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The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Blue Byte
Release Date: March 23, 2010 (US), March 2010 (EU)

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'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

Get the The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom v1.04 Patch off WP (60/450mb)

Version 1.04

  • Improvements
    • Fixed some stats based victory points. Technologies, trade posts and killed soldiers now count for deactivated players
    • Players who leave a session are now removed from the map / UI
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused construction huts and storehouses to disappear
    • Fixed a bug with an already upgraded fortification on Crow´s Nest
    • Fixed a bug that reset campaign progress
    • Fixed a bug of the screenshot function
    • Fixed a bug that the “Heat of Battle” achievement was not properly unlocked
    • Fixed a bug with the desync error message
    • Fixed hunters that beam home when working in deep woods
  • Additional
    • • New Hotkey: Ctrl + P (Take Screenshot)

Version 1.03

  • Improvements
    • The allocation of fancy food to butchers has been improved
    • If a teammate gains a dynamic victory point that has been yours, this will not be shown in your interface anymore. A sound will be heard instead
    • Added a check if the last game launch was successful. If not, the game options are reset to default
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed rare crashes of the auto save function
    • Fixed a bug with the screen mode detection that prevented the game from starting
    • Fixed failure to unlock next campaign map
    • Various client side networking fixes
    • Various server side networking fixes
    • Various UI fixes
    • Fixes for Russian localization
    • Streets beneath bridges are no longer visible
    • Fixed inaccessible resource piles
    • Fixed rare failure to destroy and rebuild work yards in the vicinity of streets
    • Fixed bug with a street that was build into the terrain
  • New Content
  • Added the 4 player map: “Crow´s Nest” for skirmish and multiplayer matches: The "Crow´s Nest" has a single marketplace and unevenly spread resources. Additionally, not all sectors have fortifications to protect them. Consider your starting position and choose your strategy wisely. The map is intended to be played by teams of two, east vs west
  • Additional
    • Prestige rewards now grant weapons, garments or books
    • The readme has been updated
    • New hotkeys:
      • Ctrl + 2 = VP screen
      • Ctrl + 3 = Economy menu
      • Ctrl + 4 = Logistics menu
      • Ctrl + 5 = Trading routes menu
      • Ctrl + 6 = Warfare menu
      • Ctrl + 7 = Technology board

Changes in patch 1.02:

  • Fixes various stability issues

Changes in Version 1.01

  • Improvements
    • Facebook and Twitter features implemented
    • Increased multiplayer stability
    • Fixed various balancing issues
    • Fixes localization issues
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed various problems with the savegame option
    • Fixed problems with online profile storage
    • Fixed crashes related to street upgrade
    • Fixed crashes in map forge
    • Fixed a lot of minor bugs
  • Additional
    • If you are behind a proxy and would like to use the Facebook features, add the following entries under [System] in your options.ini (find it here: C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\Settlers7\Options.ini):
      • [System]
      • WebProxyHost = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
      • WebProxyPort = xxxx
      • WebProxyUsername = someName (optional)
      • WebProxyPassword = somePassword (optional)

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance.

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom brings a fresh, innovative design to the franchise, while reintroducing the strong game mechanics and deep gameplay that are hallmarks of the highly acclaimed Settlers series. Players will easily become engaged in an exciting campaign, skirmish maps or multi-player challenges in a world of lush forests, open meadows, fast flowing rivers, and high mountains.

Key Features:

  • Rich gameplay mechanics: The deep building and production system allows gamers to expand their kingdoms village by village, sector by sector, optimizing their creation by fine tuning production chains and transport systems.
  • Variety of gameplay: Gamers will be able to choose the best path to lead their kingdoms to victory around three main pillars:
    • Military: by building strong armies and defeating opponents with shear military power.
    • Technology: by being the first to develop new and beneficial technologies.
    • Trade: by occupying the best trade routes to become the wealthiest player on the map.
  • Depending on style of play, gamers will be able to unlock a variety of new and unique possibilities, changing the way they build their own kingdoms.
  • All-new victory system: The new victory point system brings more tension and competition to the game. Victory points are awarded in many different ways depending on the choices gamers make throughout the evolution of their kingdoms.
  • Online multiplayer: Gamers will be able to play online and face opponents in classic adversarial and co-op teamplay modes. Online features include user-generated and downloadable content, in-game feeds, and various leaderboards.
  • A new graphic engine and improved AI: A brand-new graphic engine will let gamers experience the beauty of their kingdom in a never-before-seen level of detail. More than a dozen AI profiles, each with unique behaviors, will add enhanced variety to the game like never before.
  • Build your own castle: Bring even more customization to your game as you assemble your castle from a wide range of styles, designs and architectural details. You and your friends can share your creations online.
  • Social networking integration: Deep social networking integration with Facebook and Twitter) lets you bring your gaming experience to your social circle.

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