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Tropico 6: Tips to Avoid Shacks

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.

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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?

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Tips to Avoid Shacks

Shacks popping up everywhere? Despite your best efforts, you can’t get rid of every single one and you’re sick of shacks between beach villas ruining your tourist paradise?

Here’s what you should do:

  • Check the residency overlay and if every residential building in a housing area is green, then you’ll need more housing there.
  • Understand the citizen a.i.: people rather live in a shack next to their workplace then walk across the entire island! Creating affordable housing near workplaces. Bus stops and metros help to increase the distance from workplace tolerance level.
  • Be aware that there will always be broke people unless you heavily invest into the social systems. There will be unemployed and old people that are broke.

Just to add to step 3, students will also be broke. By the Cold War period I always end up building a Conventillo set to ‘Let It Rot’. I like to place it near a fishing wharf. Broke people will visit the fisherman’s wharf to get food.

  • Create housing that broke people can afford. That can be bunkhouses or conventillos on the mode that enables broke people to move in (“let it rot” it’s called for conventillos).
  • Remember the 3rd step. People with jobs prefer paying 0 rent if possible. To avoid non-broke people moving into your rent-free buildings you have to construct them far away from any workplace!
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I present to you “ghetto island”, the solution to the shack problem:

Tropico 6: Tips to Avoid Shacks
Written by El Guapo

1 thought on “Tropico 6: Tips to Avoid Shacks”

  1. Good tips-I recall setting the amount of funding per residency in tropico 5 would result in what level wealth was minimally required— I was lost and disappointed thinking my broke people couldn’t move in anywhere. Thanks for tips and LOL @ ghetto island—good call!


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