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|cover        = The settlers IV.jpg
 
|cover        = The settlers IV.jpg
 
|developers  =  
 
|developers  =  
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Blue Byte Software}}
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{{Infobox game/row/developer|Blue Byte}}
 
|publishers  =  
 
|publishers  =  
 
|engines      =  
 
|engines      =  
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{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|February 15, 2001}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|February 15, 2001}}
 
|steam appid  =  
 
|steam appid  =  
|gogcom page  = the_settlers_4_gold_edition
+
|gogcom id    = 1207659254
 +
|strategywiki =
 +
|mobygames    = settlers-fourth-edition
 
|wikipedia    = The Settlers IV
 
|wikipedia    = The Settlers IV
 
|winehq      = 239
 
|winehq      = 239
 +
|license      = commercial
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Series|The Settlers}}
 
{{Series|The Settlers}}
 +
 +
'''Key points'''
 +
{{--}} The game doesn't run on a native Windows 10 system. See [[#Issues fixed|Issues fixed]].
  
 
'''General information'''
 
'''General information'''
{{GOG.com links|the_settlers_4_gold_edition|the_settlers_series|for game series}}
+
{{GOG.com links|1207659254|the_settlers_series|for game series}}
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
{{Availability|
 
{{Availability|
{{Availability/row| Retail | | unknown | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Retail | | disc check | {{DRM|SafeDisc|v2}} | | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| GOG | the_settlers_4_gold_edition | DRM-free | Gold Edition - includes expansions: '''Mission CD''' and '''The Trojans and the Elixir of Power''' | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| GOG.com | the_settlers_4_gold_edition | DRM-free | Gold Edition - includes expansions: '''Mission CD''' and '''The Trojans and the Elixir of Power'''. | | Windows }}
 +
{{Availability/row| Uplay | 5be2b34288a7e3b8170265d3 | Uplay | History Edition - includes expansions: '''Mission CD''', '''The Trojans and the Elixir of Power''', '''The New World''', and '''Community Pack'''. Part of {{Store feature|Uplay+}}. | | Windows }}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
{{DLC|
 
{{DLC|
{{DLC/row| Mission CD | | windows }}
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{{DLC/row| Mission CD | | Windows }}
{{DLC/row| The Trojans and the Elixir of Power | | windows }}
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{{DLC/row| The Trojans and the Elixir of Power | | Windows }}
{{DLC/row| Die Neue Welt | Available only in German language | windows }}
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{{DLC/row| Die Neue Welt | Available only in German language before the release of History Edition | Windows }}
{{DLC/row| Community Pack: Historische Schlachten | Available only in German language | windows }}
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{{DLC/row| Community Pack: Historische Schlachten | Available only in German language before the release of History Edition | Windows }}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Essential improvements==
 
==Essential improvements==
 
===Patches===
 
===Patches===
====v2.50.1516a Retail Patch====
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{{ii}} [http://www.siedler-maps.de/downloads.php?action=download&downloadid=26 2.50.1516a] is the latest retail patch. Applies to all language versions. This patch does not remove the CD protection.
* [http://www.siedler-maps.de/downloads.php?action=download&downloadid=26 2.50.1516a] the latest patch of the game. Applies to all language versions. This patch does not remove the CD protection - in fact: there is no official Ubisoft/BlueByte patch that would do that.
 
  
 
===Skip intro videos===
 
===Skip intro videos===
{{Fixbox|1=
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{{Fixbox|description=Instructions|ref={{cn|date=July 2016}}|fix=
{{Fixbox/fix|Instructions}}
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# Go to <code>{{p|game}}\Video\</code>
# Go to the installation folder.
 
# Go into the <code>Video</code> folder
 
 
# Delete or rename <code>BB_logo.bik</code>,<code>S4.bik</code> and <code>UbiSoft_Logo.bik</code>
 
# Delete or rename <code>BB_logo.bik</code>,<code>S4.bik</code> and <code>UbiSoft_Logo.bik</code>
 
}}
 
}}
 
===Modifications===
 
{{ii}} The '''[http://www.siedler-maps.de/forum.php?action=showthread&postid=138768#posting138768 The Settlers IV:Widescreen-Tool]''' is an unofficial patch which implements widescreen resolution's into the game.
 
