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Old 07-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Worms Reloaded on Steam!


http://store.steampowered.com/app/22600/

Worms Reloaded is the latest Worms game from Team 17 Software. It has everything that Worms 2 on XBLA had, plus tons of new stuff like custom maps and new weapons. Worms Reloaded is available through Steam. They offer a 4-pack. We have a group buy thread here.


Join the CAG Worms Reloaded Steam group!

Custom Maps
How to make custom maps
You can use whatever art program you want, but you'll need the Paint.net app for steps 3 and 4 of the image editing process.

Editing the image
  1. Create the image in the format of your choice (2560 x 1280 resolution for horizontal maps or 1280 x 2560 for vertical ones) with a blank background.
  2. Maps are comprised of two parts: the background image/layer and the foreground image/layer.
    • Background: the non-interactive portion of the map; Worms can pass through it.
    • Foreground: the interactive portion of the map; Worms can stand on it and cannot pass through it.
  3. In Paint.net, create two layers. Put the background image on the bottom layer and the foreground image on the top layer. Double-click on the bottom layer and set its transparency to 253. Do not change the top layer's transparency.
  4. Save the image as a .TGA file with no compression and agree to flatten the image when prompted. Put it in the game's UserLandscapes folder.

Setting up the completed image for gameplay
  • Start the game and enter the Landscape Editor. Load the .TGA file.
  • Set the spawn points of the worms, landmines, etc. Keep in mind that there will always be random mines and barrels in addition to however many you manually place.
  • Save the map. I recommend using the same file name as the TGA file for simplicity's sake. This creates 2 files: .LDS and .KEV. You no longer need the .TGA file, so delete it.

Sharing your map with the world
  • You will need either WinZip or WinRAR to create an archive of the custom map files.
  • Start the compression program of your choice and add only the .LDS and .KEV files of your custom map. Do not add the .TGA file.
  • Create a screenshot (730 x 240 resolution) of your map. Just press PrintScreen during the game and find the screenshot in the game's screenshots folder. Then crop and/or reduce the image to the proper resolution.
  • Submit both the archive file and the preview screenshot here. It takes a while to be accepted and become available for download.

All done!

Share your custom maps here!


CheapAssGamer map by EastX


Castlevania 1 NES map by EastX


Kotaku by EastX


Left 4 Dead Rooftop Finale by KingofSentinels


Bionic Commando - Area 7 by EastX

Reviews

PC Gamer review
MMOMFG review
CasualGamerChick review

Links

Wormgineers - Custom maps & tutorials
The new weapons of Worms Reloaded

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Damn EastX, you're everywhere! Every link I went to, you were there. Hardcore Worms player?
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Well, I got 200/200 on the first XBLA game but I haven't played Worms 2 XBLA nearly enough. I do really love the games though and I'll have way more chances to play the PC version. It is looking sweet.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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I don't like the recent worms games so I'm not going to bother. Compared to the real Worms 2 on the PC from way back during windows 98 days, it almost feels like the series keeps degrading itself.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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Really? I'm pretty sure Worms Reloaded will have everything the series has ever had, besides the 3D stuff. And it is highly customizable, so you can turn on/off any items you like, edit the levels, and much more.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:28 AM   #6
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Worms 1 and 2 were amazing. The new ones just somehow feel different. I also prefer the gritty style look of the older ones. The new ones are just all overly saturated with 1 colour large object parts everywhere. I'll still be giving this one a shot mind. If I enjoy it enough I'll get it and destroy someone with my team of awesome.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:56 AM   #7
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Can't wait for this, think I might pre-order. Worms was awesome. I remember Worms on the Game Boy... <3
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:56 AM   #8
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New clip showing off some of the new weapons. I'm so buying this.


http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/72778/PC/...eplay/Gameplay
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:11 AM   #9
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I have bought this. Can't wait.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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We've all gotsta play together when it comes out.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:06 AM   #11
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I wanna play it already!
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Order "before Thursday, September 2nd" to get the above TF2 items, so you might as well pre-order to get the Worms items, as well.

Holy hand grenades, baby!
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Pretty cool feature
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O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy!
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And the lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large--
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