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Anno 1701

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Sunflowers
Developer: Related Designs

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'Anno 1701' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT

Set once again in the 16th and 17th centuries, the age of seafaring and discovery, a unique blend of different genres makes this a truly gripping real-time building simulation. For the first time, players of all levels of skill and experience were deeply involved in development. Their influence proved vital in making this unique gaming experience more accessible than ever. Players create their own startlingly vivid, realistic world. Interaction takes place at ever turn. Play this exciting, action-packed game once and you will never want to stop!

Get the ANNO 1701 English Demo off WP (875mb)

Thank you for playing 1701 AD. We hope you enjoy our product. This file is intended to be read before installation of the product and to be used in case of any problems encountered during use.


Plunge into the fascinating world of 1701 AD! Become a discoverer - and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people - but don't disappoint them!

1701 AD is the most elaborate, high-budget game production ever to come out of German-speaking Europe. Set in the 16th and 17th centuries, the age of seafaring and discovery, a unique blend of different genres makes this a truly gripping real-time building simulation. For the first time, players of all levels of skill and experience were deeply involved in development. Their influence proved vital in making this unique gaming experience more accessible than ever. Players create their own startlingly vivid, realistic world. Interaction takes place at ever turn. Play this exciting, action-packed game once and you will never want to stop!

(1) System Requirements


- 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB with latest drivers
- English version of Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
- Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 3200+
- 512 MB RAM
- 3.5 GB of free space on hard drive
- DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
- Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard with latest drivers
- 4X DVD-ROM drive


- Internet(TCP/IP) or LAN(TCP/IP) play supported
- Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
- LAN play requires network interface card with latest drivers


- 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB with latest drivers
- Windows XP with Service Pack 2
- Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3500+
- 1024 MB RAM

This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME or NT.

Notice: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Anno 1701 A.D. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.


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

Notice: Integrated and Mobile video chipsets are not supported.

Notice: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.

Notice: For playing in multiplayer mode one DVD is needed in each participating PC. For more than 2 players 1 GB of system memory is required

(2) Installation Instructions

1. Insert the 1701 AD Disc into your CD/DVD Drive.
2. Select Install from the window that pops up. If the window does not appear, you can bring it up by going to My Computer and double-clicking the 1701 AD Disc icon.
3. Follow the step-by-step instructions. The installer will install the game to your machine in the location you request.
4. To play the game, double-click the shortcut that has been placed on your desktop or select the 1701 AD icon that appears in your start menu under Programs/1701 AD.

(3) Removal Instructions

1. Open the Start Menu and select All Programs.
2. Select 1701 AD.
3. Select Uninstall 1701 AD.

1. Open up the Control Panel.
2. Launch Add or Remove Programs.
3. Select 1701 AD.
4. Click Change/Remove and follow the on-screen instructions.

1. From the Autorun menu when the disc is inserted into the Disc drive.
2. Select Uninstall.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall.

(4) Notes

Software Updates
For the latest up to date information on 1701 AD, please visit Aspyr Media's website at

(5) Copyright

1701 AD © 2006 by SUNFLOWERS Interactive Entertainment Software GmbH.
SUNFLOWERS is a registered trademark of SUNFLOWERS Interactive Entertainment Software GmbH. All rights reserved.

(6) Epilepsy Warning

Some people may suffer mental confusion or epileptic seizures when exposed to certain strobe effects or flashes of light. Certain graphics and effects in computer games may trigger an epileptic seizure or loss of consciousness in those people. Previously unknown tendencies toward epilepsy could also be stimulated. If you or someone in your family have an epileptic condition, please consult your doctor before using this game. If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle spasms, fainting, disorientation or any sort of involuntary movement or cramps while playing the game, turn the device off IMMEDIATELY and consult a doctor before continuing to play.

(7) End User License Agreement (EULA)

Aspyr Media, Inc. License Agreement

Please read this License Agreement ("Agreement") carefully before installing this software. By clicking "Agree" you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions click "Disagree" and you may return this software package and all included materials, including the Compact Disc or DVD ("Disc"), to the place where you obtained it for a refund, if applicable. If you click "Disagree"' the installation process will not continue, and you will have no license or rights to use the Software.

