Tropico 4 achievements

Tropico 4

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There are 60 Tropico 4 achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,116 (1,250)

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Curse of the Llama in Tropico 4

Curse of the Llama22 (10)

Survive 10 disasters

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Achievement Guide for Curse of the Llama

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Achievement won on 01 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 2,116
Posted on 01 November 11 at 10:45, Edited on 28 May 14 at 12:34
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Survive ten disasters

Important You must do this on the same map, these do not rack up over the course of the game. You can however continue playing after your time frame has passed to continue working towards this achievement (thanks SiebeTolsma)

A disaster is either a Oil spill, a Drought, a Volcanic Eruption, A hurricane, Earthquake, A tornado or a Tsunami. (In case you didn't know - I never thought a drought counted but it was my tenth event which popped the achievement for me.)

Create a sandbox map and set all the sliders to make it as easy as possible with the highest possible chances of disasters. Do not enable GOD mode as this blocks ALL achievements.

Personally I earned this on the same map that I did $1m in tourism and a few other achievements as I didn't pick them up during the campaign while racking up some disasters along the way, I passed my time frame goal and continued playing on the island. At the end of getting these achievements I had a pretty established island with a large population, however I did demolish all tourism once I no longer needed it and upset my population into leaving and uprising to thin the numbers down to around 150-200 people.

The reason for wanting a smaller population is that every time you suffer a disaster I would recommend a year after the event save your game and load that save back up, this seems to help to trigger the next disaster much sooner, in every successful save and reload I did my next disaster was within 3 years.

With a large island/population there is a nasty flaw in this game where is can freeze during saving corrupting your file. I found this still happened a few times with a couple of xbox lock ups on a small island/population but it will be no where near as bad as it is with 300+ people.

(If this is the only achievement you are going for just make a small island with a couple of gold mines and start saving / reloading after you have suffered your first disaster.)

I also found you tend to get more disasters occur with a smaller, less built up island, Also the addition of a oil refinery will help trigger a oil spill although it can happen without one - I never suffered a oil spill until I built one, then two came along shortly after one another.

My random created island didn't have a volcano so that particular type of event was ruled out but other events were plenty.

This is a bit of a pain this one, especially if your saves decide to corrupt on you, but once you start you will always have a save previous should you need to fall back on it.

Hope this helps some of you.

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