User's Manual for Ballyland
The different sections in this User's manual aim to optimize the outcomes for children playing with Ballyland.
Please refer to the Quick Start in order to get an instant overview of what each game in Ballyland is about.
The instructions provide in-depth information on different support and accessibility features, as well as valuable tips and suggestions to enhance the play and learning experience for all children.
The list of specific shortkeys that Ballyland uses in the navigation, menus and control panels, enables people who are blind to assist a child to play and to adjust settings as required.
A detailed list of all the sounds that are used in the Any Key Goes level of Ballyland, and the way these are grouped in categories, can be used by parents or educators to assist a child in learning particular keys or sounds, and in developing a better understanding of the structure of the keyboard.
Tips for Mac users
Ballyland works basicly the same on Mac as on Windows. There are only these few differences:
Under the apple-menu go to "System Preferences" and then to "Keyboard". Then select "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys"
The Escape key
When the Escape key is pressed the screen will flicker for a millisecond. It will not affect any functionality. This is due to the fact that it is not possible to disable the default behavior of the Escape key.
If the child accidentally presses shortcuts like command+Q or command+W Ballyland will quit immediately. The only solution is to open it again. This is because it is not possible to disable the Mac's standard shortcuts.