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Tropico 4 sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers -- and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account.
Tropico 4: The Academy GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Tropico 4: The Academy GPU Analysis
Comparing Tropico 4: The Academy PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Tropico 4: The Academy is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Tropico 4: The Academy, aim to have a GPU that has at least 512 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Tropico 4: The Academy

We are advised that 13 year old graphics cards should be able to run Tropico 4: The Academy , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Tropico 4: The Academy graphics card requirements chart below.