Worms Armageddon For Mac

Worms Armageddon is the third installment in the Worms series. In the game, the player controls a team of up to eight earthworms tasked with defeating an opposing team using a. Ten years on from Worms™ Armageddon and the turn-based comic mayhem continues in Worms™ Reloaded, an all-new edition available for PC through Steam. Recent Reviews: Very Positive (12) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.

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This page details how to install Worms Armageddon on macOS via wine. Please note that, unlike in previous versions of Worms Armageddon, and above require no special patches to wine in order to run satisfactorily. However, there is still a number of things you may need to do, depending on your configuration - and there are still some known bugs. This page should provide a good guide to get you started. Do not be put off by its length - much of it probably won't apply to you.

Important: This guide is no longer compatible with macOS Catalina (released in 2019) or later, as it completely removes support for 32-bit apps. You may have to either downgrade your macOS, or resort to proprietary software such as CrossOver or Hypervisors such as VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop.

  • 1Getting started
    • 1.2Installing Wine
    • 1.3Installing WA
      • 1.3.1Install the game
    • 1.4Starting WA
  • 2What's next?
  • 3Alternative methods
    • 3.1Virtual Machine

Getting started

Version requirement

Note: I had bad luck with the 1.3.x builds of wine, so I cannot guarantee this information is correct. (Koen)

First of all, you need to have a recent version of wine, as there have been some relatively major wine-side fixes recently. If your wine version starts with 1.3 and is 1.3.3 or later, or it starts with 1.2 and is 1.2.1 or later, you already have a recent enough version of wine to run Worms Armageddon to a satisfactory standard. If you are not sure about which version you have, open a terminal and enter the following command:

This should report your version of wine. If you get a 'command not found' response then you probably don't have wine installed.

Installing Wine

MacPorts Method

You will need:

  • Xcode - these are the development tools for macOS. Xcode is available for free from the Mac App Store.
  • MacPorts - this will download and compile all the packages for us.
  • XQuartz - an open source X Window System for macOS. Your Mac might have Apple's native X11.app installed, which can be used but is not recommended.

To install Wine:

We will start by updating MacPorts. Type the following command into a terminal window:

This will update the list of ports that are available. Do a search for wine to see which packages are available:

Out of the available packages, you should see two versions of Wine:

Start the installation of the Wine version of your choice by running the following command:

MacPorts will then start downloading, unpacking and compiling all of the dependencies that Wine requires. Be warned, though, as this process may take several hours before completing.

Configure wine (Optional)

By default WA will, at it's first launch, ask you if you would like to enable a set of tweaks which should help with wine compatibility. If you choose not to do this, remember to run winecfg from a terminal and manually set wine to emulate a desktop.

Installing WA

Install the game

Using a CD

Your CD will be automatically mounted into /Volumes/WA/. You can start the installation with the following command:

Using a disk image

You can create a disk image with the Disk Utility application. Open Disk Utility, and select the WA partition attached to your Superdrive. From the menu, create a new disk image. You can double click this image to mount it, or use Disk Utility to do so as well. If you eject your CD and mount the image it will use the same mountpoint (/Volumes/WA/).


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Using the Steam version

Download and install the Steam version as follows:

If after the installation of Steam the UI buttons are empty, open winecfg and in the 'Libraries' tab add an override for 'dwrite'. Then click edit and set it to Disable. If your wine process continues to run in your terminal window, press Ctrl+C to force cancel it and run Steam:

Install WA via Steam as you would normally. Do not install the update with the Steam version.

Install the latest update

Download the latest update. Use the following command to install it:

Starting WA

CD Version

Make sure your disc is mounted, and run:

Steam version

Hopefully everything works. If you encounter problems, play around with the Tweaks in your WA installation folder. Also take a look at the compatibility overview below.

What's next?

Automating startup and replay playback

If you want to playback replays or do other fancy stuff, you will need to make a launch script. You can also choose to automate certain steps of the launching process. Take a look at mine for inspiration. Paste this into the AppleScript editor and compile it as an application. It will automatically mount and unmount your image, start WA when you open it, and play back replays if you choose to 'open with' or 'drop onto'.

Fullscreen mode

If you prefer to run in fullscreen mode, configure Wine to emulate a virtual desktop as usual. Start XQuartz and in your Preferences enable fullscreen mode. After you start WA, press Command+Option+A or use the menubar to switch to fullscreen view. Set the resolution for WA to your native resolution, even if it's larger than the virtual desktop you're emulating it will show the entire game without the window border. Note: there is no scaling this way, so the menus won't be centered or zoomed.

