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Anno 1503

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Anno 1503
Anno 1503 cover
Developers
Max Design
Publishers
Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2003
Anno 1503 at Wikipedia
Anno
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Anno 1503 2003
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Anno 1404 2009
Anno 2070 2011
Anno Online 2013
Anno 2205 2015
Anno 1800 2019

Key points

Also called 1503 A.D in North America.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Official game site
Anno 1503 Wiki (German only)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Copies with the name Anno 1503 use SecuROM 4 DRM, and copies with the name 1503 AD use SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
includes the "Treasures, Monsters & Pirates" expansion.
Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Treasures, Monsters & Pirates
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Max resolution of 1280x1024.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

D3DWindower[citation needed]
  1. See D3DWindower for further instructions.
  2. Find <path-to-game>\1503Startup.exe.
  3. Run it with D3DWindower by pushing the fifth button.

Notes

Activating the emulation is not needed. Running the game directly through the launcher will work.
Run any borderless applications before running D3Dwindower or else the game will crash.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 500 MHz Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 930 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References