Earthworm Jim 2

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Earthworm Jim 2
Earthworm Jim 2 cover
Developers
Shiny Entertainment
Publishers
Playmates Interactive Entertainment
Virgin Interactive
Digital Interplay Entertainment
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]
Taxonomy
Series Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Earthworm Jim 2 on MobyGames
Earthworm Jim 2 on 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 Saturn/PlayStation 1 port.
Enhanced graphics compared to the 16-bit console versions.
Lacks the level Lorenzo's Soil (AKA: Lorenzen's Soil), which was present in all other versions of the game.[4]
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

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 in The Whole Can 'O Worms bundle.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Earthworm Jim. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Bundled with Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 3D. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[6]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38490/pfx/[Note 2]
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[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.
  2. 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>/38490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (38490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References