World of Goo

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World of Goo
World of Goo cover
Developers
2D Boy
2019 Refresh Edward Rudd
Release dates
Windows October 13, 2008
Windows May 2, 2019
macOS (OS X) October 31, 2008
Linux February 12, 2009
World of Goo guide on StrategyWiki
World of Goo on Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Unofficial community
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

The soundtrack is available for free at composer's website.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Version 1.51 is the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename files in the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/res/movie
  2. Delete or rename the 2dboyLogo folder.
Use the GooTool

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2DBoy\WorldOfGoo\config.user.txt
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/WorldOfGoo/config.user.txt
Linux ~/.WorldOfGoo/config.user.txt
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2DBoy\WorldOfGoo\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/WorldOfGoo/
Linux ~/.WorldOfGoo/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

4K Ultra HD[edit]

The game by default renders to a 1600x900 framebuffer (depending on desktop resolution) and upscales that to a fullscreen desktop view.
It can be reconfigured to different modes via the configuration file.
Set by hand in config.user.txt[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.user.txt.
  3. Uncomment and change the FBO settings to control how the game renders internally. The screen width and height only control the windowed mode size.

Notes

It may be necessary to disable high PPI scaling on WorldOfGoo.exe in Windows .

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
Entirely mouse driven.
Mouse acceleration
Must be edited in config.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

External language settings (GOG.com version).
External language settings (GOG.com version).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Use the GooTool.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Language code: en.
French
Language code: fr.
German
Language code: de.
Italian
Language code: it.
Polish
Language code: pl.
Spanish
Language code: es.
Korean
Language code: ko.
Dutch
Language code: nl.
Simplified Chinese
Language code: cn.
Japanese
Language code: jp.

Changing languages[edit]

Steam version[citation needed]
  1. Use the game properties in Steam to change the language
Edit configuration file[citation needed]

By default, the game will auto detect the language from the system settings.

  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open config.user.txt.
  3. Find the line saying <param name="language" value="en" />, remove the comments < !-- and -->and change en to the appropriate language.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
32-bit binaries until the 1.3 version.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Open Dynamics Engine
Audio SDL2 mixer

Notable mods[edit]

GooTool[edit]

GooTool is a utility to extend your World of Goo experience, enabling you to install new levels and mods to provide further gameplay, and to view and share your World of Goo accomplishments.

Features:

  • Profiles - View your profiles, view your tower image and stats, backup and restore your profile, move it between machines, and upload to your tower on this website.
  • Addins - Install and uninstall mods and new levels within the game.
  • Options - Configure certain aspects of the game that you can't easily do otherwise - for example changing resolution or removing the loading screen video.
  • Translation - An advanced mode for those interested in translating the game into their own language.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) Anything released after 2003
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.4
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) Anything released after 2014
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References