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Typer Shark DELUXE


version 1.01
August 26, 2003
by PopCap Games
http://www.popcap.com
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Thanks for downloading Typer Shark Deluxe. We hope you enjoy the game!
VERSION HISTORY
1.01 Fixed registration dialog bug, sound-related crash
1.0 Initial release

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- 1.0 Required Spec / Recommended Spec
1.1 Required Spec
1.2 Recommended Spec
- 2.0 Troubleshooting/Compatibility
2.1 DirectX
2.2 Screen Color Depth
2.3 Bug Reporting
- 3.0 Instructions
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Creating a Profile
3.3 Game Selection
3.4 Game Modes
3.5 Options
3.6 Hall of Fame
3.7 Statistics
- 4.0 Adventure Mode
4.1 Overview
4.2 How to Play
4.3 Shark Zapper
4.4 Shipwreck Bonus
4.5 Map Screen
4.6 Other Enemies
4.7 Endless Waters
4.8 Secrets
4.9 Saved Games
- 5.0 Abyss Mode
5.1 Overview
5.2 How to Play
5.3 Depth Markers
- 6.0 Typing Tutor Mode
6.1 Overview
6.2 How to Play
6.3 Assistance
- 7.0 Scoring
7.1 General Scoring
7.2 Extra Lives
- 8.0 Registration
8.1 Benefits of Registering
8.2 How to Register
8.3 Buy a Registration Code Online
8.4 Enter Your Registration Code
8.5 Problems?
- 9.0 Typer Shark Deluxe on the Internet
- 10.0 Technical Support
- 11.0 Credits
- 12.0 Software Use Limitations And Limited License
- 13.0 Copyright Information

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1.0 REQUIRED SPEC / RECOMMENDED SPEC
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1.1 REQUIRED SPEC
Typer Shark Deluxe requires an IBM PC or 100% compatible computer,
with a Pentium II 200 MHz or better processor. Your computer must have
at least 32 megabytes of RAM.
Operating System: you must be utilizing Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP
with DirectX 7 or later to play Typer Shark Deluxe for Windows on your
system.
Controls: a keyboard and a 100% Microsoft compatible mouse are
required.
Sound: you must have a DirectX certified sound card installed.
Video: you must have your desktop set to 16-bit or 32-bit Color
(256 Colors may not work).
1.2 RECOMMENDED SPEC
PopCap recommends an IBM PC or 100% compatible computer, with a Pentium
II 300 MHz or better processor and 128mb or more of memory.
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2.0 TROUBLESHOOTING / COMPATIBILITY
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For updates to this list please go to http://www.popcap.com.
2.1 DirectX
Typer Shark Deluxe requires you to have DirectX 7 drivers or later
installed. These are sound and video drivers from Microsoft used in many
games. If you need the latest version of DirectX, go to
http://www.microsoft.com/directx.
2.2 Screen Color Depth
Typer Shark Deluxe requires you to be running in 16bit color or better. It
may not function in Windowed mode properly in 256 colors. If you are
running in 256 colors, the game will try to switch to full-screen mode.
In addition, the game may run slowly in windowed mode in 32-bit Color.
If this occurs, switch to full-screen mode, or change your color depth
to 16 bits.
2.3 Bug Reporting
Though we've tried our best to squash all the bugs, every once in a
while something we didn't expect pops up...
If you should come across a bug in Typer Shark Deluxe, please report it to
bugs@popcap.com.
If for some reason the program crashes, it will try to capture any
pertinent data and give you instructions on how to send that data to
PopCap. This is very helpful for tracking down glitches! This
information is also stored in a file called CRASH.TXT in your Typer Shark
Deluxe directory (C:\PROGRAM FILES\POPCAP GAMES\Typer Shark by
default). If you can, include this text file with any email you send to
PopCap about crashes.
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3.0 INSTRUCTIONS
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3.1 INTRODUCTION
Typer Shark Deluxe is a typing tutor unlike any you've ever seen before!
Dive deep into the ocean depths with only your keyboard for protection...
and zap menacing Word Sharks by typing the words printed on their sides.
Discover sunken treasure, or test your skills to
the max in the Abyss!
Typer Shark features three ways to play: you can choose your path by
progressing through the Adventure mode, play a fast arcade game in the
Abyss, or improve your typing skills with the Typing Tutor mode.
3.2 CREATING A PROFILE
If it's your first time playing, you'll be asked to create a profile
with your name. This is used to identify you in case there are multiple
people playing on the same machine: each can have separate saved games
and statistics. If you need to create a new profile later, just click on
the link that says, "Click here if this is not you." This will let you
pick a different profile or create a new one.
3.3 GAME SELECTION
Once the game has finished loading, you will find yourself on the Game
Selector screen. If it is the first time you've launched Typer Shark,
you'll be prompted to take a typing test to determine your current
typing speed. This will let the program recommend an appropriate skill
level for you to play at.
From this screen, you can select one of the three game modes: Adventure,
Abyss, and Tutorial, or access your Statistics. You can also change
Game Options or Quit back to Windows.
3.4 GAME MODES
If you select Adventure mode, your recommended difficulty level will
be highlighted if you've taken the typing test. This is the level you
should probably start at to get a solid challenge.
Pick a difficulty level to start the game. See ADVENTURE MODE later for
more details.
If you pick Abyss mode, you will start either at the surface, or at any
of the 400-foot markers you placed while previously playing Abyss. This
allows you to start at a deeper depth once you've proven your skills.
See ABYSS MODE later for more details.
If you pick the Typing Tutor, you will go to the Tutorial screen, where you
can improve your skills with one of 18 typing lessons. You can also
retake the typing test at any time to see your current words per minute.
See TYPING TUTOR later for more details.
3.5 OPTIONS
Click OPTIONS to change various in-game options. These include:
Music Volume
Sound Effects Volume: You can control these independently with the
sliders.
Full screen: If this box is checked, Typer Shark Deluxe will resize itself to
fill the entire screen. If unchecked, it will appear in a window
640x480 pixels across.
Enable FX: On slower computers, you may want to uncheck this box. This
will disable some of the underwater effects, but the program may
run faster.
Custom Cursors: If this box is checked, you will see special custom
Typer Shark Deluxe cursors in the game rather than Windows standard cursors.
If you have a special theme installed that changes your Windows
cursors, you may need to activate this option to see the cursor
properly in the game.
Space Bar Pauses Game: If you enable this option, pressing the Space Bar
will pause any game. This is off by default.
Register: Sooner or later you will want to register your copy of Typer Shark
online so you can remove the nag screens and loading delays, and
activate the high scores and other features disabled in the Trial
version. See the section on REGISTRATION later in the Readme.txt file.
3.6 HALL OF FAME
You can check out the Hall of Fame to see the best scores in Adventure
and Abyss mode.
3.7 STATISTICS
Click on this to see your own personal statistics in Adventure, Abyss,
and Typing Tutor modes. See if you're improving over time!

