The Settlers IV

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Includes the original The Settlers® IV and its two expansions: The Settlers® IV: The Trojans and the Elixir of Power and The Settlers® IV Mission CD along with a random map generator.

Application Details:

Version: Gold Edition (GOG)
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Starting the game
  • Closing the game
  • Playing Singleplayer works fine

What does not

  • Background music sounds horrible, like playing several times over itself and stutters (maybe a buffer running out of data?)
  • Every text is missing, i.e. menu text is missing, tooltips are visible, but there is no text on them


What was not tested

  • Multiplayer
  • extended gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20216.0Yes Yes NoSilverMarek 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 01 20183.3Yes Yes NoBronzeStefan Naumann 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 27 20172.13Yes Yes GoldAaron Franke 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Mar 01 20161.8.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 22 x86_64Jun 26 20151.7.44Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42270 Settlers 4 Gold - Hardware Rendering mode not working UNCONFIRMED View

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not working under actual wine
by Hirntot on Monday April 24th 2017, 2:26
be aware that you might have to downgrade wine.
It didn't work with the actual wine (04/2017) but with an old version (in my case to 1.7.17, just out of a mood) it worked fluently.
RE: not working under actual wine
by Aaron Franke on Monday April 24th 2017, 16:48
Have you tested multiple wineprefixes? I haven't experienced any issues myself. If you believe there is a regression, please look into it and report it!
RE: not working under actual wine
by Hirntot on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 6:20
well, I would have deleted my previous post right after posting, but I couldn't find a button for that.

No, I didn't use any wineprefix.
I installed it via PoL (yeah, that was one of the reasons why I wanned to delete my poste on winehq), trying scripted and non-scripted ways, and the best I got was a black screen but with game sound and mouse klick feedback and everything (but sometimes it also crashed while installation). So I searched for solutions for hours and days. and then somehow, based on some recommendations from Anno1604 (wasn't it called like that? anyway), I came to the idea to try other wine versions. I chose 1.7.17 and it worked just fine. If I just had tried that while installing, I would have finished quite a few missions more by now!

Since you do have the only "support" for the gog version (my original Gold Edition ist recently out of reach), I thought I might be doing well in posting my experience here, assuming that it should be the same with direct wine installation.

What do you mean about the regression? how should I look into that and report it? Since it is an old game and not supportet under win10 either I shouldn't be surprised that some DLLs from actual wine versions might be different.
RE: not working under actual wine
by Aaron Franke on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:18
PlayOnLinux is not officially supported. Please don't post unless you have tested with vanilla Wine as well.

And, FYI, PlayOnLinux's "virtual drives" are just another word for wineprefixes.