cl2k? fb? - What are they & what do their abbreviations
These are Leagues for the Worms:Armageddon community. With the
removal of rankings from both these games by team17, these sites
are flourishing - Wormy Competition and the un-ending thirst for
zooks, explosions & clan winnings seem to hold particular interest
to many. :)
- Clan League 2000 - [
CL2K is a league where players can compete and record winnings on
a 1 vs 1 or Clan vs Clan basis (available for W:A & WWP). Games are
very easy to get going with alot of people signed up and being on
WormNet - With the availability of forums at the cl2k site it's
easy to report losses or winnings. CL2K maintains a large user
following and is a good choice for many wormers.
- First Blood - [
This is another league for all you wormers out there to check out
and see if you're interested in joining up. It is fast becoming
more popular than CL2K, and they host regular tournaments on
Sometimes my keyboard locks up & i can't move my worms in W:A!
How do i fix this?
This is a problem with worms not responding properly with your
Middle Mouse Wheel. Sometimes when you move or bump your mouse
wheel the keyboard may stop responding in W:A - Thankfully, there
are a few ways you can stop this from happening:
Close down the Mouse-Wheel program before starting worms.
You can do so by opening your Task list (press Alt+Ctrl+Delete to
open the list) & selecting the program you want to end. Usually
this program is called "Point32" (sometimes it maybe called "EM" or
"MSWheel" depending on what kind of mouse you have). Click the "End
Task" button to close the program. Now start Worms: Armageddon.
If you are using a Microsoft Intelli Mouse, i have heard
that there is a Control Panel program which you can use to set your
mouse-wheel to be off when a certain program is running. Use this
to add Worms: Armageddon to the list of applications that should
not use the mouse-wheel when they are run. [ You should only need
to add W:A to the list once, unless you re-install your whole
system :) ].
How do i get the extra options / cheats in W:A? (LowGrav,
In Worms Armageddon there are certain objectives you need to
complete which enable some of the 'special' options (aka cheats).
Here's a list of the requirements:
How can i get money to buy weapons in WWP (Worms World Party)?
Laser Sight - Complete Mission 4
Jetpack - Complete Mission 8
Fast Walk - Complete Mission 13
Invisibility - Complete Mission 16
Low Gravity - Complete Mission 20
Banana Upgrade - Complete Mission 33
Aqua Sheep - Gold on Sheep Racing
Grenade Upgrade - Gold on Artillery Range
Long Bow Upgrade - Gold on Euthanasia
Shotgun Upgrade - Gold on Rifle Range
Blood - Gold on Basic Training
Invincibility - Elite on Deathmatch
Indestructible Terrain - Complete Mission
Sheep Crates / Sheep Heaven - Gold on
The Full Wormage - Attain Elite in
deathmatch, complete all missions & all Training
When you create or edit one of your teams in wwp an option exists
where you need buy-up weapons for use in a special multiplayer
WormPot mode called "Points for weapons". Each team only gets a
certain number of points to use when you are purchasing your
weapons so you need to choose carefully which ones you are most
familiar with and which are the most effective.
[ Note: After testing this option it's clear that you cannot 'earn'
extra points or money as all teams are given 100 pts to carefully
select which weapons they want to use ].
In Worms World Party how do i set indestructible terrain?
This settings cannot be edited in the actual game (without the
official editor, which at this time isn't available). Instead you
will need to use an unofficial wwp scheme editor to modify your
scheme file(s). You can find one in our
I downloaded some terrains but i'm not sure how to load a map
Many terrains / maps are stored in a compressed file with the
extension 'zip' (this is a format that is widely used on the
Internet because when a file is compressed it can save download
times). To extract and use the terrain (the .BIT or .PNG file) you
need to use an extraction utility. Download one from either
Once you have one of these program installed you can right click on
the .zip file and extract it to your
directory - [ Note:
All .bit files should be placed there. ]
Now you need to load your map in the editor... Start Worms:
Armageddon, choose the "Play a Single or Multi-Player game" option
(top-right square, example: Image 1
) & right-click on the
yellow map preview at the top left (where the words "Left click to
generate a new terrain, right click to edit one" appear at the
bottom), (see example: Image 2
To load a map select one using the drop-down box and press the load
button - [ When you are playing online you can access the editor
(& load maps or make changes) by right clicking on the yellow
terrain preview when you have hosted a game, though you can't use
the import feature ].
