The Settlers IV

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The Settlers IV
The Settlers IV cover
Developers
Blue Byte Software
Release dates
Windows February 15, 2001
The Settlers IV on Wikipedia
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The Settlers IV 2001
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings 2004
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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

General information

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

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition - includes expansions: Mission CD and The Trojans and the Elixir of Power
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mission CD
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The Trojans and the Elixir of Power
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Die Neue Welt Available only in German language
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Community Pack: Historische Schlachten Available only in German language
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Essential improvements

Patches

v2.50.1516 Retail Patch

  • 2.50.1516 the latest patch the game and applies to both the German & English versions. This patch removes the CD protection.

Skip intro videos

Instructions

Modifications

The The Settlers IV:Widescreen-Tool is an unofficial patch which implements widescreen resolution's into the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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System Location

Save game data location

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System Location

Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The Settlers IV: Widescreen Tool by FireEmerald
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
add an (" -windowed) without the () to the end of the game shortcut
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
Anti-aliasing (AA)
only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
Vertical sync (Vsync)
only with graphic driver settings like nvidia Inspector
60 FPS
30 FPS cap
120+ FPS
30 FPS cap
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings

Audio settings

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

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Official multiplayer service has been shut down.

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]

System requirements

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

References