American release (Worms Armageddon)

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American MicroProse release
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Release type: Retail

Identifying information

This version of the game can be identified by the contents of a certain file on the game CD.

Contents of /Data/Resource/version.txt:

V3.00U
26-5-99

Technical information

Installer

The CD has an InstallShield installer, located at /Install/install.exe. The files seem to be extracted from /Install/data1.cab. InstallShield cabs can be extracted using unshield or i5comp.

Based on comparing the state of a system before and after running the installer (no reverse-engineering techniques), it does the following:

  • Extracts group "US Program Files" from data1.cab to APPDIR[1]
  • Extracts group "US Soundbank Editor" from data1.cab to APPDIR/User
  • Extracts group "US Intro Graphics" from data1.cab to APPDIR/Graphics
  • Extracts group "US Registration Program" from data1.cab to APPDIR
  • Copies /Install/Install/WA.exe from cd to APPDIR
  • Copies /Data/Resources/LANGUAGE/readme.rtf to APPDIR
  • Copies /Data/Resources/LANGUAGE/names.wdb to APPDIR/User
  • Copies the directory /Data/User/Speech/English/ to create APPDIR/User/Speech. does this change if the language changes?
  • Creates empty directories Fanfare, SavedLevels, Schemes, and Support in APPDIR/User.
  • Writes the following keys to the registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Worms2.Exe]
@=APPDIR"\Worms2.Exe"
"Path"=APPDIR

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Team17 Software Ltd.]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Team17 Software Ltd.\Worms Armageddon]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Team17 Software Ltd.\Worms Armageddon\1.00.000]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\WormsArmageddon]
"PATH"=APPDIR

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Team17SoftwareLTD\WormsArmageddon\Data]
"SubLogicSeed"=dword:00000000
  • Sets up an uninstaller at APPDIR/Uninst.isu and makes an entry for Add/Remove programs
  • Offers to install DirectX 6
  • Adds links to its group in the start menu:
  • Read Me
  • Registration
  • Sound Bank Editor
  • Uninstall Worms Armageddon
  • Worms Armageddon
  • Adds a desktop shortcut to Worms Armageddon

Unshield appears to incorrectly rename Graphics/Background Stuff to Graphics/Background_Stuff.

Footnotes

  1. By Default, the installer chooses "C:\MicroProse\Worms Armageddon\" as the installation directory. For the purposes of this article, APPDIR refers to the installation directory chosen by the user, as a string.
Releases
Worms 2 Europe • US • Hasbro "Best Of" • Sold-Out • Trygames • GOG.com
Worms Armageddon Europe • US • Hasbro "Best Of" • Sold-Out • Green Pepper • Trygames • Steam • GOG.com
Worms World Party UK • US • Polish • Focus Multimedia • Sold-Out • Trygames • Remastered (GOG.com • Steam)
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