Trygames download release (Worms Armageddon)

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The Trygames release is a downloadable release which is now obsolete. Although the direct link to the installer (trial version) is still available, it is no longer supported and will not work with the 3.6+ beta updates and WormNET.

People with such version are advised to request a refund through this page.

This release seems to be the same as the Hasbro release.

Technical information

The information below is based on the trial version of the Trygames release.


The Installer is a Wise installer.

  • Most of the audio files in the archive are in .OGG format in order to reduce the installer size. The file /User/Import/logo2.bmp.jp2 is for the same reason. These files are decoded using a special program called "decoder.exe" during installation.
  • The installer logs installation process in a temp file, and later moves to INSTALL.LOG after installation.

The installer appears to do the following:

  1. Extracts the uninstaller "UNWISE32.EXE" from the archive to <APPDIR>\UNWISE.exe[1] ; also makes an entry for Add/Remove programs.
  2. Extract all the files from the archive to <APPDIR>.
  3. Launches decoder.exe -f lfiles.lsy -p to decode the .OGG sounds and the .JP2 image.
  4. Deletes the following files (in order)[2]:
    • lfiles.lsy
    • Xjp2.dll
    • libgfl170.dll
    • decoder.exe
  5. Adds links to its group in the start menu[3] (in order):
  6. Writes the following to the registry (in order):
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Team17 Software Ltd.\Worms Armageddon\1.00.000]
    "CD Tracks"=dword:0000007f
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WA.exe]
  7. Prompts and adds a desktop shortcut to Worms Armageddon.
  8. Advises user to install the Beta 2 update if Windows XP/2000 is detected.[4] Clicking "Yes" launches the browser to download the update from Trymedia.
  9. Activates the Trymedia DRM by writing the following to the registry (in order)[2]:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Trymedia Systems\ActiveMARK Software\90E9B1D2C4C85AE675F1822345339973]
    "affiliate"=hex:74,72,79,67,61,6d,65,73,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00    ;(ASCII: trygames........)
    "currency"=hex:55,53,44,00,00,00                                   ;(ASCII: USD...)
  10. Deletes "<APPDIR>\bbytdll.dll"[2]
  11. Moves the temporary log file to <APPDIR>\INSTALL.LOG .

v3.5 Beta 2 update

This update installer is made specially for the Trygames release. It can be downloaded here:

It appears to do the following:

  1. Extract all the files from the archive to <APPDIR>.
  2. Writes the following to the registry (in order):
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WA.exe]
    @="%ProgramFiles%\games\worms armaggedon\WA.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Team17 Software Ltd.\WA Update v3.50 beta2\2.0]

The installer sometimes prompts the user to restart the computer. The reason for this is unknown.

Bugs and redundant files

  • The installer inserts an incorrect path to the registry value that will make the short command "WA.exe" not work. (Even the word "Worms Armageddon" has been misspelled as "worms armaggedon".)
  • The installer contains several useless files that will be copied during installation:
    • "Thumbs.db" files (11 in total)
    • "/DATA/DATA/Custom/Custom.txt" and "/DATA/DATA/Level/Level.txt" (Not only do they have misspelled path, but they are also empty files.)


  1. By default, the installer chooses "%Program Files%\Team17\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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 This process is not logged into INSTALL.LOG . Beware.
  3. By default the group name is "Team17\Worms Armageddon"
  4. The message is: "The program are you trying to install was not designed for your operating system. The program may not work properly. Press YES if you want to download a patch for Windows XP/2000 or NO to finish the installation process."

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