Tropico 6, the latest in the series of Communist paradise management strategy games, is out now, but it can be an extremely tough game for newcomers. Even basic things aren't really explained, such as Tropico 6 planks and how to get them.
Planks are a staple of building and can be traded, but how do you actually get them? What do you need to do? The tutorial won't tell you, and neither will the adviser. Here's how to make planks in Tropico 6.
How to Make Tropico 6 Planks
While Tropico 6 shakes the series up by letting players build their banana republic across several islands, there are still plenty of familiar elements. You'll still build production chains in order to sustain and supply both your citizens and trade with other nations. One of the many things you can make are planks. You'll actually need to do create planks in order to win the first mission, but the game doesn't really tell you how to do that. That's where we swoop in and help.
In order to get yourself some sturdy planks, and get past Tropico 6's first mission, you'll need to build a Logging Yard. The structure is found in the Construction menu (the Hammer button at the bottom), under the Industry tab. You ideally want to put in a "green" area, near lots of trees, so that there's plenty of material it can use for production. It's also wise to make sure it has road access, since the logging yard merely chops down trees and that's only half the journey to plankhood.
The next step towards getting planks in Tropico 6 involves building a Lumber Mill. Just like the Logging Yard, you'll find it in the Construction menu, under Industry. Ideally, you'll want to place it near the Logging Yard to minimize the travel time needed for logs to reach it. Once it's built, citizens will automatically move the logs from the Logging Yard to the Lumber Mill. The logs are then turned into planks.
Tropico 6 is now available for all would-be dictators. Alongside the introduction of islands, the title also lets you send Tropicans to steal famous monuments, like the Statue of Liberty, and use them as decorations for your island paradise. Sometimes having a massive, pink mansion just isn't enough. Our Tropico 6 review is also on the way. Be sure to check back in the following days for our impressions.