The Settlers: Heritage of Kings

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The Settlers: Heritage of Kings
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings cover
Developers
Blue Byte Software
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows February 18, 2005
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This page is for the original release. For the History Edition, see The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - History Edition.

Key points

Two expansion packs have been created, the first one additionally includes map editor.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Does not include the expansions.[3]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Expansion Disc
Windows
Legends Expansion Disc
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches only need to be installed on retail versions of the game, as digital downloads already come fully patched.
Installing the expansion pack also updates the main game to version 1.05.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS - Heritage of Kings\Data\GDB.bin
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\THE SETTLERS - Heritage of Kings\SaveGames
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default, use Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Needs to be enforced via graphics driver's controls.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Needs to be enforced via graphics driver's controls.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Also the Expansion Disk was translated and dubbed. The Legends expansion was not released in Italy, so no official translation is available. Retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 6668,7073,40000-42999,45000-45001
UDP 7073,41006,44000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game blocks part of graphics settings[edit]

Remove driver version check[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/15310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References