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Worms 2

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Worms 2
Worms 2 cover
Developers
Team17
Publishers
Atari
MicroProse
Release dates
Windows December 31, 1997
Worms 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Worms 2 at Wikipedia
Worms
Worms 1995
Worms 2 1997
Worms Pinball 1998
Worms Armageddon 1999
Worms World Party 2001
Worms Blast 2002
Worms 3D 2003
Worms Forts: Under Siege 2004
Worms 4: Mayhem 2005
Worms Reloaded 2010
Worms Crazy Golf 2011
Worms Ultimate Mayhem 2011
Worms Revolution 2012
Worms Clan Wars 2013
Worms World Party Remastered 2015
Worms W.M.D 2016

General information

Official website
Worms Knowledge Base article
Unofficial Worms Wiki
Dream17 Softography
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
The GOG.com version of the game lacks online multi-player.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\Worms2
<path-to-game>\Teams\Internet.dat

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
The team file is stored in <path-to-game>\Teams\W2TEAM.st1
Last landscape is stored in <path-to-game>\Saves\land.dat
User levels are stored in <path-to-game>\Levels\*.lev
User weapons are stored in <path-to-game>\Weapons\*.wep
User options are stored in <path-to-game>\Options\*.opt

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use the Widescreen resolution and Windowed fixes.
Ultra-widescreen
No letterboxing for open islands, letterboxed to 1916x854 in caverns.
4K Ultra HD
No letterboxing for open islands, letterboxed to 1916x854 in caverns.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Through the Windowed hack with "Border" set to 0 in the ini file.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Through the Windowed hack, as "VerticalSync" in the ini file.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

It is possible to set any screen resolution up to 32767x32767 through the ReSolution plugin. Letterboxing starts at sizes greater than 6012x2902 for open-island maps, and 1916x854 for closed-cavern maps. Multi-monitor support is possible by combining this plugin with the windowed hack (see below) and manually adjusting the total screen resolution in the settings file. In combination with the winowed mode hack it's also possible to optionally zoom the game (via the mouse wheel, keyboard or touchscreen) and be able to resize the game's screen real estate using the respective options. Alt+ Enter will optionally switch between borderless fullscreen window fill and a nonfullscreen window.

Since version 0.4, ReSolution supports Worms World Party as well.

Windowed[edit]

It is possible to run Worms 2 in a window through a windowed mode hack, either with or without the window border. It will also perform an external conversion of the 8-bit palette to 32-bit, resolving the color issues on Windows Vista and 7, as well as improving performance on Windows 8 and newer. It can be combined with the ReSolution plugin to change the window dimensions, independently of the GPU/monitor capabilities. It's possible to zoom and resize the game combined with ReSolution when using this hack. The "VerticalSync" setting, enabled by default, synchronizes the displayed frame rate with the monitor refresh rate. See the link for more details.

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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Uses DirectSound defaults. Can be force-disabled using the windowed hack with "UseFGCGetForegroundWindow" set to 1.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Polish
Local retail version only.
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play


Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen after quit the game (GOG.com version)[edit]

Launch the game via the <path-to-game>\frontend.exe[1]

Audio/video synchronization issues in intro movies (GOG.com version)[edit]

Download the 7-zip archive found here and extract its content in the game root directory, overriding already present files.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 1 8-bit
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 75 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible DirectX 9.0 compatible

References

  1. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2017-12-15