0.9.122 (19.11.2022)

Updated
  • Lobby: Removed the dialogue and link to the finished "Settlers 3 Modernization Survey" by Michael_TK7#3107 and Yoshi#3818.

0.9.121 (04.11.2022)

Updated
  • Lobby: Adds a dialog and link to the "Settlers 3 Modernization Survey" by Michael_TK7#3107 and Yoshi#3818.

0.9.120 (24.10.2022)

Updated
  • S3: Improves grouping of errors to make debugging easier.

0.9.119 (15.10.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixes more memory issues that were logged and which led to undefined behavior.

0.9.118 (13.10.2022)

Fixed
  • Website: The website is working as expected again.
  • Lobby: When displaying the Github sponsor banner, the rest of the SU window is no longer locked for input.
  • S3: Fixes a bug that activated the Beacon mode when the chat was open.
  • S4: Fixes a bug that caused Fatal Errors when using the tear down hotkey while units were selected.

0.9.116 (12.10.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug that led to game data corruption and consequently could cause crashes, freezes, or other weird behavior.

0.9.113 (10.10.2022)

Updated
  • S3: Improves error logging

0.9.111 (04.10.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Improves updating from installer version 0.9.111 or greater. After downloading an update, open instances of Settlers III and Settlers IV are forced to close.
Updated
  • S4: The extended logs for better analysis of desyncs and bugs are now enabled by default.
    • If required, this can be deactivated in the settings in the tools area under Developer options.
Fixed
  • S4: The preferences have been extensively reworked. Timings have been optimized and unnecessary commands have been reduced. This can reduce occurring desyncs at the start of the game and in the course of the game (ideally prevent completely).

0.9.110 (02.10.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: The lobby is now localized in Polish, too (by Fearles).
Updated
  • S3: Improved handling when pressing 'Space' while a beacon is active. It now jumps to the beacon only ones overwriting any other pending notifications you have.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixed positioning of beacon when using a rendering solution that is smaller than your display resolution
  • S3: When placing a beacon outside the map area beacons were displayed as if you were placing them on the very left
    side of the active map view. Now placing beacons outside the map area is disabled.

0.9.109 (28.09.2022)

Updated
  • S3: Reduces the volume of the beacon sound and improves its quality (by Incinerate).
  • S4: Implemented changes for the Balance Packs
    • UBO 3.4 (All changes since version 3.3)
      • Axewarriorhealthpoints were increased from 100/160/240 to 100/170/255. This puts L3 Axewarriors at the absolute maximum in terms of possible health per settler!
      • Blowgunwarriors now have health equal to an equivalent swordsmen, resulting in a power increase between 10 and 20% depending on the level (from 85/125/190 -> 100/150/210).
      • Medic-healing was reduced from 8/12/16 to 6/10/14.

0.9.108 (25.09.2022)

Added
  • S4: Implementation of extended logs to better analyze desyncs. In the settings - Tools this can be activated under Developer Options if needed.

0.9.107 (24.09.2022)

Added
  • S3: Modernization
    • War machines are now controlled by new path finding which should prevent them from getting stuck needlessly.
    • War machines can now reliably destroy towers regardless of whether enemy troops are in the tower's vicinity.
    • The amount of gong beats is now limited like for other war machines. The gong starts with 6 gong beats, and gong beats automatically refill over time when the gong is idle.
    • You can now place beacons on the map (press B and click the map location).
Updated
  • S3: New Balancing
    • Asian mines do not get an additional mine run anymore for non-favored food.
    • Asian woodcutters are working a bit more slowly when modernization is off to bring them to a speed level that is more similar to the modernized version.
Fixed
  • S3: The new barracks gathering point was also active in Vanilla game mode which has been fixed now.
  • S3: Modernization
    • Fixes a bug that caused constructions to not be completed when the construction site was paused while the builders were processing the last building materials.
    • Fixes edge-cases in new path finding which could lead to short-time traffic jams in specific places.
    • Fixes a bug that caused the left menu display to be incorrect for storages under construction.
    • Fixes a bug for pioneer pathways that could be exploited to speed up capturing a pathway significantly.

0.9.103 (21.09.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Reactivation of custom presets at game start.

0.9.102 (13.09.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Permanently disable custom (startup) settler preferences at game startup to eliminate possible desyncs through this option.

0.9.101 (12.09.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Reactivation of custom presets at game start.
    • Improved timings to avoid desyncs in the first minutes of the game.

0.9.100 (07.09.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Temporarily disable custom presets at game start to exclude possible desyncs through this option.

0.9.99 (01.09.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Improves interaction between settlers controlled by old path finding and those controlled by new path finding.

0.9.98 (31.08.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixes errors/crashes which were caused by changed compiler behavior.
  • S3: Fixes errors in river generation for small sees which were a side-effect of another bug fix.
  • S3: Improves some edge-cases in path finding which were reported.

0.9.97 (28.08.2022)

Added
  • S3: Adds team gold as a separate option (not as part of team positioning)
  • S3: Adds some missing Polish translations (by Fearles)
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes display of special Polish characters.
  • S3 Modernisation Option: Replaces original path-finding of non-controllable settlers to avoid issues where they would get stuck. Settlers will now also consider terrain when deciding on paths leading to a more immersive game experience. Behavior of controllable settlers (soldiers/specialists) remains un-changed.

0.9.96 (21.08.2022)

Added
  • S3: Added polish translation for new in-game texts (by Fearles)

0.9.95 (20.08.2022)

Added
  • Launcher: Activated upgrades are now displayed in the lobbies overview.
  • S3: In the random map debug mode, there is now an option to export the current random map as an EDM file to open it with the map editor.
Fixed
  • Launcher: Fixes several translation errors.
  • Launcher: Fixes various display errors.
  • S3: Fixes the graphics errors when waiting for others to finish loading into the game.
  • S3: Fixes Asian mines on setmap when new balancing is active (they were un-changed before).

0.9.94 (13.08.2022)

Added
  • S3: Adds a new "modernization" game option that re-visits and improves several old mechanics and also adds new ones. It adds new features to multiple buildings and units, and also changes the behavior of some buildings and units. You can read more about them on the dedicated Modernizations page.
  • S3: When recruiting specialists like pioneers, all pioneers now stay selected until the next movement command is issued (instead of just selected the pioneers which have been converted last).
  • S3: When issuing a movement command to pioneers and geologists, they will immediately stop their current animation and move to the new target instead of finishing their current animation (like placing a resource sign) without any actual effect (i.e. placing the sign).
Fixed
  • S3: There is now an error message when you try to launch Settlers 3 from the dropdown menu or taskbar but are not logged in.
  • S3: When picking up goods with a thief in your own land, it will not immediately drop those items again, but instead wait for the next movement command.
  • S4: Fixes problems with starting Settlers 4 when not logged in.
  • S4: Fixes problems with the updater for the HD patch.
Reverted
  • S3: The asian spell "Flood of Fish" has been set back to its original cost of 10 mana.

