Category: Main Games Strategy Games Real-Time Strategy The Settlers III Quest of the Amazons: Demo

The Settlers III

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

Application Details:

Version: Quest of the Amazons: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.10-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Singleplayer demo

What does not


What was not tested

Multiplayer (requires "winetricks directplay")

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 
CurrentUbuntu 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

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HowTo / Notes

Wine versions recommended for The Settlers 3

The Settlers 3 and the aLobby work without major issues only with the following Wine versions* (as of 2023-11-12):

  • 8.15 (and probably earlier 8.x versions)
  • 5.19-5.22
  • 5.0-5.5
  • 4.5-4.21
  • 4.0.2-4.0.4
  • 1.7.53-1.7.54

* tested versions were usually the "Staging" versions

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

  • Wine versions starting with 8.16 introduced some strange problems when trying to start the VPN of the aLobby for Multiplayer gaming
  • Wine versions starting with 6.0-rc1 introduced major crash issues ("Structured Exception" / "SE") into the game
  • Wine versions between 5.6 and 5.18 cause mouse problems when starting the game (bug 49347)
  • Wine versions 5.7 and 5.8 cause problems with the aLobby. Fixed in Wine 5.9.
  • Wine version 5.6 breaks the aLobby VPN (bug 48937). Fixed in Wine 5.7.
  • Wine versions starting with 1.7.55 and below 4.0.2 (on the stable branch) and below 4.5 (on the devel-branch) introduced major mouse problems into the game (bug 38087)
    • On the staging-branch the affected versions are all below 1.9.0
  • Wine versions below 1.7.53 crash on the Settlers 3 intro-movie (bug 5771) (the workaround for this bug is to disable the intro in the S3-settings)
  • Wine versions below 1.5.26 cause freezes in multi player games (bug 29499)
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 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

Hint: taskset is only available on Linux, not on macOS

Only applicable to old Wine versions (< 8.0):

  • Disabling CSMT (only easily possible with Wine Staging) increases the performance
  • ATTENTION: Using the above taskset command without CSMT disabled decreases the performance instead of improving it!