This was tested the german version of Anno 1404 Venice (Venedig) - Installing on Anno 1404 sale version (installing on patched Anno 1404 will fail because Venice ships with the first two patches which can't perform at least on the third official patch I had already installed. Reinstall Anno 1404 if this error occurs and you're good) - Patching sales version to 2.01.5010 using it's shipped autopatcher (works manually too). - Offline-Profile - Multiplaying LAN (Online not tested) - Long Time Playing - Copy protection (ships with TAGES but that's disabled with the second official patch 1.02.2619 so there is no issue any more with this, yay! :) ) Important: I used wine 1.3.9 for installing and patching. There's a bug report open (Bug 25742) for patching this with wine 1.3.11.
What does not
- DirectX10, use DirectX9 instead
What was not tested
- Online Playing using Online Profile stuff
Works only with DirectX9 (installed with winetricks). You have to add 9 to engine.ini. Please note that there are several Engine.ini files around after patching Anno 1404 with Venice. I got at least 3: install folder, user data/Ubisoft/Anno1404/Config/Engine.ini and user data/Ubisoft/Anno1404Addon/Config/engine.ini. Make sure to get the last one for Venice.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 08 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael B|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 15 2011||1.3.20||Yes||Yes||Gold||Manu|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Mar 15 2011||1.3.15||N/A||Yes||Gold||Manu|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 12 2011||1.3.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||Beko Pharm|
In order to get the game working you must enable DirectX 9 instead of DirectX 10:
The game should run flawlessly then...