Tropico 5

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Tropico 5
Tropico 5 cover
Developers
Haemimont Games
Publishers
Kalypso Media
Release dates
Windows May 23, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 19, 2014
Linux September 19, 2014
Tropico 5 at Wikipedia
Tropico
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Tropico 3 2009
Tropico 4 2011
Tropico 5 2014
Tropico 6 2019

Key points

Loading screens may occasionally appear during playtime as the game autosaves.

General information

PC Report: Tropico 5 on Linux
Official Website
Steam Community Discussions
General troubleshooting
Tropico 5 Forums Mod Index
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Requires online activation
Kalypso launcher, keys not redeemable on Steam.
Windows
Developer website
CD key
Requires online activation
Kalypso launcher, keys not redeemable on Steam.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Available in the Tropico Bundle.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Standard or Complete Collection.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Origin
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Windows
Only the Windows version uses the Kalypso Launcher.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Bayo del Olfato Only available as part of the Limited Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Espionage
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Generalissimo
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gone Green
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Inquisition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Isla de Vapor Only available as part of the Steam Special Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Joint Venture
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mad World
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Map Pack Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Supervillian
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Surfs Up!
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
T-Day
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Big Cheese
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Supercomputer
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Waterborne
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Tropico 5\DeveloperStorage.lua
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.kalypsomedia.tropico5.steam/DeveloperStorage.lua
Linux <path-to-game>/game/DeveloperStorage.lua
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Tropico 5\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.kalypsomedia.tropico5.steam/<user-id>/
Linux <path-to-game>/game/<user-id>/
Save games with the same name will not be overwritten.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Rendering settings.
Rendering settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Large resolutions will cause issues because of the lack of FoV options.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
HUD/UI does not scale up
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Located before or after the highest resolution setting.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always borderless on fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, Low or High.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On or Off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In the Visuals options menu.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
In the Visuals options menu.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, voices and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Using two languages at the same time[edit]

Different audio language[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/Tropico 5/Local/Voices/
  2. Rename your currently used language, such as Italian.hpk to something else.
  3. Rename English.hpk to Italian.hpk
Different text language[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/Tropico 5/Local/
  2. Rename your currently used language, such as Italian.hpk to something else.
  3. Rename English.hpk to Italian.hpk

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to start (boxed retail)[edit]

Apply the retail hotfix
  1. Go to the Tropico website and download the hotfix.
  2. Execute the installer, it will automatically find and patch your current installation.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 3.3
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual core 2.5 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 400
AMD Radeon HD 4000
Intel HD 4000
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 500
AMD Radeon HD 5000
A DirectX 11 graphics card is required. In some cases, the game may work on systems with only a DX10.1 GPU.[1]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 10.7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual core 2.5 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 400
AMD Radeon HD 4000
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce 500
AMD Radeon HD 5000
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu, SteamOS Ubuntu, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual core 2.5 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 400
AMD Radeon HD 4000
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce 500
AMD Radeon HD 5000

References