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The latest official version of W:A is [http://wa.team17.com/main.html?page=supp&area=patc 3.0]. Following '''Beta''' updates were developed outside Team17, by independent programmers.
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The last version of W:A from Team17 is [http://wa.team17.com/main.html?page=supp&area=patc 3.0]. Following updates were developed outside Team17, by independent programmers. Until 3.7.0.0, they were considered "Beta", due to not having passed Team17's internal quality review.
  
All Beta updates up to and including '''3.6.26.5''' were written almost solely by [[Deadcode]], after being recruited by Team17. In September 2006, [[CyberShadow]] joined forces with Deadcode; all updates since and including '''3.6.31.0''' were written by Deadcode and CyberShadow.
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All updates since 3.5 Beta 2 and up to and including '''3.6.26.5''' were written almost solely by [[Deadcode]], after being recruited by Team17. In September 2006, [[CyberShadow]] joined forces with Deadcode; all updates since and including '''3.6.28.0''' were written by Deadcode and CyberShadow.
  
The latest Beta update can always be downloaded from [http://wa.team17.com/main.html?page=supp&area=upda&file=15 wa.team17.com].
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The latest W:A update can always be downloaded from [http://wa.team17.com/main.html?page=supp&area=upda&file=15 wa.team17.com].
  
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
  
For a summary of new features added in Beta updates, see section 2.0 of the [[Worms Armageddon ReadMe (English)|ReadMe]]. A web version can be found [[Worms Armageddon ReadMe (English)/Supplementary Beta Documentation#General|here]].
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For a summary of new features added in the updates, see section 2.0 of the [[Worms Armageddon ReadMe (English)|ReadMe]]. A web version can be found [[Worms Armageddon ReadMe (English)/Supplementary Documentation#General|here]].
  
 
A video illustrating some of the additions in Beta updates up to 3.6.30.0 is available here: http://wormtube.worms2d.info/81/wa_beta_showdown
 
A video illustrating some of the additions in Beta updates up to 3.6.30.0 is available here: http://wormtube.worms2d.info/81/wa_beta_showdown
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== Archive ==
 
== Archive ==
  
This site mirrors some of the released beta updates:
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This site mirrors some of the released updates:
  
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Exe-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.zip WA_Exe-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.zip] (2002.08.15)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Exe-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.zip WA_Exe-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.zip] (2002.08.15)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.exe WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.exe] (2002.08.15)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.exe WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.exe] (2002.08.15)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/wa_update-3.0.5.0_beta_3.zip wa_update-3.0.5.0_beta_3.zip]
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_3pre1.zip WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_3pre1.zip] (2002.08.17)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.14_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.14_Beta.zip] (2004.02.12)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.14_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.14_Beta.zip] (2004.02.12)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.15_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.15_Beta.zip] (2004.02.20)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.15_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.15_Beta.zip] (2004.02.20)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.19_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.19_Beta.zip] (2004.03.21)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.19.19_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.19.19_Beta.zip] (2004.03.21)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.20.1_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.20.1_Beta.zip] (2004.07.13)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.20.1_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.20.1_Beta.zip] (2004.07.13)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.1_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.1_Beta.zip] (2004.09.23)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.1_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.1_Beta.zip] (2004.09.23)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.2_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.2_Beta.zip] (2004.09.27)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.2_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.2_Beta.zip] (2004.09.27)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.3_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.3_Beta.zip] (2004.09.28)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.21.3_Beta.zip WA_Update-3.6.21.3_Beta.zip] (2004.09.28)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe] (2004.10.06)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe] (2004.10.06)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.23.0_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.23.0_Beta.exe] (2005.03.23)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.23.0_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.23.0_Beta.exe] (2005.03.23)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-from-3.6.22.1-to-3.6.23.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-from-3.6.22.1-to-3.6.23.1_Beta.exe] (2005.03.23)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-from-3.6.22.1-to-3.6.23.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-from-3.6.22.1-to-3.6.23.1_Beta.exe] (2005.03.23)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.23.2_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.23.2_Beta.exe] (2005.03.24)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.23.2_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.23.2_Beta.exe] (2005.03.24)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.24.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.24.1_Beta.exe] (2005.03.29)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.24.1_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.24.1_Beta.exe] (2005.03.29)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update_from_3.6.22.1+_to_3.6.24.1_Beta.exe WA_Update_from_3.6.22.1+_to_3.6.24.1_Beta.exe]  (2005.03.29)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update_from_3.6.22.1+_to_3.6.24.1_Beta.exe WA_Update_from_3.6.22.1+_to_3.6.24.1_Beta.exe]  (2005.03.29)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.24.2_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.24.2_Beta.exe] (2005.03.31)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.24.2_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.24.2_Beta.exe] (2005.03.31)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.25.1a_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.25.1a_Beta.exe] (2005.04.26)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.25.1a_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.25.1a_Beta.exe] (2005.04.26)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe] (2006.01.05)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe] (2006.01.05)
 
* [http://worms.thecybershadow.net/files/WA_update-3.6.28.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.28.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2007.06.29)
 
* [http://worms.thecybershadow.net/files/WA_update-3.6.28.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.28.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2007.06.29)
 
