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The Settlers III

The demo version of 'The Quest of the Amazons' add-on.

Application Details:

Version: Quest of the Amazons: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.settlers3.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.10-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Demo (US)

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Singleplayer demo

What does not

The mouse works only under special conditions - see Bug 49347 for more details.

Workarounds

CSMT disabled and started with taskset -c 0

What was not tested

Multiplayer (requires "winetricks directplay")

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20205.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAdrian Kalla 
ShowUbuntu 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 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20151.7.34Yes Yes PlatinumAdrian Kalla 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20141.7.9Yes Yes PlatinumAdrian Kalla 

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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