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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 One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Strategy
Themes Cold War, Europe, North America
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World in Conflict is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view strategy game.

General information

Official multiplayer source code
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.
CD key
Complete Edition. Serial key for multiplayer shown in game's library entry.
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.
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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A demo is available.
Included with Ubisoft+.


Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes new campaign missions, maps and skirmish bot difficulty settings. The campaign content is integrated to the original campaign and cannot be played separately.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Soviet Assault

Essential improvements


The latest official patch is v1.011.

Game crash on startup on systems with more than 8 threads

Use one of those methods

Windows 7 DirectX 10 Workaround

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.[citation needed]

Skip intro videos

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

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


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)

Use Nvidia Profile Inspector[citation needed]
Use inspector as per usual (open World in Conflict profile, etc.) and change flag 0x000B0000 to 0x00000032. There is also an 0x00000004 flag for even stronger HBAO+ effect.


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


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Combination of original and licensed music.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Retail only.[4]
Retail only.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here


The official multiplayer source code is publicly available on GitHub.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
16 Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
16 Despite being a RTS, players can join and leave during a running game.
Online play
16 The official multiplayer service has been shut down on December 15, 2015[5][6][7]; use

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

"Out of memory" crash

Enable Large Address Aware on executable[8]
  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

Move or rename assault.dat[9]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 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

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.


  1. World in Conflict - Games for Windows - last accessed on 28 February 2023
  2. - last accessed on 28 May 2023
  3. Cloud save support for games available on Ubisoft+ - last accessed on 2021-08-30
  4. Verified by User:Posedennetshow on 2023-10-08
  5. Ubisoft Massive | Facebook
  6. Shutdown postponed | Massgate Forums (retrieved)
  7. Servers will be shut down December 15 | Massgate Forums (retrieved)
  8. GOG forums - last accessed on 2019-11-11
  9. GOG forums - last accessed on 2020-09-13