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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici cover
Developers
Blue Byte Software
Release dates
DOS August 31, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) September 24, 1997
Windows August 20, 2009[1]
The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici at Wikipedia
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Die Siedler: Aufbruch der Kulturen 2008
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 2010
The Settlers Online 2012

This page is for the original version. For the enhanced remake, see The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary.

General information

Settlers2.net - A fansite for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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

Unofficial downloads[edit]

You can download cd image from Archive.org (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>\SETUP.INI
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects and Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Pre-rendered cutscenes feature subtitles rendered on top of video.
Russian
Unofficial translation by Akella.
Download for History Edition

Network[edit]

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

Ports

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.1 in Return to the Roots
DOS video modes SVGA
64-bit executable
in Return to the Roots

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.22
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) System 7.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 354 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

References