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TuxTyping is an educational typing tutorial game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The player guides Tux to eat fish which are falling from the top of the screen. Each fish has a letter or a word written on it. Another mode of gameplay is to stop comets from destroying cities. There is also a mode for players to learn the correct finger positions.

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  •  22 May 2003 10:41

    Release Notes: Most of the internals have been rewritten with a focus on extensibility and internationalization. Creating a language pack is has been simplified. There is a new game, "Comet Zap", and the start of tutor components with the new "Practice" mode.

    •  28 Aug 2002 04:12

      Release Notes: A new Smoothscroller patch greatly reduces memory usage. A word file bugfix now allows 200 words per file instead of 200 words in total, so now all words are accessible. A fix was made to the usage of rand(), and other miscellaneous minor patches were made.

      •  16 Aug 2002 18:21

        Release Notes: Several stable performance and memleak patches have been applied. The colorkeying issues with some versions of libpng have been fixed (colorkeying is now image-per-image, instead of global). Some minor animation speed issues (frames-on-screen, etc.) have been fixed, and there are other misc. bugfixes.

        •  27 Aug 2001 21:57

          Release Notes: A build process bugfix (respective of installation prefix), and a Tux4Kids logo.

          •  07 Aug 2001 01:13

            Release Notes: This is the first stable release, with support for themes and internationalization, a fix for Debian PPC bug #104456, tweaks to gameplay/menu speed, a fix for the rect clipping bug, stabilizing bugfixes, and misc. code cleanups.


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