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The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues! Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios. Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2013
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Update

April 8th, 2014

Deutsch

  • Stabilität beim Laden des Spiels verbessert
  • Probleme bei der Grafikdarstellung behoben
  • Auswahl zwischen DirectX und OpenGL eingebaut (Primär wird DirectX verwendet)
  • Absturz wenn Steam nicht aktiv ist behoben
  • Möglichen Crash während des Spiels behoben

English

  • Fixed crash/stability issues on game start
  • Fixed issues with some graphics
  • Implemented choice between OpenGL and DirectX graphics mode (primary mode is DirectX)
  • Fixed issue when Steam is not running
  • Fixed possible random crash during the game

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Update

March 31st, 2014

Deutsch:

  • Ein Fehler beim Aktivieren oder Aufwerten von Rittern wurde behoben
  • Ein Fehler beim Beenden von Animationen wurde behoben

English:
  • Fixed a bug related to the activation or upgrade of knights in certain menus.
  • Fixed a bug regarding the ending of animations.

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About the Game

The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues!

Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios.

Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan. With the right strategy and a bit of luck, you’ll defeat worthy competitors, such as the combative knight Sean, the shifty pirate Jean, or the cunning merchant Nassir.

Let the new, detailed graphics take you to an utterly realistic Catan, or choose the classic mode for a genuine board game feeling. Let your imagination run free and create your own Catan world including new scenarios and maps.

Find out if you really are a secret colonist; confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan!

  • Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
  • Expansions "Seafarers" and "Cities & Knights"
  • Editor: Create own maps and scenarios and share them with players around the world
  • Two different graphic sets: realistic 3-D graphics or genuine board game mode
  • Two special scenarios: "Enchanted Island" and "Great Canal"
  • Ten smart computer opponents with individual tactics plus local hot-seat multiplayer mode
  • Numerous achievements and local game statistics
  • Tutorial and Catan Almanac
  • Developed in collaboration with Catan designer Klaus Teuber

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP (SP3), Vista, Win7, Win8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD K7; 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6-Series or ATI Radeon X1000; 256 MB or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win7
    • Processor: 2,4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200 Series, Radeon HD 4000 Series with 256MB Ram or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
1 review
25.1 hrs on record
I only played part of the Seafarers campaign. I would have liked to play more but the constant crashing and scripted dice rolls ruin the game. The rolls seem to depend on the difficulty selected and how well the player is doing compared to the AI. It is almost comical how 7's are rolled almost immediately after the player gathers 8, 9, or 10 resources. That wouldn't be such a big issue if the AI traded competently, but they most certainly do not.

Rather than spending money on this electronic version I recommend you buy the traditional board game version. Grab some friends and beverages of choice and enjoy what is truly an excellent game and forget about this poorly executed option.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
217 products in account
1 review
4.8 hrs on record
As a huge fan of the board game, I have to say that this digital rendition is a complete letdown. The game itself remains faithful, and uses both Seafarers and Cities & Knights expansions, though it does lack the ability to play Classic Catan. The AI, while using the guise of charming patricians and such, are rutheless and sharp - During initial placement, they have pinpoint precision with city placement, often leading to scenarios that leave you on the bottom of the totem pole, even on Easy mode.

Now, while this would be tolerable to a seasoned Catan veteran, the game is plagued with bugs that force the game to crash to desktop, and as the game lacks an autosave feature, you end up wasting your time, even if you're having a very good run. And it does it for seemingly inoccuous tasks, such as placing the robbber/pirate.

If the game didn't have such glaring code flaws, then the I could recommend the game. However, between the steep difficulty even for new players and the poor coding and numerous crashes, you're better off spending your money on a physical copy of the game.
Posted: January 26th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 products in account
1 review
371.9 hrs on record
Will not run on my computer anymore!
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
161 products in account
1 review
11.9 hrs on record
It says that it has "online scenarios" but this is a complete lie. When you select online scenarios it opens a website, in ♥♥♥♥ing German, of course, and if you translate it all that you get is stupid maps. The scum making this game are scamming everyone, there is NOT multiplayer, the AI cheats, the dice are not at all random... wish I could get my money back from these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
Posted: July 19th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
120 products in account
8 reviews
28.6 hrs on record
As soon as I wrote a nice review about this game I started seeing the rampant and uncontrolled cheating and crashes that everyone else complains about. While I did enjoy this game for a while it has become a source of hair pulling, throat searing agony and stress as I freak out at the blatant crapware moves it makes.

The game will suddenly have huge runs of "luck" where it gets progress cards that steal what you have (progress card that will help you on your turn? Spy steals it. Oh you just got a commodity that will upgrade your cities? Yep trade monopoly to the rescue. Oh that vital Wood/Sheep you need for the settlement/city? Gone with Resource Monopoly or if you are slightly ahead somehow: Wedding. And so on. And not to mention the robber which almost never favors you and usually doesn't harrass your opponents enough to hinder them greatly.)

Crashes occur when you are in the middle of winning a game and or when you try to play as other than "Red". For some reason the game gives a huge windows alert and crashes midkey stroke if you try to type in a name in any of the other player spots set as human. The crashes range from merely annoying to inconvenient to hair pullingly frustrating. And I wont get into the UI fails due to color.

I don't know if the program was updated recently to start behaving like this but I find it reprehensible. And I am not talking about the "hard" mode that some people say is where the AI really cheats. Bad game is bad.

Unless you are willing to put up with unbelievable coincidence (random chance my ♥♥♥) time and again I recommend avoiding this title, like the plague that it is. (Also really? No multiplayer? Not even that for a saving grace.)
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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63 of 66 people (95%) found this review helpful
2,167 products in account
42 reviews
12.1 hrs on record
Catan is a fun board game. It's a fun Android/iOS game. It is a HORRIBLE PC game. It crashes pretty much all the time at random. A dice roll can crash the game. Hitting 8 victory points can crash the game. Trading resources can crash the game. Anything at all can crash the game!

The campaign is unplayable because just trying to play certain levels crashes the game.

I'm really serious about all these crashes. It's no joke. What is a joke is that I can run Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light, etc on max settings (or close enough), but I can't run a board game.

If the game was playable, it would probably be awesome. I have the Android game also that plays just fine. Playing as a video game eases all the resource management and whatnot from the board game. The game keeps track of everything for you.

The AI cheats hardcore also. I can the AI being intelligent and trying to stop the human player(s) from winning when victory is near, but you can be at 9/10 victory points with the AI at 3/10, and suddenly no one will ever roll numbers you can use again. The game replaces difficulty with implausible dice roll outcomes. The computer also constantly offers horrendous trades and won't accept fair ones. If you have one brick and no source of brick, they will routinely try to take your only brick in exchange for a sheep you already have 8 of. Robber rolls also seem to occur more frequently when the human player(s) are past the hand size limit. It isn't impossible to beat the AI. It's just frustrating to wait turn after turn after turn and see it rolls nothing but 3s and 5s because you don't have 3s or 5s.

If you like Catan, just get the mobile/tablet game. There's no online mutliplayer in any version of the game which is sad. There's a major trend in board games coming to PC/mobile that don't have mutliplayer. There is hot seat multiplayer which works fine. I play with a friend regularly on my Android device. It's good times.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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