The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici cover
Blue Byte
Release dates
DOS August 31, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) September 24, 1997
Windows (DOSBox) August 20, 2009[1]
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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici 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) 2020

General information - A fansite for the game Community Discussions for game series Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Mac OS
Gold Edition. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Ubisoft Store
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History Edition. Included with Ubisoft+.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mission CD Bundled with The Settlers II: Gold Edition

Unofficial downloads[edit]

You can download cd image from (playing in browser doesn't work because this image is in CloneCD ccd/img/sub format which DOSBox can't mount)

Essential improvements[edit]

Return to the Roots[edit]

Return to the Roots is an unofficial add-on for The Settlers II currently in development. It adds new features such as online multiplayer and widescreen support. It also may improve performance and solve some compatibility issues on new machines, thanks to rendering in WinAPI or OpenGL. Files from Settlers II Gold are required in order to run it.

Installing Return to the Roots[citation needed]
  1. Install Settlers II Gold.
  2. Download newest version of Return to the Roots.
  3. Extract Return to the Roots and place it somewhere on your hard drive (e.g. in C:\Program Files\Return to the Roots).
  4. From Settlers II Gold folder copy folders DATA and GFX and place them in Return to the Roots folder (where s25client.exe is).
  5. Launch a game using s25client.exe.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SETUP.INI
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Ubisoft Connect


Graphics settings ( version)
Graphics settings ( version)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
No option to rebind keys. A list of hotkeys provided in-game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Available for version
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects and Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Pre-rendered cutscenes feature subtitles rendered on top of video.
Unofficial translation by «Akella».
Download for History Edition

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created game profile (Settlers 2: Next Generation Only), see vorpx forum profile introduction.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Difficult to get running on modern systems - requires a mouse with serial port. Co-op game can be set up, if players are set to be in one team.
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Requires Return to the Roots.
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Requires Return to the Roots.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3665
UDP 3665
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.1 in Return to the Roots
DOS video modes SVGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Use Return to the Roots for 64-bit.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) System 7.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 354 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).