wkTerrainSync

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wkTerrainSync
Developer: nizikawa
Latest version: v1.2.2 (22 August 2021)
Supported games: W:A
Supported W:A version: 3.8.x
Language: C++
License: Open Source
Website: TUS thread
Download: [1]
Domestic Terrain

wkTerrainSync is a module for WormKit that allows additional W:A terrains to be installed and selected in the Map editor

It makes it easy for terrains such as Dinos and Domestic (which are present on the WWP CD) to be installed and played with WA.

It superseded WkTerrain adding new features such as data synchronization for network games and sprite addition/replacement.

In addition to custom terrain functionality, later updates added support for generating custom-sized maps in buit-in map generator and support for playing custom missions in both offline and online multiplayer.

For information on how to put together your own custom terrain, see the Terrain Creation Guide.

Usage

wkTerrainSync does not require any special configuration or user interaction.

If you are joining an online game that uses a new terrain file that you currently don't have installed, you will see an "Invalid map file" in map thumbnail and multiple messages about terrain data download will appear in lobby chat. This means the terrain file is being downloaded from the host and a proper map thumbnail will appear once the terrain is downloaded. This should take few seconds depending on network speed.

Those using the CD version of WA will require FileOverride to use this module.

To troubleshoot the module, enable dev console in .ini file and examine the logged messages

Terrains:

  • A valid terrain directory contains two files:
    • Level.dir, the main graphics directory which contains all the texture assets. This file can be read and edited using the WA Directory Editor.
    • TEXT.IMG, this represents the texture thumbnail as shown in the map editor.
  • When generating a random map by clicking on map thumbnail, the game selects a random terrain from all available terrains.
    • To limit this selection to only custom terrains, hold CTRL key and click on the thumbnail.
    • To limit this selection to only default terrains, hold ALT key and click on the thumbnail.

Missions: An additional feature separate from custom terrains is the ability to use the single player mission functionality in online and offline multiplayer.

  • A mission file can be placed in the Saved Levels directory with the same name as the map (PNG, IMG and BIT are supported) and it will be loaded by the module when the map is selected.


Features

Data synchronization features:

  • Custom network protocol integrated with WA's original network code - this module works seamlessly with WormNAT2 and direct hosting
  • Terrains are now referenced by their MD5 hash instead of ID - play online games regardless of your terrain list order and terrain directory names
  • File transfers - missing terrain files are automatically downloaded from the host player
  • Terrain metadata is embedded directly in .wagame replay files - replay files will work even when terrain list changes or files are renamed
  • Downloaded terrain directories are stored as "Name #MD5checksum" to avoid file conflicts
  • Incomplete file transfers are stored with .part suffix to prevent adding incomplete downloads to the terrain list

Terrain customization features:

  • Terrain files can include additional parallax sprites - back2.spr displayed in far distance behind regular back.spr ; front.spr displayed in front of the map
  • Removed sprite loader limitations when handling back.spr, back2.spr and front.spr - sprites are no longer limited to 640x160px size and can be animated like regular sprites
  • Terrains can override any sprite in the game, including worm animations, weapon projectiles and clouds - place gfx0/spritename.spr (normal palette) and gfx1/spritename.spr (colorblind palette) within terrain.dir to override any sprite
  • Terrains can override water.dir for custom water color and animations - place water.dir next to level.dir in terrain directory. Use https://worms2d.info/Water_color_editor to generate custom water.dir
  • Support for custom-sized random maps generated with built-in map generator. The maps can be scaled with 0.1x scale increments in both width and height dimensions up to 5.0x scale max.

Mission features:

  • For your convenience the module will automatically copy default WA mission files to User/SavedLevels/Mission/WA/ folder (and slightly fix them).
  • Custom mission replay files are fully supported by wkTerrainSync.
  • By default, the mission files use an empty .WSC scheme file that is later populated by .WAM script when the mission begins - it will be labeled as [ Default mission scheme ]. This scheme can be edited by changing basic parameters such as turn time, round time, etc. It is also possible to enable 3.8 scheme extended options.
  • Mission files can also provide own .WSC scheme, it will be labeled as [ Mission-provided scheme ].
  • The module adds some custom fields to WAM file format:
[HumanTeam] or [CPUTeamX]
Ammo_SkipGo=1
Delay_SkipGo=2
Ammo_Surrender=3
Delay_Surrender=4

[CPUTeamX]
Optional = 1 ; a CPU team will not be spawned if no player team is added to cover this team
TeamNameValue=Team Name Text ; sets custom team name instead of one specified by TeamNameNumber
WormX_NameValue=Worm Name Text ; sets custom worm name instead of one specified by WormX_NameNumber

[EventXXXX]
TypeOfEvent=10 ; show text event
Text_String_Value=Custom text message to be displayed ; sets custom text message instead of one specified by Text_String_Index


Custom terrains

Here are some terrains available to use. Download, extract and place the terrain folder into Worms Armageddon/DATA/Level.

Name Author Download Notes Submission /
Last update
Arachnophobia sbs, Conejo TUS file Art by sbs, crafted by Conejo. Source: https://www.wmdb.org/35027 2020-12-31
Arcade Ducky TUS file Participation of oScarDiAnno who made the "worm plush grabbed by a claw" object 2021-01-24
Blood Korydex TUS file 2021-01-04
Camping King-Gizzard TUS file 2021-08-17
Candy unknown TUS file created using MapGEN Candy theme 2018
Chocolate King-Gizzard TUS file 2021-08-17
Cosmic King-Gizzard TUS file 2021-08-17
Diablo Korydex TUS file 2021-01-06
Dinos Team17 TUS file Imported from WWP 2018
DIY Team17 TUS file Imported from Worms DC by Ducky 2020-09-01
Domestic Team17 TUS file Imported from WWP 2018
Egypt ARTemych, SiD TUS file Crafted by SiD. Original ARTemych's art from https://www.wmdb.org/28412 2020-10-22
Electronics Conejo TUS file 2020-12-05
Fimbulwinter 1gor Melitonov TUS file 2021-01-10
Ganja King-Gizzard TUS file 2021-08-17
Lowpoly Conejo TUS file 2021-01-06
Mulheresbarbadas Conejo TUS file Art from https://mulheresbarbadas.tumblr.com/ 2021-06-03
Worms Space Oddity terrain pack Team17, Carmine TUS file Contains: Cavernia, Earth, Frostal, Kaputzol, Mechanopolis, Tenticilia 2021-09-12
Origami Conejo TUS file 2020-12-05
Picture City gray TUS file from Rayman 1. Includes a custom water file. 2021-03-24
Prehistoria Korydex TUS file Lost Vikings 2021-01-02
Worms Reloaded terrain pack Team17, nizikawa, King-Gizzard TUS file Contains: Arabian, Arctic, Hawaii, Jurassic, Space, Wild West 2021-07-01
Worms Revolution terrain pack Team17, Carmine TUS file Contains: Beach, Farm, Junkyard, Sewer, Spooky 2021-09-10
Sushi Conejo TUS file 2021-06-07
Tetris SiD TUS file 2016-06-28
Worms United terrain pack Team17, nizikawa TUS file Contains: Geiger, Graveyard, Hell, Junk, Mars, Money, Nam, Snow, Warzone 2021-04-03
Win95 Ducky TUS file 2020-09-01

A combined pack that has everything mentioned above as of 2021-09-14 is available here.
It was posted on Sensei's Discord server in this message.

Gallery

Click the preview picture to view a full-size screenshot of the terrain (where available), with background, debris and all terrain properties.

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