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
North America Titus Software
Europe Virgin Interactive
Russia Russobit-M
Release dates
Windows April 6, 2001
Metacritic 75
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Artillery, Strategy
Series Worms
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

General information

Official website
Unofficial Worms Wiki
Worms Knowledge Base
Dream17 Softography


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Polish release uses SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]


WWP Compatibility Fix[edit]

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 the installation folder <path-to-game>
Alternatively use a DirectDraw wrapper[4]
  1. Download the DirectDrawCompat wrapper
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into the installation folder <path-to-game>
There are other alternative workarounds for the palette problems; see Rainbow color problems in older games for details.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WWP[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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use the Windowed hack, use VerticalSync in the .ini file.
60 FPS
Capped 60fps
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

It is possible to set any screen resolution for the gameplay environment 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 and manually adjusting the total screen resolution in the settings file. In combination with the windowed 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.


Install the unofficial WWP Compatibility Fix. The compatibility fix also adds the ability to toggle Windowed mode.
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). Using windowed mode works around color palette and performance issues.
It can be combined with the ReSolution plugin to change the window dimensions during the game, 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.


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 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 in the .ini file.


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


Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to connect to a friends game[edit]

Portforward + Static game IP+ Disable firewall
The person hosting the server needs to do the following in order for people to be able to connect:
  1. Port forward the game and apply a static public IP using this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=483134663
  2. Disable Windows Firewall

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
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 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).