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    FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ:
    
    Name of Game: Bookworm Deluxe
    
    Platform: PC
    
    By: dnextreme88
    
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    1. Introduction.........................................................[Intro]
    2. Version History.......................................................[Hist]
    3. Copyright Information.................................................[Copy]
    4. Main Content
            A. About Bookworm Deluxe..........................................[ABT]
            B. The Basics
                    - Controls................................................[CON]
                    - Forming words...........................................[FRM]
                    - Backward letters........................................[BCK]
                    - Bonus words.............................................[BON]
                    - Special blocks..........................................[SPC]
            C. Main Menu
                    - Classic Mode............................................[CLA]
                    - Action Mode.............................................[ACT]
                    - Hall of Fame............................................[HOF]
                    - Quit....................................................[QUI]
            D. Options........................................................[OPT]
    5. Contact Information................................................[Contact]
    6. Permitted Sites......................................................[Sites]
    7. Credits...............................................................[Cred]
    
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    1. Introduction [Intro]
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    Hi and welcome to my BookWorm Deluxe FAQ. This FAQ will guide you the basics of
    the game. Ranging from the features to its gameplay. I hope you learn the
    basics of the game as well as how it works.
    
    Bookworm Deluxe is owned by PopCap. All trademarks are subjected to PopCap.
    
    Copyright (c) PopCap.
    
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    2. Version History [Hist]
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    Version 1.0 - Feb 21, 2009
    = Submitted the FAQ.
    
    Version 1.1 - Aug 19, 2016
    = Revival. Re-structured the document. Corrected some grammar errors.
    = Changed all section codes so that search is easier.
    = Removed the section "How the game works". Its content is placed in the "About
    Bookworm Deluxe" section instead.
    = Added description for the "Hardware acceleration" option under "Options" 
    section.
    = Renamed "Advanced" section to "Special blocks". Each colored block has its
    own paragraph to provide more readability.
    = Added "Bonus Words" section.
    
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    3. Copyright Information [Copy]
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ
    
    No part of this FAQ may be produced or published in any form or by any means,
    electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information
    storage or retrieval system without the permission in writing from the
    copyright owner.
    
    Copyright (c) dnextreme88
    
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    4. Main Content
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    A. About Bookworm Deluxe [ABT]
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    BookWorm Deluxe is the very first installation of the game in the BookWorm
    series. Bookworm Deluxe is a PC game that can be downloaded on the internet.
    This game is like a scrabble game but you should form words that are adjacent
    to it. This game also expands your vocabulary so its helpful to you gamers.
    
    This game is played in two modes. One is the Classic Mode and the other is
    Action Mode. Whichever mode you take, the gameplay is the same. In this game,
    your main objective is to form words using blocks.
    
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    B. The Basics
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    - Controls [CON]
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    Left click - Select option / select letters.
    Double left click - Submits the letters highlighted.
    ENTER button - Submits the letters highlighted.
    Right click - Deselects all letters highlighted.
    
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    - Forming words [FRM]
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    The minimum letters you can form is 3 letters. However, the maximum number of 
    letters you can form out is 8 letters. So far, that word is "BOOKWORM". In this
    game, there is no time limit so there is so much time to look for words. In 
    order to form words, you will have to click the block with an assign letter on
    it. Let's say these are the set of blocks on your game:
    
     I T
    A N
     F
    
    Using those letters, you can form "FAN", "TIN", "NIT", "AIN", "FAIN" and using
    all letters, "FAINT". For each of those words you formed out, these are the
    scores you will receive:
    
    FAN: 150 pts.
    TIN: 180 pts.
    NIT: 180 pts.
    AIN: 150 pts.
    FAIN: 400 pts
    FAINT: 600 pts.
    
    However, there are still words you can form out not only my given set of
    blocks. Take this another example:
    
    T
    SF
    TA
    AIN
     N T
    
    Using those letters, you can now form "FAT", "FATS", "SAIN", "TAN", "TINT",
    "FAN", "SAT", "TIN", "AIN" and the 2 longest words you can form out: "SAINT
    and "FAINT". For each of those words you formed out, these are the scores you
    will receive:
    
    "FAT": 270 pts.
    "FATS": 400 pts.
    "SAIN": 240 pts.
    "TAN": 180 pts.
    "TINT": 320 pts.
    "FAN": 150 pts.
    "SAT": 150 pts.
    "TIN": 180 pts.
    "AIN": 150 pts.
    "SAINT": 400 pts.
    "FAINT": 600 pts.
    
    You could also scramble the board by clicking Lexi's portrait. This will remove 
    all colored tiles and gives you a fresh set of words. However, if there are 
    existing red blocks before you scramble, the red tiles will appear and you lose
    a turn.
    
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    - Backward letters [BCK]
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    You can form more words if you invert the original set of letters. Words like 
    "BUS", "TIN" and so forth can form another word by just using those letters 
    again. However, you will get the same score but its worth a try. For the word 
    "BUS", you can form "SUB". Either of those words you formed out, you will get 
    270 pts. For the word "TIN", you can form the word "NIT". Both words gives you 
    210 pts.
    
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    - Bonus words [BON]
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    Starting at Level 2, after forming at least 1 word, you get the chance to form 
    a special word that is displayed below Lexi's portrait. The first bonus word is 
    worth 1,000 points and increases as you form more bonus words.
    
