Anno 1404 is a city-building game, also known as Dawn of Discovery, developed by Related Design and Bluebyte.

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Are Trade Privileges shared among islands or multiplied?

The number of patricians houses (trade privileges) that I can have on an island = 60% of the number of citizens houses on that island + number of envoys worldwide/110 (improvable by certain ...
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When do I need roads in Anno 1404?

Easy question: Who needs roads to which location in Anno 1404? Here is what I know: Warehouses need roads to grab the finished goods from the industries. People houses need roads for the sake of ...
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Why are my Citizens and peasants stuck in their status?

I have Peasants as well as Citizens and both groups have all needs fulfilled. I have fast forwarded the game quite a while, but both groups refuse to rise in status. The advance permits on the ...
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How can I find all buildings of a certain type in Anno 1404?

In Anno 1404, is there any way to find out how many buildings of a certain type (for example Carpenters) I have built in my settlement and where they are located? This is a not an issue in small ...
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Is there a downside to building too many houses?

It seems that in this game building houses has only good effects, since they basically provide more taxes which provides more income. In Impressions games, however building houses like there was no ...
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Do I need to patch the base game to 1.3 if I already have Venice updated to 2.1?

I've recently bought DVD version of Anno 1404 and Venice (2 DVDs). Anno 1404 is to version 1.2 and Venice is to 2.0. I downloaded (and applied) Venice patch 2.1 and I also applied the unofficial ...
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In Anno 1404, how do I take over trade buildings without them disappearing?

Situation: Whenever I invade another player's island, I set up like 5-6 military camps around the trade buildings to capture them. After waiting a loooong time, when the timer hits 0 and the ownership ...
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How does the campaign award difficulty medals in Anno 1404?

I'm not sure how exactly the campaign counts difficulty completion. Rather than choosing the difficulty for the entire campaign, you choose the difficulty for individual missions, as seen below. In ...
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In Anno 1404, is there any way to automate swapping resources between settlements?

When I play Continuous Game mode, I always end up with the situation of needing some resource that I can't harvest from my initial settlement island. So, I settle on a new island that has those ...
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Do Occident or Oriental homes produce more net income?

In the current game I'm playing, I'm at a cross-roads on whether to build another Occidental colony or an Oriental one, for money production. I have enough excess supply that building either one ...
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What resources does a population use when upgrading their homes?

While the population constantly consumes resources, they also use some resources when they graduate to the next prosperity level. For instance, I know that to reach level 2 Oriental citizens have to ...
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Does constructing beautification buildings have any in-game effect?

In Anno 1404, there are quite of few beautification buildings that the computer players use to great effect. While they are nice, I have better things to spend my resources on if these buildings have ...
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What's the difference between the 'oriental market building' and the regular 'small market building'?

When one starts an oriental island you can begin placing Oriental Market Buildings, which function like the Occidental Small market building. The biggest difference I can tell is that the Oriental ...
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What are the Bear caves for?

Some islands have bear caves on them, but I'm not sure what I am supposed to do with them. What are the bear caves and what do they do? How do I harvest this resource?