The Typing of the Dead

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The Typing of the Dead
The Typing of the Dead cover
Developers
Wow Entertainment
Smilebit
Publishers
Sega
Simplified Chinese Tian Ren Hu Dong
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2001
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Text input
Genres Arcade, Rail shooter
Themes Zombies
Series The Typing of the Dead
The Typing of the Dead on IGDB
The Typing of the Dead guide on StrategyWiki
The Typing of the Dead on MobyGames
The Typing of the Dead on Wikipedia
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The Typing of the Dead 2000
The Typing of the Dead 2 2008
The Typing of The Dead: Overkill 2013

Key points

There is no way to change graphical options.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check.
Windows
The game is not sold digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Change blood color[edit]

The option to change blood color is absent from the in-game settings of the PC version, but the data files for red blood are still included in the game.
Swap the file names of blood graphics
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\tex\.
  2. Switch the filenames of scr_blood_green.bin, and scr_blood_red.bin.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows The 'pol' directory where you installed the game.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Cannot be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Launcher was used on English version

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Use two keyboards. Availability unknown.
LAN play
2 Arcade Mode only (listed as "Network mode")
Online play
2 Arcade Mode only (listed as "Network mode")
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 580 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound[edit]

After installation, setup.bat in the root folder must be run to unpack all audio files.

References