Play Worms Armageddon or Worms World Party? Then you’ll probably enjoy my high-definition sound effect pack that replaces the game’s sound effects with beefier, higher quality versions. Having played Worms throughout my entire life, in 2004 I decided I wanted to spice up the game somewhat and realised that the sounds shipped with the game are fairly paltry. They may fit the on-screen actions, but the quality just isn’t there. Perhaps it’s because many were lifted straight from the 1994 original.
So, over many hours of loving labour I’ve replaced almost every single sound effect with a counterpart that retains the original feel but simply sounds better. Explosions? They’ll rock your chair. Jetpacks? You’ll think you’re using the real thing. Mines, grenades, blowtorches, splashes, banana bombs, everything — they’ve all enjoyed the special treatment. The only things that haven’t changed are the particularly memorable sounds such as the sheep’s “baa”, the worm movement sounds, various other animal sounds, and the Holy Hand Grenade’s “Hallelujah!”. However, I did find the original song the “Hallelujah!” came from and ripped a higher quality version.
In short, I think you’ll find that this pack retains the atmosphere of Worms but makes it feel like a whole new experience at the same time. If you don’t like it, simply delete the new sound effects and you’ll be right back where you started.
Download Ryan’s Worms Sound Effect Pack:
Stream preview of the sounds in action:
To install, simply unzip the downloaded file and then copy the contents to C:\Worms Armageddon\DATA\Wav\Effects\ (this location may vary depending upon where you’ve installed the game, and of course whether you have Worms Armageddon or Worms World Party). I recommend saving a copy of the files already there before you overwrite them just in case you don’t like the new sounds.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy the fruits of my labour! I know many people’ve enjoyed using this pack for the past two years, and there’s no reason you can’t too. If you love (or hate) it, I’d really like to see your feedback. And for those with Worms 2, I’d appreciate you giving it a whirl as I’m still not sure whether or not this pack is compatible with it.
If you’re wondering where all these beautiful sound effects came from, I sourced from the likes of Tribes: Vengeance, Unreal Tournament 2003, Day of Defeat, and various sound libraries that I’ve collected over the years. It took some considerable time to make them all fit into the Worms gameplay and quite a bit of editing was involved. At the time I used Sony Sound Forge, although I’m now more accustomed to Adobe Audition.