Current Version: 0.34
Last Updated: January 31, 2004
A minesweeper "clone" with extra features, including time to tenths, showing mines, saving/editing boards, 3BV counter, and skinability!
NOTE: This game has been updated to v1.x, but there are no cheats in the new version. If you want to test out the cheats, you have to get v0.34.
Description: Based on the well known game that comes with Microsoft® Windows® operating system. This version adds extra features for both minesweeper beginners and experts.
To come soon:
- Everything the original offers and more!
- Flexible grid: supports sizes 1x1 to 40x40
- Mines can range from 0 to 95% of the board
- Can restart a board at anytime
- Option to save boards to be played over again
- Has a built-in board editor so you can place the mines anywhere you want
- "Cheating" option that shows the location of the mines
- Option to show all the numbers at the end of the game (or while in editing mode)
- Option for beginners to allow game to continue after a mine has been hit
- Saves the best score for each level (will only save if you haven't cheated)
- Has three built-in skins so you can choose your favourite: Win 98, Win 95, or Black & White
- You can create your own skins in an easily-editable bitmap, and then load it into minesweeper and play with it!
- Option to show zeros instead of blanks
- Records your time to tenths of a second
- Uses system clock timer so timing is accurate and constant
- Records your number of clicks (left, middle, and right)
- Option to only count useful clicks (e.g. clicks that are on unopened squares)
- Can determine a board's 3BV (Bechtel's Board Benchmark Value). This is the absolute minimum number of clicks a board can be cleared in (without flagging)
- Determines the how much of the board you've "solved" with respect to 3BV
- Determines how much 3BV you've cleared per second and how long it should take you to finish the board at that rate
- Can search through boards to find ones with a certain 3BV so you don't have to. I've managed a 1 on beginner this way. (and another)
- Can load and save "Minesweeper Reader Board Files" (I am not affiliated with this program)
- Fixes some minor bugs found in Microsoft's version (see below)
- Recorder to save recordings of your Minesweeper games - Feature of Minesweeper X
- Increase possible grid sizes even more - Only limited by screen in Minesweeper X
- Better readme and help file - Included with Minesweeper X
- Other features that people may find useful. If you think you know one, let me know about it!
- If the program displays a "file is missing" error when you try to use some of the advanced features such as skinning, then download the following files and unzip them in your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory: comdlg32.zip picclp32.zip
- This program should run fine on most systems. If you download it and it wont run, then make sure you have the VB5 Runtimes installed
Various Mine Configurations (Unzip and load the board files):
1 second boards This file contains 8 beginner boards with 1 3BV (All found by using 3BV search)
Intermediate Dreamboard (This is the fabled Intermediate board where Matt McGinley achieved a time of 10, the current world record. Roland Seibt has also achieved 10 on this board, and Dan Cerveny nearly achieved a 10. Supposedly, it is the best board that Microsoft's version will give you.) [pic] [Note: The board orignally posted had the lower-right mine one square too high. I fixed it when archiving this page.]
Lasse Nyholm's Expert 41 This is the board where Lasse Nyholm achieved a time of 41 on expert, the current world record.
I am not affiliated with Microsoft Corp.
Original Minesweeper (C) 1981 - 1998 Microsoft Corp.
by Robert Donner and Curt Johnson
I am not affiliated with the authors of "Minesweeper Reader".
"Minesweeper Reader" was written by Yoni Roll and Benny Benjamin.
It was found at: http://yonir.0catch.com, but now you can get it here.