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. [citation needed]

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" ;This is a bug, see below.
    ;The installer automatically substitutes the path for %ProgramFiles% when writing.
    [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 wrong 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."

External links

Worms 2 Europe • US • Hasbro "Best Of" • Sold-Out • Trygames •
Worms Armageddon Europe • US • Hasbro "Best Of" • Sold-Out • Green Pepper • Trygames • Steam •
Worms World Party UK • US • Polish • Focus Multimedia • Sold-Out • Trygames • Remastered ( • Steam)
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