Anno 1701

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Anno 1701
Anno 1701 cover
Related Designs
Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows October 26, 2006
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Also released as 1701 A.D in North America.

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
English copies use TAGES DRM, Russian copies use StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1] and Chinese copies use SecuROM 7 DRM.
Includes the "Sunken Dragon" expansion.
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).


A demo is available here.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Anno 1701: The Sunken Dragon

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches are available. A Patch 1.04 is available for the US release.

Tages Drivers: Install, Update 1.04, Update Tages -> working on Win1064

Skip intro videos[edit]

Download intro skip file[citation needed]
  1. Download the Anno 1701 intro skip.
  2. Extract data11.rda from the zip file to the Anno 1701 installation folder.
  3. Run the game.

Game data[edit]

Interface and Camera settings.
Interface and Camera settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Virtual Store\Program Files (x86)\Aspyr\1701 AD\Engine.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7870/pfx/[Note 2]
  1. For the GOG version, profile data and keybindings are stored under <path-to-game>\Profiles\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames\[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7870/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.


Edit Engine.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Engine.ini.
  3. Change <ScreenFormat>0</ScreenFormat> to <ScreenFormat>1</ScreenFormat>.
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Keybinding menu.
Keybinding menu.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Camera scroll speed slider, but not mouse sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Options.
Sound Options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech, sound effects, unit, environment and news sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only in fullscreen mode or when minimised in windowed mode.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, see vorpx forum for additinal hints.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Cannot be played with 1 CD key
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or similar
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/7870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).