For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.
Other Tropico 6 Guides:
- Tropico 6: Guide to Resources
- Tropico 6: Industry Profits Guide
- Tropico 6: Tips to Avoid Shacks
- Tropico 6: Guide to Political Support
- Tropico 6: Gameplay Basics
In Tropico 6 you begin your journey in the colonial era, sent by the crown to tame and bring civilization to the wild lands of Tropico. Improve your standing towards the revolutionaries and use them as a stepping stone towards gaining ultimate control over your tropical state. Once you are free from the iron grip of your royal oppressors, you can enjoy the freedoms of rule that only a true dictator can experience!
Tropico 6 offers you the opportunity to decide how your country will participate in World War II and the Cold War. Will you establish your own commercial space program or utilize ballistic missile technology for decidedly more destructive ways?
Guide to Resources
A handy guide to all the resources in the game, whether they’re renewable or not, and what produces and consumes them – including upgrades and work modes!
Most buildings in Tropico 6 have at least one upgrade or alternative work mode, and it’s hard to memorize them all. With some of them, it becomes slightly difficult to determine whether a resource is renewable or not, as well – so I made a handy guide you can check with when you need a resource and can’t remember what your options to get it are!
Bear in mind, this guide makes no mention of eras or research – some resources start out non-renewable, but become renewable as you progress.
Here’s a list of all the resources in the game with the buildings that produce them, the buildings that consume them, and whether or not they’re renewable.
Note that this only takes industrial buildings into account – eg. food is also consumed by your citizens, raid buildings sometimes require you to supply a certain amount of a resource to overcome a setback, etc. These are not listed here.
|Name||Produced by||Consumed by||Renewable?|
|Aluminium||Mine (Aluminium), Automated Mine (Aluminium), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade)||Shipyard (with Welding Plant upgrade)||No*|
|Banana||Plantation (Banana), Hydroponic Plantation (Banana)||Juicery||Yes|
|Cloth||Textile Mill||Fashion Company||Yes|
|Coal||Mine (Coal), Automated Mine (Coal)||Steel Mill||No|
|Cocoa||Plantation (Cocoa), Hydroponic Plantation (Cocoa)||Chocolate Factory (in Sweet Chocolate work mode), Chocolate Factory (in Dark Chocolate work mode)||Yes|
|Coconuts||Coconut Harvester||Juicery (with Nut Cracker upgrade)||Yes|
|Coffee||Plantation (Coffee), Hydroponic Plantation (Coffee)||Cannery (with Flash Freezer upgrade)||Yes|
|Corn||Plantation (Corn), Hydroponic Plantation (Corn)||Factory Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Goat), Factory Ranch (Pig), Factory Ranch (Llama), Plastics Plant (with Bio-Polymer Fabrication Facility upgrade)||Yes|
|Cotton||Plantation (Cotton), Hydroponic Plantation (Cotton)||Textile Mill||Yes|
|Fish||Fishermen’s Wharf, Fish Farm (Fish)||Factory Ranch (Crocodile), Cannery||Yes|
|Gold||Mine (Gold), Automated Mine (Gold)||Jewelry Workshop, Electronics Factory||No|
|Hides||Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Cattle)||Tannery||Yes|
|Iron||Mine (Iron), Automated Mine (Iron)||Steel Mill||No|
|Leather||Ranch (Crocodile), Factory Ranch (Crocodile), Tannery||Fashion Company||Yes|
|Logs||Logging Camp||Lumber Mill||Yes|
|Meat||Ranch (Cattle), Ranch (Pig), Factory Ranch (Cattle), Factory Ranch (Pig)||Cannery (with High Pressure Canner upgrade)||Yes|
|Milk||Ranch (Sheep), Ranch (Goat), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Goat)||Creamery||Yes|
|Nickel||Mine (Nickel), Automated Mine (Nickel), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade)||Weapons Factory||No*|
|Oil||Oil Well, Oil Rig||Plastics Plant, Pharmaceutical Company||No|
|Pineapple||Plantation (Pineapple), Hydroponic Plantation (Pineapple)||Cannery, Juicery||Yes|
|Planks||Lumber Mill||Shipyard, Furniture Factory||Yes|
|Plastics||Plastics Plant||Furniture Factory (with Casting Molds upgrade), Electronics Factory||Yes|
|Rubber||Plantation (Rubber), Hydroponic Plantation (Rubber), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade)||Car Company||Yes|
|Shellfish||Fishermen’s Wharf (with Fishing Dredge upgrade), Fish Farm (Shellfish)||Yes|
|Steel||Steel Mill||Shipyard (with Welding Plant upgrade), Weapons Factory, Car Company||No|
|Sugar||Plantation (Sugar), Hydroponic Plantation (Sugar)||Rum Distillery, Chocolate Factory (in Sweet Chocolate work mode), Pharmaceutical Company (in Powerful Placebos work mode)||Yes|
|Tobacco||Plantation (Tobacco), Hydroponic Plantation (Tobacco)||Cigar Factory||Yes|
|Uranium||Mine (Uranium), Automated Mine (Uranium), Waste Treatment Facility (with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade)||No*|
|Wool||Ranch (Sheep), Ranch (Llama), Factory Ranch (Sheep), Factory Ranch (Llama)||Textile Mill||Yes|
*Only renewable in trace amounts through Scrapheap Scrounging.
Food & Resources
|– with Fishing Dredge upgrade||Fish, Shellfish|
|– Cattle||Meat, Hides|
|– Sheep||Wool, Milk|
|Oil Well / Rig||Oil|
|– Cattle||Meat, Hides||Corn|
|– Sheep||Wool, Milk||Corn|
|Cannery||Canned Goods||Pineapple / Fish|
|– with Flash Freezer upgrade||Canned Goods||Pineapple / Fish / Coffee|
|– with High Pressure Canner upgrade||Canned Goods||Pineapple / Fish / Meat|
|– with Flash Freezer and High Pressure Canner upgrades||Canned Goods||Pineapple / Fish / Coffee / Meat|
|– with Welding Plant upgrade||Boats||Planks / Steel / Aluminium|
|Steel Mill||Steel||Coal, Iron|
|Weapons Factory||Weapons||Steel, Nickel|
|– in Dark Chocolate work mode||Chocolate||Cocoa|
|– in Sweet Chocolate work mode||Chocolate||Cocoa, Sugar|
|– with Casting Molds upgrade||Furniture||Planks / Plastics|
|– with Bio-Polymer Fabrication Facility upgrade||Plastics||Corn|
|Car Company||Cars||Steel, Rubber|
|Electronics Factory||Electronics||Plastics, Gold|
|Fashion Company||Apparel||Leather / Cloth|
|– in Haute Couture work mode||Apparel||Leather, Cloth|
|– in Powerful Placebos work mode||Pharmaceuticals||Sugar|
|Juicery||Juice||Banana / Pineapple|
|– with Nut Cracker upgrade||Juice||Banana / Pineapple / Coconuts|
|Waste Treatment Facility|
|– with Scrapheap Scrounging upgrade||Aluminium, Rubber, Uranium, Nickel|
It’s end. I hope “Tropico 6: Guide to Resources” helps you. Feel free to contribute the topic. If you have also comments or suggestions, comment us.
More of this sort of thing:
- Tropico 6: Beginners Guide (Tips and Tricks)
- Tropico 6 FAQ
- Tropico 6: Industry Profits Guide
- Tropico 6 Trophy & Achievement Guide
- Tropico 6: Gameplay Basics