Mine Swept
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Mine Swept is your basic game of Minesweeper where you have this field of squares and when you click on one, it will tell you one of two things: that you just revealed a mine (at which point, it's game over) or how many mines surround this particular square. Armed with this information, you then go forth and determine which squares in this field of squares are not hiding a mine.

This project came about because I was unhappy with all the other Minesweeper offerings for OSX out there. So rather than complain endlessly about them, I decided to write my own and get exactly what I wanted
What's New
Version 1.47c:
  • Another update for the French translation, courtesy of Yann Ricquebourg. You guys on that side of the pond better appreciate his efforts.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Mine Swept User Discussion (Write a Review)
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MacSmiley.Jr commented on 14 Apr 2006
The game doesn't "get killed" when you switch to another window/app. It just pauses the timeclock.

Pick up the game where you left off by pressing Command-P

(no, it doesn't print)
[Version 1.42]


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Intellect Inside reviewed on 17 Feb 2006
A great take on the minesweeper game.
[Version 1.41]


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Pink Panther reviewed on 04 Dec 2005
I like it a lot. Getting bored after a while though, but who cares... Two mini-bugs:
1. It keeps telling me that I have set a new time record. Nothing to do with reality, but very good for my ego...
2. Game gets killed when switching momentarily to something else...
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
I have been searching all night for a minesweeper game and this one is undoubtedly the best minesweeper game availiable for Mac OS. The graphics are crisp and beutiful, and it has delightful sounds. well done, my search has come to a delightful end! :-)
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2005
Excellent! I've tried many and this is the best minesweeper game I've seen for Mac OS, perhaps even better than the original Windows version. Smooth graphics and sound, easy to play. I only wish that you could customize sounds and appearance. That would be cool! Also, I would like the ability to enter names and dates along with the Best Times for us competitive types who like to keep records.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 03 Apr 2005
Yeah, I'm not so sure I'd be as generous as Ray. It IS a good-looking, clean minesweeper. But somehow, it doesn't quite get to where the old OS9 Mac Minesweeper was at. Not sure why, but the game play seems much slower... I've been clocking shameful times on it. Is it the key shortcuts? A double-click takes twice as long as a click... I don't know.

It's a great attempt and just might need some tweaking. It certainly looks and feels much better than anything I've seen out there for OS X -- just doesn't quite PLAY well enough. My guess is the keyboard shortcuts.

Maybe the way to go might be to allow user configuration?

I LOVE the clean minimalism, I WANT this to be the King of Mac OS X Minesweepers. I just wish it was. Maybe it is...
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Anonymous commented on 20 Jun 2005
I'd love to make this version of Minesweeper better than it is. What kind of tweaks do you think would make it better? I wasn't able to quite piece together what you wanted but if you e-mail me with your comments, I'd be happy to try and integrate them into a new release.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jul 2004
Why was my troubleshooting information removed?
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 20 Jul 2004
Because posts like that do not belong here, they should be sent to the developer.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2004
simply the best minesweeper game for the mac. thank you!
[Version 1.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jul 2004
It works very well. Nice game.
[Version 1.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jul 2004
i tried to run it on OS 10.2.8 and it 'unexpectedly quit' upon launch, repeatedly and relentlessly. once i update my OS i'll give it another go, but until then i'll be bumming games off my friend's laptop or playing online. fanatically. so it goes.
[Version 1.01]

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Anonymous commented on 05 Jul 2004
Well, like I said in my notes, I don't have a 10.2.x machine to test it on. However, if you run the Console app (located in your Applications/Utilities folder) and send me the data from the crash log, I'd be happy to work with you (or anyone for that matter) to track down the problem.
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melb87 had trouble on 08 Apr 2008
OK, so I suck at computer stuff... how do you change it's format?? i download all kinds of stuff online and end up having to delete it all again because its a .zip file and I can't figure out how to change it..or even what to change it to in most cases! But I REALLY REALLY want minesweeper...can anyone help???
[Version 1.47]

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Malarkey Software (developer) replied on 14 May 2008
Hello,

The file you downloaded is a zip archive so all you need to do to get the files inside is double-click it. Your Mac should handle the rest from there. Please e-mail me directly if you have anymore problems via

http://www.malarkeysoftware.com/contact.html
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Version Downloads:59,928
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Free
Date:08 Sep 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Mine Swept is your basic game of Minesweeper where you have this field of squares and when you click on one, it will tell you one of two things: that you just revealed a mine (at which point, it's game over) or how many mines surround this particular square. Armed with this information, you then go forth and determine which squares in this field of squares are not hiding a mine.

This project came about because I was unhappy with all the other Minesweeper offerings for OSX out there. So rather than complain endlessly about them, I decided to write my own and get exactly what I wanted in a Minesweeper game.

Note: It says the minimum requirements is 10.3 or later but I only say that because I don't have a 10.2 machine to test it on. Please feel free to try it out if you have Jaguar installed and let me know how it plays. Just remember that I can't guarantee that it won't permanently damage your machine (not that I think that there's anyway it could but I still have to say it, nonetheless).


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