From Worms Knowledge Base
|Supported games:||Worms (Amiga version only)|
|Language:||C++ (presumably - am trying to confirm)|
|Website:||None, available at Dream17|
WormsShell is a combined patch and installer for the Amiga and CD32 versions of Worms. The initial version was released on 6th November, 1996 and the last version released on 25th November, 1996.
- Control defaults to CD32 controller if cd.device is installed
- Crashes if OS libraries missing
- Crashes on systems using MultiUserFileSystem
- Crashes on systems with 68010 CPU
- "Insert Disk" message on HD installed game
- Screen cutt-off on NTSC Amigas
- Software Failure 8000 0020
- Improved memory usage
- Option to use a CD32 controller from start-up
- Enable additional CD audio features with either CD or floppy version of the game
- Start with Sheep Mode enabled
- Pre-set weapon availability before game launch
- Enables use of additional speechbanks
Unfinished or unimplemented features
Ben Hutchings had intended to revise and improve some of the above bug fixes and features, as well as adding additional features and improved compatibility to the game.
- Add code to make an intelligent decision when setting the three startup options.
- Add Fast-memory sample playing.
- Speed up important routines. Some calculations are done using very slow floating point maths which could easily be replaced by integer routines over 10× faster.
- Fix title screen colours when using SHEEPMODE tooltype.
- Allow skipping of language/sample set selection.
- Fix remaining undiscovered bugs.
- Show a landscape list when you right-click during landscape generation. This feature would go on to be incorporated into the retail versions of Worms 2, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party.
- Add a friendly installer for extra custom landscapes and sample sets.
- Provide the option to run worms in a 31 kHz (VGA-compatible) screen-mode.
- Allow viewing of the FMVs on the CD when starting Worms from HD.
- Allow running of CD version with only WormsShell installed on HD.
- Translate the installer, and possibly even Worms itself, into other languages.