Serflings Screenshot

Serflings is a remake of The Settlers 1 or Serf City in some countries.
The game is as close to the original game as possible but also includes some useful extensions like higher resolutions and network games.

Important: To get the game to start you need one file from the original settlers 1 game because graphics and sounds are read from there. Please copy the file SPAE.PA (or SPAD.PA for German, SPAF.PA for French) in the same directory of Serflings. If the History Edition has been installed in the default path, the copy is not necessary.

The following paths will be searched for game files in the given order:
1. Current directory; usually the place of the exe or jar file
2. Sub directory data
3. (Windows only) Default path of the History Edition: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\thesettlers\loca

The remake is compatible with both the files from the DOS version and the History Edition.

The original game as History Edition is sold by Ubisoft either as part of the History Collection or individually.
History Collection: https://store.ubi.com/uk/the-settlers-history-collection/5b647011ef3aa548048c5977.html
Individual game: https://store.ubi.com/uk/the-settlers-1993---history-edition/5b647012ef3aa548048c597b.html

Keep up-to-date and become a fan: Discord, Facebook, Steam

Internal information about the development of Serflings and the original Settlers 1 can be found here (only available in german yet): Serflings Internals

Stable Version

Downloads with integrated Java runtime

Important: Before extracting the zip file into a previous version, please delete the folders jre and lib first!

Download Windows 64Bit ZIP
Download Windows 32Bit ZIP

App for MacOS (external page)

Downloads without integrated Java runtime
Important: To run the game without integrated runtime you need Java version 17.
A suitable version may be downloaded at: adoptium.net

Download JAR

Newest Version: 2.0.0 of July 12, 2023 ( Changelog )

Development Version

Attention: The development version represents the current state of development and may contain errors or crash.

Downloads with integrated Java runtime

Important: Before extracting the zip file into a previous version, please delete the folders jre and lib first!

Download Windows 64Bit ZIP
Download Windows 32Bit ZIP

App for MacOS (external page)

Downloads without integrated Java runtime
Important: To run the game without integrated runtime you need Java version 17.
A suitable version may be downloaded at: adoptium.net

Download JAR

Newest Version: 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT of June 19, 2024 ( Changelog )

For bugs and feature requests: Github

The remake supports the loading of saved games from the original game. For this to work you have to copy the file for the archive (ARCHIV.DS) and the files with the actual saved games (SAVE0.DS, SAVE1.DS, ...) to the folder of the remake.

The controls match the ones from the original game including special click (right + left mouse buttons together) for actions like viewing the content of a building and scrolling by holding the right mouse button.

You may use the following additional keys:

You may pass the following command line arguments to the game:

Features already included

Still missing or planned features

Have fun playing the game.