Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds

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Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds cover
Developers
Rage Software
Publishers
GT Interactive
Release dates
Windows 1999
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds at Wikipedia

Key points

The game will not work on XP and higher without user-made fixes for general issues (color corruption, game not loading, etc.).
The game may not work on Windows Vista and later - even with the aforementioned user-made fixes - unless DXGL is used (see Issues fixed).
Resolution is not unified - strategic and tactical maps display in the resolution chosen in Graphics Settings, while videos, menus, and loading screens always display at 640x480.

General information

Official forum for all video game adaptations of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rage\Jeff Wayne's 'The War Of The Worlds'\1.00.000[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGame[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

All menu screens, including the graphics and audio settings screens, are unique for both the Human and Martian factions; however, they both have exactly the same wording, format, and settings, so the difference is merely superficial.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Dolby Surround
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

No CD Audio[edit]

Under XP and higher, the game may be unable to read the CD Audio tracks on the Human (Disc 1/Installation Disc) and Martian (Disc 2) CDs, causing it to think there is no CD-ROM inserted into the disc drive.
Install and configure _inmm.dll[citation needed]

Follow the instructions found in this community-made instruction manual.

Notes

In the event the link to the patched _inmm.dll found in Step 2 of the instruction manual no longer works, you can still download it from PCGamingWiki.

Game crashes after starting or loading a new game[edit]

Under Vista and higher, the game will crash as soon as the strategic map is loaded due to DirectDraw features the game relies upon being deprecated.
Install and configure DXGL[1]
  1. Install DXGL.
  2. Once installed, open dxglcfg.exe, DXGL's config application.
  3. Using the "Add..." button, add the following EXEs from the installation folder to DXGL's list of programs: WoW.exe and WOWStart.exe
  4. Run the game as normal.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6 No support for hardware acceleration
Software renderer
Via DirectDraw.
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium I 133 (133 MHz)
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2013-12-27