OK, cool. Thanks.
I never played the first Tropico. My wife did (and a whole bunch
)). I thought I'd give Pirates Cove a chance when it came out.
I bought it right when it came out. I can't remember if I accidentally deleted my saves during an image restore, or if some other cool game came out at the time. But, I stopped playing Pirates Cove around mission 10.
I finally got back around to playing it again since I've finished everything else I wanted to play. So, I'm back at it, relearning it from scratch. I'm up to mission 11 or so ("Jolly Roger").
(Ground Control 2 comes out in a few days though...