0.9.93 (01.08.2022)

Added
  • S3 - changes to the balancing game mode:
    • Egypt:
      • reverts the L3 at 80 mana change as this makes the balancing incompatible with set-maps
      • as an alternative to the L3 change, reduce the input of the brewery by 50% while maintaining the same output rate
    • Romans:
      • reduce the wood required by the charcoal maker to 4 from 5
    • Amazons:
      • reduce the building cost for small towers to 2 stones from 3 (this also reduces the required building time)
  • S3: The balancing option is now also available on set-maps. When active any custom items on these maps like schnapps will not be added. Any feedback of course welcome on Discord.
  • S3: The team positioning game mode was updated and now also includes shared gold/gems across the team; hopefully leading to a more dynamic game.
Fixed
  • Lobby: When joining a running game session, the game instance cannot be started multiple times anymore.
  • S3: Fixes a SE when using the team positioning option.
  • S3: Fixes a desync if team positioning was not enabled.

0.9.89 (27.07.2022)

Added
  • S4: Adds breads produced and meat produced under total food in the final statistics.
Fixed
  • Lobby: fixes ranked display in new pre-game lobby
  • Lobby: fixes start position display for smaller maps
  • S3: fixed desync that could occur when rejoining a running game session

0.9.88 (23.07.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Handling of game status updates improved.
  • S3: Desync handling when using the new network mode improved.
  • S4: Implemented changes for the Balance Packs
    • UBO 3.3 (All changes since version 3.2.1)
      • all castles can now hold two more swordfighters and one more bowman (6/6 instead of 4/5)
      • Troyans
        • slight animation adjustments the gold-, iron- and sulfurmine.
          • ingame ticks per [100% mines before | 100% mines now] and [random mines before | random mines now]
          • goldmine: [130 | 138] and [383 | 391] -> speed of goldmine exactly in the middle between R/W 123 and M 153 mines
          • ironmine: [130 | 141] and [295 | 306] -> speed of ironmine exactly as viking ironmine
          • sulfurmine: [130 | 141] and [295 | 306]
      • Vikings
        • productiondelay of stonecutter reduced from 2 to 0
        • productiondelay of meadery reduced from 2 to 0 (7% faster)
        • productiondelay of small temple reduced from 1 to 0 (3.1% faster)
    • UBO test is currently no longer available as all current changes are included in UBO.
Fixed
  • S3: Ranked now also works with the new network mode.
  • S3: Fixed a bug when using unit convert spells on settlers in very specific states that corrupted the game data and eventually could lead to a freeze or all sorts of other issues.

0.9.86 (21.07.2022)

Added
  • S3: New Network Mode:
    • When the game is unpaused, there is now a 5 second countdown before the game resumes unless the game was paused for less than 5 seconds overall.
    • Auto-Save is also active when using the new network mode. This allows to continue from a save in classic mode in case of any issues during the alpha test.
Fixed
  • S3: More stability fixes for the new network mode
    • Fixed a regression that joining of a running game was not working anymore
    • Fixed tiny jumps forward in game play when one player was using a very volatile connection
    • Fixed cause for duplicate game starts which could then lead to instabilities, lags, wrong connection status indication

0.9.83 (17.07.2022)

Added
  • S3: When viewing a replay, you can now assume different player positions.
  • S3 New Balancing: The second attempt of the Egyptian fisher is now visible.
  • S3 New Balancing: The Asian wood cutter is now working a bit more efficiently.
  • S3 Ranked: Towers are crushed only 30 seconds after leaving the game.
  • S3 New networking code (ALPHA TESTING) - Advantages:
    • Lags only for lagging players; everyone else will have an undiminished game experience
    • No more save lobbies; you can stay in-game all the time,
    • Disconnected players can re-connect (click on the game in the SU launcher)
    • Game can be paused in the meantime, but does not have to be (P hotkey)
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug that caused towers to be staffed incorrectly when some diggers arrived only after it was already built completely.

0.9.80 (03.07.2022)

Added
  • S4: New installations now have "Transport+", "Settlers+", "equal random races per team" and "Ulimative Overhaul Balancing (UBO)" preset.
  • S4: Implemented changes for the Balance Packs
    • UBO Test 3.2.2
      • Evaluating a possible adjustment of the radius of the Trojan food spell to 10 (from 8), this allows for more combinations and allows for a higher margin of error when building and casting spells. Number of maximum targets is still limited to 9.
Fixed
  • Lobby: Improved the dropdown menus in the launcher. After clicking on an option, the dropdown is closed again.
  • Lobby: Fixes problems with the quick start of S4 via dropdown menu in the launcher as well as in the toolbar.
  • S4: Technical improvement of the Trojan food spell. Number of maximum targets limited to 9. This serves among other things to prepare it for use with allied nations.
  • S4: Technical improvement of the statistics screen to support custom colors.

0.9.79 (29.06.2022)

Added
  • S4: Implemented changes for the Balance Packs
    • UBO 3.2.1 (All changes since version 3.2.0)
      • Troyans
        • Invisibility Spell now only hides 20 targets instead of 30.
        • Productiondelay partially restored and slight animation adjustments the gold-, iron-, sulfur-, stone- and coalmine. This means troyan mines now behave as all the others (same relative mine speed on random map mine spots and 100% mines) and results in slightly faster 100% mines but slightly slower random spot mines.
          • ingame ticks per [100% mines before | 100% mines now] and [random mines before | random mines now]
          • coal mine: [143 | 137] and [171,3 | 171]
          • iron mine: [155 | 130] and [282 | 295]
          • gold mine: [150 | 130] and [367,22 | 383]
          • sulfur mine: [155 | 130] and [282 | 295]
          • stone mine: [159 | 141] and [300,6 | 306]
        • Large temple now costs 5/7/2.
        • Grainfarm now costs 7/3.
        • Goosefarm now costs 7/3.
        • Waterworkerhut now costs 3/3.
        • Slaughterhouse now costs 6/2.
    • UBO test is currently no longer available as all current changes are included in UBO.
Fixed
  • S4: The option "Custom presets at game start" could not work as desired when distributing bread to the Mayans. This has been fixed.

0.9.78 (22.06.2022)

Added
  • S4: The option "Increase settler limit" (Settler+) increases the settler limit to 8000 settlers per player (instead of 4000).
  • S4: On Tournament and World Championship maps, if Spectators are on team 3-8, they can see enemy Thieves and Saboteurs directly.
Fixed
  • S4: The option "Advanced unit selection" could not be disabled.
  • S4: The option "Automatically set minimap to soldier view" could not be disabled.
  • S4: Fix the tool setting NO_GOOD for specialists (is now usable in the game configurations), this is only interesting for developers of balance mods.

