A quick overview over the need calculators floating around on the web. See also Needs.

Best calculators

Recommended for

Advanced players - strategic planning

Beginners - apply basic modifications

Beginners - simple and limited

Input
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Existing Buildings, Items, Effects (optional)
  • Pop.
  • Material, Workforce (per chain)
  • Pop. / Houses
Output
  • Buildings
  • t/min
  • Workforce
  • Chains
  • t/min
  • Construction Costs (per chain)
  • Chains
  • t/min
  • Construction Costs, Workforce (per chain)
Language All All en
DLC All No Tourist Season No Palace, Bright Harvest,

Docklands, or Tourist Season

Chains Overview Yes (required buildings) Yes (full chains, construction cost) Yes (full chains, construction cost)
Construction Material Yes No Yes
Boosts Yes Yes No
Silos, tractor barns Yes No No
Filter/Grouping Product Category Custom Categories Luxury Goods
Multi Islands Yes No No
Export Yes No No
Lock Needs Yes No No
Consumption Reduction Newspaper, Sets, Items Newspaper -
Replace Inputs Yes No No
Select Producer Yes No Coal and Veneers
Extra Goods Yes No No
Exclusive Features
  • Extract statistics from the running game
  • Customize displayed information
  • Palace effects
  • Trade contracts to exchange goods (docklands)

A9C

Recommended for

Advanced players - fine grained planning

No longer maintained

Advanced players - orverview for many islands

Beginners - good transfer between two islands

Input
  • Houses
  • Existing Buildings (mandatory)
  • Island Resources
  • Items
  • Culture-Sets
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Existing Buildings (optional)
  • Pop. / Houses
Output
  • t/min (Over- / Under-production)
  • Chains
  • t/min
  • Population
  • Chains
  • t/min
Language de, en en de, en
DLC No Docklands or Tourist Season;

Palace and Land of Lions in beta state

No Palace, Docklands or Tourist Season No Palace, Bright Harvest, Docklands or Tourist Season
Chains Overview No (just highlights on mouse over) Yes (required buildings) Yes (required buildings, utilized capacity)
Construction Material Yes No No
Boosts Yes Yes Yes
Silos, tractor barns No (WIP) Yes No
Filter/Grouping Product Category, manual Island, Population Level Luxury Goods
Multi Islands Yes (mandatory) Yes Yes
Export Yes Yes Yes
Lock Needs Yes No No
Consumption Reduction Sets, Items (WIP: Newspaper) - -
Replace Inputs Yes No No
Select Producer Yes No No
Extra Goods Yes No No
Exclusive Features
  • Coop (multiple players can interact at the same time)
  • Townhall / Lodge items:
    • Bonus Supply
    • Provided Needs
  • Productivity Items
  • Festival and culture set boosts (some)
  • Trade balance management
  • Two islands shown next to each other
  • Toggle selection of population tiers


Outdated Calculators


Properties of Calculators
Calculator Input Output Platform Boosts Construction

Materials

DLC Multi Islands Export Extras
Glkwhr
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Buildings
  • t/min
  • Workforce
Web Yes No No No No
Robert Linsener
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Chains
  • Buildings
  • t/min
  • Workforce
  • Maintenance
  • Construction Costs
Mobile App Only Electricity No Until Arctic No No
  • Search function
Unbyte
  • Pop.
  • Chains
  • Construction Costs
Mobile App No Yes No No No
Deathwings
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Chains
  • Buildings
  • Workforce
Web + Desktop Yes Yes No Yes Yes
DudeLvl1
  • Pop. / Houses
  • Existing Buildings (optional)
  • Buildings
  • t/min
  • Workforce
Spreadsheet Yes Yes No No Yes
  • Chain modifiers
  • Banned goods
  • Extra goods
  • Workforce modifiers
Almighty
  • Pop.
  • Buildings
Spreadsheet Only Electricity No No No Yes
  • Tile amount computation for custom farm configurations

Legend

  • Extract Statistics: Download and run AnnoCalculatorServer → open the statistics menu in Anno → the calculator automatically updates population, boosts, and existing buildings when the statistics menu is open
  • Boosts: Productivity of factories can be modified (e.g. to reflect working conditions, items, ...).
  • Construction Materials: Production chains for construction materials included.
  • DLC: Effects from the specified DLCs can be incorporated.
  • Multi islands: Create individual islands with separate production chains and population.
  • Export: Save and switch between multiple savegames.
  • Pop.: Population, i.e. enter number of inhabitants.
  • Chains: Display number of chains and (optionally) number of buildings within each chain.
  • Buildings: Display total number of buildings per factory.
  • t/min: Display production in tons per minute.
  • Workforce: Display required workforce of each tier.
  • Replace Inputs: Apply items that change the input of a factory (e.g grain instead of flour).
  • Consumption Reduction: Consider effects that reduce the consumption (e.g. newspaper, zoo sets, ...).
  • Locked Needs: Set the consumption of some good to zero or apply items that have the same effect.
  • Extra goods: Apply items that generate goods other than the normal factory output.
  • Select Producer: In case several factories produce the same good, select which one should be used for calculation.
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