I finally came upon a forum with the ultimate fix for WWP and I just wanted to share it with all of those who got any of the following errors…
> Flashing black screen with a “WWP stopped working” window.
> Colors screwed up.
I tested this fix in different Windows 7 (Ultimate, Pro, Starter, x64/x86 bit) and not only will it finally run but you will have the chance to have it running in windowed mode, this means you can change screens while playing!
Original post by StepS: http://www.tus-wa.com/forums/other-worms-games/(wwp)-a-real-compatibility-fix-for-vista-7-8-and-xp-21030/
Check it out to keep up with the latest updates and thank the author!
Download Mirror 1: http://rapidshare.com/files/562283658/wwp_fix_wrapper.zip
Simply extract the content of the RAR file to the WWP folder.
5 June, 2013 – A new update released!
+ Now the windowed mode can be enabled using the settings file. There is no need in downloading separate DLLs. Fullscreen is now the default.
+ Windowed mode separated into two: for frontend menus and the in-gameplay process. They can be enabled as you like.
+ Added troubleshooting compatibility options for users with rare and exotic problems, some of which were posted in this thread. Please see the FAQ for the description of what they can solve. Only enable if you are affected by the problem! Otherwise you will just lose some features, such as proper minimizing/maximizing (in all modes).
+ Completed the minimization feature, added Shift+Esc to minimize the game.
++ Fullscreen: minimization is supported only when playing the match due to crash issues in frontend menus. Now the resolution is properly restored when you switch from/to WWP.
++ Windowed: minimization is fully supported everywhere as usual.
+ Added Alt+F4! Now you can quit the match immediately just like in WA by pressing Alt+F4, and return to the last menu. Additionally, pressing Alt+F4 in a frontend menu will exit WWP.
+ Unintentional: for some reason now you can launch multiple wwp instances. I’m not sure if this existed before (most likely did). Use only for testing purposes.
Version tag: 1.3
“A small update (188.8.131.52) released.
This one will be especially useful to Windows 8.1 users who are using a DPI scaling other than 100% or 125% (on previous systems, the “Use Windows XP style scaling” setting would help). Due to the new Microsoft policy, non-dpi-aware apps are blurry now if you aren’t using 100% or 125%. In case of WWP this disrupted the interface (cutting the bottom right part of the screen), and was mentioned by a user here before.
Now the fix will make WWP dpi-aware so you will run the game normally just as if there were no dpi settings at all, without problems, and the FAQ entry about this problem will not be needed anymore.
Make sure you check the forum for any issues regarding the patch!