Two Worlds

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Two Worlds
Two Worlds cover
Developers
Reality Pump Studios
Publishers
TopWare Interactive
SouthPeak Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 9, 2007
macOS (OS X) May 25, 2016[1]
Linux May 25, 2016[1]
Two Worlds guide on StrategyWiki
Two Worlds on Wikipedia
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Two Worlds II 2010
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Two Worlds II HD: Call of the Tenebrae 2017
Two Worlds III TBA

Key points

The Windows version requires the NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software to prevent a crash at launch.
Two Worlds Control Panel allows advanced tweaking and can fix some errors.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official site for the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
DRM: Reality Pump activation.
Windows
GamersGate
Requires online activation
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Epic Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The Epic Edition is a complete edition with both DLC add-ons (Tainted Blood and Curse of Souls).
Versions other than GOG.com and Steam use Reality Pump DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Tainted Blood
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Curse of Souls
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Strategy Guide
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest retail patch is Patch 1.7b, which fixes various issues and adds new co-op quests. Digital distribution versions already include this patch.

Two Worlds Control Panel[edit]

Two Worlds Control Panel can be used to make various tweaks and improvements, including enabling high-detail shadows and XInput controller support (see Controller support). It can also install/uninstall mods using its integrated mod manager.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Toggle intro videos with Two Worlds Control Panel (recommended)[citation needed]
  1. Install and run Two Worlds Control Panel.
  2. Go to Tweaks, then click Disable Intros.
Toggle intro videos in the registry[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\TwoWorlds\Interface
  2. Change ShowIntro from 1 to 0.

Multiple character profiles[edit]

Re-enable support for multiple character profiles (Windows Vista and later)[2]

When Two Worlds is installed on Windows Vista and later a registry setting is set that prevents it from showing the window for separate character profiles. Fixing this setting re-enables this window, allowing you to keep saves for multiple characters conveniently separated.

  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Reality Pump\TwoWorlds\FileSystem
  2. Open EnableGamesForWindows
  3. Change the value from 1 to 0
  4. Click OK.
  5. Move your existing saves (if any) to the new location; see save game data location.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\TwoWorlds\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Parameters\AutoexecGame.con
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Note: <path-to-game>\Parameters\AutoexecGame.con should be created manually. It supports various tweaks, such as engine settings and etc.

Some examples (same commands can be used from inside the game console):

Parameter Value Notes
Display.Show 1 Show stats HUD (default: 0)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Two Worlds Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Saves for Windows XP (or multiple character profiles) are in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Two Worlds Saves\Players

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
High Draw Distance settings will cause some visible terrain gaps.[3]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Two Worlds Control Panel ("Tuning" button)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
None, 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.

Input settings[edit]

Controller support[edit]

Enable support for Xbox 360 Controllers[citation needed]

Do one of the following:

Notes

You can still choose the mouse option and/or play without an Xbox 360 Controller present with this feature enabled so there is no need to disable it afterwards.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Generic (master), Music, Sound FX, Unit Speeches and Environment.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see important hints in the vorpx forum profile introduction.

Network[edit]

Online features require registering an account in-game with the product key; for the GOG.com version the key is available by submitting a multiplayer key request.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Requires DirectPlay.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Ageia PhysX refuses to install[edit]

The Ageia PhysX bundled with the game refuses to install if a newer PhysX version is present.
Skip Ageia PhysX installation[citation needed]
  1. Install Two Worlds without Ageia PhysX (if you haven't already); cancel and close Ageia PhysX when it appears.
  2. Install the NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software.

Game crashes on launch (no error message)[edit]

Install NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software[citation needed]
  1. Install the NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software.
  2. Relaunch the game.

Game crashes on launch ("X3DAudio1_1.dll not found" error)[edit]

Install latest DirectX files[citation needed]

Download and install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.

Game crashes when creating/joining a game[edit]

No cutscenes are playing[edit]

Remove any installed codec packs[citation needed]

Uninstall or disable any codec packs installed on your PC. This problem may be cause by the K-Lite Codec Pack.

Crash on linux due to incompatible bundled wine[edit]

Use wine provided by your distribution
  1. Download https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UdNKgDnr9c38b8QHWYIDV3fCwU1HOq4S.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>
  3. Rename RunGame to RunGame.backup and paste downloaded file here.
  4. Make RunGame executable.
  5. Run Game, it should now use wine provided by your distro.

Notes

Fix works best on a new installation of the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Requires the NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 6, 7 and 8 series, AMD/ATI Radeon X-series
Shader model 2.0b support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) El Capitan
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac Core Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 6, 7 and 8 series
AMD/ATI Radeon X-series
Shader model 2.0b support
Sound (audio device) Soundcard
Other Keyboard, Mouse, Broadband Internet Connection
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS or SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 6, 7 and 8 series, AMD/ATI Radeon X-series
Shader model 2.0b support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Keyboard, Mouse, Broadband Internet Connection

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References