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4.0 ADVENTURE MODE
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4.1 OVERVIEW
Adventure mode lets you choose your path as you salvage shipwrecks
across the Seven Seas, and beyond, into the mysterious depths of the
infinate sea!
There are many different enemies and bonuses in Adventure Mode,
including special secret levels.
4.2 HOW TO PLAY
Sharks and other enemies will swim towards you from the right side of
the screen. Type the words printed on their sides to zap them! If they
reach the far left side of the screen, they will chomp you and you'll
lose one of your three lives.
4.3 SHARK ZAPPER
Your Shark Zapper charges up over time and as you zap enemies. When it
is fully charged, you can use it to zap all enemies on screen at once!
Press ENTER to fire your Shark Zapper once it is charged.
4.4 SHIPWRECK BONUS
When you reach the ocean floor, you'll find a shipwreck hiding sunken
treasures. You have less than 30 seconds to recover as much as you can!
Type as many of the words that appear as you can before time runs out.
4.5 MAP SCREEN
Once you finish the shipwreck segment, you will go to a map screen
depicting your progress. In some cases, you may be able to choose your
next destination! Read the descriptions of each site carefully... some
are more dangerous than others!
4.6 OTHER ENEMIES
Keep an eye out as you advance, and you will see all sorts of different
foes to battle... ghost sharks, tiger sharks, hammerheads, piranhas,
and 4 different boss monsters!
4.7 ENDLESS WATERS
If you make it to the end of the Adventure game, you'll have the option
of proceeding into the endless waters. Do you dare learn the secrets?
4.8 SECRETS
There are several special levels you can discover if you're clever! But
we'll leave that for you to figure out...
4.9 SAVED GAMES
Games are only saved at the beginning of a new level. So if you have
completed a level and are on the map screen, make sure to select a new
dive location before quitting out, otherwise you will have to replay the
previous level when you restart the game later.

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5.0 ABYSS MODE
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5.1 OVERVIEW
If you don't have the time to play a full Adventure game, try the Abyss
mode for a quick fix! Dive as deep as you can into increasingly deadly
waters... how low can you go?
5.2 HOW TO PLAY
Abyss mode works just like Adventure mode, except you don't get any breaks!
It just keeps getting harder and harder until you perish... but how far
down can you make it? What horrible beasts of the deep will you discover?
Type the words on the sides of the oncoming enemies to zap them. When your
Shark Zapper is charged, press ENTER to zap all onscreen enemies at once.
5.3 DEPTH MARKERS
Every 400 feet, your progress in Abyss mode is saved. That means the next
time you play, you can either start at the surface, or at any of the depth
markers you previously set. The status of your Shark Zapper is also saved
at each depth marker.