Customise Trick: How to remove the floating clouds from the WWP
If you don't like the clouds that float accross the screen in the
WWP menus here's how you can get rid of them... Run the Explorer
File Manager (usually
) and make your way to the
Worms World Party\Graphics\NewGfx\Clouds
directory, open all 4 images in your favourite graphics editor and
delete those pixellated fluffy and ugly clouds. Leave the image(s)
all black and be sure to save them as 256 colour bitmaps. (black in
this case is what WWP recognises as transparency) - [ Backup the 4
images first just in case you want to use them again ].
What's the best way to make map previews for my web-site?
This is a very detailed answer and has been moved
. Be sure to
read it only if you are interested becuase it is quite specific.
Details include what programs you need, where to get them and some
instructions for using them.
: This no longer needs to be done in W:A, as it now
supports maps in PNG format that can themselves be used as
I see floating chalk in my map previews, how can i remove the
I've had alot of people ask me this and i keep promising to add it
& finally, here it is.
What you need to do is edit a file in your
Worms Armageddon\graphics\Background Stuff
directory. This file is called "chalk.bmp", edit it in your
favourite graphics editor and remove all the chalk (aka floaties).
Leave the black background (this is the colour that W:A recognises
as transparent) and save the file as a 256 colour bitmap.
What exactly is Rope Knocking? and how do i do it?
This term refers to the way in which a player uses the Ninja Rope
to 'push' or 'knock' 1 or a group of worms together into a
. This is done by swinging near a worm and then letting
go of the rope and falling/sliding into the other worm.
This tactic is most widely used in Rope-Shopper games to create a
pile & to inflict more damage to a group of worms, though sometimes
in Pro-Ropers it's used to knock other worms away from the leader
as a sign of goodwill. :)
In Worms: Armageddon & WWP (first version release) Rope Knocking
can only be done when you play an on-line multiplayer game. In
off-line games rope knocking is disabled.
Rope Knocking can now be done off-line in Worms:
Armageddon by double-clicking the registry fix that comes with the
recent update patches. You can find this registry fix after
installing a recent update patch located at
On WormNet there's a USA flag beside my name which isn't my
country. Can i change it?
To change your WormNet flag to a preferred nation/country you need
to change your "Regional Settings". To do this, click your Start
Menu button and choose RUN, type CONTROL in the dialogue box, press
OK (this opens your control panel). Double click on Regional
From this point you have to select from the list which language you
want to use and which country you are in ... [ WormNet uses the
information from your regional settings to display the correct
Shadows? Spikes? Dragons? Wizards? Roping? eeek..
Roping is an 'art' not unlike fishing :) ... Shadows, spikes, etc
are just some of the many moves that can be done using the Ninja
Rope. With alot of practise and a bit of patience some pretty
amazing stuff can be acheived. - [ click over to the
RRKit Tricks Tutorial
for previews & details on all the moves ].
Sigs. huh? what exactly are those?
Sigworms are images or animated .gif files which worm players
create as an association of who they are or what their alias
represents (or whatever). Usually a sigworm is used in Forums
(message boards) and will be displayed in messages/posts/replies
at the end of the text. This area after the message text is
called a Signature
heya, i just made my first map but how can i convert, play or
see it in W:A?
This is a common quesion - The first thing to do is make sure your
saved image files are always put into the right directory, often
(but not always) :
Now you need to import your map in the game - You can do this by
loading up worms and choosing the "Create a single or multi-player
game." button. Then move your mouse to the top left where a map
preview should be [The message for this section is "Left click to
generate a new terrain, right click to edit one"]. This takes you
to the Worms Map Editor where you can now choose to import your
Click the import button and choose your bmp file from
the list, this will reduce the colours and resize the
image if necessary. Return to the normal editing mode
by choosing the Landscape icon. Now you can make
adjustments to the map using the editors tools and
select if you want borders on or off or how many
girders & terrain items you want. Save your file with
a defining name and your all done.
