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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Game doesn't start and gives this error: "The Program S4_Main.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine. You may want to check for tips about running this application. If this problem is not present under Windows and has not been reported yet, you can report it at"

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20172.4Yes Yes GoldAaron Franke 
CurrentFedora 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