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Author Topic: Minesweeper cheats!  (Read 3820 times)

jgpaiva

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Minesweeper cheats!
« on: February 04, 2007, 07:05:16 PM »
Ok.. Everybody has already played Minesweeper, right?
It's been in Windows since 3.1 and i bet everybody has had a go at it.
It's a very basic game, and sometimes is based in luck. Well... Not anymore!

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-After starting the game, type xyzzy and press Shift and Enter at the same time.
-Move the mouse over the playing area and keep your eye on the upper left corner of the Windows desktop.
-A white pixel will appear when the mouse pointer is over a safe square, and turn dark when the mouse is over a mine.

I think that's the weirdest cheats i've ever seen, still, it does work, and i'd love to talk to the man who had the idea of including this on the program!  ;D ;D

Taken from: http://www.helpero.com/top/Helpero This site actually looks pretty good too.

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 12:28:34 AM »
It's an old-old-old-old cheat - I think it's been in there since forever. The word has been used in other places as well, mostly in old software - can't think of any titles right now, but I'm sure google will flood you :)

Hm, I don't think the site looks good - it reminds me too much of the pages that domain squatters put up >_<
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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 01:15:54 AM »
is the flight simulator easter egg in the new excel?

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 02:37:09 AM »
Heh, sweet. I like a good game of minesweeper every now and then, but it drives me crazy when I have to randomly click a square because there's no way to tell if there's a mine there or not... Thanks!

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 02:40:44 AM »
bah you are all doing it wrong.
the proper way to play is described here:
http://www.donationc.../results.php?item=44

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 03:37:28 AM »
Heh, sweet. I like a good game of minesweeper every now and then, but it drives me crazy when I have to randomly click a square because there's no way to tell if there's a mine there or not... Thanks!
Yeah, absolutelly. That's why i liked it too :)

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 09:31:32 AM »
is the flight simulator easter egg in the new excel?
You get fired at MS for Easter Eggs now... I doubt it...

BTW - None of the minesweeper stuff seems to work on Vista.
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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 09:41:41 AM »
You get fired at MS for Easter Eggs now...
Now they're taking the good stuff away too?
Damn you Microsoft!!

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Re: Minesweeper cheats!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007, 08:02:25 PM »
i think it's a US govt. requirement not to include any undocumented features in software that is sold to them..