This game port has a Crossover Alternative! You can try CrossOver and use it instead if you prefer. Linux users can use this to play as well. Get 30% off with the promode "portingover".
If you already have CrossOver installed, you can install it right now:
If you already Porting Kit installed, press the button below to start the installation:
This WSI file will create a Wrapper and install Anno 1404 Gold Edition into that Wrapper. The GOG.com and Gamersgate version is tested and DRM free. So this version is advised to use. When you don’t own the Windows game yet, then use the links here to go to the GOG.com game page where you can purchase the Windows game. Then on your GOG.com game library download the “Offline backup game installer” setup files (not the GOG Galaxy one!) by expanding it and then click „Install” to download and create the Wrapper.
Anna 1404 and its add-on are an award winning combination of construction, economy, discovery, diplomacy & combat. Raise monumental metropolis and develop an idealized historical empire in the Orient and the Venice of the Renaissance.
- The free Porting Kit app
- A two Button USB mouse with scroll-wheel (recommended)
- The Venice Expansion only works for the GOG.com version!
- To avoid crashes after longer gameplay, turn off “post effects” and set texture level to “medium”.
- AMD/ATI cards has some minor graphical glitches in some levels. Patching the game to 3.1 brings back DRM (Tags) issues.
- Multiplayer not tested
- In some rare cases (in the setup initialization) it may set the direct version to Directx10, this might crash the game on startup. When that happens, you need to Switch to DirectX mode to Directx9 in the Engine.ini. You can simply do that by Locate the Engine.ini file (/Program Files/Ubisoft/Related Designs/ANNO 1404/) by going to “more” —> open c: —> navigate to the anno 1404 folder and edit the Engine.ini file with a text editor and change the “directXVersion” to value “9”. After that close the text editor and play the game! This is luckily a one time action only.
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