Developed and published by PopCap Games, Inc.
Thanks for downloading Bejeweled Deluxe. We hope you enjoy the game!
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Bejeweled Deluxe requires an IBM PC or 100% compatible computer, with a Pentium II 350 MHz or better processor. Your computer must have at least 128 megabytes of RAM.
Operating System: you must be utilizing Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista with DirectX 7 or later to play Bejeweled Deluxe on your system. You must be logged in as an administrator to install this game.
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 mode (256 Colors may not work).
For updates to this list go to www.popcap.com/help.php?cat=deluxe.
Bejeweled Deluxe requires you to have DirectX 7 drivers or later installed. These are sound and video drivers from Microsoft used in many games.
Bejeweled Deluxe requires you to be running in 16-bit 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.
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 Bejeweled Deluxe, please report it.
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!
If you are experiencing problems with Bejeweled Deluxe, you can contact us at: http://support.popcap.com.
If you can, including the following information along with a description of your problem will help us to help you!
If you enjoy playing the trial version of Bejeweled Deluxe, sooner or later you'll need to register!
When you register, you will receive unlimited gameplay for a simple one-time fee. Plus, you support PopCap and help us to create more games in the future!
Click the Buy Now link that appears when you first launch the game. Your game will be permanently unlocked once you register theres no need for a CD-ROM or any further downloads.
Once you decide to register, follow the onscreen prompts to complete your purchase. An internet connection will be required to register the game, but will not be necessary to play after you have registered.
You will receive an email receipt after purchasing the game. Save this information in case you need to reinstall the game later.
Hopefully this will answer all your questions, but if you're still having difficulties, feel free to contact us at http://support.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!
The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by swapping adjacent gems to create sets, either horizontal or vertical, of 3 or more identical gems.
Swap any two adjacent gems by clicking on one, then the one you want to swap it with. The gems must be adjacent vertically or horizontally (not diagonally).
You must create a valid set of three or more identical gems with each move, or the gems will revert back to their original position.
Sets can be either horizontal or vertical, and can contain more than 3 gems. When you have successfully created a set, they will disappear and new gems will fall into place, possibly creating a chain reaction or 'cascade' of more sets.
You can also swap gems by clicking on one, then dragging it in the direction you want to swap. This can be faster and more efficient once you're used to it!
You can get a Hint at any time by clicking the purple Hint button on the left-hand control bar. This will cause a gem onscreen to flash briefly, indicating that it can be used to create a set.
However, every time you use the Hint button, you will lose points!
In Timetrial mode, you will also lose several seconds of time.
The Options are accessible from the first game selection screen, or by clicking the Menu button while playing the game. They include:
You can play Bejeweled in either Normal or Timetrial mode. Switch modes by clicking the appropriate button on the left-hand control bar. You will have to abandon your game in progress to switch game modes.
In Normal mode, there is no timer and you can take as long as you like to make each move. The game will end when there are no more available moves.
Every set or cascade you create will cause the Bonus Bar at the bottom of the screen to increment upwards. When the Bonus Bar is full, you will proceed to the next level.
Each successive level increases the value of all sets and combos!
Timetrial mode is for experienced Bejeweled players who want a fast-paced challenge. In Timetrial, the Bonus Bar at the bottom of the screen continually counts down towards zero. When it hits the bottom, your game is over.
You can replenish the Bonus Bar by creating sets and combos. The bigger the combo or cascade, the more the Bonus Bar will be regenerated.
Filling the Bonus Bar will take you to the next level. Sets and combos are worth more on each successive level, but the timer will also count down much faster!
You can press any key to pause the game while playing Timetrial.
You receive a base score of 10 points for each set you create.
Sets of 4 or 5 gems are worth 20 or 30 points respectively.
Each set triggered after the first in a single move (a combo or cascade) is worth more points. The first combo is worth 2x the normal points, the second 3x, and so on.
Each successive level in Normal mode adds 0.5 to the point multiplier for all these events, so a basic set is worth 15 points on level 2.
Timetrial mode starts out at double the value of Normal mode, so sets are worth 20 points. Each successive level in Timetrial adds 0.5 to this multiplier, so on level 2 sets are worth 30 points.
|1.87||Windows Vista Compliance|
|1.8||Localization support added.|
|1.5||Update checking added.|
|1.41||Game continue functionality added.|
|1.3||Framework fixes, resolved sound issue.|
|1.2||Fixed bugs, added debug code for crashes, Timetrial difficulty modified.|
Bejeweled Deluxe was created by PopCap Games, Inc.
|Game Design:||Jason Kapalka|
|Technical Assistance:||David Parton|
|Biz Guy:||Don Walters|