Typer Shark! Deluxe

Typer Shark! Deluxe

fake.alien Jul 19, 2014 @ 6:37am
The game starts with FATAL ERROR: "There was an error reading from the registry"
Suddenly the game can not read profile and always shows the message "There was an error reading from the registry" and then always asks for new user name. All progress is gone. Has anybody met the same error recently (on Windows 8.1 Pro)?
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fake.alien Jul 22, 2014 @ 3:19pm 
I fixed it this way: I removed this registry via regedit:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark]

I lost the progress in the game but I do not have to create new player and start from the beginning each time I start the game.
[PoP]Nesszors Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:44am 
I'm having the same problem. Removing the registry did not work for me. Can you detail what you did fake alien?
fake.alien Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:51am 
from time to time this happen to me again and always I fix it with these steps (sometimes I must repeat all steps twice):
1) uninstall typer shark
2) quit steam
3) export the registry
4) remove the registry
5) start steam
6) install typer shark
7) run typer shark and when I am asked for new nickname I quit the game with alt+F4 (I must also quit Typer Shark in Process Manager then)
8) import the registry by double-click the file of regedit (maybe it is better to quit steam before import)
9) run Typer Shark again.... (not everything is recovered but a lot seems ok)
Last edited by fake.alien; Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:53am
dirkphoenix Mar 13, 2017 @ 11:30am 
This is the method I used to fix it on Windows 10.

The registry files are saved in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark, but the actual location the application looks for is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

So you need to export the registry from the first location and save it to a text file. Then edit that .reg file, and replace the text for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

Then import that .reg file into the registry.

I think this problem is caused by Registry Virtualization in Windows 8 and above.
MagicPants Oct 31, 2017 @ 6:42pm 
This fix(either), isn't working. Win7 Home x64

Can't run the .exe by itself due to the DRM(steam:account) attached to it.
So I cannot even run in compatability mode.

Something is def amiss.
rompompastomp Nov 7, 2017 @ 6:42pm 
dirkphoenix method worked for me using win 8.1
marz Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:58pm 
Thanks dirkphoenix, it works perfectly.:steamhappy:
kangaroostilts Dec 31, 2018 @ 2:46pm 
Originally posted by dirkphoenix:
This is the method I used to fix it on Windows 10.

The registry files are saved in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark, but the actual location the application looks for is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

So you need to export the registry from the first location and save it to a text file. Then edit that .reg file, and replace the text for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

Then import that .reg file into the registry.

I think this problem is caused by Registry Virtualization in Windows 8 and above.

Can anyone explain how to actually do this? I'm a complete newbie to Steam, and I can't seem to find that location on my computer's hard drive.
DaBehr Feb 9, 2019 @ 12:38pm 
Originally posted by kangaroostilts:
Originally posted by dirkphoenix:
This is the method I used to fix it on Windows 10.

The registry files are saved in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark, but the actual location the application looks for is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

So you need to export the registry from the first location and save it to a text file. Then edit that .reg file, and replace the text for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\

Then import that .reg file into the registry.

I think this problem is caused by Registry Virtualization in Windows 8 and above.

Can anyone explain how to actually do this? I'm a complete newbie to Steam, and I can't seem to find that location on my computer's hard drive.

Not sure if you're still looking for an answer for this one but here ya go:

open your start menu and type "regedit" to open the registry editor, then navigate to the first directory. Right click on the TyperShark registry and export it somewhere you can find it (like the desktop). Open the registry with notepad replace any text that says
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\
with
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\PopCap\TyperShark\
leaving anything after the last \ the same. save the file.
Go back to your registry and go to file->import and choose the edited registry file.
Should be good to go! This fix worked for me, haven't had any more issues so far.
Last edited by DaBehr; Feb 9, 2019 @ 12:39pm
kangaroostilts May 2, 2019 @ 1:33am 
Thank you so much! With your help, I have got Typer Shark working in good order.
the1observant May 18, 2019 @ 10:14pm 
In my case all I had to do was ...

1. Open notepad and type the following...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PopCap\TyperShark]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PopCap\TyperShark\Users]
"User"="Player"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PopCap\TyperShark\Users\Player]

2. Save file as "TyperShark.reg" & run it

... That was it. Done!

Note1 - Obviously you can replace "Player" with your own user name.
Note2 - The slight difference might be because I'm using Windows 10 Pro 32-bit.
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