.. .are you saying that the tropico 2 strategy guide comes on the tropico 2 CDs, because i cant find a manual let alone a strategy guide once the game is installed (i got my copy of tropico 2 about 3 years ago, not a re-release). ...
O.K. A couple of assumptions: "not a re-release" means not a 'pirated' copy (duh) and not one like my "Master Player's Edition" copy --- you are running regular 'Windows' and not MAC.
Although I was not watching closely, I thought both manuals were included on the disks from the get-go. But of course I am wrong more often than right. I haven't even followed the patches required to bring the game to whatever the final version is.
However, I will insult your intelligence with the following click-by-click description of how I open the manual and guide on my copy:
> I load DISK ONE in my disk drive.
> Auto-Play opens its stupid window.
> I left click on 'exit'.
> I then click on the 'START' button in the lower left of the "Windows" screen.
> Then I move the curser to 'MY COMPUTER' and to the 'DISK DIVE' with the T2 icon.
> Then I RIGHT
> From the menu which opens, I click on 'OPEN'.
A window opens which shows the contents of the disk. Among those contents are two file-folder icons. One is labeled "Manual and Strategy Guide". When you 'open' it, there are the two PDF files you are looking for.
I realize I have likely insulted you by such an elementary description. Please cut me some slack. Some folks have only a simplistic knowledge of their PC. So when you say you can't find the files on the disks after the game is installed --- I can't guess what you have done to look for them.
I hope you eventually find what you are searching for.