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I've put together a Wine wrapper for Anno 1404: Gold Edition, allowing it to be played on Linux almost like a native game & with no Wine knowledge required.

Simply run the build script to create the wrapper. If the installer files are not alongside the wrapper build files then the path to them will need to be specified either by passing it as an argument to the build script with -respath="<path>" or by setting an environment variable named WINEWRAP_RESPATH containing it. You can change the path to build the wrapper in and the name of the wrapper directory with the -buildpath= and -dirname= arguments. The build path can also be set with the WINEWRAP_BUILDPATH environment variable.

The output will be a directory containing the game set up within a preconfigured Wine prefix, along with its own copy of Wine, extracted game icons, documentation, and start script(s). From there simply run the start script to play. The start script also includes options for creating a shortcut, configuring the wrapper etc.

(to uninstall simply delete the game directory and any shortcuts you created, and the game's user data directory in ~/.local/share if you don't want to keep your saves & settings)

User data is stored under ~/.local/share/anno1404

Full details are in the readme.txt and release notes. Here is the download link:

anno1404_wine.tar.xz
(140.1 kB, SHA256: 072f493cda9cc3a273d45867d5bb92e79497188ede46db34c2192d4e532ba605)

Updated 2020/01/19: Updated to Proton 4.11-12.

The wrapper uses Proton 4.11-12. Proton and Winetricks will be downloaded automatically if not present; to avoid redownloading for other scripts the downloaded Wine package will be stored in ~/.cache/winewrap

It is crucial to have updated graphics drivers for this, as this wrapper uses D9VK. For the open drivers, make sure to have a recent kernel and Mesa 18.3 or newer. For Nvidia GPUs, driver version 415.x or newer is required. You may also need to enable DRI3 support if it has not already been enabled on your system. Check the terminal output first if there are any problems.

If anyone encounters any problems then post in this thread, Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ &amp; Discussion and/or The "Judas&trade; does this run in Wine" thread v1.173.

For more of my Linux Wine wrappers check out post 3 in this thread: Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ &amp; Discussion


Additional notes:


-You can enable DXVK's framerate display by setting the environment variable: DXVK_HUD=fps
If you want to create a shortcut to start the game with this set then use these arguments for the shortcut:

env DXVK_HUD=fps %command% play

- Additional packages may be necessary to enable Vulkan support on your system, e.g.: libvulkan1 and libvulkan1:i386
Users of the open graphics drivers may also need to install mesa-vulkan-drivers and mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386
Post edited January 19, 2020 by adamhm
The script doesn't seem to be up to date with the latest installers.

Expecting:

082e448c4131187697417efd6a6258a66fe14e8268cacaa034c4c4d8b44d6e0f setup_anno_1404_gold_edition_2.01.5010_(13111)-1.bin
59f9661384dff077a3a3680ea3650c662a628a1aa29e39eec6dcee708aa78ec0 setup_anno_1404_gold_edition_2.01.5010_(13111)-2.bin
c5003e8c98b6eee6e7ce27d275ba3d7206210e4423555f6b9859feedbbc4b59c setup_anno_1404_gold_edition_2.01.5010_(13111).exe

but got:
d3d831c1318e7f4a10753a92ac41cb59748e2c1cfdaa253c69147de6c3f5cd52 setup_anno_1404_2.01_v2_(30326).exe
0bc631debf494cf484ae743105f43f994e89f10060fb72fb67ddb053d01ba8c9 setup_anno_1404_2.01_v2_(30326)-1.bin
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ThzChz: The script doesn't seem to be up to date with the latest installers.
Thanks, fixed now :)
Game doesnt start for me on Pop! OS 19.10

Console does show me following:

Running: Anno4.exe
Working directory: XXXX
Not forcing virtual desktop
esync: up and running.
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.

Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.

Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.

-> Red 1.000, Green 1.000, Blue 1.000
<- Red 1.000, Green 1.000, Blue 1.000
Got it, i just needed wine 32bit stuff :)