The Settlers IV

The Settlers IV "Gold Edition" includes both mission CDs and the Trojans. Comes on a single CD. This is not the version from the "PC Games" magazine.

Application Details:

Version: Gold: 2.50.1516a
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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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

- basically everything, out of the box

- all the singleplayer stuff, that means all campaigns, the tutorials, the missions, skirmish, save/load game

- patching the game to V2.50.1516 (latest version available), since it installs as V2.50.1508

What does not

- setting landscape engine or object engine to hardware rendering
causes the game to crash, but software rendering works flawless

- the map editor crashes on startup


What was not tested

- multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- sometimes, the desktop screen resolution remains the game resolution and has to be set to the correct value manually (a system restart also resolves the problem) - scrolling to the borders of the main menu causes the game screen sometimes to be shifted, but after a campaign, mission, skirmish, etc. has been started, this effect disappears

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20172.2Yes Yes GoldWanderer 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 18 20171.6.2Yes Yes GoldWanderer 
ShowFedora 14 x86_64May 17 20111.3.19Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jul 26 20101.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 24 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Lan problem
by Martin on Tuesday December 25th 2012, 4:46
Hello guys, i wonder if someone could help me with multiplayer via hamachi.. Everything worsk fine me and friend sees each other we can chose faction, we run the game and at start it just freezes starting typing message waiting for player "name" this occures several times then it disconnects .. any solution for this? we run on 2.50.1516.
Ty for replyes
settlers IV wine 1.4 no multiplayer
by anton on Sunday June 3rd 2012, 2:53
Multiplayer is not working screen for input IP adress is
not showing. No input possible.

opensuse 12.1 / wine 1.4 settlers IV ver 2.50.1516
RE: settlers IV wine 1.4 no multiplayer
by anton on Monday June 4th 2012, 1:01
Version wine 1.5.5 same problem
How to enable 16bpp modes?
by Jan Malte on Wednesday May 28th 2008, 5:28
How can i enable 16bpp modes in xorg.conf for Ubuntu Hardy?
Which lines i have to modify or add?
Siedler IV Gold + Edition and Wine 0.9.51
by Simon on Tuesday December 25th 2007, 4:03
Settlers IV works great on Kubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn with wine 0.9.51. I only changed Video.cfg to (see other posts):

ForceBlit = 1
PureSoftwareMode = 0
ShowVideos = 1
It works (even save/load)
by Ron uit Best on Wednesday August 15th 2007, 12:02
Using Wine 0.43 on Zenwalk 4.6.1 (Slackware derivate)I got this game running, but I am not really sure what did the trick to make save/load work.
In Video.cfg I changed the above notes and also changed ShowVideo to 0. Even without the nocd crack the game runs perfectly, but I use it anyway, because the game including 2 expensions is 3 cd's. It is not possible inside the game to change to hardware textures.
Save/Load does not crash, but in winecfg I had to enable window manager controlling (I am in Dutch, but it is the second option under 'graphics'.) If not I am not able to use the keyboard to enter a name for my savegame.
by Leon Freitag on Sunday March 18th 2007, 6:09
You have to add the following options to your Video.cfg, or the game will be way too slow:
RE: Slowness
by Jouni Järvinen on Thursday November 28th 2013, 7:47
That's old thing, Wine 1.6 runs perfectly without those. However, I'm running Kubuntu 13.04 x64, so I can't upgrade to 1.7.7 to test, but it should work just as fine.