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Introduction

Welcome to Typerspeed, the game that puts your typing to the ultimate test! How many words can you possibly type in just a 35 second time period without making any mistakes? Play this addictive game and find out!

Typerspeed is now on its 3rd major version. The project started life in 2018 as a boring, uninspiring word typing game with no real competitiveness factor or general interest whatsoever. I quickly discontinued the game after its release due to lack of interest. In December 2020, after being completely rewritten from scratch, Typerspeed 2 was released, and the project got a new lease of life. This version included background beats, various rounds of game play, more features such as session logging and correct word tracking, the ability to brag about your scores to your friends and a lot more! Here we are in the present day. Typerspeed 3 is here, and the project has evolved from a meer programming experiment into a fully fledged PC game!

Change Log

The full change log for Typerspeed can be found here.

System Requirements

This game supports the following versions of Windows.

Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) CPU architectures are supported.

If you get an error when trying to launch the game, like

The side-by-side configuration is incorrect
, or something similar, download and install the Visual C++ 2008 x86 runtime.

Download

Currently, the highest version of Typerspeed is 3.6. This release was compiled on Friday, 13th May, 2022.

Click the link below to download the Typerspeed installer.

Download Typerspeed

When you launch Typerspeed, either by clicking on the shortcut icon created by the installer or manually locating and clicking on the typerspeed.exe file, you will hear the intro scene. A menu will then appear with 11 options. To select an option, simply type the number relative to that option.

1. Play the game

This option does what it says on the tin.

2. See the guide

This option will open the game's readme file, guide.txt, in whatever text editor you've selected to open text files, be it Notepad, Notepad++, EdSharp etc.

3. Visit the developer's website

Selecting this option will cause the developer's website, houseoffireseed.ml, to open in your default web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave etc).

4. See the size of Typerspeed's word bank

Reports the current number of words stored in the game's ever-growing database of words.

5. Export the word bank to a text file

This option allows you to export the word bank to a text file and store it on your documents folder, giving you a line-by-line view of each word in the bank.

6. Enter the settings menu

This will launch Typerspeed's new settings menu, where a wide variety of user settings can be configured.

7. See your high score

This will tell you what your current high score is.

8. See your Typerspeed version

This will display the current version of Typerspeed that you're running. As of version 3.5, you will be told whether you're running an up-to-date version of Typerspeed or not based on the given version number.

9. Submit your feedback

You will be taken to Typerspeed's feedback submission page on the web.

0: Find an item in the word bank

This will launch Typerspeed's Cloud Define tool, allowing you to search for a word inside the word bank and find out what it means.

x. Exit the game

The game's outro scene is played, the main Typerspeed executable and its data files are taken out of memory and you are returned to the weird and wonderful world of Windows.

Game Play

The game consists of 5 rounds, known as sides. During each side, a piece of quiet background music will play. When a word appears, simply type it out exactly as it is displayed and press Enter. Getting a word right will cause a quiet bling sound to play. Get one wrong, though, and you'll hear a loud bong sound and a big fat 0 will be added to your score. At the end of each side, the number of points you got during that side, as well as the number of correct words you typed during the side, will be reported to you. You will then have 5 seconds to cool your burning fingers down before the next side begins. When all 5 sides have expired, you will receive your total score and your average per-side score. You will then be presented with a menu containing 4 options. As with the main menu, simply type the number relative to that option to select it. Option 1 will write a log of your game play session to a text file and save it inside your documents folder. Option 2 allows you to have your scores copied to the clipboard so you can paste them all over the internet and act like a total show-off. Option 3 will allow you to have Typerspeed brag for you by tweeting your stats. Or, if you're a modest person, you can select option 4 and nothing will happen. After you've made your choice, you will be asked if you want to try again so you can try to beat your score. Typing a lower case y will restart the game from side 1, while typing a lower case n will return you to the main menu.

Scoring System

For each word you type correctly, you will receive a score equal to 5 times the length of the word. 3 letter words are worth 15 points, 4 letter words are worth 20 points, 5 letter words are worth 25 points etc. 7 and 8 letter words are where all the money is. Get a few of them in the first couple of sides and you're basically set for the rest of the game.

SettingsMenu

Typing the number 6 in the main menu will bring up a settings menu with 12 options. As usual, type the number associated with that option to activate it.

