Worms 2

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Worms 2
Worms 2 cover
Retail MicroProse
Retail (Russia) Russobit-M
Digital Team17
Release dates
Windows November 21, 1997
Worms 2 on IGDB
Worms 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Worms 2 on MobyGames
Worms 2 on Wikipedia
Worms 1995
Worms 2 1997
Worms Pinball 1998
Worms Armageddon 1999
Worms World Party 2001
Worms Blast 2002
Worms 3D 2003
Worms Forts: Under Siege 2004
Worms 4: Mayhem 2005
Worms Reloaded 2010
Worms Crazy Golf 2011
Worms Ultimate Mayhem 2011
Worms Revolution 2012
Worms Clan Wars 2013
Worms World Party Remastered 2015
Worms W.M.D 2016
Worms Rumble 2020

General information

Official website
Worms Knowledge Base article
Unofficial Worms Wiki
Dream17 Softography
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
The GOG.com version of the game lacks online multi-player access in the menu. Worms 2 Plus restores this feature.
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Worms 2 Plus[edit]

Worms 2 Plus is a bundle of software and assets by various authors in single installer.

Compatible with retail and GOG.com versions.
Makes the game run on modern computers with extra features.
Restores the multiplayer menu entry for the GOG.com version.
Installing Worms 2 Plus
  1. Download the latest version here.
  2. Launch Worms2_Plus_*.exe installer.
  3. Always launch the game by running <path-to-game>\frontend.exe.
Do not set any compatibility settings on any of the game's files
Make sure only one copy of the game is installed to avoid it launching the wrong application

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\Worms2[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
The team file is stored in <path-to-game>\Teams\W2TEAM.st1
Last landscape is stored in <path-to-game>\Saves\land.dat
User levels are stored in <path-to-game>\Levels\*.lev
User weapons are stored in <path-to-game>\Weapons\*.wep
User options are stored in <path-to-game>\Options\*.opt

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
Use the Widescreen resolution and Windowed fixes.
No letterboxing for open islands, letterboxed to 1916x854 in caverns.
4K Ultra HD
No letterboxing for open islands, letterboxed to 1916x854 in caverns.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Through the Windowed hack with "Border" set to 0 in the ini file.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Through the Windowed hack, as "VerticalSync" in the ini file.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution, Windowed mode, modern OS support and others[edit]

It is possible to set any screen resolution up to 32767x32767 through the ReSolution plugin. Letterboxing starts at sizes greater than 6012x2902 for open-island maps, and 1916x854 for closed-cavern maps. Multi-monitor support is possible by combining this plugin with the windowed hack (see below) and manually adjusting the total screen resolution in the settings file. In combination with the winowed mode hack it's also possible to optionally zoom the game (via the mouse wheel, keyboard or touchscreen) and be able to resize the game's screen real estate using the respective options. Alt+ Enter will optionally switch between borderless fullscreen window fill and a nonfullscreen window.

Since version 0.4, ReSolution supports Worms World Party as well.

Windowed (alternative solution)[edit]

It is possible to run Worms 2 in a window through a windowed mode hack, either with or without the window border. It will also perform an external conversion of the 8-bit palette to 32-bit, resolving the color issues on Windows Vista and 7, as well as improving performance on Windows 8 and newer. It can be combined with the ReSolution plugin to change the window dimensions, independently of the GPU/monitor capabilities. It's possible to zoom and resize the game combined with ReSolution when using this hack. The "VerticalSync" setting, enabled by default, synchronizes the displayed frame rate with the monitor refresh rate. See the link for more details.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Uses DirectSound defaults. Can be force-disabled using the windowed hack with "UseFGCGetForegroundWindow" set to 1.
Red Book CD audio
Can be replaced by .ogg files via Worms 2 Plus.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play
See Worms 2 Plus

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen after quitting the game (GOG.com version)[edit]

Launch the game via the <path-to-game>\frontend.exe[1]

Audio/video synchronization issues in intro movies (GOG.com version)[edit]

Download the 7-zip archive found here and extract its content in the game root directory, overriding already present files.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 1 8-bit
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 75 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).


  1. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2017-12-15