Worms Armageddon

All versions (including the beta updates) up to and including

Application Details:

Version: 1.0-
License: Retail
URL: http://wormsarmageddon.team17....
Votes: 21
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.0

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Online game and offline game

What does not

Mission, chat on hosting time

What was not tested


Additional Comments

Worms work worst each new version of wine...
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 05 20101.3.0Yes Yes SilverGiacomo 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jul 29 20101.2Yes Yes Garbagejames 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.42Yes Yes GoldAntoine Amarilli 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 28 20101.1.40Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20101.1.39Yes Yes Bronzehifi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2082 DirectDraw games only showing black screen NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

  • Use a recent Wine, 1.1.39 works fine
  • Apply this hack* (made for 1.1.39) and compile Wine from source
  • Update WA to to the latest beta version (tested with
  • Configure Wine to be in desktop mode with the desired resolution you want to play in (optional but recommended)
  • Remember to use GDI as the DirectDrawRenderer rather than OpenGL, otherwise you'll get the same black screen bug even with the patch:


Some known problems:

  • When failing a mission or completing a ranked deathmatch game and returning to the menu you can't click on anything and hitting ESC will get you back to the main menu but the game will instantly crash.
  • If you run WA in real fullscreen with no wine desktop you need to ALT-TAB in each menu to get a focus.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Hacked Wine test results
by Ken Sharp on Thursday October 6th 2011, 9:19
What is the hack for? If it is to install, then the test results should be changed to "Work around" for the installer. If it is to run the game then they need to be removed as they are not a representation of Wine's capabilities.
For wine 1.2
by ValdikSS on Monday August 2nd 2010, 2:25 is 100% working!
Here is patched for wine 1.2
Put it to /usr/lib/wine/
No .dll hacks required, better to remove it if you tried to use it, they are all useless.
Is there a patch for wine 1.2?
by james on Thursday July 29th 2010, 12:46
Is there a patch for wine 1.2? I Would love to get WA working
Don't want to be new, but...
by Alexander P. on Thursday July 22nd 2010, 7:27
How do I apply the Wine patch?
ddraw.dll & user32.dll for Wine 1.1.44 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
by Isaac Xa on Sunday June 27th 2010, 14:49
• Update WA to to the latest beta version (tested with
• Configure Wine to be in desktop mode with the desired resolution you want to play in (optional but recommended)
• Remember to use GDI as the DirectDrawRenderer:


• Put the custom ddraw.dll and user32.dll in the Worms Armageddon directory:
ddraw.dll & user32.dll for wine 1.1.38
by Jargon on Friday February 12th 2010, 10:58
Same as before, for anyone who wants them.

Still haven't managed to get into an actual game, menus work though.
ddraw.dll/user32.dll for wine 1.1.35
by Mark Karpeles on Sunday January 17th 2010, 3:34
If anyone wants them:

I still haven't managed to reach play mode with worms (I'm hitting some bug), but at least menu are displayed and everything else seems to be working.

by Alexander on Monday November 9th 2009, 5:12
You said fullscreen works too but when i tried to play in it keyboard didn't work in game. Also game freezes when Play Again or New Match is pressed at the end on match.
New patches
by Zhenya on Wednesday August 19th 2009, 4:19
  • Wine 1.1.28 by Zhenya on Tuesday August 25th 2009, 1:27
by Zhenya on Monday March 9th 2009, 8:17
Who is the author of user32 patch? What is the URL of his site?
  • RE: user32 by hifi on Monday March 9th 2009, 9:21
by Zhenya on Sunday January 25th 2009, 10:44
Please, test this game with 1.1.13! Without a patch. Maybe 2082 was fixed! See the bug's page.
  • RE: 2083 by hifi on Sunday January 25th 2009, 12:33
Working setup with almost recent Wine
by hifi on Monday December 8th 2008, 12:10
I have done some regression testing and wrote a few workarounds for bugs in recent Wine releases.

However, Wine 1.1.3 and newer ones suffer from bug 15789 which slows down the game to the point where it's not playable so the best candidate now is 1.1.2.

Here is a patch for 1.1.2 which workarounds these issues:
* Black screen bug 2082 (remember to set DirectDrawRenderer to GDI)
* Submenus crash the game, like weapon settings and team creation
* Starting SP missions or training freezes the game (a dev is working to fix it for good)

play worms armageddon on linux
by thebuck on Thursday September 25th 2008, 16:32
there is a tool, written for worms armageddon to run on linux:

it is very convenient and includes some good features and a pictures tutroial (how to).