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

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Starting, intro videos (turned off now), single player games, campaigns, tutorials work flawlessly. Got music, sound, proper moving (right mouse click).

What does not

Didn't find anything.


What was not tested

Multiplayer, map editor.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I used the latest Patch and a no-cd patch and copied all files from directory "S4" (CD2) into the game directory.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch 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

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3710 Specular Lighting CLOSED FIXED View
4247 Settlers 4 networking crashes with builtin msvcrt CLOSED FIXED View
5707 Settlers IV is slow in WIne 0.9.16+ CLOSED FIXED View
5770 Settlers IV resolution problems in WIne 0.9.16+ CLOSED FIXED View
10858 BlueByte Game Channel fails to install CLOSED FIXED View

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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