Anno 2070

Steam release

Application Details:

Version: Steam Edition
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Playing the game works with no issues so far.

What does not

The problem is the crappy Uplay installer they ship with their Steam version. You can't enter the activation key because some tiny error window pops up. (You then have to kill that process. The name is something with tmp and it doesn't have exe in the name.) Without registration you can't play the game.


I came up with the workaround from similar Windows issues. So it's for the most part not only related to wine. I used a guide from a forum located here: (Use the files at your own risk!)

  1. Make sure you have mscorefonts installed as the Uplay window will be blank without it. E.g., use: winetricks corefonts
  2. Set Windows version to Windows 10.
  3. Download the game from Steam but under no circumstances start it.
  4. Download the zip file from the above link:
  5. Open the install directory. Most likely: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Anno 2070
  6. Rename or remove Anno5.exe and AutoPatcher.exe. you won't need them later.
  7. Unpack autopatcher.exe (10.1 MB) from the archive and put it in the dirctory.
  8. For both variants run the patcher repeatedly (!) until it succeeds. Ignore any error messages related to server not found: First run wine autopatcher.exe and then run it with the following arguments to patch the addon wine autopatcher.exe addon /autostart.
  9. It should then start with an updated version of uplay and everything should go fine.

To start the game run wine Anno5.exe, wait some time and then kill it. Then it should start the game and everything should run.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jan 25 20183.0-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldMoritz Bruder 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Jan 07 20151.7.33Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 22 20141.7.13Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
37283 ANNO 2070: Shader Problem? no textures? UNCONFIRMED View

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Download the zip file from the above link
by Sergey Kruglov on Wednesday October 9th 2019, 8:32
can you upload the autopatch. exe for Anno agan?
Installs but doesn't play
by Steven Wilson on Tuesday September 5th 2017, 11:48
Rebecca's instructions do not work! The game will not play past install. Now gets a garbage rating. The install instructions need to be updated.

by Perru on Wednesday March 18th 2015, 13:05

I just installed Anno 2070 Complete Edition + Deep Ocean.

Complete Edition Standalone isn't playable because the game wants DLC files anyway and update doesn't work.

Deep Ocean is playable but... all fonts are missing.

Anyone got an idea ? Ty.
by Moritz Bruder on Sunday September 9th 2018, 5:36
Install corefonts with winetricks.
Launcher broken
by fabki on Thursday January 1st 2015, 18:33
Well, the same problem exist with a Win machine, so its not a wine bug i think?