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This page is a collection of different Minesweeper versions. Important ones will link to articles, others will have brief descriptions and downloads here. They are organised by Operating System and then alphabetically.


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[edit] Early to follow up=

From giant list of programmers:

  • Campbell, Ben [T] Minesweeper (1989, C64, Compute!'s Gazette) Type-in program from a magazine. Code for C64, Atari and others all collected at http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue37/minefield.php. Object is to get trucks to bombs to defuse them while avoiding mines (no number hints, no mine marking, you drive over bombs and around mines).
  • Oberth, Chris Minefield (1983, COIN, Stern) COIN - coin-op arcade game.
  • Peterson, Ted Minefield (1985, TI99, T&C Actionware) TI99 - Texas Instruments 99/4A also "T and C Actionware (Ted Peterson and Chris Bader) of Seattle, Washington announce the release of their Minefield and Kangaroy action games. "

[edit] RELENTLESS LOGIC CLONES

[edit] DOS

  • Mines v2.0 http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv2nv07/GAMES/DOS/PUZZLES2/MINES.ZIP Mines v2.0 Mark VanKekerix zip file says 1988-03-20 but upload date on website gives "MINES.COM 08-22-89 Mines 2.0 (Vankekerix, Mark; $0) in this game you have to find a clear path through a minefield to allow the advancement of your unit, armed with only a metal detector which you later find out is defective. It tells you how many mines total are in adjoining squares, but not which squares they are in. Optionally puts up walls too. Many levels of difficulty." Path to bottom right corner always guaranteed, it also allows walls which you must navigate around with your arrow keys. 8 difficulty levels, each of which can have mines and wood or metal walls.
  • MineHunt http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv2nv07/GAMES/DOS/PUZZLES2/MINEHUN.ZIP MINEHUN.COM 43517 05-29-91 MineHunt (Nabahi, Narimane; $5) is a mine field type of maze game. With VGA in the 50-line mode, you can have a very large playing field. (VGA is NOT required.) This is based on the HP 48x calculator game (think I have this on another Talk page), from Canada

[edit] Commodore

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http://cbmfiles.com/genie/C64GamesListing.php has the following:



[edit] Windows NE EXE

[edit] Solvers/Cheats

Minehelp used at least by 13/10/92 according to some usenet chat...

[edit] Early Windows Games 16bit

also http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MNHLP101.ZIP Version 1.00, April 26, 1992. Version 1.01, May 8, 1993 also http://cd.textfiles.com/ultimatewinv1/games/mnhlp101.zip

also slightly different date http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/WINMINES.ZIP

  • http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MINES3.ZIP David Norris, Mines 1.0 "Mines was written by David Norris. Thanks to Bogus Software, all of the folks in the Microsoft Windows group for producing such a fantastic product, the languages group for producing the c 6.00 compiler, and to all of my friends for being there." Basically advanced RLogic with 4 levels. Has 'autoplay' feature which clears 3x3 if you are on a 0. Flag mines with an X. HElp file says 1990-06-12 game says 1991-01-12.

In w32dasm says "Mines for Windows 3.0"

[edit] Unsorted



[edit] BBS Doors

This is not an operating system, instead Doors are external programs (EXE) that can be opened and run by Bulletin Board Systems. These systems were a common way to chat and share programs until about 1996 when the World Wide Web became popular. Generally the system administrator installs the program and then users can play it, often against each other.

[edit] Windows

http://cd.textfiles.com/carousel/002B/MINES.ZIP Mines 2.0, Mark VanKekerix, USA. Supposedly 1998-03-20!! Basically RLogic but many levels and extra features.

http://www.download-central.ws/concepts/Minesweeper/ lists 7 DOS versions and some Windows versions.

[edit] X-Windows / SunTools



SunTools, SunView, OpenWindows, X-Windows, NeWs and later using the X11 base things like GNOME, KDE etc

Jim Sep post: http://www.megalextoria.com/usenet-archive/news129f1/b179/comp/sources/x/00000828.html Tom post Nov 1987 :https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.sources.games/fEsXosFmoX0/RAQwNMq1f3oJ

Do groups search for 'minefield' as Tom said 'a minefield game'

Found this but no actual games: "just a few of the linux-native games and amusements: July 2006"

  • xmine-1.0.3|The `Athena' port of the xminesweeper game
  • xminehunter-0.4|A Motif minesweeper game
  • xmines-1.0|Minesweeper game for the X Window System
  • xminesweep-3.0|X11 minesweeper game
  • freesweep-0.90_1|Minesweeper-style game for text-mode terminals
  • trimines-1.3.0|Mine sweeper game that uses triangles instead of squares
  • wmtimebomb-0.2.0_2|A minesweeper for WindowMaker
  • xvmines-1.0|Simple minesweeper game for X Window System
  • yamsweeper-1.9|Yet Another Mine Sweeper NOTE: I think this is Ross Thompson Yet another mines game, Part01/01 in usenet Ross Thompson)

Posting-number: Volume 19, Issue 36 Archive-name: mines/part01 Environment: X11 in 1993



Use http://groups.google.com/groups/search?safe=off&q=group%3Acomp.*+minefield&btnG=Search&as_mind=12&as_minm=5&as_miny=1983&as_maxd=14&as_maxm=12&as_maxy=1991&as_drrb=b&sitesearch=

to search by date and topics at usenet groups

[edit] =Sourcode only

  • landmine. hidden land mines in SunView (Suns only)

http://cd.textfiles.com/sourcecode/usenet/compsrcs/games/volume05/landmine Sep 1988, randomnly places mines on the Sun screen and if a mouse goes over the mine explodes. Made in revenge for someone who put a similar prog on his comp

