Tropico 4

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Tropico 4
Tropico 4 cover
Haemimont Games
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Kalypso Media
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows August 26, 2011
OS X July 25, 2013
Tropico 2001
Tropico 2: Pirate Cove 2003
Tropico 3 2009
Tropico 4 2011
Tropico 5 2014

General information

Official Website
Kalypso Community Discussions
Kalypso Support Page Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Game launcher, requiring either logging or registering to Kalypso account.
Game launcher, requiring either logging or registering to Kalypso account.
Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet Steam Special Edition. Online features have been disabled
Humble Store Steam Special Edition.
Mac App Store Gold Edition
Steam Steam Special Edition.
Requires a free Kalypso account to play the game on Steam while online. This can be bypased by playing the game in Steam's Offline mode or by blocking the game's executable in the firewall.

Version differences[edit]

Steam Special Edition includes Isla Nublar island and Luchador avatar skin.
Collector's Bundle includes Steam Special Edition and all 11 released DLC packs.
Gold Edition includes the base game and Modern Times DLC.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Modern Times
The Academy
Pirate Heaven
Quick-dry Cement
Junta Military

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Tropico 4\users\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Tropico 4/AppData/users/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Under resolution dropdown menu, freely resizeable window.
Not supported on Windows XP.[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, Low or High.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, Soft or Sharp.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In the Visuals options menu.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode
In the Visuals options menu.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Some keys cannot be remapped (e.g. camera controls).[2]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effect, Voice and Music Volume Sliders
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

Network settings.
Network settings.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz Quad Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
AMD Radeon X1600-Series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 8800
AMD Radeon HD4000-Series
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
OS X[3]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5 10.8.4
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM 512 MB of VRAM
The OS X version is not supported on these graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series. The following cards require you to have 8 GB of System RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M.


  1. Kalypso Media forums - post by Haemimont Games employee