Earthworm Jim

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Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim cover
Developers
Shiny Entertainment
DOS Rainbow Arts
Publishers
Playmates Interactive Entertainment
Digital Interplay Entertainment
Digital Sega
Release dates
DOS April 30, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) October 7, 2008[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 26, 2012[2]
Linux (DOSBox) November 22, 2017[3]
Earthworm Jim at Wikipedia
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition 1995
Earthworm Jim 1996
Earthworm Jim 2 1996
Earthworm Jim 3D 2000

Key points

For this port of the original game, redbook CD music was used, as would be the case on the Sega CD/Mega-CD & Windows "Special Edition" version.
Enhanced graphics compared to the original console versions.
Missing the level "Intestinal Distress", as was the case in the SNES version.
Generally runs at a sluggish speed compared to other versions, and is full of graphical glitches, particularly at the edges of the screen.
Controller support is notoriously poor.

General information

Earthworm Jim Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Bundled with Earthworm Jim 2. Only available in The Whole Can 'O Worms bundle.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Earthworm Jim 2. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Bundled with Earthworm Jim 2 and Earthworm Jim 3D. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901147/pfx/[Note 3]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

The game uses a system of "passwords" for the user to access each level they reach, therefore save files are non-existent.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 690 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  3. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/901147/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (901147) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References