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Worms World Party

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This page is for the original 2001 version. For the 2015 re-release, see Worms World Party Remastered.

Worms World Party
Worms World Party cover
Titus Interactive
Russia Russobit-M
Re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows April 6, 2001
Metacritic 75
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Artillery, Strategy
Series Worms
Worms World Party on HowLongToBeat
Worms World Party on IGDB
Worms World Party guide on StrategyWiki
Worms World Party on MobyGames
Worms World Party 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 3 2014
Worms World Party Remastered 2015
Worms W.M.D 2016
Worms Rumble 2020


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Worms World Party is an expanded release of the 1999 artillery game Worms Armageddon, itself an upgrade to Worms 2 from 1997. It features a separate set of missions, the "Forts" game mode, and a feature known as "Wormpot" - a set of mutators which can be applied to the game without the need to unlock them through challenges like before (e.g. slippery terrain, frequent earthquakes, blood effects).

The game received a single official patch after release. Unlike Armageddon, its codebase was not updated for compatibility and feature additions, and has gradually been abandoned by the community. A remastered version was released in 2015 with native widescreen and controller support.

Currently, the game requires an unofficial patch to fix the broken DirectDraw renderer which is the cause of compatibility problems. Despite having an online WormNET server, it is deserted due to the sustained popularity and comparatively better codebase of Worms Armageddon.

General information

Unofficial Worms Wiki
Worms Knowledge Base
Dream17 Softography


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
US: SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1].
Europe: LaserLock 5 DRM. Removed in 1.01 patch leaving only basic disc check.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


A demo is available.

Essential improvements


WWP Compatibility Fix

DirectDraw emulation is broken in Windows 7 and later, breaking graphics and lowering performance.
Fixes bug where unable to type name in multiplayer and all graphical issues.
Install the WWP Compatibility Fix[3]
Make sure to remove all other fixes first to prevent any possible conflicts.
  1. Download the WWP Compatibility Fix
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into <path-to-game>
Alternatively use a DirectDraw wrapper[4]
  1. Download the DDrawCompat wrapper
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into <path-to-game>.
There are other alternative workarounds for the palette problems; see DirectDraw troubleshooting for details.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\WWP.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WWP[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\User\SavedLevels[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\User\Schemes\[Note 2]
Teams and singleplayer progress are stored in <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WWP.
Saved landscapes are stored in <path-to-game>\User\SavedLevels.
Saved schemes are stored in <path-to-game>\User\Schemes.


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
Use the Windowed hack and set Border to 0 in the .ini file.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use the Windowed hack, use VerticalSync in the .ini file.
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution

ReSolution plugin
Supports resolutions up to 32767x32767
Letterboxing starts at sizes greater than 6012x2902 for open-island maps, and 1916x854 for closed-cavern maps
Supports multi-monitor setups and zooming with the alternative windowed hack (see below) and manually adjusting the total screen resolution in the settings file
Alt+ Enter will optionally switch between borderless fullscreen window fill and a nonfullscreen window.


Install the unofficial WWP Compatibility Fix.
To enable windowed mode, set WindowedInGame (for the gameplay process) and/or WindowedFrontend (for the pre-game menu screens to 1 in the settings file).
Windowed mode resolves the color issues and improves performance on modern systems.
Can be combined with the ReSolution plugin to change the window dimensions, zoom and resize the game


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
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Short of worm responses, there is no speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Uses DirectSound defaults. Can be force-disabled using the Windowed hack with UseFGCGetForegroundWindow" set to 1 in the .ini file.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


No port information; you can edit this page to add it.
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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).