The Settlers IV - History Edition

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This page is for the updated re-release. For the 2001 original game, see The Settlers IV.

The Settlers IV - History Edition
The Settlers IV - History Edition cover
Developers
Ubisoft Düsseldorf
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2018
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select, Multiple select
Genres Building, RTS
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Classical, Fantasy, Pre-Columbian Americas
Series The Settlers
The Settlers IV - 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 (2020) TBA

This is an enhanced re-release of the 2001 building RTS The Settlers IV which includes The Settlers IV, the Mission CD, and the The Trojans and the Elixir of Power expansion pack, as well as the previously German-only expansions The New World (Die Neue Welt) and Community Pack, which have received their first-ever English and French localizations in an update. This version of the game has also been updated with widescreen and multi-monitor support, as well as a multiplayer backend on Ubisoft's servers.

The History Edition was released on 15 November 2018 alongside other History Editions in the franchise, and is an Ubisoft Connect exclusive.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TheSettlers4\GameSettings.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TheSettlers4\Save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Ubisoft Connect
[1]

Video[edit]

External settings application
External settings application

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
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Ingame audio settings
Ingame audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects, voice chat microphone and audio
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Removed in this edition.
Online play

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Music stops when playing as Mayan[edit]

When playing as Mayans, the music stops playing after a fight. This known bug has not been fixed in the History Edition. The music can be started again by moving the in-game Sound FX slider under Settings > Sound settings.[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 4.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.1c[3]
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Ubisoft Connect

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Cloud save support for games available on Ubisoft+ - last accessed on 2021-09-18
  2. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-08-18
  3. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-08-13
    Version number found in Mss32.dll in the game installation folder.