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JOHNB007: Hello.

This is what fixed the issue with the 3d error'

I installed Settlers III from GOG, the latest hotfix version.

When you run Settlers III on a modern OS, Windows will ask to install DirectPlay, go ahead and install the update.

Then I could run S4, but it was laggy, really laggy.

I had to apply both the S4 main fix and the S4 Editor fix, Edit the Dxwrapper on the Editor fix and set the DX7 to 1.

Everything works Ok now.

Hope this helps.
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e1lobo: Anyone knows how to play Settlers IV in lan?
I'm getting very low performance on an AMD Ryzen R5 1600 and an AMD RX 570 4GB. Runs fine on my PC, Same setup just an Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB instead of the AMD Card. AMD issue?
Post edited October 27, 2018 by sephy666
Hi , I may sound like a complete PC/ novice, but I'm having difficulty downloading Settlers4 on to my laptop, can anyone help?
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Kat_Richards: Hi , I may sound like a complete PC/ novice, but I'm having difficulty downloading Settlers4 on to my laptop, can anyone help?
Sorry for late response -> When you bought Settlers iV - go to gog.com -> click on your account name in top panel (i guess it is Kat_Richards) -> "Games" -> find "Settlers" in your list -> click on "\/" button to show options -> click view downloads -> on the bottom of new window choose "Download offline backup game installers" - it would be easier then installing throgh gog galaxy I guess. - that is all ;)
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eriedlinger: Hello Simon, The latest version of The Settlers IV from GOG already includes my fix. You should no longer need my patch. Try downloading the latest version from GOG and reinstalling it.
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Simon_Bishop: Hi eriedlinger thanks for the quick reply, I have tried a few gog versions 2.0.0.4 but it says:
The procedure entry point MiniDumpWriteDump could not be located in the dynamic link library C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dlumd9.dll

so i then press ok the graphics change as if the game is loading then it says:

Software 3D: Error initializing Graphic Interface.....blah blah
I got the latest version from IPTorrents but i dont think its the latest one do you have a link to the latest game thankyou very much
Hello Simon and eriedlinger!
Sorry to barge into your threads here. I have no clue what I am doing, but I recently bought/installed S4 through GOG but only get the 'Software 3D: Error' and 'Hardware 3D: Error' message when I try to play. I had a go at trying to meddle with recommended fixes etc but the message is still the same.
Is there any hope for me to be able to play my fave childhood game?
Hey guys, I have updated my guide (both here and on my blog). I have rewritten most of it, so it should be easier to follow, simpler to execute and more complete.

Also, thank you for keeping the discussion alive all these years. I have been reading most of your posts and trying to consider most of your alternate solutions for the revision. Some of them I have been happy to include (the Widescreen Tool), other I haven't been able to fully test myself as exhaustively as I would have liked to (DxWnd or eriedlinger's Patch, the latter of whom I've decided to mention nonetheless). Other things, such as the music fixes (which now include many more things, like the missing Viking music) have been completely revamped.

I have also decided to mention eriedlinger's Patch (and DXGL) because even if the GOG version seems to include it now, there may be some people still using the original disk version.


Hoping to hear some feedback from you,
Slax.
Hi all,

I'm having sound issues for my GoG version of Settlers 4 Gold Edition.
I have version 2.50.1516 installed just today.

When I start the game, the Ubisoft logo is played with its usual intro sound.

However when the Bluebtye logo and the intro video starts, there is no sound at all. This is also the case when I enter into the game - no sounds or music whatsoever.

Has anyone else experience this? Is there a solution?

I'm running GoG/Settlers 4 from Win10.

Any help would be appreciated, many thanks!

-SC
Post edited April 07, 2019 by cheungs7
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SlaxVice86: Hey guys, I have updated my guide (both here and on my blog). I have rewritten most of it, so it should be easier to follow, simpler to execute and more complete.

Also, thank you for keeping the discussion alive all these years. I have been reading most of your posts and trying to consider most of your alternate solutions for the revision. Some of them I have been happy to include (the Widescreen Tool), other I haven't been able to fully test myself as exhaustively as I would have liked to (DxWnd or eriedlinger's Patch, the latter of whom I've decided to mention nonetheless). Other things, such as the music fixes (which now include many more things, like the missing Viking music) have been completely revamped.

I have also decided to mention eriedlinger's Patch (and DXGL) because even if the GOG version seems to include it now, there may be some people still using the original disk version.

Hoping to hear some feedback from you,
Slax.
Hi Slax,

Thank you for your work on trying to fix this issue but it seems to not have worked for me. I purchased Settlers 4 from GoG, installed it on my Windows 10, tried to run it, got the 3d error, followed the steps you suggest in the first post of this thread (installing DXGL, adding S4_Main.exe and running the game again) but it still gives the same 3d error message. I even tried the eriedlinger patch (before I read that the game comes with it installed already now)

The only thing I haven't tried is the one from a few comments above, saying to download and try to run Settlers 3 and do something that way (as it would require me purchasing that game as well and I don't want to do that without a guarantee that it would fix my issues)

Any further advice?

Thanks

Rob
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eriedlinger: I created a patch for The Settlers IV on Windows 8 and Windows 10. This works without DXGL, DxWnd or dgVoodoo. It is specific to Settlers IV. You can check it out here: The Settlers Windows 10 fix
Great work Dude ....;)
Rob,

I updated the patch. Can you try with the new patch?

