Anno 1701, v1.04 and includes the Sunken Dragon addon, v2.03.
I played some tutorials without problems.
With direct play over a vpn, I could play several 2...3hours evening sessions in endless mode with a friend and I remember only a crash once or twice.
What does not
When using "very high" graphic settings, the game started to miss textures after ~20minutes into the multiplayer game, and finally crashed. The console log indicated failing to allocate space for textures memory. I could complete the tutorials with highest graphics settings - but maybe they are not long enough.
This cashes about the graphic disappeared when using "low" (first few hours) or "medium" (later on) graphics presets.
What was not tested
Discover LAN games without entering the IP of the host.
Using "play over internet"
If crashes are present with the "high" graphic preset.
If you get the error message about a version mismatch, check the IP of your host twice. The game tells you "wrong version" even if you enter an IP no PC is using or not running the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian 10.x "Buster"||May 14 2020||5.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Malte|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 07 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||psofiterol|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 28 2018||3.7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Daniel Berger|
|Show||macOS 10.12 "Sierra"||Jan 14 2018||2.22||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||SL|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 12 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wanderer|
To start the game you cannot do:
It will only give you a black screen.
You must use this command to start the game correctly:
env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/annoWinePrefix" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix "/path/to/annoWinePrefix/drive_c/GOG Games/Anno 1701 AD/Anno1701.exe"
The command can be put in a desktop shortcut for convenience.
Aternatively the game can also be started correctly, if you cd into the install directory first.
Bash Script to start the game:
cd "/path/to/annoWinePrefix/drive_c/GOG Games/Anno 1701 AD/"
env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/annoWinePrefix" wine Anno1701.exe