[ Your new .PNG file will automatically be saved into the
"SavedLevels" directory which you can also load other new maps
from. Always put any new downloaded maps in there & select them
from the list in the Worms Editor ].
When i import my map it's messed up & not centred properly! what
am i doing wrong?
The first important thing to know is that the Worms:Armageddon Map
editor can import various formats including .tga .bmp and .jpg,
using the jpg format will make your map look a bit fuzzy around the
edges so it's important that you instead save your maps using the
bmp or png formats ...
To resolve the problem with the terrain being moved to the right
you need to download the latest update patch, available in our
How do i host a game on WormNet?
When you enter a channel like #AnythingGoes at the top right there
is usually a box which says host. Clicking the "host" button will
bring up a dialogue box in which you can enter the type of game you
are hosting & an optional password which other players will be
required to use to access your game.
If you enter a channel and cannot see the "host" button, it may be
that you are behind a firewall or you have your network
configuration incorrectly set.
Why can't people join my hosted game?
You are behind a Firewall or Router:
This may stop you from being able to host. The reason for this is
that firewalls restrict the data passing through them for security
reasons, and most Routers contain firewalls. Generally, firewalls
allow any data transfer to happen that is started by one of the
PC's it is protecting, but if a device outside of its network (ie,
on the internet somewhere) tries to connect to a PC it is guarding
it will block the connection. This is why you can usually join
games (your PC is connecting to the host's, so the firewall allows
it) but not host them (this requires other people to connect to
your PC, which the firewall doesn't allow).
To solve this problem, firewalls and routers allow you to specify
certain "ports" which they will allow other PC's to connect to, and
will forward all the data on to the PC you have specified.
Each time data is transferred between two machines on the Internet,
a connection is made between two of these ports and these are the
ports that the data is passed through. You can think of ports as
though they are virtual plugs in which virtual wires can be
inserted to connect up PC's, servers, etc. The port that W:A &
WWP use to host games on is port 17011
, and the type of data
that it needs to be able to pass through this port is TCP and UDP
(don't worry about their meaning ;) ). You will need to access your
router / firewall and tell it to allow this.
W:A / WWP has detected your IP address incorrectly:
if you are behind a Router, W:A & WWP have a problem
determining what your IP (Internet Protocol) address is. Every
device connected to a network (such as the Internet) has one of
these IP addresses, just as every telephone on the phone network
has it's own phone number. There are two types of IP address;
internal and external. Your external IP address is the one given
to you automatically by your service provider when you connect to
the Internet, and the one which is used to identify you on the
Internet. Your internal IP address is assigned by your router,
to identify your PC amongst the number of PC's you may have in
your house. By default, W:A & WWP will try to use your
internal IP address when they should be using your external
To solve this, you need to click on the Configuration
in the network multiplayer screen in W:A, enter your external IP
address manually into the box in the top right corner, and select
the Force IP
check box just under it. You can find out your
external IP by visiting
For more information on how to resolve these problems, check out
People host games with the names BnG, CtF, BR, what do they
These are some of the types of games that can be played in worms.
BnG stands for Bazooka n' Grenade. CtF means Capture the Flag and
BR stands for Battle Race
[ In these styles of play there are some important rules that all
the players will follow. If another player doesn't follow the
rules, people may quit the game or the offending worm will most
likely be attacked until it's gone .. For more information about
these common rules read over the
What does ns, vbl, gl, hf, lol, and ALL those other
This is a pretty large list of abbreviations so here goes. (Sorry
some of these aren't exactly friendly)
How do i get the Full Wormage?
afk = away from keyboard
brb = be right back
brt = be right there
ffa = free for all
ffs = for fux sake
g2g = got to go
hth = hope this helps
idk = i don't know
imo = in my opinion
j/k = just kidding
lol = laughs/ing out loud
nfw = no f**king way
omg = oh my god!
