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Anno 1701, v1.04 and includes the Sunken Dragon addon, v2.03.

Application Details:

Version: GOG Version
License: Retail
URL: http://www.anno1701.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

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.

Workarounds

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"

The add-on

If crashes are present with the "high" graphic preset.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian 10.x "Buster"May 14 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldMalte 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20194.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumpsofiterol 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 28 20183.7Yes Yes YesGoldDaniel Berger 
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Jan 14 20182.22Yes Yes YesGoldSL 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 12 20172.2Yes Yes GoldWanderer 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Starting the Game

Issue: Black Screen

To start the game you cannot do:

wine /path/to/Anno1701.exe

It will only give you a black screen.


Solution: Command for a Desktop Shortcut

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.


Solution 2: Use 'cd' before running the game

Aternatively the game can also be started correctly, if you cd into the install directory first.

Bash Script to start the game:

#!/bin/bash
cd "/path/to/annoWinePrefix/drive_c/GOG Games/Anno 1701 AD/"
env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/annoWinePrefix" wine Anno1701.exe

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