Anno 1701

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Anno 1701
Anno 1701 cover
Developers
Related Designs
Publishers
Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows October 26, 2006
Anno 1701 at Wikipedia
Anno
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World 1998
Anno 1503 2003
Anno 1701 2006
Anno 1404 2009
Anno 2070 2011
Anno Online 2013
Anno 2205 2015
Anno 1800 2019

Key points

Also released as 1701 A.D in North America.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
English copies use TAGES DRM, Russian copies use StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1] and Chinese copies use SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Anno 1701: The Sunken Dragon
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available. A Patch 1.04 is available for the US release.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Download intro skip file[citation needed]
  1. Download the Anno 1701 intro skip.
  2. Extract data11.rda from the zip file to the Anno 1701 installation folder.
  3. Run the game.

Game data[edit]

Interface and Camera settings.
Interface and Camera settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Virtual Store\Program Files (x86)\Aspyr\1701 AD\Engine.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7870/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7870/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Interface scales properly.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Change <ScreenFormat>0</ScreenFormat> to <ScreenFormat>1</ScreenFormat> in Engine.ini.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate cap.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keybinding menu.
Keybinding menu.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Camera scroll speed slider, but not mouse sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Options.
Sound Options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech, sound effects, unit, environment and news sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only in fullscreen mode or when minimised in windowed mode.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Local retail version only.
French
German
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Cannot be played with 1 CD key
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or similar 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or similar
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References