Anno 1404

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Third Public Patch for Anno 1404 without Addon

Application Details:

Version: 1.03.3650
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.36

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Nearly everything

What does not

- DirectX 10 mode (revert to DX9 as described)

- "High" and "very high" details (crash to Desktop after few minutes)


What was not tested

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Additional Comments

Lots of crashes aren't due to Wine but to the poor memory management of the game : a lot of VRAM is advisable due to this.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Feb 22 20151.7.36Yes Yes GoldLumbermatt 
ShowSabayon Linux (rolling release) amd64Jan 25 20141.7.9Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Oct 28 20121.5.15Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20111.3.17Yes Yes Goldan 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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Frequent crashes in Anno 1404
by Lumbermatt on Sunday February 22nd 2015, 4:23
Anno 1404 has a very poor memory management and even under Windows the game is plagued by incessant return to Desktop crashes due to memory errors (malloc failure, memory full, ect...). Ubi forums are full of user complaining about this : a major part of the crashes aren't due to Wine itself.

The solution to this seems to be to reduce the graphics quality (it's a pity... the game looks grat in high detail mode). With a GeForce 640GT (1Gb VRAM) i could play without any crashes many hours by reducing the quality to "medium".
With an HD3000 IGP (480Mb VRAM) i never managed to play more than 1/2h without crashes in any quality preset.

Don't use the "App can handle > 2gb adressset" trick detailed on Ubi forums: it breaks the function with wine (Error : "heap.c: main process heap section" wait timed out in thread [...] )

Hardware : Core i7 2600K (3,4Ghz) - 8Gb DDR3 RAM - GT640 1Gb
RE: Frequent crashes in Anno 1404
by Manu on Sunday February 22nd 2015, 12:37
I remember playing in maximum details for around 6-8 hours before the game crashed.
Thought that was shortly after release (and I don't remember which version I played) - I haven't tested neither current version of wine nor Anno.
by pandoras on Sunday March 31st 2013, 14:18
That engine file does not exist, i created one, but it still does not work.