This Agreement is a legal document between you ("Licensee") and Aspyr Media, Inc ("Aspyr").

Limited License; Your Rights and Responsibilities
In consideration of your payment of the license fee (included in the price you paid for the Software) and your agreement to abide by the terms of this Agreement, Aspyr agrees to grant, and you agree to accept on the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, limited license to use this software and the accompanying related materials ("Software").

This Agreement authorizes you to use the Software on the single microcomputer in which the Disc is installed. Title to the Software will at all times remain with Aspyr and third parties who have granted Aspyr the right to distribute portions of the Software. The Software is proprietary and subject to protection under various intellectual property laws, including copyright throughout the world. Unauthorized copying of the Software, or any portion thereof, is expressly forbidden. You may be held legally responsible for any infringement caused by your failure to abide by the terms of this Agreement. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software or create any derivative work thereof or any software interfacing with the Software.

As the Licensee, you may physically transfer the Software from one computer to another provided that the Software is used on only one computer at a time. You may not (a) electronically transfer the Software from one computer to another over a network, (b) distribute copies of the Software to others, or (c) print, modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works based on the graphics or written materials included in the Software without Aspyr's prior written consent which may be withheld.

This Agreement is (a) effective until terminated and (b) will terminate immediately without notice from Aspyr if you fail to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement. Upon termination you must destroy all copies of the Software.

Limited Warranty; Limitation of Liability
The Software is delivered "as is" without any warranties except that Aspyr warrants, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date you obtained the Software that the media on which the Software was delivered is not defective.


In no event shall Aspyr or any of its licensors, contractors, vendors or suppliers be liable to licensee or any third party for any claims or damages, including, but not limited to any lost profits, lost savings, lost data or any other direct incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, whether resulting from impaired or lost data, software or computer failure or any other cause, even if such damages are caused by Aspyr's own negligence and even if Aspyr is advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any other claim by any user of the software. Aspyr's entire liability to Licensee and all third parties and your exclusive remedy shall be the replacement of the media found to be defective and returned to Aspyr, prepaid with a copy of your purchase receipt by the registered Licensee within ninety (90) days from the date you obtained the Software.

No oral or written advice or statement given or made by Aspyr, or its dealers, agents, distributors or employees shall create any warranty or in any way increase the scope of the foregoing warranty.

This warranty gives you specific rights. You may have other rights which vary by state and certain limitations contained in the limited warranty may not apply to you. This Agreement shall be governed by the law, other than choice of law rules, of the State of Texas and The United States of America.

(8) Aspyr Technical Support

If you are having problems installing or using this software, we want to help. You should read through the manual and the Readme file on the CD before contacting Aspyr Technical Support. Please ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements that are listed on the bottom of the box. Our Technical Support representatives will not be able to help customers whose computers do not meet these requirements. So that we can better help you, please have the following information ready:

-Complete product title
-Exact error message reported (if any)
-A brief description of the problem
-Your computer's processor type and speed (i.e. Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, AMD Sempron 1.6 GHz, etc.)
-Amount of RAM (MB, GB)
-Make and model of your video card (ATI, Nvidia)
-Speed of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (16x, 4x, etc.)

-Operating System (Windows XP, etc.)

Contact us over the Internet:

If, after reviewing all the known issues in this Readme file, you are still having difficulties, please visit our online technical support page at If your problem is not currently listed, then please gather all information regarding the problem, including attempts to resolve the problem, error messages, and computer specifications and fill out a support ticket located at This form will then be sent to Aspyr Media Technical Support.

Contact us by Phone:

You can also contact us by phone by calling (512) 708-8100. Note that this number is for technical assistance only. No hints or tips will be given out over the Technical Support line. When calling our Technical Support line, please make sure you are in front of your computer and prepared to provide all necessary information about your computer.

You can also contact Aspyr Technical Support by mail:

Aspyr Media, Inc.
P.O. Box 5861
Austin, TX 78763-5861

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