Alternative methods

Virtual Machine


Performance is good, be sure to enable 3D acceleration and change your renderer (use one of the Renderer_Direct3D registry keys in the Tweaks folder). See the compatibility list for the configuration I used (Koen).


Please add your configuration here, to give others an insight into what works and what does not.


Configuration: mid 2011 iMac; 27', 3.1GHz i5, HD6970M - wine-1.5.14 (MacPorts), XQuartz 2.7.4, WA

Tweaks: Renderer_DirectDraw_32bit.reg, FrontendUseDesktopWindow_Enable.reg, SkipIntro_On.reg

Notes: I had to change my DirectDraw renderer, after doing this everything works flawlessly. Update: works fine with wine-1.5.27, Steam version also confirmed to work.

Using Parallels Desktop 8: Windows 7 x64 guest, take a look at the relevant settings I use within my gaming VM. Running from a BootCamp partition on a SSD.


Configuration: iMac 27-inch, late 2012, macOS 10.8.3, 2.9 GHz i5, 660M 512 MB graphics, wine-1.5.27 (MacPorts), XQuartz 2.7.43, WA

Tweaks: Default tweaks when first running WA under Wine.

Notes: Just followed this wiki's instructions and now it's working like a charm.


Configuration: MacBook Pro Retina 13', late 2013, 2.8GHz i7, Intel Iris 1.5GB, OSX 10.11 / wine-1.6.2, MacPorts 2.3.4, XQuartz 2.7.7, WA

Tweaks: Default tweaks when first running WA under Wine.

Notes: W:A starts, sounds are OK, I can see the cursor, but the rest of the screen is blank.

MrBean:(how to fix the blank [white] screen problem on macOS 10.10/10.11)

On newer versions of macOS (10.10, 10.11) you may get white screen. So you start Worms using wine, you hear the sound of the intro and 'main menu', you may even see the mouse cursor, but all the buttons and the background are just blank white. This is because for some reason wine cannot render WA properly using the default macOS driver (I also tried switching to direct3d renderer and enabled direct3d for the menu using wkdrdwnd.dll and i could see the picture of the menu but it didn't react to the mouse. weird). To fix the problem, you should switch to the x11 driver. You may install it using mac ports, but i just downloaded XQuartz from [1]. After installing XQuartz, you need to instruct wine to use X11 and not Mac driver. So I edited the registry. Start wine registry editor using terminal command

then go to

create a new string parameter named 'Graphics' (if is not there) and set its value to 'x11'Do not forget to reboot your mac - a simple log out/log in didn't work for me.After the reboot you can go into your worms directory and launch worms by typing 'wine wa.exe'. The first start of XQuartz may take some time, it were a few minutes for me. Then the worms menu should be displayed in an x11 window and the game hopefully will work.Note that you may need to play with the 'Tweaks' to get it working. I had to disable wkD3DWnd module (in the wkD3DWnd.ini set EnableModule to 0). I also removed all the other wk*.dll files except the ones I needed (like wkRubberWorm.dll), and enabled WormKit, by typing in

when in the Worms directory.

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To be able to type text in russian language, you need to go to XQuartz preferences (Cmd+,) and select there 'Follow system keyboard layout'. Also, when starting worms with wine, use this command in terminal (otherwise instead of russian/cyrillic characters you will see ?????):

(/opt/local/bin/wine and ~/.wine/drive_c/Worms/WA.exe are the paths to your wine and worms. Wine path will most likely be the same if you used macports to install wine, and worms path can be different - you may wanna rename your 'Worms Armageddon' directory to 'Worms' and move it to ~/.wine/drive_c/). Instead of 'LC_MESSAGES=ru_RU.UTF-8' you can use the 'LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8', which will force your worms to speak russian, and your flag will be russian (overriding the system locale set in regedit)Now instead of typing these in Terminal everytime you want to play worms, you can create an AppleScript and put it in Dock so its easier to start worms. Open Script Editor, and enter the following (change the paths if necessary):

What this script essentially does it making sure only one instance of WA.exe is running (otherwise the game freezes when the second instance is launched). If it detects wine WA.exe already running, the script just makes XQuartz window foreground. The '> /dev/null 2>&1 &' part cancels all text output of the wine process, and launches the process in the background.

Click File->Export->Application, save it to /Applications/ and drag it to your Dock from the Launchpad. Now you can click the dock icon when you want to play Worms. You can put a WA icon (but you need to convert WA.ico to WA.icns first) into the bundle if you like so you'll have a nice Worms icon instead of the default 'script' one.