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/row|Windows|{{p|game}}\Config\GameSettings.cfg}}
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{{Game data/config|Windows|{{p|game}}\Config\GameSettings.cfg}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Save game data location===
 
===Save game data location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/row|Windows|{{p|game}}\Save\}}
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{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{p|game}}\Save\}}
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
 +
{{Save game cloud syncing
 +
|discord                =
 +
|discord notes          =
 +
|epic games store      =
 +
|epic games store notes =
 +
|gog galaxy            = false
 +
|gog galaxy notes      =
 +
|origin                =
 +
|origin notes          =
 +
|steam cloud            =
 +
|steam cloud notes      =
 +
|uplay                  = unknown
 +
|uplay notes            =
 +
|xbox cloud            =
 +
|xbox cloud notes      =
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
 
|widescreen resolution      = hackable
 
|widescreen resolution      = hackable
|widescreen resolution notes= [http://www.siedler-maps.de/forum.php?action=showthread&postid=138768#posting138768 The Settlers IV: Widescreen Tool by FireEmerald]
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|widescreen resolution notes= Use [https://github.com/FireEmerald/Settlers4-Widescreen-Tool The Settlers 4: Widescreen Tool].
|multimonitor              = no
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|multimonitor              = false
 
|multimonitor notes        =  
 
|multimonitor notes        =  
|ultrawidescreen            = no
+
|ultrawidescreen            = false
 
|ultrawidescreen notes      =  
 
|ultrawidescreen notes      =  
|4k ultra hd                = no
+
|4k ultra hd                = false
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
|fov                        =  
+
|fov                        = unknown
 
|fov notes                  =  
 
|fov notes                  =  
|windowed                  = true
+
|windowed                  = hackable
|windowed notes            = add an (" -windowed) without the () to the end of the game shortcut
+
|windowed notes            = Use <code>-windowed</code> [[Glossary:Command line arguments|command line argument]].
|borderless windowed        = no
+
|borderless windowed        = false
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
|anisotropic                = true
+
|anisotropic                = hackable
|anisotropic notes          = only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
+
|anisotropic notes          = Use [[Nvidia Profile Inspector]].
|antialiasing              = true
+
|antialiasing              = hackable
|antialiasing notes        = only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
+
|antialiasing notes        = Use [[Nvidia Profile Inspector]].
|vsync                      = true
+
|vsync                      = hackable
|vsync notes                = only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
+
|vsync notes                = Use [[Nvidia Profile Inspector]].
|60 fps                    = no
+
|60 fps                    = false
|60 fps notes              = 30 FPS cap
+
|60 fps notes              = Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
|120 fps                    = no
+
|120 fps                    = false
|120 fps notes              = 30 FPS cap
+
|120 fps notes              =  
|color blind                = no
+
|hdr                        = unknown
 +
|hdr notes                  =
 +
|color blind                = false
 
|color blind notes          =  
 
|color blind notes          =  
 
}}
 
}}
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==Input settings==
 
==Input settings==
 
{{Input settings
 
{{Input settings
|key remap                = no
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|key remap                = false
 
|key remap notes          =  
 
|key remap notes          =  
 
|acceleration option      = unknown
 
|acceleration option      = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
 
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
|mouse menu                = yes
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
|invert mouse y-axis      = no
+
|invert mouse y-axis      = false
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
|controller support        = no
+
|touchscreen              = unknown
 +
|touchscreen notes        =
 +
|controller support        = false
 
|controller support notes  =  
 
|controller support notes  =  
|full controller          = no
+
|full controller          = unknown
 
|full controller notes    =  
 
|full controller notes    =  
|controller remap          = no
+
|controller remap          = unknown
 