[edit] Amiga

http://cd.textfiles.com/aggames/BRAIN%20ACTIVITY/ This has a dozen Amiga versions of Minesweeper:

Other links:

  • Landmine V2.00 1993 (orig 1990) Perry Rosenboom (rlogic clone actually landmine clone) - http://cd.textfiles.com/amigagames/ag-199606/Spiele/PublicDomain/Landmine/
  • ArmyMiner 1.4 1993 Alain Laferriere "There are many instances of that game on different platforms (Minesweeper on IBM-compatible, XMines on XWindows, etc). ArmyMiner does integrate all of the good aspects I've seen on all the versions of that game

available on personal computers." http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/ARMYMINER_1_4.LZH

  • Amines Disk707 http://cd.textfiles.com/updgold/updgold-04/fredfish/ff.0707.dms Mined Out is a strategy game, like Mine on disk 725 or AMines on disk 707. like the X-Window's game XMines. version 1.1, binary only. Manfred Huesmann
  • Mine v1.8 Disk835 A new Modula-2 implementation. Thomas Ansorge
  • Mines Disk835 Teemu Sipil Marko Malmberg
  • AMIGA Minesweeper V0.98 Hubert Feyrer says Amine and MineClearer were first, then his program

http://cd.textfiles.com/assassins/wb-games/minesweeper/

[edit] Windows

[edit] 3D Minesweeper

Assaf Shpits (Israel)
Shpits Media
2003

SHAREWARE $14.95
Download: 3D Minesweeper 1.21
Download: 3D Minesweeper 1.0
Link: Homepage
Three difficulty levels or custom up to 12x12x12. Sound effects, music, and statistics. Games can be paused or saved and loaded. Trial only allows Beginner level, registered version originally cost $20 but is now $14.95. Original release was 1.0 at least by 2003-09-12, the latest release 1.21 was also in 2003.

[edit] Minesweeper3D

Main Article: MineSweeper3D

Robert Webb Download: [1]
Link: Homepage

[edit] Mines-Perfect

Christian Czepluch (Germany) Download: [2]
Link: Homepage

[edit] HexMines

This game was also released for OS/2.

Heinz Repp (Germany)
2002-09-07
Version 1.01
Download: Hexmines 1.01
Link: Homepage
Three levels with 10, 40 and 99 mines or Custom levels from 3 to 105 cells long on each side (limited by your screen resolution). Language is German. Heinz released two versions for OS/2 a few months earlier and this his clone for Windows.

[edit] Crossmines

John Valentine (UK) Download: [3]
Link: Homepage

[edit] Novel Mines

image:NovelMines1.2.jpg Novel Games (USA)
2003-06-03
Version 1.2
Download: Novel Mines
Link: Novel Games
Novel Mines has the standard three levels with identical controls and gameplay as the original. It then also has Tri, Quad, Hex and Dodec modes where you play patterns where each number touches 3, 4, 6 or 12 other cells respectively. Highscores are kept for each level and mode. Game is free but requires email registration to access all features. Originally written in 2002.

Note: Author found game malfunctions on Windows Vista. Game is no longer supported, website has five online java versions.
Download: [4]
Link: []

[edit] Mac

[edit] others found elsewhere

[edit] Linux Distributions

This includes any game that uses a GUI running on a Linux foundation, such as GNOME, KDE, Xfce and X Windows (X11). Linux itself comes in over 600 distributions so will be listed only where relevant. As Linux works under the GNU license, all games in section are free.

[edit] XBomb

Main Article: XBomb

Andrew Bishop (UK)
1995-01-15
Download: XBomb 2.22 (X11)
Download: XBomb 2.22a (X11)
Link: Homepage
System: X-Windows
This is a very popular version for X-Windows. The original version here is for X11 running on UNIX, but versions also exist for Ubuntu, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Fink, SunOS, QNX, Gentoo and OS/2. Game has standard 3 levels with 10, 40 and 99 mines. Version 2.0 introduced Triangle and Hexagon grids. Timer to milliseconds, best 10 highscores are kept for each level and grid. Standard controls except no F2 function, squares open on down click, and all mines must be flagged. See article for more information.

[edit] Minesweeper 3D

Eelis van der Weegen Download: [5]
Link: Homepage
Site has a Linux and a Windows version, remember to include in both sections Damien! First Linux version was on 2005-08-28 and current version is 2005-09-04.

[edit] KMines

Download: [6]
Link: Homepage
Written for KDE.
Download: [7]
Link: []

[edit] Phones

[edit] Palm OS

Starting in 1996, Palm released handheld PDAs running the Palm operating system. Gradually their devices became smartphones and in 2009 they replaced Palm OS with webOS.

[edit] Oddities

This section is for oddities, such as games that load inside other programs!

[edit] Mines - Ovation Pro

Daniel Barron (England)
1997-05-12
Download: Mines 1.00
Simple minesweeper game written for Ovation Pro 2.42 or higher. Grid is 10x10 with 10 mines. Graphics are simple and include '#' for a mine, '@' for a flag, and '*' for unknown cells. You place flags in Flag mode and open squares in Foot mode, alternating between modes as you play and only using the Left mouse button ('Select'). There are no Highscores. If you win it displays a "Woopy Do Dar!" message and if you lose it gives "Bye Bye Dodo". You must flag all mines to win.

NOTE 1: Ovation Pro is a desktop publishing program for RISC OS and Windows. Technically this is not a RISC OS game.

NOTE 2: The Helpfile describes Mines as "Mine hunt for Ovation Pro!".

[edit] Calculators

Download: [8]
Link: []

For HP calculators:

Screenshot and info about original MineHunt http://www.numericana.com/answer/hp.htm#minehunt

[edit] Mobiles

Download: [9]
Link: []
Minesweeper Classic 2 by Liberty For One, Version 3.0.1
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