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6.0 TYPING TUTOR MODE
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6.1 OVERVIEW
The Typing Tutor will help you to learn touch-typing, if you don't know
it, or improve your skills if you do! You might be surprised at what a
little practice can do!
6.2 HOW TO PLAY
On the sidebar, you will see a description of the current lesson, along
with an Options button and arrows to take you to the previous and next
lessons. You can skip ahead if you want to, but you won't get a "passing"
grade on a lesson until you complete it. Some lessons have specific goals
you must complete, such as finishing it in a certain amount of time or
with a certain degree of accuracy, before they are considered passed.
When you are ready to begin, simply start typing the words as displayed
at the top of the screen.
6.3 ASSISTANCE
If you watch the keyboard and animated hands below, you will see them
change to help you improve your typing. The hands will show you which
finger you're supposed to use to strike each key... if you are using
a different finger, you should try to change your habits to use the
proper one.
Likewise, the keyboard will light up to show you the position of the
next key you are supposed to strike.
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7.0 SCORING
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7.1 GENERAL SCORING
In general, points are earned based on the difficulty of the word being
typed, as well as the difficulty level selected. Other bonuses are
awarded based on accuracy, quantity of enemies killed, and other factors.
Here are the values assigned to each character:
ASDFGHJKLE = 1 point
RTYUIMNVB = 2 points
QZXCWPO1234567890 = 3 points
Punctuation = 4 points
The value of the whole word is then multiplied by 15 in adventure mode,
and at least 30 in abyss mode (the value increases the deeper you dive).
BONUS JELLYFISH are scored in the same way, but the points are multiplied
by the total number of jellyfish killed in the wave. Also, each jellyfish
killed charges the Shark Zapper by 1%.
An ACCURACY BONUS is awarded if you achieve typing accuracy of 95% or
better in a wave. This bonus is cumulative for consecutive waves, so if
you achieve 95% or better accuracy again in the next wave, your bonus will
be higher.
Additionally, if you earn 95% or better accuracy during an entire level,
you will earn bonus points. These bonuses are also cumulative and get higher
if you earn 95% or better accuracy bonuses on consecutive levels.
The words that appear in the TREASURE SHIP at the end of each level are scored
differently. Each TREASURE WORD scores the following points:
1700 for X-treme
1000 for Expert
450 for Hard
150 for Normal
50 for Easy
The total point value awarded for the entire Treasure Ship Round is based
on the number of words typed, as well as the difficulty level.
BOSS MONSTERS are worth the following values:
X-treme = 100,000
Expert = 70,000
Hard = 50,000
Normal = 30,000
Easy = 10,000
In Abyss mode the Boss Monsters are worth 100,000 points each.
7.2 EXTRA LIVES
Here are the points required to earn extra lives (applies to Adventure
Mode only):
Easy: first extra life at 625,000, after that every 400,000
Normal: first at 775,000, next at 115,000, then every 600,000
Hard: first at 900,000, then 1,550,000, then every 800,000
Expert: first at 1,250,000 then 1,750,000 then every 1,500,000
X-treme: first at 1,500,000 then 2,000,000 then every 2,000,000

