[ANNO 1800] Manually change settings

All settings that can be changed in the game under Options can also be changed manually in the config-file. This can be useful if the game itself can’t be started.

Where do I find the file ?

The file can be found in your user files in the folder config and is named engine.ini.

Documents\Anno 1800\config

How can I edit the file ?

The file can be edited with any text editor although I don’t recommend the windows editor as the formatting can get lost.

Recommended Editors


To change a line, do the following steps

  1. Make sure the game is closed
  2. Create a backup of the file in case something goes wrong
  3. Search for the appropriate line in the file and edit the value
  4. Make sure to only change the value after the colon
  5. Save the file
  6. On the next game start the changes should be done.