Anno 1701

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Anno 1701
Anno 1701 front cover.jpg
Developer(s) Related Designs
Publisher(s) Aspyr Media, Sunflowers
License Proprietary
Series Anno
Version 1.04 (German), 1.02 (international)[1]
Platform(s) Windows, Wii (TBA[2])
Release date DE 2006-10-26
NA 2006-10-30
EU 2006-11-03
Genre(s) Real-time strategy, city-building, economic simulation
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone) 10+
PEGI: 3+
Media 1 DVD-ROM
System requirements Pentium 4 2.2GHz, 512MiB RAM, 64MiB VRAM, 3.5GiB HD space more...
Input methods Keyboard and mouse

Anno 1701 (also published as 1701 A.D.), is a real time strategy and city building game developed by Related Designs. It revolves around building and maintaining an 18th century colony in the "New World". It's the third game in the Anno series and was followed by Anno 1404.


System requirements

To run this game, your PC must meet or exceed the following requirements[3]

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 2000 or XP (95/98/Me are not supported)
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 3200+
  • 512 MiB of RAM (1 GiB for multiplayer if more than 2 players)
  • 3.5 GiB of free hard drive space
  • Direct X 9.0 compatible graphics card with 64 MiB of VRAM
  • 4X DVD-ROM Drive
  • DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
  • for multiplayer: internet connection or LAN.

Officially supported GPUs

  • ATI: Radeon 8500, 9000, 9200, 9250, 9500, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X550, X600, X700, X850, X1300, X1800, X1900
  • NVIDIA: GeForce 3/Ti 200, GeForce 4/Ti 4800, GeForce PCX 5300, GeForce FX 5500/5600/5700/5750/5900/5950, GeForce 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800, 7800, 7900

Recommended system specifications

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2
  • 1 GiB of RAM
  • 128 MiB of VRAM


To use these cheats, you must start a new Continuous game from the game menu: if you start a game right after the tutorial, the cheats won't work[4].
Note also that it's been reported that these cheats are disable in the 1.02 patch[4].

During the game, rename your settlement (this is done by renaming your warehouse) to one of the following names (NB: these are case-sensitive) to use the corresponding cheats:

  • BonanzaCreek: gives 100,000 gold
  • Linlithgow: fills the warehouse with tools
  • ParadiseCity: fills the warehouse with all the goods your people need to stay happy. So this helps to secure your current development level, but it doesn't help you to reach the next one.
  • SiliconValley: all research completed
  • MariaDelTule: plant trees and other plants using the pipette


MegaDev did a +2/+3 trainer (depending on the game version), for versions 1.00 to 1.04. This trainer has the following options:

  • unlimited gold
  • freeze warehouse stock
  • unlimited warehouse stock (only for some versions)

You can download this trainer here: MegaTrainer XL - - Mtxl1580 (more info).

Strategy tips

Develop a navy

1701 AD revolves around trade, specifically sea trade. Thus, it is necessary to have not only an intimidating war fleet, but also a mighty trading fleet to send around to buy and sell goods from other players. A weak navy directly correlates to a weak nation.

Colonize early

Claiming islands is also very vital, because other AI opponents will not hesitate to rapidly settle every inch of the world. Be sure to claim land early in the game, or you'll have to claim it by going to war.

Try to avoid war until the aristocratic stage

Wars are extremely costly in 1701 AD. A single large warship alone costs 4500 gold coins, not to mention the tons of wood, cloth, and cannons. War should be avoided until a respectable amount of credit is attained, which occurs in the aristocratic social stage. Unless an entire resource is missing (hindering your opportunity to upgrade social stage), remain at peace. Waging war "just for fun" without proper preparation will only lead to trouble.

Fraternize with a foreign culture

Fraternizing (allying) with a foreign culture results in many lucrative rewards. Players fraternized with a culture have access to discounted colonial goods as well as a "Special Action" that can be used to devastate opponents' settlements or armed forces. To fraternize with a foreign culture, trade with them as much as possible until your reputation with them reaches the green level.

Build garrisons and watchtowers on all important islands

Most players build garrisons only on their main island, leaving the satellite islands unguarded. Yes, it does cost a fair amount of building materials to build garrisons, but it is worth it when an enemy lands on the island. If weapons have also been loaded onto the island, the defending player can immediately train troops and much more effectively defend their island. Watchtowers (if many have been built) can severely damage invading troops, so they too are helpful when defending.


Anno 1701 - loading screen with advice.jpg Anno 1701 - another loading screen.jpg Anno 1701 - tutorial village center.jpg Anno 1701 - tutorial fishing.jpg Anno 1701 - a city with happy population.jpg Anno 1701 - another civilization.jpg Anno 1701 - at the Free trader's - zoomed in.jpg Anno 1701 - at the Free trader's - zoomed out.jpg Anno 1701 - a wealthy colony.jpg Anno 1701 - warehouse stocks.jpg Anno 1701 - naval combat.jpg Anno 1701 - playground mode.jpg



Introduction cinematic

The introduction cinematic... from the German version.


External links


  1. - Anno 1701 patches
  2. 1701 A.D. for Wii on IGN
  3. Aspyr - 1701 A.D. game specs
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cheathappens forums - 1701 Cheat Codes

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