Anno 1404

Demo version of the game, published approximately one week before the full version.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.38

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

Starting the Game or anything else


What was not tested

The Game itself, as it does not start

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Error message displayed is "Failed to initialize DirectX"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 14 20101.1.38Yes No NoGarbageStephan Muhs 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20091.1.26Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Jul 13 20091.1.25Yes Yes NoGoldRalf Merkel 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1 x86_64Jul 08 20091.1.25Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 04 20091.1.25Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


In order to get the game working you must enable DirectX 9 instead of DirectX 10:

  • Locate the Engine.ini file (drive_c/Program Files/Ubisoft/Related Designs/ANNO 1404/ or drive_c/users/%username%/Application\ Data/Ubisoft/Anno1404/Config/ )
  • Edit or add a key named DirectXVersion and set the value to 9
  • The file should look similar to this:

The game should run flawlessly then...


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by Dan Kegel on Sunday October 10th 2010, 19:46
You need to edit the game's ini file for it to start.
First, change the directx version from 0 to 9; this prevents
it from trying to use directx10.
Then, changes LanguageTAG from the nonsensical 'data' to 'usa'.
Et voila, the game runs!