Worms World Party

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Worms World Party
Worms World Party cover
Developers
Team17
Publishers
North America Titus Software
Europe Virgin Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 6, 2001
Worms World Party guide at StrategyWiki
Worms World Party 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

This page is for the original 2001 version. For the 2015 re-release, see Worms World Party Remastered.

General information

Official website
Unofficial Worms Wiki
Worms Knowledge Base
Dream17 Softography

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\WWP.ini[Note 1]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\WormsWorldParty

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WWP[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\User\SavedLevels[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\User\Schemes\[Note 1]
Teams and singleplayer progress are stored in <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WWP
Saved landscapes are stored in <path-to-game>\User\SavedLevels
Saved schemes are stored in <path-to-game>\User\Schemes

Video settings[edit]

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 for the gameplay environment 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 and manually adjusting the total screen resolution in the settings file. In combination with the windowed 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.

Windowed[edit]

It is possible to run Worms World Party in a window through a windowed mode hack, either with or without the window border (can only be enabled for the gameplay process). 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 during the game, 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.

Details and download links can be found here. This is essentially the same as the wrapper-based compatibility fix mentioned above, just giving extra functionality to the game. To enable windowed mode, set "WindowedInGame" (for the gameplay process) and/or "WindowedFrontend" (for the pre-game menu screens) to 1 in the settings file.

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
Hebrew
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to connect to a friends game[edit]

Portforward + Static game IP+ Disable firewall
The person hosting the server needs to do the following in order for people to be able to connect:
  1. Port forward the game and apply a static public IP using this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=483134663
  2. Disable Windows Firewall

Windows 7, 8+ and Vista compatibility[edit]

The game can crash with a "Worms World Party has stopped working" error and can show wrong colors on some Windows 7 and Vista machines. The game can also perform badly on Windows 8+ and display white forms instead of controls in menus. There are various unofficial fixes to these problems.

A solution to the crashes, palette issues and Windows 8+ problems can be found here. Download the archive on that website and extract it into your Worms World Party folder. It is compatible with all versions of the game, but make sure to remove all other fixes first to prevent any possible conflicts. The fix works by encapsulating the DirectDraw windowed mode wrapper to bypass common unexpected errors with DirectDraw initialization on Vista and later. The colour palette is converted into 32-bit color in real time, also eliminating the colour issues. Windows 8+ performance issues are fixed by this, as well as whiteness in input forms and when starting a game.

There are alternative workarounds for the palette problems; see Rainbow color problems in older games for details.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References