vns = very nice shot
vbl = very bad luck
wtf = what the f**k
wth = what the hell
tia = thanks in advance
abl = all but last
cba = crates before attack
bd = bad drop
bl = bad luck
gl = good luck
gg = good game
hf = have fun
nd = nice drop
np = no problem
ty = thank you
vn = very nice
ns = nice shot
nt = nice try
nr = nice run
an acronym or an abbreviation
that's not in this list.
naft = no attack first turn
imho = in my humble opinion
tyvm = thank-you very much
rofl = rolling on the floor laughing
lmao = laughing my @$$ off
roflmao = [take a guess]
afaik = as far as i know
wysiwyg = what you see is what you get
mtsbbwy = may the space bar be with you
You must get gold on all the training missions, you must reach a
rank of Elite against the DeathMatch computer openents and you
must finish all the Single Player missions.
If you don't want to do all that, you can download a scheme that
already has all of the requirements complete. (see the
section for the
I've heard Water Drops mentioned, but what exactly are they?
Water Drops are usually found in roper games, what they do is allow
everything (gravestones, grenades, mines, you name it) except for
the worms themselves, to pass through the border around a map and
sink to the bottom. In Worms: Armageddon there is only 1 way to set
Water Drops and that is by placing the water level *exactly* right.
How do i set Water Drops for a roper game?
Once you get it right, it's easy to remember.. the important thing
is that there will always be 2 parts water. Place the cursor just
above the bottom line of the water-level chart. eg:
I've designed an animated .gif file displaying
approximately what the result should look like:
If you are running a recently patched version of
Worms: Armageddon, you can simply right-click on the water level
indicator and waterdrops will be set. ]
How do i send messages to other people on WormNet?
There are a few options that you can use when you are in one of the
The /msg command is used to send msgs to people, all you need to do
is type: /msg username or double click their name in the names list
(the username is the person you want to send the msg to). You can
do this from any room, ie: from #RopersHeaven you could send a msg
to a friend in #AnythingGoes.
If you want to list some of the other commands you can type /help
What are the colour codes for chatting on WormNET?
In the Worms: Armageddon channels such as #Anything Goes you can
use the "/me" command and combine colours to your message. Here's
the list of available colours [note that the backslash "\" is
required] - Example: /me \b = brown ... \n = grey ... \g = pink ...
\w = white ... \r = red ...
[ Note: This feature is no longer available; both the Worms:
Armageddon WormNET and Worms World Party WormNET2 servers have this
feature disabled ].
I've seen people write in green, yellow & blue text in the W:A
PageDown chat box. How?
These are simple commands available in the Page-Down chat box when
you are playing Worms: Armageddon or Worms World Party.
text is displayed
using the "/me" command. The syntax for this is: /me [space] your
text is displayed
when users type the "/anon" command ... (an anonymouse msg).
The syntax for this is: /anon [space] your msg.
text is displayed when
someone has whispered to you.
The syntax for this is: /msg [space] [users name] -OR- more easily
press the F# keys which you can see to the far right of the chat
box next to peoples names. eg: F1, F2, etc.
In the W:A PageDown ChatBox is there a way to ignore a person?
or stop flooding?
This is a clever way to ignore another user and not see the text
that they are sending (they can still see what you write though).
Hold CTRL + F# (F# is the number of the persons name at the top
right of the chat box). The name you are ignoring will become
dark grey. - To undo this just repeat CTRL+F#.
The Worms: Armageddon music is pretty kewl, can i listen to it
Yes you certainly can. All of the music on the Worms:Armageddon CD
is stored in .wav format:
[CD-ROM drive] \ Data \ User \ Streams \ *.wav
.... [ Winamp (by Nullsoft) is an audio player capable of playing
many different audio formats (including .wav) & can be found
When i save my .bit file with objects like trees, shrubbs &
castles the map doesn't contain all of them?
Currently the Worms: Armageddon map editor can only save the
objects of a map in .lev files correctly. You will notice that if
you create a random map and not change it then save it as a .lev
file and preview it, all of the terrain objects will appear
correctly as well as when you play it. (your .bit file maps will
contain 2-3 terrain objects, but not all of the ones that the
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