World in Conflict

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World in Conflict
World in Conflict cover
Massive Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment
Expansion and digital Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2007
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Themes Cold War, Europe, North America
World in Conflict guide on StrategyWiki
World in Conflict on MobyGames
World in Conflict on Wikipedia

Key points

The Soviet Assault expansion singleplayer content is interleaved into the main story. It cannot be played separately.
Online functionalities have been discontinued on December 15, 2015. All resources were taken down as well.[1][2][3]
The open-source MassGate replacement server is available for everyone to join. It's also possible for everyone to host their own server using its source code

General information

WICapedia - A wiki dedicated to World in Conflict Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check for the base game (removed in later patches). None in Soviet Assault.
Complete Edition.
Steam (unavailable)
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Ubisoft Store (unavailable)
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The game was redeemable for free on Uplay from December 4 to December 12, 2017, but is otherwise not available to buy on this platform.
A demo is available.
Included with Ubisoft+.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Soviet Assault

Essential improvements[edit]


The game comes with a built-in autopatcher. However, the latest patches can be downloaded manually from here (you'll likely have to download previous patches from the same site, as the official source was taken down).

Game crash on startup on systems with more than 8 threads[edit]

Use one of those methods
  • Download High thread count fix from GOG Support and put all files from the archive to "<path-to-game>".
  • Reduce the amount of cores or disable HyperThreading/SMT on your BIOS/UEFI settings.
  • Reduce the amount of threads used by windows trough msconfig. Press "R+win key" on your keyboard, write "msconfig" and press enter. In msconfig go to "boot" tab and "advanced options", check the "number of processors" checkbox and select 8 or 4. Accept the changes and restart your computer. In order to undo the changes just go again to msconfig and unckeck the "number of processors checkbox.

Windows 7 DirectX 10 Workaround[edit]

DirectX 10 rendering mode was broken after installing Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB2670838). To run the game in DX10 mode without crashing, uninstall KB2670838 from Control Panel.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace intro videos with blank BINK videos[4]
  1. Download this mod: Skip intro videos at Nexus Mods.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded archive to "<path-to-game>".

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\World in Conflict\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21760/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\World in Conflict\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21760/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings (1/2).
In-game advanced video settings (1/2).
In-game advanced video settings (2/2).
In-game advanced video settings (2/2).

Make HBAO work in DX9 mode (Nvidia only)[edit]

Use Nvidia Profile Inspector[citation needed]
Use inspector as per usual (open World in Conflict profile, etc.) and change flag 0x000B0000 to 0x000B0032 adding a "32" at the end. Could also try it with an "04" at the end if you prefer the effect stronger.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
1) Fan translation World in Conflict by «DK team» – link
2) Fan translation Soviet Assault by «TTL T.Community» – link
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
16 Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
16 Despite being a RTS, players can join and leave during a running game.
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3004
UDP 48000-48100
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Out of memory" crash[edit]

Enable Large Address Aware on executable[5]
  1. Download Large Address Aware here
  2. Launch Large Address Aware and select wic.exe
  3. Enable the Large Address Aware Flag and patch the game

Convert Complete Edition to Vanilla[edit]

  1. In the game's installation directory, rename assault.dat to assault.dat.bak

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Shader Model support 3, 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Massgate


Native Voices - Makes all factions speak their native tongue (i.e. Soviets speak Russian).
Malyutka mini mod - Corrects unit names and GRAU designations.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP (SP2)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz on Windows Vista)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (1 GB on Windows Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT (DX 9)
Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT (DX 10)
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 6 series, GeForce 7 series, GeForce 8 series
GeForce4 MX, ATI Radeon 8500 and Radeon 9200 are not supported


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/21760/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21760) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.