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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 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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Does the Minister of Defence participate in armed conflict?

When hiring a Minister of Defence, the chosen citizen retains the skin of a soldier/general including their gun. During armed conflict (uprising, coup or rebel attack) does the Defence Minister ...
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How to find buildings damaged by disaster?

Playing Tropico 4 I experienced a tornado and four of my buildings were damaged. I found three just by hunting around, but could not find a fourth. Is there some way to list all damaged buildings, or ...
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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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How do I find specific buildings in Tropico 4?

How can I find specific building on the map? For example I need to find all clinics. Is there better way than clicking on each doctor and looking up where he works?
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Environmentalists are annoying me, how can I silence them?

I haven't been very environment-friendly and now the environmentalists are on my heels. My reputation with them is very low, especially because I cut some trees and dug for gold. What's the best way ...
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Which buildings utilize mined resources?

Can someone give a brief overview which resources can be processed into by which industry building? I know for example that you can make jewels out of gold in the jewel factory, but what can you do ...
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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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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 constitutes luxury goods?

I just received an objective stating to export 500 luxury goods. However, it didn't say which of the many things I'm exporting are luxury goods (apparently none). What constitutes luxury goods?
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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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How do I identify criminals?

The "War on Crime" achievement in Tropico 4 instructs the player to arrest 10 criminals in a single mission. I figured there would be a list of criminals in the almanac, but no such luck. How do I ...
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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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Is there a time limit to campaign levels?

So far I've always managed to complete the objectives for the campaign levels, and I know there are various conditions that trigger a loss (losing an election, coup, having your palace destroyed). ...
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Tropico 4 : are garages as huge/unwieldy as they were in Tropico 3?

Despite doing my best with garage and traffic layout in Tropico 3, I very often hit the problem of insufficient space to place a garage in a place where it would have been useful. The garages were ...
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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 it....
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What is a private building?

I've received an offer to purchase all of the private buildings on my island. Unfortunately, I have no idea what constitutes a private building, and just accepting the offer didn't seem to net me ...
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How do I upgrade my palace?

I have the "Palace Magnifique" task which requires me to purchase all palace upgrades. When I click on my palace, however, I see no upgrade button. How do I complete this task?
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How do I earn the Tornado Valley achievement in Tropico 4?

What is the easiest way to unlock the achievement Tornado Valley (Survive a tornado outbreak with no human causalities)? I always seem to have multiple buildings destroyed along with numerous citizen ...
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Is it effective to have my opponent arrested?

Some pesky citizens have started talking about elections, and many of them have already declared their intent to vote for a specific citizen rather than me. Luckily, my prison still has some space ...
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How should I build my road network?

From what I understand, roads are only used between garages or buildings that have a parking entrance. Is there a benefit to connecting other buildings with roads? Can citizens get "dropped off" at ...
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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 can I find the manual for a Steam install of Tropico 4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download the manuals for games I buy on Steam? I'm one of those weird people that likes to read the manual for games to see if there are features that I'm missing ...
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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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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?