Here is the download S4_Main_fix.zip

Unzip this to the 'exe' folder under The Settlers IV Gold, overwriting all files. Make sure you put in in the 'exe' folder.

Also make sure to disable all compatibility settings under the properties of S4_Main.exe.

If you still have issues after this update then send me your dxwrapper.log file, it may have data it in that can help.

Thanks,
Elisha
Hi @eriedlinger!
I am trying to run Settlers 4 on the latest Windows 10 (May update) and unfortunately, it doesn't work. I've tried latest patch. Here is my dx log:
508 18:15:21.691 Starting DxWrapper v1.0.6279.21
508 18:15:21.692 VMware, Inc. None VMware7,1 (Other)
508 18:15:21.692 Intel Corporation 440BX Desktop Reference Platform None (Other)
508 18:15:21.692 VMware SVGA 3D
508 18:15:21.692 Windows 10 64-bit (10.0.18362)
508 18:15:21.692 "s4_main.exe" (PID:12232)
508 18:15:21.708 Loaded library: kernel32.dll
508 18:15:21.708 Hooking 'GetModuleFileName' API...
508 18:15:21.708 Disabling High DPI Scaling...
508 18:15:21.708 Loaded library: user32.dll
508 18:15:21.708 Loaded library: shcore.dll
508 18:15:21.708 Loading 'ddraw.dll'...
508 18:15:21.708 Hooking ddraw.dll APIs...
508 18:15:21.708 Enabling DDrawCompat
508 18:15:21.708 Enabling ddraw wrapper
508 18:15:21.708 Process path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Settlers 4 Gold\exe\s4_main.exe
508 18:15:21.708 Loading DDrawCompat from C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Settlers 4 Gold\exe\dxwrapper.dll
508 18:15:21.709 Loaded library: uxtheme.dll
508 18:15:21.709 DDrawCompat v0.2.1 loaded successfully
508 18:15:21.710 DxWrapper loaded!
508 18:15:21.870 dd_DirectDrawCreateEx
508 18:15:21.870 Redirecting 'DirectDrawCreateEx' ...
508 18:15:21.870 Installing DirectDraw hooks
508 18:15:21.883 Installing GDI hooks
508 18:15:21.899 Installing registry hooks
508 18:15:21.899 Finished installing hooks
508 18:15:21.900 Creating device m_IDirectDrawX::m_IDirectDrawX(00E61580) v7
508 18:15:22.514 Creating device m_IDirect3DX::m_IDirect3DX(00E5C000) v7
508 18:15:22.514 m_IDirect3DX::ResolutionHack Found loaded dll: 'd3dim700.dll'
508 18:15:22.516 Loaded library: winmm.dll
508 18:15:22.516 Creating device m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX::m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX(00E07358) v7
508 18:15:22.517 m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX::~m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX(00E07358) deleting device!
508 18:15:23.649 m_IDirect3DX::~m_IDirect3DX(00E5C000) deleting device!
508 18:15:23.649 m_IDirectDrawX::~m_IDirectDrawX(00E61580) deleting device!
508 18:15:23.651 dd_DirectDrawCreate
508 18:15:23.651 Redirecting 'DirectDrawCreate' ...
508 18:15:23.655 Creating device m_IDirectDrawX::m_IDirectDrawX(00E72020) v1
508 18:15:24.875 Creating device m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX::m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX(00E759A8) v1
508 18:15:24.876 m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX::~m_IDirectDrawSurfaceX(00E759A8) deleting device!
508 18:15:25.325 m_IDirectDrawX::~m_IDirectDrawX(00E72020) deleting device!
508 18:15:25.377 Loaded library: dwmapi.dll
508 18:15:28.166 Quiting DxWrapper
508 18:15:28.166 Detaching DDrawCompat
508 18:15:28.198 DDrawCompat detached successfully
508 18:15:28.198 Unloading libraries...
508 18:15:28.198 Reseting screen resolution
508 18:15:28.213 Reseting font smoothing
508 18:15:28.213 DxWrapper terminated!

Thank you for your work
Post edited June 24, 2019 by 0xdev
Hi guys. I installed Settlers IV Gold Edition on my Windows 10 PC from the disc I bought years ago. I have a twin monitor setup, both at 1600 x 1200 resolution. After using DXGL the game launches and I hear the music but the screen is just black. Button clicks seem to work on the menu items even though I can't see them.
I also tried the eriedlinger widescreen patch but this does not have a 1600x1200 option so I'm not sure whether selecting a different resolution is a problem?
Can anybody give me any tips to get it working?

No need to worry - I got it working now by removing DXGL and using elishacloud's dxwrapper patch. I can't post a link as the system won't allow me.
I also set S4.exe and s4_main.exe to run in compatibility mode for XP sp2 and run as administrator, although I'm not sure if this was required.
Post edited June 27, 2019 by CaptnCanary
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CaptnCanary: I also tried the eriedlinger widescreen patch but this does not have a 1600x1200 option so I'm not sure whether selecting a different resolution is a problem?
Can anybody give me any tips to get it working?
If you use my latest release of dxwrapper you can get 1600x1200 working with this game. You can download the latest release here: https://github.com/elishacloud/dxwrapper/releases

Just make sure that "EnableDdrawWrapper" is enabled. Also you may need to enable "DDrawCompat".