The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition

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This page is for the updated re-release. For the 2004 original game, see The Settlers: Heritage of Kings.

The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition cover
Developers
Ubisoft Blue Byte
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2018
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Building, RTS
Themes Fantasy, Medieval
Series The Settlers
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition on HowLongToBeat
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition on MobyGames
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 - History Edition 2018
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici - History Edition 2018
The Settlers III: History Edition 2018
The Settlers IV - History Edition 2018
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 (2022) TBA

This is an enhanced re-release of the 2004 building RTS The Settlers: Heritage of Kings which includes The Settlers: Heritage of Kings, the Expansion Pack, and Legends, with the only real change compared to the original being the usage of Ubisoft's multiplayer backend instead of the closed TinCat service.

The History Edition was released on 15 November 2018 alongside other History Editions in the franchise.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS 5 - History Edition\Data\GDB.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/965300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS 5 - History Edition\SaveGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/965300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect
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Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

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
Italian
Not listed on the Steam page but it is available. The main game and the expansion both come with the translation and voice acting. The Legends expansion is in English and some of the newer scenarios are in English while others are in German.
Polish
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Some graphics settings cannot be changed[edit]

Use a graphics wrapper[2]
  • Wrappers like DgVoodoo 2 can circumvent the graphics driver check.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/965300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (965300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Cloud save support for games available on Ubisoft+ - last accessed on 2021-09-18
  2. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-08-23
    Tested on DgVoodoo 2 v2.75.1