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DFG Exclusive Review Summary

  • Customize teams and games to an astounding level
  • Simple controls and gameplay mean that anyone can get into the game
  • Campaign and Deathmatch modes increase options for solo play
  • Various methods of multiplayer make it easy to battle against friends
  • Funny graphics and sounds add to the fun
  • No tutorial or introduction to game
  • Difficult and annoying training missions

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Game Description

The Funniest Turn Based Strategy Game Ever Created!

It's Worms: Armageddon, the improved third chapter in the wildly popular Worms series of turn-based strategy games!

Just as in the first two installments, you lead a small army of worms against an opposing force. Use every weapon and device available to you to knock out the bad guys and win the day - how to do it is up to you!

How about a cocktail bomb on the heads of enemy worms thrown from a cliff above? What about a carefully thrown stick of dynamite that lands in the middle of a worm troup stuck in a valley? You could even activate your jet pack and drop a land mine on worst enemy!

However you decide to wreck havoc, you will have a blast doing it!

Fun & Unique Game Type

The 2D Worms: Armageddon battle environments perfectly fit the game's style of play, which is simple, fast-paced, and fun!

Each worm starts out with 100 health points and loses them according to which weapons hit him or her. There are so many strategies and options to use that Worms: Armageddon keeps you going for a long, long time.

Do maximum damage to the enemies' worms, but be careful not to leave your own troops in harm's way!

New Features in Worms Armageddon

In addition to normal team-versus-team gameplay, Worms: Armageddon also comes with 43 single-player missions, and each scenario you beat will unlock that map for normal play.

Bazooka, uzi, air strike, baseball bat, shotgun - all the familiar weapons are here, and there's lots of new ones too!

To make things even crazier, watch for crates floating down from the sky because they may contain a secret weapon! Carpet bomb, mail strike, Ming vase, overweight game producer - can you find them all?

The Same Great Worms Experience for All Ages - Only Better!

One of the most unique games you'll find anywhere, Worms: Armageddon has all the charm and entertainment value of its predecessors, and more.

Wine program for mac. Wine (originally an acronym for 'Wine Is Not an Emulator') is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other. Wine, which stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator, takes a different approach: since macOS is POSIX compliant, Wine translates the Windows API calls into POSIX calls in order to be understood. In Catalina, which is a critical part of the macOS system that almost all of Wine relies on. You can run 64-bit applications through Wine on Catalina, but very few applications for Windows If you need to use Wine, you should notupgrade to Catalina. You need an Admin. No need to install emulators, virtualizers or boot into other operating systems – WineBottler runs your Windows-based programs directly on your Mac. This is possible thanks to a Windows-compatible subsystem, which is provided by the great OpenSource tool. Wine Run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.

Besides the hilarious concept of cute little worms doing their darndest to annihilate each other, all the action in Worms: Armageddon plays out with comical animations and simple but effective graphics.

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You'll be laughing out loud at the game's sound effects and your worms' silly sayings. Game controls are easy and intuitive to learn and use, so let the shenanigans begin!

Fully Customizable for Your Enjoyment

Pick a name for your team, and name each individual worm after politicians, movie stars, athletes, or even your friends, because you can call them anything you want! Out of dozens of possibilities, choose a team flag, nationality, and what voice accents your worms will have.

The fun doesn't stop there, since there are also tons of different gameplay options that you can customize and change, from weapons and health power ups to number of worms per team. Explore them all to get the very best Worms: Armageddon experience!

Play Alone, With friends, or on the Internet!

Worms: Armageddon includes the best variety of gameplay ever seen in a Worms game!

Play the computer in the 43 single-player missions as well as Deathmatch Challenge. You can also face off against a friend on your own computer or over a local network. For a real challenge, log on to the Wormnet and put your skills to the test against the best of the best!

Whether you're a devoted fan of the Worms series or have never heard of it, Worms: Armageddon is sure to be an eyeopener. Action, intrigue, strategy, suspense, and fun - Worms: Armageddon has it all!

Worms Armageddon Totally Killer Weapons:

  • Standard Weapons - Bazooka, mortar, homing missile, air strike, napalm strike, baseball bat, battle axe, blowtorch, cluster bomb, dragonball, dynamite, fire punch, flamethrower, grenade, handgun, shotgun, minigun, kamikaze, landmine, longbow, mortar, petrol bomb, prod, sheep, suicide bomber, uzi..
  • Secret Weapons? - Can you find all the secret weapons dropped in crates during gameplay? There are some awesome ones waiting to be found and used like the carpet bomb, mail strike, ming vase..even an overweight game producer ?

