RedRush Mar 12 @ 4:27pm
game keeps crashing when i start it
Like tittle says everytime i try to start tropico 3 it just crashes.
I just bought it on monday and have not been able to do imput the CD key or anything.
Not sure what i should do...
Last edited by RedRush; Mar 12 @ 4:28pm
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[_-= Zer0 =-_]  [developer] Mar 13 @ 2:46am 
If you have technical problems with Tropico please write an e-mail to the Kalypso Media Support " support@kalypsomedia.com ".

Please include a description of your problem, a DxDiag.txt. and a link to this thread within the mail.


To create the DxDiag.txt, please do the following:

Click "Start" button and choose "Run". Or alternatively, press (Windows-Button)+R.
Then type "dxdiag" (without quotation marks) and click Ok.
You will find all relevant information in the following window.
Click the "Save all Information" button, located at the bottom of the program window.
Save the file as "dxdiag.txt".
Attach the file "dxdiag.txt" with your E-mail reply.

Thank you very much for your assistance.
Veglargh Apr 6 @ 11:10am 
having the same problem
morehouse.steven Apr 6 @ 4:24pm 
im also having issues with the game crashing right after starting the program
RedRush Apr 9 @ 4:11pm 
I solved my issue... My issue was solved when i turned off one of my dual monitors.
morehouse.steven Apr 10 @ 7:11am 
turned off or unplugged from computer?
RedRush Apr 10 @ 6:27pm 
Made it so that my computer would think that there was 1 monitor plugged in.
killmegently Apr 12 @ 9:17am 
Wait. I have to disable one of my monitors to make this game work? What a PoS. Glad I only paid a couple of bucks for it.
hawlk2004 Apr 21 @ 7:02pm 
did not have this problem but just built a new computer and now having the problem
Codelizard May 17 @ 8:24am 
Seriously? Sorry, I cant turn off my second monitor. Guess I just wasted $10.
TaMs May 17 @ 10:02am 
My pc just goes ape♥♥♥♥ when I try to launch it. Probably system related, but no other games do that. Basically the fans go like 110% speed and screen starts blinking. Great game. Thanks.

EDIT: radeon 5770, amd x4 965be.

EDIT EDIT: I don't think dual monitor alone is the problem with you people. I'm using 2 monitors and well the game doesn't crash, but well other stuff happens like I said.
Last edited by TaMs; May 17 @ 10:06am
Codelizard May 19 @ 8:59am 
I'm running an 8 core Phenom, with 8gb and ram and Windows 7 pro. Should run beautifully, but once it starts and redraws the page and shows me the new icon, then it tanks with a "This program has stopped working. Windows is trying to find a solution".
morehouse.steven May 19 @ 1:17pm 
i have an i5 and a decent nvidia video card and i have the smae issue. if 2 monitors is not the issue why does it run perfectly without the second monitor?
RedRush May 19 @ 5:20pm 
2 monitors was most certainly the issue for me.
deadmeat May 26 @ 11:51am 
SIntos found this in an previous post:

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Tropico_3#Windows_Vista.2FWindows_7_multimonitor_crash

Step 2 worked for me.
>> Stinger << May 27 @ 4:08pm 
I got it working by going to the install folder then right mouse click on the Tropico3.exe and goto properties then goto compatibllity ans set to run as Windows XP (Service Pack 3) also i checked on the Disable viual themes and Disable desktop compositon and also Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. And last of all check Run this as an administrator. I hope this works for every one else.
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