    > 1,000
    > 2,000
    > 4,000
    > 6,000
    > 10,000
    
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    - Special blocks [SPC]
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    The last section explained how to form words using normal blocks. But what if
    you form words whose blocks have colors? Colored blocks (burning blocks, green 
    blocks) also add more points to your score if you infuse one of those letters 
    onto your word. 
    
    > Green blocks - if you form the word "FOU" with letter "O"'s block being 
    green, your score will be 500 points. However, if you form "FOU" without the 
    letter "O"'s block being green, you would only form 300 pts. That's why it is 
    essential to form words with green blocks. There are still more colorful blocks
    that will increase your score.
    
    > Red blocks - special blocks. These are distinguished when a tile is in red 
    and has fire. If you don't use these blocks to form words, they burn the tile 
    beneath them. Once they reach the bottom, your game is over. It is essential to
    keep them away from the bottom, unless you can form a word using adjacent 
    letters. If a red block follows another red block, it cannot burn the tile 
    beneath it. 
    
    > Yellow blocks - yellow blocks changes a random tile on the board if you 
    scored at least 1,000 points for a single word with at least 5 letters. These 
    blocks add around 150+ points for 3-letter words, around 200+ points for 4-
    letter words and so on. Yellow blocks take 3 turns before being burned by the 
    red block if not used.
    
    > Blue blocks - blue blocks changes a random tile on the board if you scored 
    at least 2,000 points for a single word with at least 6 letters. These blocks 
    will increase your score by 200+ points for 3-letter words, around 250+ points 
    for 4-letter words and so on.
    
    > Gray blocks - gray blocks changes a random tile on the board if you scored 
    at least 4,000 points for a single word with at least 4 letters. These blocks 
    will increase your score by 250+ points for 3-letter words, around 300+ points 
    for 4-letter words and so on.
    
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    C. Main Menu
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    - Classic Mode [CLA]
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    This is the basic mode you will most likely play with. Time isn't competing
    with you in this mode not unlike Action Mode where burning blocks (red 
    blocks) will just appear within a few seconds only.
    
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    - Action Mode [ACT]
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    This mode is the opposite of Classic Mode. It is the same in nature as the
    gameplay is the same in this mode. But the difference is, burning blocks (red
    blocks) will appear rapidly so you have to clear some blocks faster(a bit) in
    this mode.
    
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    - Hall of Fame [HOF]
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    Records all your high-scores in this mode. When you first bought this game,
    there will be some high-scores listed by the developers just to give you what
    lies inside here. Other than that, there is another option on the upper-right
    corner of this screen. It is a feature to send your scores online in the
    internet. Currently, the game doesn't support any more scores online.
    
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    - Quit [QUI]
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    Quits the game. Simple. Closes the Bookworm Deluxe game and returns you to
    your desktop.
    
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    D. Options [OPT]
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    In order to access the game's option, you must first be on a game mode. It
    maybe Classic Mode or Action Mode. Start or continue the game if you have a
    previous saved game. Here, you can adjust the following:
    
    > MUSIC - move the gem-looking block to the left to tone the music down or to 
    the right to hear the music even louder.
    
    > SOUND FX - same as the music, move the gem-looking block to the left to tone 
    the sound lower or to the right to tone it higher.
    
    > FULL SCREEN - what it does is to maximize the screen to its largest possible 
    screen resolution your computer can take. Checking the box will make it full-
    screen. However, un-checking the box will return to its normal size.
    
    > SHOW HINTS - this will show hints and tips while playing the game in any 
    mode. Check the box to show hints or un-check the box to disable hints.
    
    > HARDWARE ACCELERATION - makes the CPU run faster by performing some 
    functions. This lowers FPS in some computers.
    
    > CUSTOM CURSORS - provides customized cursors for BookWorm Deluxe instead of 
    your normal cursor to enhance a more, cooler BookWorm Deluxe experience. Check 
    the box to enable the custom cursors. Otherwise, un-check the box to disable 
    the custom cursors and use your current mouse cursor.
    
    > SHOW DEFINITIONS - shows the definition of some words you entered. Check the 
    box to enable or un-check the box to disable.
    
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    5. Contact Information [Contact]
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    If you have any questions, suggestions or some corrections, feel free to e-mail
    me. My e-mail is 
    
    storm_iz_here[at]yahoo[dot]com 
    
    Replace "[at]" with "@" and "[dot]" with "." (remove quotation marks).  Please 
    put the subject as "NAME OF FAQ" to remind me that you are not spam. If not,the
    subject should be at least close to the previous one and I will try to answer 
    you back.
    
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    6. Permitted Sites [Sites]
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    If you posted this on your website without my supervision, it is a violation of
    the copyright. The following sites have MY PERMISSION to post this FAQ to their
    site:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.supercheats.com
    
    If your site isn't listed above, email me first. Never and never post this FAQ
    on your site WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. It is something that you shouldn't do and
    you really shouldn't do after all.
    
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    7. Credits [Cred]
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    I would like to thank the following:
    
    To GameFAQs and SuperCheats for hosting the FAQ.
    
    To PopCap for making the game.
    
    To you, as the reader.
    
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