What the Pros Say

  • 'This is the Tetris of war sims. Easy to get into, fun to play, but nigh-impossible to master.' - IGN, 8.6/10 - Full Review
  • 'While this game may look cute, it is in fact as sophisticated and enjoyable as the very best strategy games out there.' - GameSpot, 9.1/10 & Editor's Choice
  • 'I bought the game many years ago, and still play and enjoy it now as much as I did back then. You have to play it to believe it' - Gamers Mark, 10/10

Worms Armageddon Review

- Review by Brandon

Worms Armageddon is a thrilling turn-based strategy game that anyone could enjoy. Teams of up to eight worms do battle with an array of devastating and outlandish weapons ranging from banana bombs to a concrete donkey. Create the battle as you see fit by customizing weapons and levels. Great multiplayer support gives you a number of ways to take on friends or play against computer opponents suited to your skill level. Campaign and Deathmatch modes pit you in challenging contests against computer opponents. This game is a whole lot of strategy, a whole lot of hilarity, and just plain fun.

The Most Dangerous Worms in the World

Worms Armageddon brings with it the fun and exciting battles of previous Worms games. Battle takes place between two or more teams of worms. Each team can have anywhere from 1-8 worms. These teams can either be player controlled or computer controlled. Once you've created the teams for your battle, you'll be able to select a level to play, choose a randomly generated one, or even create your own. You'll also be able to change options for the battle (such as how powerful weapons are, how much health each worm has, etc.). Once you've finished setting up the battle, the action begins. The worms on each team will be randomly placed throughout the level and your goal is to eliminate as many other worms as possible and be the last team standing.

Added Modes In This Version

The biggest difference between Worms Armageddon and previous Worms games (like Worms 2) are the additions of Campaign and Deathmatch modes. These modes pit you against the computer in increasingly difficult challenges that will have you outnumbered and outgunned. These new modes require you to think hard and conserve resources to complete. An excellent improvement to the offering for solo play.

Customization Options Abound

One great feature of the game is the level of control and customization available. When creating or editing teams you can choose not only the team name, but the names of individual worms as well. You can even change the accents of the voice that your worms use. Of course, the options aren't limited to cosmetic changes. You have a huge array of choices and options to make when it comes to weapons as well. You can change the ammunition of a weapon, the damage a weapon will deal, the size of the explosion a weapon generates, and even more. You can change how much health the worms have, how long the game will last before sudden death starts, the length of each turn, and a number of other options that give you an unbelievable amount of control over the battles.

Adjustable Difficulty Is a Must

As a result of the ability to customize and control nearly every aspect of battle, the difficulty can be adjusted in any number of ways to suit your skill or needs. Additionally, the computer controlled teams can have their difficulty level adjusted higher or lower to provide the right challenge. You can challenge yourself with tough and drawn out conflicts, or relax in a quick and easy game as you blow away your opponents. Unfortunately, you don't have this level of control or difficulty settings for Campaign mode. The training missions required to start the campaign can be very difficult and failure on any one requires you to redo all of them. The campaign missions themselves can also be extremely difficult to finish. The difficulty can be frustrating, although you can always resort to the great multiplayer battles if you find yourself stuck.

Variety of Opponents

The ability to play against other players and the number of ways in which you can do so is another positive point in Worms Armageddon. You can take on other players on a single computer, over your local computer network in LAN play, or on the Internet. Beating computers is fun, but there's nothing more satisfying than being able to take on friends in a violent free-for-all.

Basic Controls

The controls are simple and easy to learn, despite the lack of any sort of tutorial. You can look around the map by moving the mouse. Worms are moved left or right with the corresponding arrow keys, and jump with the Enter key. The various weapons are selected with F1-F12, and fired with the Space Bar. When it is your turn, you can choose which worm to use by using the Tab key. While a tutorial of some sort would have been a nice addition, not having one isn't a huge hindrance to playing the game.

Cartoon Violence

The “cartoony” 2D visuals of Worms Armageddon work well for the game and really bring an element of humor that adds to the fun you'll have. There's some strange satisfaction in watching as the worms bounce around from explosions and fires, or explode on death. The sounds in the game also add to the hilarity. As the worms move around and shoot each other, they'll make various comments on what is happening. For example, if a worm manages to damage a teammate with a weapon, you might hear a remark about him being a traitor. On top of the funny comments, the ability to change accents of worms makes them an even bigger laugh. Despite the simplicity, the visuals and audio are great additions to the game.

Conclusion - Excellent Version of Worms

Worms Armageddon is an excellent turn-based strategy game that will be great entertainment for the strategy buff and everyone else as well. Do battle with an array of devastating and outlandish weapons like the Holy Hand Grenade. Customize an unbelievable number of options to create a battle that's perfect for you. Tests your skills against computer opponents or take advantage of the multiplayer offerings and battle against other players. Humorous looks and sounds add the perfect touch to an amazing game. Definitely a game well worth playing.

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