LOOK. The game comes WITH the addon already included. In fact, it's THE TOP THING that you can launch. The instructions specifically state this.
Go to STEAM.
LITERALLY the TOP SELECTION is:
Play Anno 1404 - History Edition
and it's selected by default. Click that.
You are running Anno 1404 - History Edition AS they intended and AS default.
The trainer was made for that.
If people want to fund the other game, which is separate .exe then you will have to get with Chris about funding it. The other option to run the game is NOT the default, and says PLAINLY:
Play Anno 1404 - History Edition (start without addon)
The "addon" is built into the game and is the default launch. If I DID THE OTHER (without addon), then way more people would be complaining that it doesn't work for THAT.
Can't win here..
We bought the game on steam. I feel certain it works for UPLAY as well. If there is a UPLAY plus version, then no idea.
Usually an addon only extends the game which is like a "better version" and the reason why we prefer this one when making a trainer. It doesn't make sense to make an additional trainer for the basic game when you also get the basic game content when launching the addon.
Is there a specific reason why you don't want to launch the addon? Maybe we're unaware of or have missed something.
I have no idea why they re released this game, basically just to release it in 64 bit.
the game is a new executable with new coding in 64 bit registers. We had to start over. We can't just use our notes.
We also had TWO trainers for the original release of this game 8 years ago, because there was base game, then the more popular Venice addon.
In this re-release, they made the addon part of the package already (you don't have to buy separate) and it's the default version that you launch.
Having to code from the beginning all over again, on an 8 year old game, starting from scratch, on a title that takes hours sometimes to progress your city/etc, the code is now 64 bit, etc. etc. Its NOT a simple patch to new version.
I do not own the UPLAY version, we own this on STEAM.
If you want PWizard to be more specific, even though the entire situation is a big cluster and confusing mess, based on the fact that STEAM calls the game default WITH the addon
Anno 1404 - History Edition
He can rename this to Anno 1404 - History Edition with addon and if enough people will fund the Anno 1404 - History Edition no addon version, I can go back and look at it. Right now only 22 people have downloaded this trainer, which is pretty small number. Probably because the game really is nothing new. Just you can play the same graphics in 4K, which required them to recompile the entire game in 64 bit, which killed our previous trainer, and forces us to start over on this complex game. Data is not stored simply in this game, and a lot of functions are shared. It's a big time consuming game that took 6+ hours to get what I got for this new version.
The fact is that it's a "new" game in terms of the work we have to do to make a trainer for it, despite that it's really not. Similar to us having to make new trainers for all the Mafia games that got re-released. We may not be able to replicate the old options, and this game isn't the only game we are working on.