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Worms Armageddon

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Worms Armageddon
Worms Armageddon cover
Developers
Team17
Publishers
MicroProse
Team17
Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows May 31, 1999
Worms Armageddon guide at StrategyWiki
Worms Armageddon at Wikipedia
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Key points

The CD version released in 1999 was updated as recently as 2013. New updates are still actively developed by volunteer maintainers, then approved and published by Team17.

General information

Worms Armageddon Website
Worms Armageddon Website (Team 17)
Worms Knowledge Base article
Worms Wikia
Dream17 Softography
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 1.0.32 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Based on the Steam version, with minor patches.[3]
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com and Steam versions come with the latest updates previously released for the CD version. New updates are released for the Steam, GOG and CD versions in sync.
Sold Out version uses custom Setup.now.exe launcher from publisher and was bundled with Worms 2.[4]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches[edit]

Patch v3.0 for the European release synchronizes the game to the later American version and fixes multiple bugs.

Official graphics update (not required for patches v3.5.x.x onwards)

The latest update is v3.7.2.1 (formerly at the official website). It is a result of Team17's permission given to two community members, Deadcode and CyberShadow, to update and patch the game. Other than fixing a multitude of bugs and adding some new features, the game is now more compatible with newer systems. These patches are not compatible with some versions of the game, however (downloaded versions, such as TryMedia).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\win.ini
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\WormsArmageddon\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WGT
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game advanced settings.
In-game advanced settings.
The in-game settings menu is rendered in 640x480 resolution but the game itself is rendered at selected resolution. That however can be fixed with the "SuperFrontendHD" Wormkit module.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See D3D9Wnd
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Interface does not scale with resolution and can be very small in 4K. The game is letterboxed to 1920x854 for cavern levels, and 640x480 for the main menu. The main menu problem can be fixed with SuperFrontendHD.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See D3D9Wnd
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See D3D9Wnd
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Animations run at 50fps.
Animations run at 50fps.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Local retail version only.
Polish
Local retail version only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Local retail version only.
Portuguese
Russian
Community-translated (by Mr.X), incorporated in 2008 with the v3.6.29.0 update, followed with updates performed by CyberShadow, Shtirlitz, and StepS. This translation is not the same as the Russobit-M translation (made in 2002).
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Hot seat
Up to 6 teams, each with up to 8 worms can be present in the game.
LAN play
6 LAN lobby is available in the Network screen. Up to 6 players plus one spectator can participate in one game.
Online play
6 Via WormNET. Up to 6 players plus one spectator can participate in one game.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Through a hosting bot (HostingBuddy).
Self-hosting
Default port is 17011 and can be customized.
Direct IP
Default port is 17011 and can be customized.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 6667, 17011
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9 Selectable from advanced options window.
DirectDraw 2 8-bit and 32-bit
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 100 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] 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 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/217200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (217200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References