So the classic game of Minesweeper is a great waste of my time. I’ve found though, the secret to being successful is understanding the 2’s. I’ll demonstrate with a series of screenshots. I’ll remind my readers that the Minesweeper I use is Linux based, and Windows’ Minesweeper is somewhat different. For example, the version I’m using will always have the upper left corner free and there is always a solution through logic. Unfortunately, in Windows, there are times when no logic will fix it.
Now, I’ve created a program to solve the puzzles, but it’s no where near as fun. For the cheat program (for Windows XP version) check out my tutorial. It’s a good read on using C in Windows to pull information about a program, or hooking, as it is better known.
The key for all the graphics is:
- RED = MINE
- YELLOW = MAYBE
- GREEN = CLEAR
The first three graphics will show a common pattern with a 5 and some a row including 2’s. When 2’s are in a row, you can start eliminating.
EDIT: I plan to continue updating this, but for now I’ll post as is.