|controller remap notes    =  
 
|controller remap notes    =  
|controller sensitivity    = no
+
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
|invert controller y-axis  = no
+
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
|touchscreen               = unknown
+
|xinput controllers        = unknown
|touchscreen notes        =  
+
|xinput controllers notes  =
|button prompts           = unknown
+
|xbox prompts              = unknown
|button prompts notes     =  
+
|xbox prompts notes        =
 +
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 +
|impulse triggers notes    =
 +
|dualshock 4               = unknown
 +
|dualshock 4 notes        =
 +
|dualshock prompts        = unknown
 +
|dualshock prompts notes  =
 +
|light bar support        = unknown
 +
|light bar support notes  =
 +
|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
 +
|dualshock 4 modes notes  =
 +
|tracked motion controllers= unknown
 +
|tracked motion controllers notes =
 +
|tracked motion prompts    = unknown
 +
|tracked motion prompts notes =
 +
|other controllers         = unknown
 +
|other controllers notes  =  
 +
|other button prompts     = unknown
 +
|other button prompts notes=  
 
|controller hotplug        = unknown
 
|controller hotplug        = unknown
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|haptic feedback          = unknown
 
|haptic feedback          = unknown
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
|light bar support        = unknown
+
|simultaneous input        = unknown
|light bar support notes   =  
+
|simultaneous input notes  =
 +
|steam input api          = unknown
 +
|steam input api notes    =
 +
|steam hook input          = unknown
 +
|steam hook input notes    =
 +
|steam input presets      = unknown
 +
|steam input presets notes =
 +
|steam controller prompts  = unknown
 +
|steam controller prompts notes =
 +
|steam cursor detection    = unknown
 +
|steam cursor detection notes =  
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|eax support              =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support notes        =  
 
|eax support notes        =  
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{L10n|content=
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = English
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = true
 +
|subtitles = unknown
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = French
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = true
 +
|subtitles = unknown
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = German
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = true
 +
|subtitles = unknown
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Russian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = unknown
 +
|subtitles = unknown
 +
|notes    = [https://www.zoneofgames.ru/games/settlers_4_the/files/5898.html Unofficial translation by «7Wolf»]
 +
|fan      = true
 +
}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|lan play players    = 8
 
|lan play players    = 8
 
|lan play modes      =  
 
|lan play modes      =  
|lan play notes      =  
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|lan play notes      = Removed from the History Edition
|online play          = false
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|online play          = true
 
|online play players  = 8
 
|online play players  = 8
 
|online play modes    =  
 
|online play modes    =  
|online play notes    = Official multiplayer service has been shut down.
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|online play notes    = Official multiplayer service has been shut down for the original version, but History Edition uses Ubisoft servers.
 
|asynchronous        =  
 
|asynchronous        =  
 
|asynchronous notes  =  
 
|asynchronous notes  =  
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===Retail version compatibility problems===
 
===Retail version compatibility problems===
 
{{ii}} Many bugs, glitches and crashes in every OS higher than Windows XP. Only the GOG.com version has better support.{{cn|reason=Should explain specific issues|date=January 2016}}
 
{{ii}} Many bugs, glitches and crashes in every OS higher than Windows XP. Only the GOG.com version has better support.{{cn|reason=Should explain specific issues|date=January 2016}}
 +
 +
===Fatal error: Exception 0xc0000005 at 0x00468bd0!===
 +
{{ii}} Occurs if something went wrong while using trading routes via ship (but not limited to this). It's a bug in the game itself.<ref name="wsTool">[https://github.com/FireEmerald/Settlers4-Widescreen-Tool FireEmerald/Settlers4-Widescreen-Tool: Unlocks resolutions up to Full HD in The Settlers 4]</ref>
 +
 +
===Music stops when playing as Mayan===
 +
{{ii}} If you fight as Mayan, the music stops playing after a fight. This is a known bug that was never fixed. You can start the music again if you move the in-game Sound FX slider under Settings > Sound settings.<ref name="wsTool"/>
 +
 +
==Issues fixed==
 +
==="Error initializing Graphic Interface" error (or black screen/game doesn't launch)===
 +
{{Fixbox|description=Use Windows 10 patch (DXwrapper)|ref=<ref>[https://github.com/elishacloud/dxwrapper/wiki/The-Settlers-IV The Settlers IV · elishacloud/dxwrapper Wiki]</ref>|fix=
 +
# Download [https://github.com/elishacloud/dxwrapper/wiki/The-Settlers-IV The Settlers IV Windows 10 patch].
 +
# Unzip the main fix to the installation folder.
 +
# Unzip the editor fix to The Settlers IV 'Editor' folder.
 +
}}
 +
 +
==Other information==
 +
===API===
 +
{{API
 +
|direct3d versions      =
 +
|direct3d notes        =
 +
|directdraw versions    =
 +
|directdraw notes      =
 +
|opengl versions        =
 +
|opengl notes          =
 +
|glide versions        =
 +
|glide notes            =
 +
|software mode          =
 +
|software mode notes    =
 +
|mantle support        =
 +
|mantle support notes  =
 +
|metal support          =
 +
|metal support notes    =
 +
|vulkan versions        =
 +
|vulkan notes          =
 +
|dos modes              =
 +
|dos modes notes        =
 +
|shader model versions  =
 +
|shader model notes    =
 +
|windows 32-bit exe    = true
 +
|windows 64-bit exe    = false
 +
|windows exe notes      =
 +
|macos 32-bit app      =
 +
|macos 64-bit app      =
 +
|macos app notes        =
 +
|linux 32-bit executable=
 +
|linux 64-bit executable=
 +
|linux executable notes =
 +
}}
  
