Worms 2 Game Server

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icon Worms 2 Game Server
Developer: Pac-Man
Latest version: 1.0.0 / 11 July 2020
Supported games: W2
Language: C#
License: Open-source
Website: Syroot.Worms on GitLab

Worms 2 Game Server is a small server application connecting Worms 2 players by allowing them to create rooms, chat, and list their games online, just like the original Team17 servers. It can be added to the "Address book" of Worms 2 to allow players to connect to it instead.

The software was built shortly after reversing the Worms 2 network protocol in reaction to the original Worms 2 no longer accepting new connections in July 2020. It simulates the original server as close as possible with the following changes:

  • Request validation is slightly stronger, like checking for duplicate user names on login or missing packet fields.
  • Immediate notification of left users, closed rooms, or closed games, instead of waiting for a timeout to prevent ghosted / duplicate users and rooms.
  • Rejects attempts to host games with NAT IPs and informs the user about memory patching their IP.

It can be compiled for most modern Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms as it is targeting .NET Standard 2.0. The source code also comes with a proxy debug class to allow sniffing Worms 2 network traffic.

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