* [http://worms.thecybershadow.net/files/WA_update-3.6.29.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.29.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2008.07.28)
 
* [http://worms.thecybershadow.net/files/WA_update-3.6.29.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.29.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2008.07.28)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.6.30.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.30.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2010.10.26)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.6.30.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.30.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2010.10.26)
* [http://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.6.31.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.31.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2010.11.16)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.6.31.0_Beta_Installer.exe WA_update-3.6.31.0_Beta_Installer.exe] (2010.11.16)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.7.0.0_Installer.exe WA_update-3.7.0.0_Installer.exe] (2012.12.19)
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* [https://worms2d.info/files/WA_update-3.7.2.1_Installer.exe WA_update-3.7.2.1_Installer.exe] (2013.03.15)
  
 
==Technical information==
 
==Technical information==
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WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe to WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe (and presumably some other versions) is a [[w:UPX|UPX]]-compressed self-extracting [[w:7-Zip|7-Zip]] archive. The contents can be manually extracted using 7-Zip. Depending on which version of 7-Zip is being used, the UPX compression may have to be manually removed first.
 
WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe to WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe (and presumably some other versions) is a [[w:UPX|UPX]]-compressed self-extracting [[w:7-Zip|7-Zip]] archive. The contents can be manually extracted using 7-Zip. Depending on which version of 7-Zip is being used, the UPX compression may have to be manually removed first.
  
Versions since '''3.6.28.0''' come in an NSIS installer package, which automates most of the updating tasks - detects installation directory, downloads and installs prerequisites like the '''3.0 Patch''' or the updated GFX archives (which were introduced in '''3.6.22.1'''). The updated GFX archives can be downloaded separately [ftp://ftp.team17.com/pub/t17/patches/pc/GfxUpdate-3.6.22.1.exe here], and it is a self-extracting 7z archive. Both of these (the NSIS installer and the 7-Zip archive) can be extracted with 7-zip, on Unix-like OSes and presumably Windows.
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Versions since '''3.6.28.0''' come in an NSIS installer package, which automates most of the updating tasks - detects installation directory, downloads and installs prerequisites like the '''3.0 Patch''' or the updated GFX archives (which were introduced in '''3.6.22.1'''). The updated GFX archives can be downloaded separately [ftp://ftp.team17.com/pub/t17/patches/pc/GfxUpdate-3.6.22.1.exe here], and it is a self-extracting 7z archive. Both of these (the NSIS installer and the 7-Zip archive) can be extracted with 7-zip, both on Windows and on Unix-like OSes.
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://blog.worms2d.info/ W:A Beta Update Development Blog]
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* [http://blog.worms2d.info/ W:A Update Development Blog]
  
 
__NOTOC__
 
__NOTOC__

Latest revision as of 23:08, 24 February 2017

In other languages: English (en) • Deutsch (de) • français (fr) • +/-

The last version of W:A from Team17 is 3.0. Following updates were developed outside Team17, by independent programmers. Until 3.7.0.0, they were considered "Beta", due to not having passed Team17's internal quality review.

All updates since 3.5 Beta 2 and up to and including 3.6.26.5 were written almost solely by Deadcode, after being recruited by Team17. In September 2006, CyberShadow joined forces with Deadcode; all updates since and including 3.6.28.0 were written by Deadcode and CyberShadow.

The latest W:A update can always be downloaded from wa.team17.com.

Features

For a summary of new features added in the updates, see section 2.0 of the ReadMe. A web version can be found here.

A video illustrating some of the additions in Beta updates up to 3.6.30.0 is available here: http://wormtube.worms2d.info/81/wa_beta_showdown

Archive

This site mirrors some of the released updates:

Technical information

Installer

WA_Update-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.exe is a Microsoft installer (with an embedded Microsoft Cabinet file, which can be extracted with cabextract under a Unix-like system or (presumably) EXTRACT.EXE on Windows). Inside this installer is actually another installer - an InstallShield installer. Inside this is the data1.hdr file, which points programs towards the two cab files. These are InstallShield Cabinets. These can be extracted with Unshield on UNIX or i6comp on Windows.

WA_Exe-3.0.5.0_Beta_2.zip and wa_update-3.0.5.0_beta_3.zip to WA_Update-3.6.21.3_Beta.zip are technically not installers. They are just a plain zip file containing the updated files. One does not need to install previous updates, as these are cumulative.

WA_Update-3.6.22.1_Beta.exe to WA_Update-3.6.26.5_Beta.exe (and presumably some other versions) is a UPX-compressed self-extracting 7-Zip archive. The contents can be manually extracted using 7-Zip. Depending on which version of 7-Zip is being used, the UPX compression may have to be manually removed first.

Versions since 3.6.28.0 come in an NSIS installer package, which automates most of the updating tasks - detects installation directory, downloads and installs prerequisites like the 3.0 Patch or the updated GFX archives (which were introduced in 3.6.22.1). The updated GFX archives can be downloaded separately here, and it is a self-extracting 7z archive. Both of these (the NSIS installer and the 7-Zip archive) can be extracted with 7-zip, both on Windows and on Unix-like OSes.

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