 
==System requirements==
 
==System requirements==
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|OSfamily = Windows
 
|OSfamily = Windows
  
|minOS    = 95b, 98, 2000, ME, NT 4.0
+
|minOS    = 95 OSR2, 98, 2000, ME, NT 4.0
|minCPU  = Pentium 200 MHz
+
|minCPU  = Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
 
|minRAM  = 64 MB
 
|minRAM  = 64 MB
 
|minHD    = 250 MB
 
|minHD    = 250 MB
|minGPU  = Graphics card with a resolution of at least 800x600  
+
|minGPU  = Resolution of at least 800x600
 
|minVRAM  = 4 MB
 
|minVRAM  = 4 MB
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
{{References}}
 
{{References}}

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The Settlers IV
The Settlers IV cover
Developers
Blue Byte
Release dates
Windows February 15, 2001
The Settlers IV on MobyGames
The Settlers IV on Wikipedia
The Settlers 1994
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici 1996
The Settlers III 1998
The Settlers IV 2001
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings 2004
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary 2006
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire 2007
Die Siedler: Aufbruch der Kulturen 2008
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 2010
The Settlers Online 2012
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition 2018
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire - History Edition 2018
The Settlers 7: History Edition 2018
The Settlers (2020) TBA

Key points

The game doesn't run on a native Windows 10 system. See Issues fixed.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition - includes expansions: Mission CD and The Trojans and the Elixir of Power.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
Icon overlay.png
History Edition - includes expansions: Mission CD, The Trojans and the Elixir of Power, The New World, and Community Pack. Part of Ubisoft+.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mission CD
Windows
The Trojans and the Elixir of Power
Windows
Die Neue Welt Available only in German language before the release of History Edition
Windows
Community Pack: Historische Schlachten Available only in German language before the release of History Edition
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

2.50.1516a is the latest retail patch. Applies to all language versions. This patch does not remove the CD protection.

Skip intro videos

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Video\
  2. Delete or rename BB_logo.bik,S4.bik and UbiSoft_Logo.bik

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config\GameSettings.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Ubisoft Connect

Video settings

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Unofficial translation by «7Wolf»

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Removed from the History Edition
Online play
8 Official multiplayer service has been shut down for the original version, but History Edition uses Ubisoft servers.

Issues unresolved

Retail version compatibility problems

Many bugs, glitches and crashes in every OS higher than Windows XP. Only the GOG.com version has better support.[citation needed]

Fatal error: Exception 0xc0000005 at 0x00468bd0!

Occurs if something went wrong while using trading routes via ship (but not limited to this). It's a bug in the game itself.[3]

Music stops when playing as Mayan

If you fight as Mayan, the music stops playing after a fight. This is a known bug that was never fixed. You can start the music again if you move the in-game Sound FX slider under Settings > Sound settings.[3]

Issues fixed

"Error initializing Graphic Interface" error (or black screen/game doesn't launch)

Use Windows 10 patch (DXwrapper)[4]
  1. Download The Settlers IV Windows 10 patch.
  2. Unzip the main fix to the installation folder.
  3. Unzip the editor fix to The Settlers IV 'Editor' folder.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2, 98, 2000, ME, NT 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) Resolution of at least 800x600
4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References