(26-07-2010 08:04 PM)Tropije Wrote: Ohh btw, do you have any of your big islands uploaded? wouldnt mind checking one of them out.. i havent seen a 1k person island before, my biggest was around 450 or so
You don't have to skip any edicts to win that mission, just make a bigger island with strong economy.
I just uploaded some pics from one of my big islands on Game screenies thread, you can find that here: Game screenies
edit: oops, link takes to latest post, but I've got two posts with different images (one post from pre year 2000, one after...)
More tips if you haven't achieved 1k person islands.. Focus on making at least 300 000 export / year, that is not really difficult to achieve with well planned industry. Do not build tenements. Use happy edicts only when you have to, for example, food edict lowers your export and gives only small happiness boost which is relatively easy to get with bigger island anyway. Use literacy program to get workers skill faster and also to train educated workforce. Use learning with larry to increase your workers skill, with that, everything goes a bit faster.
Leave enough room for filling up necessary services, like market places, entertainment, healthcare and cathedrals. Put all your "living areas" in small blocks, size of maybe 50-80 citizens, and put all services close to them and serve them with garages to get to work faster. Plan your road network so they have enough routes to go and avoid huge traffic jams by having only 1 major road to go. With those advices, you hit 1000 citizens by 1975 easily. Also having high average wage helps you to get immigrants.
I rarely use immigration office for "tropicans only" before I hit unemployment problem, usually when I'm close to getting unemployment, I just switch it to educated workforce which slows down immigration a bit. Usually with 2-4 construction offices, I can keep up with pace, except if I want to hit perfect housing (all in electrified houses) before maxing out my island's size.
Also remember to build more than 1 dock to avoid traffic jams, from start, it feels good to have all your industry close to your main dock, but in long run, it means that everybody works close to your only dock, and traffic is going to stop and slow down your economy. Spread out your docks for suitable locations and spread out your population, so everybody travels different way and traffic goes smoothly.