0.9.76 (21.06.2022)

Fixed
  • Lobby: Added missing tooltips.
  • S4: Fixed bug with "Enable custom presets at game start".
    • Civilian units were not adjusted for the Viking.
    • Builders and levelers can now be reliably set to values between 0 and 5.
  • S4: Fixes incorrect texts in the final statistics.

0.9.75 (19.06.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Adds a news menu with links to news, features, changelog and wiki.
  • Lobby: Adds a dropdown menu next to "New Game" to quickly launch Settlers III, Settlers IV or the respective editor.
  • Website: Adds changelog to the website navigation.
  • S4: Adds the option "Enable custom presets at game start".
    • Allows you to specify the distribution of goods and the number of civilian units at the beginning of the game.
      • Up to 10 profiles are available.
      • Each profile distinguishes between "HG/MG/LG" with the distinction between "RND", "Metzel", "Buddel" and "Custom" cards and the race played (Roman, Viking, Mayan and Trojan).
      • Civilian units that can be specified at the start are porters, builders, graders, geologists and pioneers.
      • The distribution of goods (in percent) can be set for coal, iron, bread, meat, fish, grain, water and logs.
Fixed
  • Website: Improved presentation of the ranking.
  • S3: The option "Scroll speed" should now work again.
  • S4: The option "Show random map preview directly" should now work more reliably.
  • S4: The option "Extended keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys)" should now work more reliably.
  • S4: The option "Show advanced hotkeys" should now work even when Settlers IV is open.

0.9.74 (13.06.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Fixed problems with the display of "Hide statistics before end of game" for non hosts (flickering).
  • S4: Login is no longer required to load a private game.
  • S4: Changed the signature of the application to prevent virus scanner false detections.

0.9.73 (13.06.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixed the problem that a save or a new game could not be started (original message: "Error - Got an unknown exception. This shouldn't happen!").
  • S4: Fixed an issue where settlers standing around could block the Mayan Lumberjack's and Viking Stonemason's stacks of goods without being able to get out of the way of the respective worker.
    • Affected buildings:
      • Stonecutter (Vikings)
      • Woodcutter (Mayans)

0.9.72 (12.06.2022)

Added
  • S3: Team positioning now also works on random games where no mirror axis is assigned.
  • S4: Ranked Setmap 1v1 and Setmap 2v2 added.
  • S4: Implemented an option to show the game statistics only after the game is finished (has a winner). This can be set by the lobby host.
Fixed
  • Website: Problems with the display of Ranked fixed.
  • S3: Upload stats via the lobby works again.
  • S4: Some players could have a problem with not working hotkeys, the automatic game time display or the automatic minimap set to soldier view function. This should now be fixed.
  • S4: Possibly improves the reliability of the game statistic at the end of a game.

0.9.70 (08.06.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Some players could not host games because no one could join. This should be fixed now.
  • S4: Some players could have a problem with unexpected firewall messages. This could also improve reliability when joining or hosting games.
  • S4: Implemented updates for the improved tooltips
    • Fixed several typos (note the tooltips represent the Classic Balancing).

0.9.69 (03.06.2022)

Added
  • S4: Implemented updates for the Balance Packs
    • UBO 3.2.0 (All changes since version 2.9.3)
      • Romans
        • Now start on HGHG with 8 axes, 3 saws and 5 pickaxes (original values).
        • Shield now protects 15 targets for 35 seconds instead of 30 seconds.
        • Conversion now turns 7 targets instead of 6.
        • Jupiters' Lightning now damages 15 targets instead of 14.
        • Fish to stone now costs 2->8 instead of 1->4 and converts 6 stacks instead of 4.
        • Medics now only heal 8 / 12 / 16 HP per heal instead of 12 / 18 / 24.
        • The outline of the small temple has been made more precise, so it now no longer blocks some squares that were not actually occupied by the building. This also makes it minimally faster to level.
      • Vikings
        • Vikings receive an additional 5 boards when starting on HGHG.
        • The small tower now costs only 3/1 instead of 3/2.
        • The large tower now costs only 7/4 instead of 7/6.
        • The castle now costs only 12/6 instead of 12/8.
        • Wild wealth now always spawns 20 deer (previously 16-24).
        • Freeze now lasts 10 seconds (previously 9).
        • Fear now lasts 20 seconds (previously 18).
        • Thors' Hammer now only costs 20->80 mana instead of previously 30->120.
        • The forester now only pauses 3 seconds between operations instead of 5.
        • Camp should now be comparable to Romans in terms of leveling time (down from 42 leveling squares to 30).
        • Viking waterworks now works one second faster. This should now put it on par with the Romans and Mayans in terms of productivity.
      • Prices of the larger viking eyecatchers are increased to bring their effectiveness closer to the eyecatchers of the other races
        • Eyecatcher05 (Small Garden): 4/2/3 + 2/0/0 -> 6/2/3
        • Eyecatcher08 (Great Warrior): 1/3/3 + 0/1/0 -> 1/4/3
        • Eyecatcher09 (Great Farmer): 1/2/3 + 2/0/0 -> 3/2/3
        • Eyecatcher10 (Park of Peace): 2/3/2 + 0/2/0 -> 2/5/2
        • Eyecatcher11 (Burial Chamber): 3/4/3 + 0/0/1 -> 3/4/4
        • Eyecatcher12 (Fountain): 1/5/2 + 1/1/0 -> 2/6/2
      • Mayas
        • Wood to gold now only costs 12->48 mana instead of previously 16->64.
        • Promotion now only costs 20->80 mana instead of 25->100.
        • Banish enemies has been set to 20 targets again instead of 30.
        • Mayan fertility spell now instant grows all plants within 30 hexes (roughly equivalent to a hunter's workspace).
        • The large tower now no longer blocks space for its entire upper floor, but in a similar frame to its similarly built Viking counterpart. This also makes it level faster.
      • Trojan
        • start now on HGHG with 9 axes.
        • The bakery now only costs 6/3 instead of 6/4.
        • Goose breeding now costs 8/4 instead of 8/5.
        • Mill now costs 5/1 instead of 5/2.
        • Sulfur and stone mines now cost an additional board each.
        • Sulfur to iron now costs 10->40 instead of 8->32.
        • Peacekeeper now hits 10 targets instead of 8.
        • The oil press now no longer pointlessly blocks a detached square away from the building.
    • UBO-Test 2.9.3 (Test Branch)
      • The Ultimate Balance Overhaul test now includes Legacy version 2.9.3 while the Settlers IV 2v2 tournament is still running.
Fixed
  • S4: Fixes a bug that when changing the settings a ranked lobby became a normal lobby.

