This is the most complete demo + update listing for The Settlers II that I know of.
|Beta||S2DEMO1.ZIP||3.79 MB||0.16||Die Siedler II: Erste Demo
The first demo released to the public, German language.
|Demo||SETTLER2.ZIP||50.0 MB||1.01||The Settlers II: Veni Vidi Vici
Includes a video and other files not required by the demo.
|Demo||SETTLER2.ZIP||3.41 MB||1.02||The Settlers II: Veni Vidi Vici
Includes only files required to run the demo.
|Demo||S2MISS.ZIP||9.91 MB||1.51||The Settlers II: Mission CD
Includes a 15 minute demo version of Map Editor. Has a few files not found in S2GOLD.ZIP and there are differences in a few files.
|Demo||S2GOLD.ZIP||9.75 MB||1.51||The Settlers II: Gold Edition
Includes a 15 minute demo version of Map Editor. Has one or two files not found in S2MISS.ZIP.
|Update||S2V151.ZIP||1.57 MB||1.51||The Settlers II: Veni Vidi Vici
Updates original game to version 1.51, no Map Editor included.
|Update||S2UP151.ZIP||2.77 MB||1.51||Die Siedler II: Veni Vidi Vici
Updates German version of original game to version 1.51, no Map Editor included.
|Update||S2MUP151.ZIP||1.23 MB||1.51||Die Siedler II: Mission Disk
Updates German Mission CD to version 1.51, includes full version of Map Editor.
Apparently there is no German demo archives available, only English language demos, excluding the “erste demo” that is more of a preview or beta release than a true demo.
Making the above a full game
It is possible to use the files provided above to make a virtually full copy of the game; or use the files for playing Return to the Roots. You’ll miss a few things like all the fan made maps provided with the Gold Edition, but essentially mixing the files and using the latest version when there is a conflict will result into a full game, including the Map Editor. I won’t give you more instructions than that as this is a questionable area, but the files listed above are officially provided – the only change is repacking to a ZIP file as the original executables no longer work on modern computers if you don’t have special tools.