The Settlers IV

The original games, without the Trojan expansion.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0-2.50.1516
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.26

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Test Results

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What works

Playing the game, most of the time.

What does not

Hardware acceleration. Occasional freeze, related to WINE_ALSA. Copy protection didnt work for me, so I had to use a no-cd exe.


What was not tested

Casting a Voodoo hex on the game

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Had to config the GameSettings.cfg to not use Fullscreen, ie. setting it to 0. Failing to do so would set the X resolution to 640*480, and the game wouldnt display any gui. Running the game with LandscapeHardware=1 does actually work for me in the sence that it doesnt crash. However, I cant use hardware acceleration once entering the game. I also set the GameSettings.cfg to Read-Only, as it would otherwise turn Fullscreen back on, causing X to go bonkers the next time it was run.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 26 20111.3.26Yes Yes GoldMax Roder 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 27 20111.3.20Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 31 20101.3.5Yes Yes GoldEmanuele 
ShowFedora 11Dec 31 20091.1.32Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 05 20091.1.29Yes Yes PlatinumSuppen 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

In order to install the BlueByte Game Channel software (required for Internet play), place cabinet.dll in Wine's windows/system32 directory (normally ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32). Then start winecfg and add a dll override for cabinet.
If the game runs slowly, use a Wine version prior to 0.9.16. Then you'll have to follow the instructions below; newer Wine versions run this game out of the box

Instructions for old Wine versions
  • If Settlers IV crashes when starting a game, edit 'Config/GameSettings.cfg' in the directory where you installed the game, and set 'LandscapeHardware' to 0.
  • Add a DLL override (this can be done with winecfg) for 'Exe/S4_Main.exe', so that it uses 'native' 'msvcrt' (msvcrt is installed with the game)
It is recommended to upgrade to the latest version, as you may have copy-protection problems otherwise.



The game runs slowly
Try switching to 16 bit colour depth. Use your distribution's program for changing display/graphics settings, or change DefaultDepth in /etc/X11/xorg.conf