0.9.68 (28.05.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Adds the "Minimize to Tray" functionality of known launchers.
    • In the context menu of the tray icon, Settlers III, Settlers IV or the respective editor can also be launched directly.
    • The context menu of the tray icon can now be used to search for updates.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug that a building was not proceeding at 99% digging progress.
  • S3: Improves freeze fix to not require crushing the construction site.
  • S3: Fixes some graphics errors when quickly changing zoom levels.
  • S4: Fixes a bug that saves could not be joined via double click.
  • S4: Fixes a bug that 2v2 rankings were not recorded.

0.9.67 (22.05.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Adds the option for the host to mark specific games as "Ranked" so that they can be evaluated separately.
  • Lobby: Adds an icon to distinguish a ranked and unranked game in the lobby.
  • Lobby: Adds a button to show the map preview in the lobby (only for maps that are on the mapbase).
  • Lobby: Adds a button to display the resource map instead of the regular map preview for a Settlers 3 setmap when a map is selected under "Create New Game".
  • Pregame/Statistics Screen: Adds an icon to highlight scored game.
  • S3/S4 Pregamescreen: Adds an icon to highlight scored game.
  • S3/S4 Statistics screen: Adds an icon to highlight scored game.
  • S4: Adds some file entries needed for scripted maps where the player plays the Dark Race.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug that caused same random races per team to be assigned incorrectly when closed spots were present in the game.

0.9.66 (15.05.2022)

Fixed
  • Lobby: Improves map download from the mapbase.
  • S3: Fixes a bug where the market/port target could not be set.

0.9.65 (12.05.2022)

Added
  • S3: Allow to set waypoint for all barracks from global menu.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a crash that could occur when resetting zoom via N hotkey.

0.9.64 (08.05.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixed a bug that prevented collection points at barracks from working as intended.
  • S3: Fixed bug where a few menu buttons did not work.
  • S3: Fixed bug where incorrect start positions were selected.

0.9.61 (07.05.2022)

Added
  • S3: Added some additional factors for selecting start position combinations (does not change the map itself):
    • Added Factors:
      • similar flatness for all positions (preferably flatter)
      • a minimum amount of reachable land
      • a minimum amount of reachable stones
    • Existing Factors (not new, just for reference):
      • a minimum distance between positions (preferably higher)
      • reachable resources to produce a minimum soldier count
      • reachable resources to produce similar soldier counts on each spot
  • S3: Added a special debug mode for start positions to test out different factor weights/values (available under Settings -> Settlers 3 -> Tools -> Development Options -> Random Debug Mode).
  • S3: For barracks, you can now define a staging area. There is no restriction on the distance of the staging area, however, it has to be on the same continent.
  • S3: When a house is selected, the remaining number of settlers is now displayed.
Fixed
  • Lobby: Hosting/joining maps that are not in the mapbase works again (S3 & S4).
  • S3: The replay files are only written when the stats are available to prevent abuse.
  • S3: Fixed a bug that prevented the shipyard from being crushed via hot keys.

0.9.60 (02.05.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Maps from the mapbase now contain a hash, which ensures that the latest map is always downloaded when starting from the lobby (if necessary). This also ensures that incorrect map downloads are automatically corrected.
Fixed
  • S3: With new random balancing active, start position combinations where the worst position is better will be favored more strongly.
  • S4: Fixed a bug in the final statistics where the clicks made during the game were repeated in the final statistics.

0.9.59 (30.04.2022)

Added
  • S3: Reduces the volume of the forest fire sound effect modestly and limits its playing frequency.
  • S3: Re-activates the bees sound effect (only audible at a certain zoom level) and limits its playing frequency.
  • S4: Implements the latest updates for the WarriorsLib (from MuffinMario#1403 and Gemil#7491).
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug where one more settler was leaving a house than the overall settler capacity allowed.
  • S3: Fixes a bug on mirrored random maps with new balancing that caused the starting swamp for Asians to be added in an unrelated location.
  • S4: Fixes a cosmetic bug where settlers who become soldiers are counted twice in the final statistics. Earned points are not affected by this change, as this has always been taken into account.
  • S4: A message is now displayed when resetting the HD patch (via the reset option in the settings).

0.9.58 (02.04.2022)

Added
  • S4: Implemented updates for the Balance Packs
    • UBO-Test 3.1.4 (Test branch)
      • Vikings
        • Removed two of the five additional boards for HG Vikings.
        • Viking stonemasons have their original ProductionDelay restored.
        • Wild wealth now always spawns 16 deer (previously 16-24).
      • Maya
        • Mayan fertility spell now instant grows all plants within 30 hexes (roughly equivalent to a hunter's workspace).
Fixed
  • S4: Fixes bug with WarriorsLib (from MuffinMario#1403 and Gemil#7491)

0.9.57 (26.03.2022)

Added
  • Docs: Settlers United and Settlers IV Docs added (Gemil#7491)
  • S4: WarriorsLib added (by MuffinMario#1403 and Gemil#7491)
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug where mouse clicks in the chat area sometimes didn't work.
  • S3: Fixes a bug where the ENTF hot key did not work for some buildings (warehouse, dock, market and war machine workshop).

0.9.54 (01.03.2022)

Added
  • S4: Changed order of balancing settings
    • Changed the order of the Balancing Options selection options to "Classic", "Ultimate Overhaul", "Ultimate Overhaul (Test)" and "Community Patch".
  • S4: Implemented updates to the Balance Packs
    • UBO 2.9.3
      • Romans
        • Shield spell now only protects 15 targets for 30 seconds.
    • UBO Test 3.1.3 (Test Branch)
      • Vikings
        • Vikings receive an additional 5 boards when starting on HGHG.
        • Experimental Viking buff (cheaper lumberjacks, more expensive foresters) withdrawn due to potential impact on LG.
        • Viking waterworks now works one second faster. This should now put it on par with the Romans and Mayans in terms of productivity.
Fixed
  • S3 & S4: Some settings enabled by default were not displayed correctly after disabling and then restarting Settlers United.
  • S4: Improves some wording in the lobby setting options.
  • S4: Fixed a bug with hotkeys when the game language was other than German.
  • S4: Fixes a bug that on some systems the hotkey info button in the settings did not work.

0.9.52 (20.02.2022)

Added
  • S4: Added setting "Automatically set minimap to soldier view
    • The option "Automatically set minimap to soldier view" can be found in the "Settings for Settlers IV" under "Graphics" in the "Interface" section.
    • With this option you can set the minimap to be automatically set to soldier view.
    • Note that the extended hotkeys have to be activated.
  • S4: Added setting "Show random map preview directly
    • The option "Show random map preview directly" can be found in the "Settings for Settlers IV" under "Graphics" in the "Main Menu" section.
    • With this option you can define that the random map preview is displayed directly in the main menu.
    • Note that the extended hotkeys have to be activated.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug with replays.
  • S4: Fixes a bug with the setting "Always show game time".

