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Earthworm Jim 2

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Earthworm Jim 2
Earthworm Jim 2 cover
Shiny Entertainment
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]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Earthworm Jim
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Earthworm Jim 2 guide on StrategyWiki
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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]
Controller support is notoriously poor.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check. Bundled with Earthworm Jim in The Whole Can 'O Worms bundle.
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
macOS (OS X)
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Bundled with Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 3D. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[6]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
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) <SteamLibrary-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

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EWJ2.PWD[Note 3]
<path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/EWJ2.PWD
<path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game>/EWJ2.PWD
<path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38490/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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



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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements

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)
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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).