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Anno 1404
Anno 1404 cover
Developers
Related Designs
Blue Byte Software
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows June 23, 2009
Anno 1404 guide on StrategyWiki
Anno 1404 on Wikipedia
Anno 1602 1998
Anno 1503 2003
Anno 1701 2006
Anno 1404 2009
Anno 2070 2011
Anno Online 2013
Anno 2205 2015
Anno 1800 2019
Anno 1404: History Edition 2020
Anno 1503: History Edition 2020
Anno 1602: History Edition 2020
Anno 1701: History Edition 2020

Key points

Released as Dawn of Discovery in the United States.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Support
Ubisoft Support (Venice DLC)
Ubisoft Forums

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
TAGES DRM was removed in an official patch. Patch the game if necessary and Tages can be safely removed from the system[1]
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[2]
Windows
Uplay
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Gold Edition
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Venice
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.03 is available to update the game and remove Tages DRM.

Unofficial Patch

This fan-made patch (downloadable here) focuses on improving the English localisation and restoring text that was not translated from German in the original game. However it also fixes bugs and oversights relating to achievements and quests, in addition to offering a number of optional tweaks to gameplay, which means it may still be of interest to those not playing in English.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Anno1404\Config\Engine.ini
%APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Anno1404Addon\Config\Engine.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Anno1404\Profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Anno 1404\Savegames
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Anno 1404 Venice\Savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay
Backup ingame possible when logging into Ubisoft Account

Video settings

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Remove window border[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Change <NoWindowFrame>0</NoWindowFrame> to <NoWindowFrame>1</NoWindowFrame>.

Input settings

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Only available in some cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Local retail version only.
French
German
To play in German in versions without support for this language, see German.
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

German

If you bought the game in the international version and want to change the language to German, follow these steps:
These steps are not needed for the GOG.com and Steam versions and any other versions that include German language support.

Base game

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the German demo version.
  2. Once the download is complete, open the .exe file and install the demo. If you have already installed the full version, make sure that you install the demo version in a different folder.
  3. Go to the installation folder for the demo version.
  4. Open the folder maindata and copy ger0.rda somewhere else.
  5. Once the file is copied, you can uninstall the demo version.
  6. Go to <path-to-game>\maindata\ for the full version of the game.
  7. Paste the ger0.rda from the demo version into this location.
  8. Go to %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Anno1404\Config\
  9. Open Engine.ini.
  10. Change <LanguageTAG>eng</LanguageTAG> to <LanguageTAG>ger</LanguageTAG>
  11. The game should now start in German.

Venice expansion

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download ger0.rda.
  2. copy ger0.rda into <path-to-game>\addon\
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\Anno1404Addon\Config\
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Change <LanguageTAG>eng</LanguageTAG> to <LanguageTAG>ger</LanguageTAG>
  4. Anno 1404 Venice should start in German.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
8 Requires the Venice expansion.[3]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Shader Model support 2, 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Supported ATI Radeon chipsets: 9600-9800/X300-850/X1050-1950/HD 2400-2900/HD 3400-3870/HD 4300-4890 series
Supported Nvidia GeForce chipsets: 6100-6800/7/8/9/120-140/250(295 series
Laptop versions of these cards are NOT officially supported.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/33210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References