Worms 2

Retail versions 1.0 and 1.5

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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What works

Single player missions, multiplayer hot-seat games, human vs. computer games, quick vs. computer, quick two player game, terrain editor, weapon scheme editors, graphics options.

All features in the actual game, weapon selection with left mouse, function keys, etc.

What does not

Running the game from the command line from a working directory that is not "~/.wine/drive_c/Team\ 17/Worms2/". Frontend.exe works, but starting any game just flickers the screen and then returns to the menu (Frontend.exe).

Some directories that have to do with options and teams etc are created in whatever working directory. I don't know if this is a real bug or issue.

Network play is grayed out.


What was not tested

Network play. The option to start a Network multiplayer game is grayed out so I could not test it.

I did not play it exhaustively, but finished a couple different kinds of games. I did not run the program for hours at a time or play many successive games.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Although network play and the issue of not running the game from the installed directory don't make it perfect, I did not have to modify wine configuration, and the game runs with no other modifications. So I believe it should be "Platinum" but this is my first report of testing information, so please correct this is it is possible to do so and I am wrong here.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Apr 22 20183.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumNeZZy 
ShowCrunchbang 11Aug 02 20141.7.23Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20121.4No, but has workaround No GarbageRobin J. 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"May 15 20101.1.44Yes Yes SilverEivind 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20091.1.26Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Elements such as taskbars designed to cover other applications are not hidden when Worms 2 is run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.

To get multiplayer working, place the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.

The following information was extracted from a user comment:

CD error

Basically, in some situations (not all, it seems, because some people don't get this on Windows but some do, but I digress), Worms 2 will only scan the first CD-ROM drive it finds.

How does it find CD-ROM drives? Why, by looking at the drive letters in order!

So, all you need to do is ensure Worms 2's CD-ROM drive is mounted as the first drive letter that is a CD-ROM drive. you can do this by deleting or moving all unwanted drive symlinks from .wine/dosdevices and moving Worms 2's drive symlinks to d: and d::, say - make sure you get both the single- and double-colon symlinks or you'll just cause more problems.

In summary:

cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
rm d: d:: # Doesn't matter that you're doing this as wine should create them back if they're important (theoretically!)
mv x: d: # Assuming x is the letter at which your Worms 2 disc is currently mounted.
mv x:: d::


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