0.9.51 (20.02.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Improves performance when many games are open at the same time.
  • S3: Adds the possibility to start a singleplayer game directly at "create new game". In the singleplayer you will go directly to the main menu. From there you can switch to the other menus.
  • S3: Improves the team colors in the minimap in spectator mode so that they are easier to distinguish from each other. Also reduces the luminosity of the color for borders to make them easier to distinguish from soldiers.
  • S4: Added setting "Always show game time
    • The option "Always show game time" can be found in the "Settings for Settlers IV" under "Graphics" in the "Interface" section.
    • With this option you can set that the game time (F7) is always displayed.
    • Note that the extended hotkeys have to be activated.
  • S4: Added setting "Use the ground textures of the new world in the editor
    • The option "Use the ground textures of the new world in the editor" can be found in the "Settings for Settlers IV" under "Graphics" at the bottom of the "Editor" section.
    • With this option you can always use the ground textures of the new world in the editor. The textures used in the game can be switched directly in the main menu settings if the HD patch is activated.
  • S4: Improved extended hotkeys
    • When creating random maps, the default is now 1024x1024 size, 90% land mass, lots of mineral resources, lots of resources, and 6 players selected.
    • When creating random maps, the "TAB" key can be used to create a new random key. This makes it much faster to click through possible random maps.
    • The hotkey "DEL" can be used to switch to the demolition mode of a building. Confirmation of the demolition is still required. This feature is still under development.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes graphics errors in the landscape that could sometimes occur when zooming out.
  • S3: Fixes a bug from the previous update that sometimes caused the scroll speed to deviate from the original when using the original scroll method (Gold Edition).
  • S4: Fixes a very rare bug that could cause a Fatal Error when triggering the hotkeys very quickly.
  • S4: Fixes a bug that the statistics for Romans displayed during a running game showed wrong or no values for wine, sheep and ammunition.

0.9.50 (15.02.2022)

Added
  • S3: Adds new hot keys when a building is selected:
    • "TAB" - jumps to the next building of the same type
    • "SHIFT+TAB" - Jumps to the previous building of the same type
    • "^" - Sets a building to priority or removes it
    • "DEL" - Switches to the demolish menu of the building, pressing it again will demolish the building
    • "SHIFT+S" - Stops/starts the building
    • "SHIFT+W" - Switches to the menu for setting the working radius
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug where movement commands could be sent unintentionally when moving the map quickly with the right mouse button.
  • S3: Fixes a bug where movement commands were not sent at game speed "Extreme".
  • S4: Fixes a bug that prevented a reliable upgrade of HD patch assets from version "0.8.1-Beta" to "0.9.0-Beta".
  • S4: Adds a way in the settings to reset and completely re-download the HD Patch (on game startup).

0.9.47 (13.02.2022)

Added
  • S3: Adds "Scroll with right mouse button and at edge" as scroll mode.
    • This is now selected by default, and can be changed in the settings to scroll only with right mouse button or only at the edge if desired.
  • S3: Implements different scrolling methods:
    • Gold Edition method (original): when using the right mouse button, the map moves in the same direction as the mouse moves. The mouse pointer stays on the same place on the screen during the movement.
    • History edition method: When using the right mouse button, the map is moved in the same way as you are used to on a touchscreen, i.e. against the mouse movement. The mouse pointer moves with the map.
  • S4: Implements a new option for the game control "Advanced unit selection" (from @anyfreak07#7807).
    • This option can be used to allow simultaneous selection of more than 100 units. Group size is still limited to 100 units.
  • S4: Implements a new option for the sound options "Sound effects: Disable notification sound 'BING'" (from @King Jo#8890).
    • This option allows you to disable the "BING" notification sound for incoming messages. This setting is mainly interesting for streamers.
  • S4: Implements updates for the Balance Packs
    • UBO Alpha 3.1.1 (Test branch)
      • Vikings
        • Restored original floor plan of the small temple. Although it was possible to isolate the cause of the crash that occurred when a temple construction site was demolished. However, the new floor plan also made it possible to create passageways that were too narrow for more than one settler.
Fixed
  • Lobby: Improved the handling of the VPN setup to avoid unnecessary error messages.
  • S3: Internal improvements to simplify the implementation of the new AI.
  • S4: Improves the downloader of the HD patch
  • S4: Code improvements to the ModApi
    • Mod-API update to version 2.3.0 (from @anyfreak07#7807 and @WizzardMaker | Jonas#0420)
    • Zoom-Mod update to version 2.3.0 (from @anyfreak07#7807 and @kdsystem1337#7007)
    • Hotkey mod update to version 2.3.0 (from @WizzardMaker | Jonas#0420 and @kdsystem1337#7007)
      • When text is entered in chat, no building is selected anymore.
      • Preparing to implement more hotkeys (e.g. tear down building, priority on/off and many more QoL hotkeys).

0.9.46 (06.02.2022)

Added
  • S4: Implemented a new downloader for the HD patch to download only the changed content in upcoming updates.
  • S4: Implemented bug fixes for buildings (from @rob997#6645).
    • Settlers could get stuck in the door
      • Romans
        • Grey farm
        • Healer hat
        • Smalltemple
        • Vinyard
        • Woodcutter hat
      • Maya
        • Donkey Ranch
        • PortC
        • Slaughterhouse
        • Smalltemple
        • PortG
      • Vikings
        • Fisherhut
        • Grey farm
        • Healer hat
        • Sawmill
        • Slaughterhouse
        • Smalltemple
        • Smeltgold
        • Smeltiron
        • Stonemine
        • Waterworkhut
        • Weaponsmith
      • Trojan
        • Grey farm
        • Healer Hat
        • Smalltemple
        • Sulfurmine
        • Sunflowerfarmer hat
    • Construction worker could be requested to an inaccessible place
      • Viking
        • Guardtowersmall
      • Trojan
        • Eyecatcher02
        • Goldmine
        • Marketplace
        • Residencesmall
  • S4: Implements updates for the Balance Packs
    • UBO Alpha 3.1.0 (Test branch)
      • General
        • SU global fixes have been adopted to prevent the doors of certain buildings from being blocked by individual settlers.
      • Romans
        • Now start on HGHG with 8 axes
      • Vikings
        • Camp should now be comparable to Romans in terms of leveling time (down from 42 leveling squares to 30).
        • Lumberjacks now cost one board less, Foresters one more (Experimental!)
        • The stonemason now pauses two seconds less between operations to compensate for the relatively long distance between the discard pile and the door.
      • Mayas
        • Now start on HGHG with 7 axes
        • Banish enemies has been set to 20 targets again.
        • Upper floor of large tower touched up a bit more so it's more like Viking's.
      • Trojans
        • start now on HGHG with 9 axes
        • Goose breeding now costs 8/4 instead of 8/5
        • Mill now costs 5/1 instead of 5/2
        • Oil press and sunflower farm now have the costs intended for 3.0.1 (4/2 and 6/2 instead of vice versa).
Fixed
  • Lobby: Improved the display of the team constellation.
  • S3: Transfer of settings at game start made more reliable to reduce desyncs on bad connection
  • S4: Lobby names may now contain the characters "-" and "_" again.

