Tropico 4 is a city-building game set in the Caribbean during the second half of the 20th century, with a heavy political and semi-historical component and a healthy dose of Cold War stereotypes played for humor.

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How can I get rid of the mission voice-overs?

Since I read faster than the mission voice-overs can speak, I find my my eyes competing with my ears and end up getting annoyed as the game tries to read me my mission objectives. I see that I can ...
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What happens when I connect Tropico 4 with my Facebook and Twitter accounts?

There's a setting in the options panel that allows me to connect my Facebook and Twitter accounts with the game. I assume this will allow you to post about your achievements in-game. Is this correct? ...
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Tropico 4: How do you level up character traits?

How are traits leveled up for the Competent, Specialist, and Expert achievements?
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Where do I mine salt?

I just told CEO Keith Preston that I would export salt to him. One problem though, there don't seem to be any salt deposits. Iron, Bauxite, Gold, but no salt. Do I just mine salt anywhere?
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What difference does it make who my ministers are?

After building a ministry, I'm allowed to pick who I want to take the various ministry positions. Each candidate has three attributes listed, with a ranking from terrible to excellent (or something ...
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How do I export goods if there's a factory consuming them?

I have a few missions that need me to export pineapples and fish, but I have a cannery that takes them in to produced canned food. How do I fulfill those requests?
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Do multiple construction offices speed up building time?

In Tropico 4, does having multiple construction offices improve building time?
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How do I control exports?

In the first scenario, I accepted an assignment from one of the factions to export some Tobacco. Everything I find and click gives me an option to import stuff, but how do I export? Is that managed ...
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What do these faction modifiers do?

I understand that depending on how satisfied a faction is with your rule, they will grant special benefits or penalties. However, I don't understand these: What do these modifiers mean?
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What's the white grid thing in the upper-left?

I've only noticed it over my logging camp and police station, but it could be over others. I can't figure out what it means. I haven't noticed it changing any, but I haven't paid much attention to ...
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What happens if I blame The Powers That Be?

Near the end of second scenario, "It's All Mine!", I tried to rescue those trapped by the earthquake with the Chinese drill, but the faulty drill blew up. Then I had to choose someone to blame for it. ...
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Why is there a sun above my building?

While playing Tropico 4, I'm noticing that my buildings will occassionally have a "sunburst" appear above them. I'm guessing this is a good thing, but what does it mean?
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Difference between the restaurant and the market

It seems that both the restaurant and the market are used by Tropicans to satisfy their 'food' desires. Since the restaurant has the added convenience of also satisfying the 'entertainment' desire, I ...