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The Settlers III

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The multiplayer version of the demo.

Application Details:

Version: Multiplayer demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.settlers3.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.55

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Demo (ENG)

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

  • Installation
  • Singleplayer demo

What does not

The mouse works only under special conditions - see Bug 38087 for more details.

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Multiplayer (requires "winetricks directplay")

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

It is recommended to revert to Wine 1.7.54 because of Bug 38087...

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20151.7.55Yes Yes BronzeAdrian Kalla 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20151.7.54Yes Yes PlatinumAdrian Kalla 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20141.7.9Yes Yes PlatinumAdrian Kalla 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20091.1.25Yes No GarbageJaime Rave Torres 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
32478 The Settlers III heavy performance issue on multicore cpus NEW View
38169 The Settlers 3 eats a full CPU core, even on a Intel Core i7 UNCONFIRMED View
49347 Settlers III: mouse not working on start screen, game entry and statistics screen after a game, if "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" is on in winecfg UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Wine versions recommended for The Settlers 3

The Settlers 3 and the aLobby work without major issues with Wine versions:

  • 5.0-5.5
  • 4.5-4.21
  • 4.0.2-4.0.4
  • 1.7.53-1.7.54


Below is a list of versions known to cause major problems:

Performance issues


This game requires much more processing power than it should, so unless you are using a relatively fast computer, it may run slowly (Bug 32478 and Bug 38169).

The used graphics card may also be of importance here: with NVIDIA (binary driver) the game is the fastest on Linux, with INTEL the slowest.


A workaround which makes at least the lag occurring every few seconds go away, is to disable CSMT (only easily possible with Wine Staging) and start Settlers 3 on 1 CPU only with:

taskset -c 0 wine S3.EXE

If you want to play online using the aLobby, you have to start the aLobby the same way:

taskset -c 0 wine alobby.exe

ATTENTION: Using the taskset command without CSMT disabled decreases the performance instead of improving it!

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