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Games => Discussions => Topic started by: Dorian74 on February 24, 2016, 09:13:31 PM

Title: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 24, 2016, 09:13:31 PM
So, another question regarding Anno 1404 German settings:

When I started with Porting Kit and Anno 1404 on February 10th with the then common version, no German special characters (, , ) did work. A few days later, after several updates for PK, suddenly the , , , and did work - but, strange enough, not and .
Any ideas?
I admit it is a minor issue. However, it would be nice if it could be solved.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 25, 2016, 11:14:43 AM
So, another question regarding Anno 1404 German settings:

When I started with Porting Kit and Anno 1404 on February 10th with the then common version, no German special characters (, , ) did work. A few days later, after several updates for PK, suddenly the , , , and did work - but, strange enough, not and .
Any ideas?
I admit it is a minor issue. However, it would be nice if it could be solved.

A curious behavior indeed. Did you tried to do a Test Run to check if it's looking for any system font?
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 25, 2016, 04:47:23 PM
No. And I have no idea how to do that. But if someone explains that to me - and if I should happen to understand the instructions ;-)  - I would gladly do it
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 25, 2016, 07:27:19 PM
Right click the port in your local tab and press "Launch Wineskin". Now press "Advanced" and then "Test Run". The port will start to run. Well you get to a place where the or characters should be, close the game. Wineskin will then give you two logs; attach and post them  here in that topic.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 26, 2016, 05:49:23 AM
Im sorry, I wasnt precise enough in my last posts, so here is a refinement:
The characters are shown in the game messages and during the loading sequence. And since I play only single player, there is no opportunity typing texts during the game.
But I cant use them for naming the saves. Therefore it is a minor issue indeed.
Anyway, it might indicate some problem under the hood.
Here are the logs.

Greetings, Dorian
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 26, 2016, 12:58:42 PM
So, did you created these logs when trying to make a save with these characters? Just in case.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 27, 2016, 04:32:36 PM
No, but now I made another run, and this time I tried to save with .
Here are the log files.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 27, 2016, 04:46:29 PM
Oddly, the two logs are completely equal. Maybe it's a bug in the game. The game is capable of doing that in Windows?
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 27, 2016, 06:44:06 PM
Hmmm I run the game on a PC too and there all works fine, but there it is the Steam version. Maybe I should install the GoG Version on a Windows and give it a try.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 27, 2016, 11:11:37 PM
When you try to save the game with these characters, what exactly happens? Do you receive an error message or something like that, or it simply doesn't save?
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 28, 2016, 09:49:51 AM
Neither nor
I simply cannot type the characters and . When I press the key I get no reaction.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: vitormm on February 28, 2016, 08:21:57 PM
Neither nor
I simply cannot type the characters and . When I press the key I get no reaction.

Wine seems to incapable of recognizing these characters. I though you couldn't type but couldn't save :P

I've made a search and found a topic about that:
https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-users/2006-July/022880.html

And it seems that this is not the only game where things like that happens:
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=32369&iTestingId=91959

If that's really the case, unfortunately there is nothing we can do for now. Maybe you can find a more useful informations in the WineHQ forums, but that was the best I could find for now.
Title: Re: Anno 1404 - Keyboard settings
Post by: Dorian74 on February 29, 2016, 04:40:57 PM
Many thanks for trying to help. As I said: for my purposes it is a rather small issue, and, since other applications are affected too, Im optimistic that it will be fixed sooner or later.