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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Test Results

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What works

Polish language version - everything works.

What does not

No support for DirectX 11.

Need to install Vulkan - dxvk-1.9.1 or dxvk-1.9-lp152.69.25


0. Prerequisites:

- In wine download and install DirectX 9

- in winecfg set d3d9 to native

- download ( and install dxvk

1. Edit engine.ini to add:

1.1. DirectX 9 support: 9

1.2. Some issues with time format? Change in engine.ini: -1 (from default 360 and some more 0's)

2. Enable 4bg addresing space support:

- Download patch (4gb_patch.exe)

- move to game folder, where Anno4.exe and Addon.exe are

- in console go to game directory and execute:

wine 4gb_patch.exe "Anno4.exe"

wine 4gb_patch.exe "Addon.exe"

3. in case game still crashed from time to time - set graphic details to Medium or Low.

What was not tested

Multiplayer, achievements with online account

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Tested ~5 hours Continous play. Memory use from 1,4 GB (on start) to 1,65 GB (population ~~3k and 12 ships)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE 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 
ShowopenSUSE 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
53060 Anno 1404 crashes at launch with discrete GPU CLOSED ABANDONED 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