en:siedler4:in_alobby_spielen

Playing The Settlers 4 in the aLobby

  • There is no necessity to deactivate network card in Windows or any other workaround that was needed on newer Windows system to successfully play online! The aLobby provides a fix for S4 that resolves the underlying problem!
  • The aLobby automatically detects if Settlers 4 is installed on the computer.
  • The aLobby configures Settlers 4 so that it would run optimally together with the aLobby. This includes:
    • CPU-fix
    • Windows Firewall settings
  • Via “New game” you can start Settlers 4 games. The following map types are available for selection:
    • the original Bluebyte maps
    • User maps
    • Save-games
  • For each new game you have to enter the number of players and the number of teams.
  • Optionally you can specify that game would be an economy game.
  • Optionally you can specify whether the Trojans are allowed or not.
  • The VPN connection of the aLobby is fully supported.
  • It is possible to start games with 2 to 8 players.
    • This is a limitation of Settlers 4 itself and cannot be bypassed by the aLobby.
  • Open Settlers 4 games are displayed in the same list as Settlers 3 games.
    • It is possible to double-click the games with links to enter them.
      • Players who do not have Settlers 4 installed will receive a corresponding message.
      • Players who have Settlers 4 installed and who have the specified map available locally will enter the game.
  • A game in which you participate is displayed as a box in the lower right corner.
    • The host has here the possibility to close and start the game.
    • Players have the possibility to leave the open game.
  • If a game is started by the host, the following happens:
    • All players involved are informed via the aLobby that the game starts.
      • Then the aLobby starts with each single Settlers 4 with the game configuration.
      • The aLobby creates a user-specific game configuration for each player.
      • For games that are not started via VPN, the aLobby configures Settlers 4 so that it is possible to enter the game.
    • The game will be removed from the list of open games and will be displayed for running games.
  • If a game is finished, the following happens:
    • As soon as the host has left the game, the game is no longer displayed as a running game.
  • Notify the user on joining/hosting of a game, if the CD is not present
  • Set the player to “Playing” when they play an S4 game
  • MapBase connection (to automatically download maps)
  • Random games support
  • Save-Manager (to not only have the very latest save of a game but also older ones)
  • Autosave
  • Capture statistic screenshot and post to lobby
  • Mini-chat who joined a game and are waiting for the start
  • own aLobby style for Settlers 4
  • en/siedler4/in_alobby_spielen.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/12/11 23:23
  • by Zwirni