Category: Main Games Strategy Games Real-Time Strategy Anno 1404 Gold - Version

Anno 1404

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The DRM free version sold by Includes the Venice expansion.

Application Details:

Version: Gold - Version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.14

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What works

After playing an hour everything works fine.

What does not

The installer is complaining at the end. But it did not seem to affect the installation.


What was not tested

Playing longer than a few hours.


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Additional Comments

You need to install DirectX9. If not, the game starts and you hear music but can't see anything. As far as I can see, you don't need to modify a file anymore as described for other versions.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.2Aug 11 20216.14Yes Yes YesGoldPawel Mielimonka 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldpsofiterol 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 12 20172.3Yes Yes NoGoldmx2 
ShowElementary OS LokiSep 27 20161.8.4Yes Yes NoGoldLewis Clement 
CurrentopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Jan 19 20161.8Yes Yes NoGoldmagenulcus 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
37676 Multiple games need "fx_2_0" compilation target (The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary 2.0, Hitman: Blood Money, Star Wars Empire at War) NEW View
44743 Segfault in Wine-d3d. Affected; Anno1404, LAA flag set UNCONFIRMED View
45624 Anno 1404 shows black screen in DirectX 10 mode. UNCONFIRMED View

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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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Directx 10
by Heiko Gimbel on Monday May 14th 2018, 17:25
Shouldn't it be possible to run the game with directx 10.
I've tried it today with wine 3.8. The game starts but without graphics. I can hear the music an get the mousepointer the rest of the screen is black.
Setting the directxversion back to 9 solved the problem.
Out of memory (solved)
by fix on Saturday December 3rd 2016, 0:43
After a while the game just stopped while playing, this was caused by a memory issue.
This fixed it for me.

1. Download the 4GB patch from

2. Go to the game folder:
cd '/home/[username]/.wine/drive_c/GOG Games/Anno 1404 Gold Edition'

3. Extract the 4gb_patch to the game folder.

4. Execute in your terminal (backup is automatically created):
wine 4gb_patch.exe Anno4.exe

5. Optional; patch the Venice Addon:
wine 4gb_patch.exe Addon.exe