game feature (matches are saved to all players locally and re-synced upon load)
- Multiplayer: Fixed issues with determining territory ownership
- Multiplayer: Fixed some asynchronous game states
- Fixed issues with some task chains
- Fixed food consumption modifiers when cancelling Extra Rations edict
- Fixed issues with rebuilding buildings with upgrades
- Fixed rare issue causing never ending fires
- Budget setting is restored for rebuilt buildings
- Fixed issue with "Send Army" action for protests
- Fixed a bug resulting in tanks destroying critical buildings they are not attacking
- Rebalanced cooldowns of Industrialization and Urban Development edicts
- Disabled radio announcements between campaign missions
- Democracy constitution mode no longer prevents military coups
- Coups and Uprisings no longer happen during the Colonial Era
- Modernization of Coffee and Cotton Plantations, Llama Ranches now restore upgrades correctly
- Various tweaks and improvements to controller input
- Depleted deposits display ruin piles to signify that the location is not suitable for construction
- Stray llama herd spotted in subway – situation is under control!