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[TSHC] TS3HE – Multiplayer lobby is live

After our announcement last week that we are going to test the lobbies for the various The Settlers History Edition games, we are happy to release the lobby for The Settlers 3 History Edition today for everyone. The test helped us to gather valuable and important feedback.

Thanks to your suggestions, we already adjusted the setting that all multiplayer games will be public from the beginning. You can of course still click the “private” button if you just want to play with your friends.

If there are public multiplayer games still looking for additional players, they will appear in the list before you create one. You can simply click on the name and join.

Do you want to give your game a specific name? Make sure to adjust it, maybe add your game conditions in the title like peacetime or any other specifics.

If you want to help us test the lobbies for The Settlers 4, 5 or 6 before they go live, feel free to do so by following this small guide:

  1. Choose the game from your library and click on “properties”
  2. In the category “game version” click on “unlock a test version” and enter this code:
    1. The Settlers 4 History Edition: “TheSettlers4LobbyTest”
    2. The Settlers 5 History Edition: “TheSettlers5LobbyTest”
    3. The Settlers 6 History Edition: “TheSettlers6LobbyTest”
  3. You will now be able to select “Lobby Test” as alternative version – this one is connected to the lobby server.
  4. Once the test version files are downloaded, please restart Uplay PC to ensure all files are updated correctly

If you have other feedback about the lobby, we would like to hear from you in the comments below.


  1. jclnz

    Me and my wife spend countless time enjoy settlers 3 together. We play multi-player over LAN with our own created maps over and over again. When we see the Historic Edition, we were so exciting to hoping to enjoy the game again. We bought this edition again, (this is my third copy of Settlers 3 now), but we are not able to play the LAN mode like it used to be. Could we please have the LAN mode back?

  2. TSA_User50828

    I can not play The Settlers 6 History Edition multiplayer even though my friends can join their lobby and start the game.

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  3. Martijn

    Oke. I love the old settlers games. I used to play 2 / 3 and 4 throughout my childhood like mad. After that i stopped playing Settlers because Ubisoft changed the game so much that it was not really settlers anymore but something entirely different. Now it all looks fun and dandy to make the old settlers games playable again. But Settlers 3 and 4 have one huge gaping hole of a flaw. The AI is absolutely TRASH. They will get stuck faster then i can build 3 towers… And what is the point of multiplayer if you can only have duels. I don’t want to duel my girlfriend in settlers. I wanna play Coop against a AI that gives you a good challenge.

    If the core game is not fixed. Then what is the point of all this. And this can be said about many other AI’s in the later settlers / anno games. AI is for a big part what makes a game fun. Especially in these economic games…. Yet i experience them getting stuck. Or just cheating around to stay functioning…

    I guess pushing copies is more important then making a game that lasts decades. Short term greed is such a ugly thing. Yet the big joke is that old games like age of empires 2 still sell like mad with a little support.

    Settlers 3 and 4 (which were practically the same game) are close to my heart. I don’t need a settlers 8 or 9 or 12. I just want 3 and 4 to be better.

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  4. Maru

    First of all, you are false advertising because it’s not the “lobby” feature you are adding. So sto ptrying to trick people into buying ur game.

    Second, this feature is garbage; it shows different maps than people actually host; it shows games that have already started or finished hours in the past, overall it’s a joke and I want my money back.

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