0.9.45 (30.01.2022)

Added
  • Lobby: Added a "Teams" column to the game overview.
  • Lobby: Improved nickname handling in connection with Discord (in development). Nicknames will always be set to the Discord server nick in-game. First time request for Settlers III and Settlers IV if Ubisoft, InGame or Discord names differ.
  • S3: Game speed can be adjusted in singleplayer or replay with F1-F3.
  • S4: Implements a test branch for UBO:
    • UBO Alpha 3.0.0 (test branch).
      • Romans
        • Shield now only protects 15 targets for 30 seconds.
        • Medics now only heal 8 / 12 / 16 HP per heal.
        • The outline of the small temple has been made more precise, so it now no longer blocks some squares that were not actually occupied by the building. This also makes it minimally faster to level.
      • Vikings
        • The small tower now costs only 3/1.
        • The large tower now costs only 7/4.
        • The castle now costs only 12/6.
        • The outline of the small temple has been made more precise. As a result, it is also leveled a bit faster, but most importantly, it is no longer quite as bulky to place.
        • The forester now only pauses 3 seconds between operations instead of 5.
      • Mayas
        • The large tower now no longer blocks space for its entire upper floor, but in a similar frame to its similarly built Viking counterpart. This also makes it level faster.
        • The conversion spell now only costs 14->56 mana.
        • The HGHG start gets his 8th axe back (as with Classic Balancing).
      • Trojan
        • The bakery now only costs 6/3 instead of 6/4.
        • Sunflower Farm increases in price from 4/2 to 6/2.
        • Sulfur to iron increases in price from 8->32 to 10->40.
        • Sulfur and stone mines now cost an additional board each.
        • The oil press now no longer pointlessly blocks a detached square away from the building.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixed bug that Settlers III was sometimes not found when replays were started from Settlers United.
  • S3: Replay files can now also be started correctly in Windows Explorer with "Opens with Settlers United".
  • S4: Fixed language selection in launcher for French and Spanish.

0.9.43 (16.01.2022)

Fixed
  • Lobby: Performance updates when a large number of lobbies are open.
  • S3: Fixed a crash at game startup that could occur under certain circumstances.
  • S3: Replays now work in most cases for games continued from a save; in some cases desyncs can still occur when watching replays.

0.9.42 (15.01.2022)

Fixed
  • S4: Improves reliability of HD patch download, installation and uninstallation.
  • S4: Faulty HD patch installations are detected more reliably and a reinstallation is performed.

0.9.41 (14.01.2022)

Added
  • S3: Implemented a replay feature for Settlers 3 games. These can be accessed in the lobby under statistics "📈". You can see the whole map and also watch the opposing players and fast forward the replay by pressing F12.
  • S4: Implements the open beta of the HD patch for Settlers IV (from @WizzardMaker | Jonas).
    • What is the HD-Patch?
    • Activation?
      • As soon as you start Settlers IV the next time you can activate the HD-Patch in the opening window.
      • You can always go to the "Settings" in Settlers United and there to the tab "Graphics". There you will find the option "HD-Patch (Beta)" where you can activate or deactivate the HD-Patch.
    • Download?
      • Download starts only when Settlers IV is started and can take some time! Especially if many people download the HD-Patch shortly after the release.
    • Requirements?

You can find them directly on the website - https://settlers4-hd.com/#downloads

Fixed
  • S3: The game settings are now displayed correctly when loading a save.
  • S3: Fixed a bug that disabled the auto-save if the host left the game.
  • S4: The swordsman level 3 icon of the Mayan/Viking barracks menu (in addition to the already fixed Roman icon) has been fixed (from MakusieQ).
  • S4: Fixed the shifted "Create" icon on the multiplayer screen (from MakusieQ).
  • S4: Improves FPS when using the HD patch significantly in most cases (from @WizzardMaker | Jonas).

0.9.40 (10.01.2022)

Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug with campaign unlocks.
  • S4: Fixes a bug with the transfer of lobby data after a save was loaded (HG?? error).
  • S4: Fixes an error when transferring lobby data after a save has been loaded (in-game time).
  • S4: Fixes an error in the transfer of statistic data.
  • S4: Improvements in the installation process of zoom and hotkey mods.

0.9.39 (08.01.2022)

Added
  • S3 and S4: Improvements to the API for the matches to also analyze the time course of a match.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixed a bug that the number of players in a Settlers III lobby did not correspond to the actual number of players.
  • S3 and S4: Fixes a bug with the transfer of the statistic data.

0.9.35 (28.12.2021)

Added
  • S3: Adds some unit control settings to improve usability when switching between games.
    • This setting is interesting for players who mainly play Settlers IV and only play Settlers III from time to time. It changes the unit control so that it works similarly to the control used in Settlers IV. For example, the behavior of 'CTRL' and 'ALT' is swapped when sending units, and specialists start working at the destination point if they were sent without 'ALT'.
  • S4: Implemented UBO (UltimateOverhaul Balancing from @UltimateSpinDash) - Alpha 2.9.2.
    • Adjustments to Roman combat spells:
      • Shield spell now lasts only 40 seconds instead of 60 seconds. Also, shield spell now affects 20 targets again (as in 2.9.0) instead of 16.
Fixed
  • S3: Fixes a bug where war machines could not be attacked anywhere during peacetime.
  • S3: Fixes a bug with a bugfix that could cause settlers to get stuck when the bugfix was active if a farmer, vintner, forester and rice farmer (among others) could not get out of their building if there was a settler on the current planting area.
  • S4: Fixes a bug where the map name was not included in the game statistics.
  • S4: Fixes a bug where the sounds were not played in the best quality. (Thanks to @iTrash for reporting and finding this - we hope this doesn't cause sound playback problems on some systems).