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8.0 REGISTRATION
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If you enjoy playing the Trial version of Typer Shark Deluxe, sooner or later
you'll need to register!
8.1 BENEFITS OF REGISTERING
When you register, it removes all the annoying nag screens and loading
delays from the program, and enables various other features:
* High scores are enabled
* Saving and loading games is enabled
* You can progress all the way through the Adventure Mode
* You can save your progress in Abyss mode
* All 18 tutorial lessons are unlocked!
* Unlock the secrets of adventure mode!
8.2 HOW TO REGISTER
To unlock the game, you need to buy a registration code online, and
then enter it into Typer Shark Deluxe.
8.3 BUY A REGISTRATION CODE ONLINE
If you're playing Typer Shark Deluxe, click on the OPTIONS button and then
click REGISTER. A dialog will come up onscreen. Click the REGISTER
ONLINE link to launch your web browser. You'll need to have an active
internet connection!
You can also register via the web. Go to http://www.popcap.com/typershark.php
and click the Registration link.
Once you're there, follow the directions on the web site to purchase
your registration code. You can use your credit card online to buy it,
or fax your purchase in, or send a money order.
When complete, you will be given a registration code (a 20-character
sequence of letters and numbers) keyed to your name. Don't give this to
anyone else!
You will also receive a copy sent to your email address. You should
write down your registration code in case you ever have a computer
crash or need to reinstall Typer Shark Deluxe for some other reason.
8.4 ENTER YOUR REGISTRATION CODE
You must launch Typer Shark Deluxe to enter your registration code.
Once the game comes up, click on the REGISTER link on the loading
screen, or from the OPTIONS menu.
A dialog will come up with space for you to enter your name and
registration code. Type these in carefully! If you make a mistake,
your code may not be recognized.
The easiest way to do this is to cut and paste the code from the email
you were sent, by highlighting the 20-digit number with your mouse,
pressing ctrl-c to copy the text, and then pressing ctrl-v to paste it
into the registration dialog in Typer Shark Deluxe.
Be sure to use the same name you gave when you bought your registration
code online, or your registration may not be recognized.
Once you've entered your name and registration code, click OK and your
copy of Typer Shark Deluxe should now be registered. You will have full
access to all the game's features, with no limitations!
8.5 PROBLEMS?
If the program doesn't seem to recognize your registration code, check
carefully that you've typed it in correctly. Using the cut-and-paste
method described above can help prevent mistakes. Also make sure you're
using the same name you used to register with.
If you can't get to the online registration site to buy your
registration code, make sure your internet connection is working
properly. You must be connected to the internet. If it still doesn't
work, check back in a little while to see if there was a temporary
problem with our servers.
Lost your registration code? Email us at feedback@popcap.com and we'll
try to recover it for you. Make sure to let us know the name of the
game you bought, the name you purchased it under, and the approximate
date of purchase... this'll make it a lot easier for us to search our
records.
Don't have a credit card, or don't want to enter it online? You can
choose to fax your credit card number in, or send a money order
instead, by selecting the appropriate option on the Payment Method
selector on the web page.
Hopefully this will answer all your questions, but if you're still
having difficulties, feel free to contact us at feedback@popcap.com.
Include as much information as you can about the problem you're having,
and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can!

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9.0 Typer Shark ON THE INTERNET
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PopCap Games, the creators of Typer Shark Deluxe, have their home site at:
http://www.popcap.com. You can play the web version of Typer Shark here,
along with many other great games.
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10.0 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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If you are experiencing problems with Typer Shark Deluxe, you can contact us
at: support@popcap.com.
If you can, including the following information along with a
description of your problem will help us to help you!
-Title Of Game
-Operating System (Windows 95, Windows 98, Etc.)
-CPU Type And Speed In MHz
-Amount Of RAM
-Video Card
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11.0 CREDITS
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Typer Shark Deluxe was created by PopCap Games.
Producer: Sukhbir Sidhu
Game Design: Jason Kapalka
Programming: Jeff Weinstein
Art: Tysen Hendersen
Josh Langley
Music: Jonne Valtonen
Software Libraries: Brian Fiete
Biz Guy: Don Walters
QA: Eric Harman
Brenna Flood
Chad Zoellner
Shawn Conard
And thanks to all the PopCap Beta Board testers for
their invaluable feedback! Big thank-yous to:
Arkeri
WildKittyFca
Lexi
Vexrm
FaereMoon
Elias
BlueSky
hottentots
Kingdom
Syrinx
RavensTrumpet
lala
MrsDbolt
Brainybettydotcom
NPG
baasi1
MistressAnna
WendigoWolf
hermitcrab
Emerald
Panther
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12.0 SOFTWARE USE LIMITATIONS AND LIMITED LICENSE
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GENERAL PRODUCT LICENSE.
This Copy Of Typer Shark Deluxe (The "Software") Is Intended
Solely For Your Personal Non-Commercial Home Entertainment Use. You
May Not Decompile, Reverse Engineer, Or Disassemble The Software,
Except As Permitted By Law. PopCap Corporation And Its Licensors
Retain All Right, Title And Interest In The Software Including All
Intellectual Property Rights Embodied Therein And Derivatives Thereof.
The Software, Including, Without Limitation, All Code, Data Structures,
Characters, Images, Sounds, Text, Screens, Game Play, Derivative Works
And All Other Elements Of The Software May Not Be Copied, Resold,
Rented, Leased, Distributed (Electronically Or Otherwise), Used On A
Pay-Per-Play, Coin-Op Or Other For-Charge Basis, Or For Any Commercial
Purpose. Any Permissions Granted Herein Are Provided On A Temporary
Basis And Can Be Withdrawn By PopCap Games, Inc At Any Time.
All Rights Not Expressly Granted Are Reserved.
ACCEPTANCE OF LICENSE TERMS.
By Acquiring And Retaining This Software, You Assent To The Terms And
Restrictions Of This Limited License. If You Do Not Accept The Terms Of
This Limited License, Do Not Install or Use This Software.

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13.0 COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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Typer Shark Deluxe (c) 2002, 2003 PopCap Games, Inc.
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