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by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: 100 Expert speedrun
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: 100 Expert speedrun

Congrats on beating my record. There are not many people who do or did endurance speedruns in Minesweeper and I'm pretty sure that no one else ever bothered with 100 games on Expert.
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Minesweeper.io - Online Multiplayer Minesweeper
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Minesweeper.io - Online Multiplayer Minesweeper

Play it here: http://beta.minesweeper.io/#/menu Discuss it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Minesweeper/comments/5i2wha/minesweeperio_multiplayer/ Pro: -It's multiplayer -It's playable (didn't notice any lagging, clicks work the way we are used to) -You get points for clearing mines here, which is a n...
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: The World Ranking
Topic: Harryck Cheat Admission
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: Harryck Cheat Admission

qqwref wrote:It makes me wonder about the density results and the many nonosweeper results too (are none of them real?).
http://www.stephan-bechtel.de/nono-worldch.htm

I have seen Stephan and Christoph play and they really are incredibly fast. I'm pretty sure that most nonosweeper results are legit.
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: 2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam
Replies: 4
Views: 55085

2015-10-21: Forum is locked because of too much spam

As announced in the guestbook and on reddit, I have locked all threads that are not spam. All future threads that are not spam will be closed quickly. If you need a topic to be unlocked to post something send me a private message with the content you want to see posted. This forum will stay like thi...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Switch from NF to FL
Replies: 11
Views: 6127

Re: Switch from NF to FL

Forget your IOE at full speed for a while and focus on your throughput (which is basically the ioe of all those clicks that weren't wasted). Try to keep your throughput as high as possisble, preferrably always above 0.8 or even 0.9. Looking at some of my games on youtube might give you a good idea o...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Switch from NF to FL
Replies: 11
Views: 6127

Re: Switch from NF to FL

How many mines are optimal on expert? This is impossible to answer. It depends on the board and the sweeper. My general rule of thumb is 1 mine per second. A bit lower, if the 3BV is low (sub130), a bit higher, if the 3BV is high (sup200), a bit lower, if your times are above 70s, a bit higher, if y...
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Switch from NF to FL
Replies: 11
Views: 6127

Re: Switch from NF to FL

Therefore, flagging one mine and opening two fields with a chord is worse than opening them NF - you see the first square after the first click, and can plan accordingly. I disagree. With NF we have 2 mouseLeftDown and 2 mouseLeftUp events. With FL we have mouseRightDown, mouseLeftDown, mouseLeftUp...
by EWQMinesweeper
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: It was not meant to be.
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: It was not meant to be.

DMarden wrote:You didn't even need to guess.
I don't see it. Please explain.
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: Scoreganizer updates
Replies: 15
Views: 7273

Re: Scoreganizer updates

tK: Simply postpone the competition for the online championship.
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

First, in general, we wanted to collect your thoughts on whether the game will be simply too difficult to complete within 12 hours in its current form (262x718 board with 38,799 mines at expert level). If so, would it be better to increase the length of play-time or to reduce the difficulty of the ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

Here's another screenshot of a recently completed 60x118 board and a screenshot of one that I lost on the last 50-50 guess.

The first had 2 forced guesses: On the left edge in the middle and about 10 squares below the counters window.

Not sure how often I had to guess on the other board.
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

I registered, so hopefully will be selected. Imho, the most awesome version would be if they selected 10 players to co-operatively solve the board with unlimited attempts. It'd be much more exciting for viewers to watch, and give a greater chance of the board being completed. Still waiting to hear ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

Hi guys it's Goran. First of all it's great honor to be part of that list with such amazing sweepers. Thanks, EWQMinesweeper. 1. Do we have 12h total or we have 12h playing time plus breaks? (I can't imagine anyone playing 12h straight without misclicking. Also, there are many other bodily needs......
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

I have one question for coders: is it possible to have several sweepers playing simultaneously? With 10 sweepers playing simultaneously board could be finished more than 90% within 60-70mins. 4 or 5 years ago there was a version called co-op minesweeper where up to 8 players could play the same boa...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

You can still try your luck with the biggest board that fits your screen.
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Minesweeper Super Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 15717

Re: Minesweeper Super Challenge

38,799 mines means 188,116 squares or a 262 by 718 board. At 30s per expert board (fastest time world record speed) it would take 3:16 to complete. At 60s per expert board (biggest board world record speed) it would take 6:32 to complete. At 80s per expert board (already slow enough to easily mainta...
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Largest solved boards
Replies: 2
Views: 4395

Re: Largest solved boards

There have been a few wild claims of larger boards being won but this is the biggest board for which a full video of a successful solve exists. Thus I still consider it to be the largest board to be ever won. 200 000 squares sounds great though and I'd love to try this. Good luck to them and if they...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Stuff and Hobbies
Topic: 2048
Replies: 4
Views: 5342

Re: 2048

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FcgTEJR4oI

At the time of uploading it was the fastest solve to 2048 on youtube.
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?
Replies: 18
Views: 147601

Re: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?

Just asking, why not have two championships? One in Vienna as the classic world champion and another one online where everyone has the chance to play with their home setup but at a different time, say one week after the one in Vienna. Also, I took the liberty of marking this topic as global. Maybe y...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper
Replies: 7
Views: 5517

Re: Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper

Hey babz, thanks for posting. I added your game to the list but we are now already at 174 mines completed with new code 141312. As mentioned in a previous post, I'm only keeping the reddit post up to date. Some participants are at risk of running out of time when using arbiter and use Minesweeper X ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper
Replies: 7
Views: 5517

Re: Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper

currently 1st: Guo Weijia with 160 mines

http://i.imgur.com/4LgGmM3.jpg

It's easier to only update the reddit post. ;)
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper
Replies: 7
Views: 5517

Suggestion: Density mode Tournament at /r/Minesweeper

http://www.reddit.com/r/Minesweeper/comments/39d2f5/suggestion_densitycustom_mode_competition/ Back in the day when #minesweeper used to be a busy chat room we had all kinds of different challenges such as 100 Beginner, 25 Intermediate or 10 Expert board marathons, the classic 3 hour 5 Int plus 5 ex...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings
Replies: 8
Views: 7709

Re: [PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings

[quote="Tommy"arjadre's idea (keeping it on the ranking for show, but not using it to compute the ranking)[/quote]

this! so very much this!