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

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Why won't my Patricians advance?

I have clicked every house i can find and they are all full green for taxes and for needs. I've read numerous resources and almost everything points to getting everything in the green. I'm so tired ...
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Why isn't my paper mill being provided with lumber?

I built a Paper Mill awhile ago (top left structure in the below image, over the river), and I just noticed that it's not being provided with any lumber. As you can see from my image it's within the ...
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Can I make a trade route in which the resources are traded over an specific amount?

For example I want to sell ropes to the AI, but I want to always have a stash of 30 ropes in my warehouse in case I need to build a ship. Can I just export the ropes over 30? It's just too messy and ...
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Is there any benefit to having more farmland?

When you build farms like a Hemp Farm you need to build farmland around it with different arms needing a different number of farmlands to reach 100% productivity ie. Hemp = 4 Goat Milk = 3 Dates = 5 ...
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Is there any way to increase the UI size in Anno 1404?

Trying to play on a 1440p 27 inch screen and the UI doesn’t scale by default to high res so it’s incredibly small and unplayable. Please note I don’t consider decreasing resolution to be an answer, ...
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Production Buildings radius and placement

I have two questions about the placement of Production Buildings in Anno 1404: What is the Radius of a production building all about? I.e. if i have an iron smelter it shows me a radius for the ...
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How do I buy a flagship?

I've just started the game, and I've searched Google and I can't seem to find the quest anywhere. How do I buy the flag ship from Lord Richard Northburough? I think my game might be glitched.
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How to view balance sheet including trade profits/losses

In Anno 1404, one of the primary means of earning income is through trade, however I can't seem to find a way to view details like the profits earned by each particular trade route in a consolidated ...
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Anno1404 2nd mission in campaign: How to deliver fish and cider

In Anno 1404, in the second mission of the campaign, you are asked to deliver 15t fish and 3t to Guy Forcas, but after loading these supplies on my ship and reaching the port of Forcas(Twickham) , ...
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Is there a trick for Anno 1404 to automate transportation with min/max?

Anno 1404 has two modes of trading / transportation: Trade routes. This is both for trading with NPCs, and for transportation between one's own settlements. Passive trade settings for NPCs that visit ...
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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?

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?
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