I win! I win!!!

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Took me a while, but I finally did it! I beat the Expert Minesweeper! I know 250 isn’t the best score, but I finished it! What is everyone else’s high score- or am I the only weirdo who plays Minesweeper here?

“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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I LOATHE that game…

Congrats, though!

Yer pal,

Can some one answer a really dumb question for me. How do you guys do that screen capture thing? Especially in a CD-Rom game.

There are several ways to screen-capture, and a lot of them don’t work.

In Windows, the easiest thing you do is hit the Print Screen button. It will put an image of the screen into the clipboard ready for you to use in a graphics program.

If all you want is to capture the open window, hit Alt-PrintScreen.

Within games etc like Quake or something, you’ll need a screen capture utility probably, which you’ll find at places like winfiles.com or download.com.

Mac users can go jump. :slight_smile:

“Waheeey! ‘Duck!’ Get it?”
“Errr… No…”
“Duck! Sounds almost exactly like fu-”

Ahhh… I remember the first time I beat that. I eventually got pretty good, seems like I broke 200 once, but I don’t remember for sure.

I haven’t played it in awhile. Seems like I had a lot more time before I got the internet.

“It is impossible to experience one’s own death objectively and still carry a tune.” – Woody Allen from Getting Even

Thanks Guano, I would like to figure out how to capture some of those goodies from Myst and Links LS.

I use the screen capture when playing the adventure games. The print out looks cool and you don’t have to keep writing down the the important clues.

You need Windows 95 or higher for the print screen button to work. Any lower version of Windows or DOS will print the text buffer from the video card, not the graphics buffer.
Press the print screen button to fill your clipboard. Always save the game before you do the following, as some games will not run right when you return. Hit the control and esc button at the same time to bring up the Windows menu bar and select a graphics program. Paste the clipboard as a new file, and print. Click on the game in the Windows bar on the bottom of your screen. Hopefully the game still runs right at this point.

I only beat the expert mode once. I think my time was about 350.

If you’re hot, that’s good.
If you’re cool, that’s good.

I don’t get it.

I’m terrible at minesweeper and solitare, so I just cheat. For minesweeper, click on a square to start the timer, then immediately hold down both mouse buttons and hit escape at the same time. If you do that quickly enough you can freeze the time at 1 second. Of course, 1 second looks a little suspicious in the high score table, so if you’re trying to impress people, let the timer go up to a more realistic number before stopping it.

And for solitare, make sure you’re playing three-card draw, but hold down ctrl-shift-alt every time you click on the deck. That causes only one card to be dealt at a time, which means you can go through every card in the deck three times, making it much much more likely that you’ll win. Cheating’s great.

I don’t think I’ve even won the wuss level of minesweeper. My brain just doesn’t work that way.

Give me Scrabble or Balderdash or Trivial Pursuit any day.

I got the wuss level in 7 seconds once. Just keep clicking all 4 corners after starting a game, you might get lucky and only have 1 or 2 options left - a new record !

Nwever found the patience to get to the highest level though (I did the middle level in 39 seconds, using the abovementioned method). But with that double-mouse-excape-thingie I might be able to pull off a nice time :wink:


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

And your next challenge is “no flags” mindsweeper. Play the game without putting flags on any of the mined squares, just keep eliminating the blanks. Once you eliminate the last blank on the screen, all the flags go up simultaneously.

So is it really THAT boring being a cowgod, or is playin Mindsweeper just one of the required rituals you must go through?


I don’t get it. Don’t know about yours, but you just described exactly how minesweeper works on my computer anyway…
I’m sure it’s a joke I misunderstood… or rather un-understood.


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

Mac users don’t have to go jump. All they have to do is hit Command/Shift/3 to take a screen shot, and a nice little graphics file pops up on their desktop.


I have a love/hate relationship with Minesweeper. I’m getting better, really.

I’ve conquered MineSweeper as well.

My greatest game conquest was getting through all of Chip’s Challenge. Anyone else here do that?

Chaim Mattis Keller

“Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks.”
– Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective

Never played Chip’s challenge. I was challenged to eat a whole bag of chips though.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

My record for expert Minesweeper is 168 seconds. Sorry, cowgod, but you’ve still got a ways to go.

On registration day at taxidermy school
I distinctly saw the eyes of the stuffed moose

  • Gavin Gunhold

My best time was 109 seconds for expert, 39 for intermediate and 6 or 7 for basic.