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    Tropico 3 Legacy game - Rock, Paper, Swiss Bank Account

    Since Tropico 3 is/was free for about 6 hours more I thought now would be a good time for us to get elected on unreasonable promises and then flee the state with as much money as possible. The idea is we each get one calander year each, try and slowly improve the state of the people, while ensuring we get to take as much with us when the people turn on us as possible leaving the starving, uneducated masses behind us and the save file with the next player.

    Any tin pot dictators interested?

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    Suggestion for new players:
    1. Load up the tutorial and finish it.
    2. Load up the town we made. and just mess around, no time limit, just get an idea. That will give you a crash course in the game.
    3. Then, once you feel you get it, load up the save and say aloud to yourself "I'll keep this one" and play a year, save in early January and submit the file to a file host and give a link, if you don't have a hosting method PM me and I'll give you my email and I'll host it.
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    This, this is interesting. But since Tropico 3 is no longer free, might we not do this in Tropico 5?

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    Uh, how would it work? Via exchanging the savegame file?

    I've never played Tropico but the idea sounds fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenome View Post
    This, this is interesting. But since Tropico 3 is no longer free, might we not do this in Tropico 5?
    You have 4 hours and 54 minutes left, tropico 5 is out of my price range atm.
    https://www.humblebundle.com/summersale2014-free

    And after that I have a few spare keys for the interested.

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    Uh, how would it work? Via exchanging the savegame file?

    I've never played Tropico but the idea sounds fun.
    That's exactly how, just a case of dumping the save file in the the right folder and launching it.
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    Well I just got a spare key too.

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    Alright, Humble Bundled by way to a free key. I had thought it was like one of those steam specials 'play such and such for free for 48 hours' kind of deals. Well, regardless, I am now ready to lead our glorious island paradise to a class-free future wherein the workers shall control the means of production.

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    I have spare keys for anyone interested in having a turn at leading our glorious nation.
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    Count me in. I mean, I the dictator am the only one who counts. Except that I don't count, that is the job of my aide.

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    Does anyone take issue with this character being the leader, go have a look at all the perks in game and see if you can come up with a better fit.It's very much open to suggestions.



    I Considered KGB(Russian favour and no need for soldier education) rise to power as getting anyone educated on our island will be next to impossible(Moronic) and counter productive(Great Schoomzler works better with dumb folk), but its hard to refuse a free hotel.
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    I don't know anything about the game and the traits yet, but no objection. How can you refuse 'staches like that?

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    I plan on playing el presidente as a die hard communist. Now there's no reason why he could not have had a sudden awaking after spending a sunday afternoon reading a little red book.

    But I cannot argue with that 'stache.

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    Picked up a key during the offer. I'd be happy to have a go if the game lasts that long.

    Personally I don't think it's possible to embezzle properly without a cigar. Although those glasses do suit old Dave.

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    Count me in as well, Penultimo.
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    Per those qualities, flaws and the source of power, I imagine Dave came to the island to run a youth hostel only to be swept up in business bigger than him. That's also why he dresses in a suit far too big for his scrawny body alone, but no one notices with the dollar padding.

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    He came to get rich, I immediately enacted the special buildings permit, started looting the local temple for treasures for the swiss account and only once the door was open to tourists did i start building my first provisions for my people, a tenements and a pub.

    Saves go here in win7

    C:\Users\<username>\Application Data\Tropico 3\Saves

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...Sign%20off.sav

    One year is over fast, make it count.

    Swiss account: $10
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    uh, can we get a turn order list? I have no earthly clue who goes when.

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    You want it, you do it, lists just create delays. It's about half an hour without too much pausing.
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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/exfnk62vfo...20off.sav?dl=0

    Penultimo was very flattering during the tutorial, I think he sees something in me. First edict was to build a beach site near the tourist hotel then add some tasteful statues to welcome the tourists coming from the harbour.

    There's been a horrible crisis though: the natives have been building tourist-repelling shacks in front of the hotel area. I wisely built some alternate accommodations elsewhere but they haven't taken to them. Dunno how to bulldoze the shacks, I tried to mobilize the army but I'm not sure if there is an army. I leave this to you.

    Oh and by the way, there is gold on the island. Gold I tell you!

    Swiss account: $648
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    Tourists: 2

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    Bulldoze is near 'build road'. I'm sure #3 will clear out the occupiers.

    Gold you say? This we can use.
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    I've played the tutorial so far - as soon as I feel slightly more confident with the game I'm going to participate.

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