0.9.34 (11.12.2021)

Added
  • S3: Only for "New Balance" - Fixes a bug that (among others) farmers, vintners, foresters and rice farmers can't get out of their building if there is a settler on the current planting area.
  • S3: New Balance only - Geologists now work like pioneers and are not limited to a small work area.
  • S4: Tournament card support for "The Settlers 4 2v2 Tournament 2022".
    • Under Settings "⚙️" - Settlers IV - Tool you will find this option. This option opens the user interface for unlocking the tournament cards.
  • S4: HD Patch Support Implemented
    • The upcoming HD-Patch from WizzardMaker is now fully supported. The download can be done directly via Settlers United in the future.
Fixed
  • S4: Fixes a bug when more than 9 buildings are on priority (known as priobug - existing saves are still affected).
  • S4: Cleans up the Settlers IV installation directory a bit (removes bug files shipped unnecessarily by Ubisoft and adds the Settlers IV History Edition changelog).

0.9.33 (07.12.2021)

Added
  • S4: Same random races per team
    • Each nation gets the same random races. For example, both teams have 2 Romans, 1 Mayan, or both teams have 3 Vikings. If the cards are mirrored, the same position on the opposing team will each receive the same random race. If the teams are set so that there are no equal positions in the opposing team, this feature is not supported.
  • S4: Display of game time in the lobby
    • The game time of a running Settlers IV game can be displayed by moving the mouse over the status icon "🎮" in the tooltip.
Fixed
  • S3: fixed the error when displaying the "player destroyed" message
  • S3: Prevented the "Player destroyed" message from being displayed when spectators are seated (at the start of the game)
  • S4: Fixed a bug that the final statistics could differ from the actual game time by a few seconds.
  • S4: Fixed a bug that the random number generator was not available under Tools.
  • S4: Fixes a bug with the ingame texts (thanks to @UltimateSpinDash)
    • Added productivity of ammo manufactories and their counterparts.
    • Tooltip for race selection in the lobby abbreviated.

0.9.30 (05.12.2021)

Added
  • S3: Observer mode: Different colors for teams on the minimap in observer mode.
  • S3: The elapsed in-game time is now displayed as a tooltip in the lobby.
Fixed
  • S3: Most connection errors when joining and hosting S3 games should now be fixed.
  • S3: Fixed a bug where UPnP had to be disabled in the router to play online.
  • S3: Fixes a bug when detecting S3 GOG editions and Gold edition installations without save folders.
  • S3: Prevented the message "Player destroyed" when viewer places (at game start).
  • S4: Mod API update to version 1.0.0 (API adjustments for the upcoming HD patch by @WizzardMaker | Jonas)
  • S4: Zoom-Mod update to version 2.0.0
  • S4: Hotkey-Mod update to version 2.0.0 (from @WizzardMaker | Jonas and @kdsystem1337)
    • The decoration objects are now scrolled in the correct order when placed via hotkey (both forward and backward).
    • The decoration objects now always start at the first decoration object at the beginning of a new game or after restarting the application.

0.9.29 (28.11.2021)

Added
  • Lobby: It is now possible to use the Settlers United application under older 32 bit Windows versions.
  • Lobby: S3 Settings - Disable option for music or set it to the played nation.
  • Lobby: S4 Settings - All options can now be found directly in Settlers United, you have to reset the settings once.
  • S3: Map Scenario - Team vs. Team Positioning: For mirrored random maps there is now the option to position the teams together on one side of the mirror axis.
  • S3: Feature spectator team: The first or last team can be declared as spectator team. It can see the whole map and does not participate in the game itself. There must be at least three teams on the map for this to work.
Fixed
  • Lobby: fixed a bug that the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable was not displayed correctly during the installation (a progress bar is now displayed)
  • Lobby: Fixes a bug that pending Windows updates prevented the installation.
  • S3: New Random Balancing now gives Asians a chance to start swamp even on mirrored maps.
  • S3: Settings were unintentionally unavailable when no installation of Settlers IV was present.
  • S4: Editor+ should now work again.
  • S4: New bugfix Autosave now happens automatically every 4 minutes (reminder under Settlers III as usual every 2 minutes).
  • S4: New bugfix Fixes a problem with the Trojan Marketplace, it requested the builders outside the site which could lead to it not being built. (Thanks to @rob997)

0.9.28 (25.11.2021)

Added
  • Lobby: Restructured the settings in Settlers United (Some more settings will follow with the next update)
Fixed
  • S3: The new chat should now work as usual.
  • S3: Fixes a bug that S3 GOG and S3 GE can not be started.
  • S3: Fixes a bug that S3 directories could not be saved.
  • S4: Fixes a bug with plugins when upgrading from a previous launcher.
  • S4: BlueByte default maps are now always visible.
  • S4: The FE "Tiling: Out of Links" should not occur anymore.

0.9.27 (21.11.2021)

Added
  • S3: New zoom (zoom in, zoom out) (can be turned off in settings)
  • S3: New new chat (HD, scrollable) (always enabled with zoom, can be disabled in settings)
  • S3: New possibility to position game time from bottom right to top right (can be activated in settings)
  • S3: New additional hotkeys (analog to existing default hotkeys from S4) (can be disabled in settings)
    • ESC = deselect units and buildings or save game/open exit menu
    • POS1 / HOME = set camera to starting point and reset zoom to default (100%)
    • H = set camera to start point
    • N = Reset zoom to default (100%)
    • F6 = Open player menu
    • SHIFT = When placing buildings, the building remains selected (Additional)
Fixed
  • Lobby: The installation and updates should now work in most cases without a computer restart.
  • Lobby: Open games are displayed first (first S3 - then S4). Running games are displayed afterwards (first S3 - then S4). Also, saves at S4 are now highlighted by "Save: Mapname (Settings)".
  • Lobby: The currently selected statistic is highlighted. (Local) saved stats can now be deleted.
  • S3: Fixes a bug that blocked ALT+TAB and the Windows key
  • S4: Fixes a bug with the conversion spell of goods (e.g. fish to stone or stone to iron)
  • S4: Fixes a bug that arbitrary game settings are displayed in the save lobby.
  • S4: Language and display mode can be selected in the settings (analogous to Settlers III)

0.9.26 (16.11.2021)

Added
  • Lobby: Differential updates (from this version on, updating should be much faster, only the changed content will be downloaded).
  • S4: Implemented UBO (UltimateOverhaul Balancing) - Alpha 2.9.1
    • Romans adjustments
      • Shield spell now only affects 16 targets instead of 20
      • Convert Barbarians now only costs 30->120 instead of 35->140, but has range 8 instead of 4, so you can reliably hit the 6 targets
      • Sanis have now only 12/18/24 heal on T1 to T3 instead of 18/24/30
Fixed
  • S4: Create new game - singleplayer "buttons and setup" adjusted.
  • S3 and S4: Firewall rules optimized

0.9.25 (15.11.2021)

