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Settlers 3 Gold Edition Cd Crack No-cd

How to Play Settlers 3 Gold Edition Without a CD

Settlers 3 is a classic real-time strategy game that was released in 1998 by Blue Byte Software. The game features three different races, each with their own unique abilities and units, as well as a variety of maps and scenarios to play. The Gold Edition of the game includes the original Settlers 3, the Quest of the Amazons expansion, and the Mission CD.


However, if you want to play Settlers 3 Gold Edition on your modern PC, you might encounter some problems. One of them is that the game requires the CD to run, which can be inconvenient or impossible if you don't have a CD drive or a physical copy of the game. Fortunately, there is a way to play Settlers 3 Gold Edition without a CD, by using a crack that bypasses the CD check and allows you to run the game from your hard drive.

How to Use the Crack

To use the crack, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Install Settlers 3 Gold Edition on your PC. You can use the version, which is DRM-free and compatible with modern systems.

  • Download the 1.60 patch from [the official website] and install it. This patch fixes some bugs and improves the game's performance.

  • Download the crack from [MegaGames] and extract it. You will get a file called s3.exe, which is the cracked executable of the game.

  • Replace the original s3.exe in your Settlers 3 installation folder with the cracked one. You can make a backup of the original file in case you want to restore it later.

  • You can now run Settlers 3 Gold Edition without a CD. However, you will still need to copy some files from the CD (s) to your hard drive. At the very minimum, copy the S3CD1.DAT (CD1) and S3CD2.DAT (CD2) files to your Settlers 3 folder. To play campaign mode, you will also need to copy disc 2's directories/files over.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Using the Crack

Using the crack has some advantages and disadvantages that you should be aware of before deciding to use it.


  • You can play Settlers 3 Gold Edition without a CD, which means you don't have to worry about losing or damaging your disc, or having a CD drive that doesn't work.

  • You can play Settlers 3 Gold Edition on any PC, even if it doesn't have a CD drive or a compatible operating system.

  • You can use a backup copy of your game disc, in case your original one is scratched or corrupted.

  • You can save some space on your hard drive by deleting the files that are not needed for playing the game.


  • You might encounter some compatibility issues or errors when running the cracked game, especially if you have a newer system or a different version of Windows.

  • You might experience some performance issues or glitches when playing the game, especially if you have a low-end system or a high-resolution monitor.

  • You won't be able to watch the movies that are included in the game, as they are stored on the CD and require a special codec to play.

  • You might violate some legal or ethical rules by using the crack, as it modifies the original game files and bypasses the copy protection system.


Settlers 3 Gold Edition is a great game that deserves to be played by fans of strategy games and retro gaming. However, if you don't have a CD or a CD drive, you might have trouble running it on your PC. That's why using a crack can be a solution that allows you to enjoy Settlers 3 Gold Edition without a CD. However, you should also be aware of the potential risks and drawbacks of using the crack, and decide for yourself if it's worth it or not.


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