The Settlers IV

The demo version.

Application Details:

Version: Demo 1.06.811
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.4

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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

Everything included in this demo

What does not

Hardware rendering engines do not work. Selecting it just causes the resolution to reset.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The Settlers IV Demo V1.06.811 (Demo build 03072143) Played the demo map for 2 hours until it crashed with an mss32.dll error: Exception 0xc0000005 at 0x211147fc! S4_Main.exe (time stamp 0x3aa6ab6a) caused an access violation exception in module mss32.dll This game crashes on Windows often too so some crashes are expected.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20172.4Yes Yes GoldAaron Franke 
ShowFedora 11Dec 31 20091.1.32Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJul 31 20060.9.18.Yes Yes BronzeAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 21 20060.9.6.Yes Yes GoldAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 21 20060.9.6.Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes


It is strongly recommended to use WIne version 0.9.15 or earlier.

To make the game work, do the following

  • If the game crashes when starting play, edit 'Config/GameSettings.cfg' in the directory where you installed the game, and set 'LandscapeHardware' to 0 (run the game first to generate it)
  • If you intend to play multiplayer, start 'winecfg' and add a DLL override so that 'Exe/S4_Main.exe' used native 'msvcrt' (this can be done with winecfg). msvcrt is installed with the game