Fixed
  • S3: now works correctly with different DPI settings (e.g. 125%, 150% or even 200%) (reported by @Roxy and @v0lt669)
  • S3: When hosting a S3 setmap, random positions can now be enabled/disabled (reported by @Greg0ree)
  • S3: In window mode, resolution is adjusted in the pre-game screen (Reported by kdsystem1337)
  • S3: Start goods can now be selected in the lobby (HG/MG/LG)
  • S3: Further optimizations for the new S3 network code "New Network Code" made (a final test is still pending, but it looks good!)
  • S3: Single player maps and saves from version 0.9.25 should work again in most cases. (In case of problems please delete all old saves) (Reported by @Hirschilein, @mavmav and others)

0.9.24 (09.11.2021)

Added
  • Lobby: With today's update the intrigued Discord client will be hideable! Recommended for all who already have Discord installed. For this you will first be asked: Do you want to embed the Discord chat here? The option "I USE THE DISCORD APP" makes the Windows window feature work again (both moving and "maximizing" by moving to the edge of the screen)
Fixed
  • S3: The server nickname is now used after a new login (instead of the Discord account name)
  • S3: It should no longer come to incorrect S3_Multi.exe replacements with the GE / GOG version.
  • S3: All S3 setmaps should now be included correctly again.
  • S3: There should be a higher stability by using the Window (Fullscreen) Mode.

First release

Lobby (from Knogger, JHNP, WizzardMaker & kdsystem1337)
  • Website with twitch streams (from Knogger)
  • Mapbase with automatic map download for S3 & S4 for the host and fellow players (from Knogger & kdsystem1337)
  • Game Integration (from JHNP)
  • Statistics display and posting (also possible in game) (from Knogger, JHNP & kdsystem1337)
  • Icon/Logo (from WizzardMaker)
  • Settings "⚙️" (from kdsystem1337)
Settlers III
General improvements (from JHNP)
  • Support for S3:Gold Edition, S3:Ultimate Collection (GOG.com) and S3:History Edition
  • Rendering in "full screen (windowed mode)" and "windowed mode" possible
  • Rendering performance improved and network lag significantly reduced
  • Adds zoom
Revisions (from JHNP)
  • New statistics dialog with HD graphics, additional information and team statistics
  • New chat with scrolling
  • Additional hotkeys
Bug fixes (from JHNP)
  • Fixes a bug where objects were not displayed after a certain height
  • Fixed some game crashes (rendering related)
  • Fixed some Amazon building bugs, where builders got stuck and new building material could not be delivered (fishing hut & big tower)
  • Fixed a bug where the game was still active in the background when pressing ALT+F4
  • Only active with GameMode "New Random Balancing
    • Fixes a bug that (among others) farmers, winegrowers, foresters and rice farmers do not come out of their buildings when there is a settler on the current planting area.
    • Geologists now work like pioneers and are not limited to a small work area.
Game Modes
  • "Increase Transport Limit": this significantly increases the transport limit.
  • "Speed": Adjust the game speed
  • "New Random Balancing" (from Suma & Senna).
    • General
      • Probability of ponds and lakes near the center of the map increased. The size of lakes varies greatly and not all lakes will have rivers
    • Asians
      • Mines are improved: 20% less waiting time before a mine run, 40% for gold mines; miners perform one additional mine run per food eaten
      • Shield spell now makes immune to other combat spells (Convert, Banish, Punish Bows, Freeze, Fear) and cancels negative effects (Freeze, Fear) and the cost is reduced from 20 to 15 mana
      • fish spell has reduced cost (from 10 to 4 mana)
      • have a very high probability of a little swamp near their starting position
      • Cost of the small tower is reduced from 3 to 2 boards
    • Egyptian
      • Soldier upgrade requires less mana (L3 after 80 mana instead of 110).
      • Slightly increased catch rate for fishermen
    • For more details, see https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UiOyFGyMnl3cxygU1QFYbzV4sbnyHVTxcEtYH_XQPvw
Map scenario
  • "Equal random races per team": random races are drawn so that each team gets the same races.
  • "Team vs. Team Positioning": For mirrored random cards there is now the option to position the teams on one side of the mirror axis each.
Rules
  • Set peace time (L2 or 35/60/90/100min)
  • Set thieves (if and if so how to steal)
  • Disable war machines
Spectators
  • "Spectator team": the first or last team can be declared as a spectator team. It can see the whole map and does not participate in the game itself. There must be at least three teams on the map for this to work.
Settlers IV
Bug Fixes (from JHNP)
  • Fixes a bug where the construction site was not finished ("pegs" bug), or no construction workers came to the site
  • Fixes a bug where levellers did not finish the work at the construction site and thus held up the construction work
  • Fixt a bug where goods were sometimes not removed from stopped buildings
  • Fixed a bug where storage stacks became unusable after a goods conversion spell was used.
  • Fixed a bug where the Trojan marketplace could not be built reliably.
  • Fixed a bug when more than 9 buildings are on priority (known as the priority bug).
  • Fixed a bug that could crash the host's game in the game lobby.
  • Fixes a bug that produced a Fatal Error: Tiling: Out of Links.
  • Adds desync protection: players who are not using the same S4 version as the host will no longer be able to set themselves to "Ready" and will receive a warning message
Game Integration (from JHNP).
  • Games are displayed in the lobby and can be joined from there.
  • Games created with S4:History Edition can be joined. However, in this case all bug fixes and other game changes (game modes) are not active.
  • If a game was created with the Settlers United version, all S4:History Edition users will receive a warning message.
New game UI (from kdsystem1337)
  • The statistics dialog has been rebuilt with HD graphics, is now sorted by points and contains additional information like soldier distribution by levels or many more economic statistics.
Game Modes

Game modes can be turned on by the lobby host in the game. By default, no game modes are active, only bug fixes are always active.

  • Adjustment of settler limit regardless of the number of players (from sc0uty).
  • Increase of the transport limit (from nyfrk & kdsystem1337)
  • Equal random races per team (Each team gets the same random races) (from JHNP)
  • Adjustment of the game speed (from Sc0uty)
  • Balancing: Community Patch (from CP-Team) & Ultimate Overhaul Balancing (from UltimateSpinDash) - see pinned messages
New game control settings (from JHNP).

Adds two new game control settings for priests that anyone can enable on their own to feizujust unit control.

  • Disable selection of priests as part of military unit groups: When soldiers are selected, priests are no longer automatically selected as well. Instead, they must be explicitly clicked on individually or addressed via a unit group (1-9).
  • Automatic spell selection after casting: Once a spell has been cast, the spell is automatically deselected so that it is not accidentally cast multiple times.
Miscellaneous
  • Replaced the hint sound with the Gold Edition "BING" sound (from King Jo and Akulisch).
  • Fixed the Maya music bug (from UltimateSpinDash)
  • Improved tooltips (from UltimateSpinDash)
  • Fixed the swordsman level 3 icon of the Roman/Mayan/Viking barracks menu (from MakusieQ)