The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

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This page is for the original release. For the History Edition, see The Settlers: Rise of an Empire - History Edition.

The Settlers: Rise of an Empire
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire cover
Developers
Blue Byte Software
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows September 25, 2007
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
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: Rise of an Empire on HowLongToBeat
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire on MobyGames
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire 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 - 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

Key points

The GOG.com version includes a patch to fix issues on graphics cards with 2GB of VRAM or more.[1]
These issues were not fixed in the History Edition.

General information

Official Forum - Ubisoft forum for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Gold Edition)
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
TAGES 5 DRM and Solidshield DRM
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Gold Edition. Replaced by the History Edition in 2018.
Windows
Ubisoft Store (unavailable)
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Gold Edition. Replaced by the History Edition in 2018.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition includes the base game and The Eastern Realm expansion pack. It formed the base of the History Edition.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes a new hero, campaign, maps, desert terrain and the geologist unit.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Eastern Realm
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS - Rise of an Empire\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS - Rise of an Empire\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Windowed set the display resolution to the desired resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Needs to be forced on in Graphics Control Panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Windowed[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS - Rise of an Empire\Config\Options.ini
  2. Find the section [Display]
  3. Change Windowed=0 to Windowed=1

Input[edit]

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

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
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4 Versus
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/15330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References