...understand that I don't own this game, but I probably
help you with it -- apparently, the game runs awfully if
the game config is set to use the hardware rendering routine,
and so you need to set it to use the software renderer instead.
From what I've read around the tomes, this option is actually
available via the game's options menu, but obviously you aren't
seeing that much... (which I suspect is another issue)...
...the first thing I would try, is to enable the emulated virtual
desktop feature -- you can do that quickly from the following page ;
...just click on the 'install via crosstie' button, load it into
crossover, and make sure you select the bottle you have Tropico
installed into. Once done, restart the game - it should appear in
a window on your desktop --- does this enable you to see the menu?