1. Toggle Silent Mode

When Silent Mode is enabled, no beats are played at all during sides. You'll still hear the write and wrong answer sounds, sounds for side numbers etc, you just won't hear any background music. It's a flashback to the Typerspeed 1 days, when background beats and sides weren't even thought of.

2. Switch between output modes

Typerspeed has 2 different output modes. These are explained in detail below.

3. Toggle intro scene

This option decides whether Typerspeed's intro scene is played when you launch the game. If this setting is toggled off, you will fly straight into the main menu, with no intro scene.

4. Toggle outro scene

This option decides whether Typerspeed's outro scene is played when you exit the game. If this setting is toggled off, the program will just exit with no outro scene.

5. Toggle Hearing Impaired Mode

Hearing Impaired Mode is new to Typerspeed with Sepia, and allows text prompts for side numbers and other in-game events to be displayed alongside the audio for those who are deaf/hard of hearing.

6. Toggle Manual Side Mode

When Manual Side Mode is turned on, in stead of the game moving you on to the next side automatically in 5 seconds like it normally wood, you will instead be asked to press Enter to proceed to the next side. This is useful if you want to check your messages before moving on with the game, or if you need a longer break between sides, for example.

7. Reset your high score

This will reset your high score back to 0. You'll have to put in the work to get your high score back up again, so be careful with this option. If you're really sure you want to nuke your high score, press Y at the confirmation prompt. Otherwise, press N. Performing this action will not affect any of your other settings.

8. Apply settings and return to main menu

Your settings are saved and you're brought back to the main menu.

9. Return to main menu without applying settings

You're returned to the main menu, but your settings are not saved.

0. Reset settings back to default

This option resets all your settings back to how they were when you ran Typerspeed for the first time. Performing this action will not affect your high score.

c. Connect your Twitter account

This starts the process of authorizing your Twitter account with Typerspeed. More on that further down.

d. Disconnect your Twitter account

As the name implies, this is the opposite of option c.

Authorizing Typerspeed to Twitter

Before you can register your godlike typing speeds throughout the twitterverse, you need to authorize Typerspeed to access your Twitter account. However, this isn't as simple as just entering your Twitter username and password from within Typerspeed. Rather, it's a verification procedure that all third party applications that use Twitter features are required to go through. A third party Twitter application simply refers to an application created outside of Twitter. Here's how to authorize Typerspeed to access your Twitter account.

  1. From Typerspeed's main menu, press 6 to access the settings menu.
  2. Press the letter C on your keyboard. A confirmation prompt will appear, asking if you're sure you want to connect your Twitter account to Typerspeed. If you're sure, Press Y.
  3. Upon pressing Y, your default web browser will open and a Twitter authorization page will be loaded. If asked, enter your Twitter username and password and click the Authorize App button.
  4. You will then be given a pin number that you will enter into the program to verify it. Your browser is not required at this point, so feel free to copy this pin number and press Alt + F4 to shut down the browser.
  5. Finally, alt tab to the Verifier input box and paste the pin number you copied from your web browser. Then, press Enter or click OK. Typerspeed is now successfully authorized to your Twitter account! Now, go forth and tweet!

Defining words

Maybe you've come across a word during game play, or you've exported the word bank to a file, and you're unsure of the meaning of a certain word. Typerspeed now includes a Cloud Define (CD) feature that will allow you to search for any word in the word bank and get its definition. To access this feature, simply press 0 in the main menu. When you type in a word and press Enter, CD will check your input against the word bank. If a match is found, you will be told the word's position in the bank, and you'll be asked if you want to get the definition of that word. To get the definition, simply press y. The CD feature is powered by the WordNet database

A live internet connection is required to use this feature.

Credits

Voicing

The voicing is courtesy of the awesome Sbaughn006.

Background Beats

If you're streaming Typerspeed live, or recording game play for YouTube or another video streaming/sharing site, please copy the following text and paste it into the video description.

"Hyperfun", "Newer Wave", "Realizer", "Rocket Power", "Secrets of the Schoolyard", "Strength of the Titans" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

VC 2008 x86 download link provided by i430VX.

Sound Effects

If you're streaming Typerspeed live, or recording game play for YouTube or another video streaming/sharing site, please copy and paste the following text into the video description.

"Bleepidy" Currently Untitled Audio (currentlyuntitled.design) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

WordNet

Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Submit your feedback

You can submit your Typerspeed related questions, comments and suggestions by clicking here.