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by dg211
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Sticky: The Lost Games Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 13319

Re: Sticky: The Lost Games Thread!

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by dg211
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: The Clone must go
Replies: 29
Views: 24896

Re: The Clone must go

I agree totally. At the time we discussed the original bug, I suggested exactly this - set a deadline by which it must be fixed and actively maintained, or no longer allowed. And it's not like there is any shortage of alternative clones.
by dg211
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Stuff and Hobbies
Topic: Einstein
Replies: 4
Views: 4876

Re: Einstein

Haven't played this for ages but I started playing again a couple of weeks ago. Equalled my record of 43 (x3 -> x4) a few days ago and just got a 40 on this ridiculously nice board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHnTK7Q ... e=youtu.be
by dg211
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: US States and National Top Three Sums
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Interesting idea. Do you have this in a vector graphics format for better scaling?
by dg211
Wed May 02, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

First of all, I don't think it is helpful to constantly belittle other people's opinions by implying they don't have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the wiki or some obscure bit of minesweeper lore, especially when you are bringing up irrelevant points. Secondly, I'd like to clarify a few things. I re...
by dg211
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

Hi, I meant to post a reply sooner, but I've been very busy lately with moving house, so sorry for taking so long. The strongest argument against removing 50-50s that I have heard so far is that it allows players to alter the risk/completion balance and therefore makes it "easier" to get good times,...
by dg211
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

Those figures just include boards where switching a mine with a horizontal or vertical neighbouring safe square wouldn't affect any other numbers on the board, i.e. only one specific type of 50-50. Also including 2x2 blocks containing 2 mines which could be on either diagonal gives the following res...
by dg211
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

Just did some very quick Monte Carlo (which may be dodgy) on 1k exp boards to count just isolated 50-50s The results were: 0 - 798 1 - 169 2 - 31 3 - 1 4 - 1 which would mean if you played those boards perfectly and there were no other guesses, the expectation for completed boards would be 890.4 or ...
by dg211
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

The world ranking should be a measure of skill, not the amount of free time you have to devote to playing. Finishing a game with lucky mode requires no less skill than almost finishing it and happening to blast on a 50-50. If you can get a good time this way, you could still have gotten it before, i...
by dg211
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Lucky mode
Replies: 26
Views: 10886

Re: Lucky mode

I don't think I would have a problem with this being included in official versions, provided it is completely certain never to allow additional information to be unfairly ascertained. To that end, I would prefer the library based approach, since that can be exhaustively verified, whereas I imagine i...
by dg211
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 9610

Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

I am keen and will most likely come, but I am attending a conference that ends on the 15th so I will probably only be able to come on the Friday evening or Saturday morning, and won't be able to stay for long.
by dg211
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: Online video viewer and board viewer
Replies: 2
Views: 3927

Re: Online video viewer and board viewer

Yeah, I was thinking about something similar the other day. It would be useful for automating the process of uploading new scores, rather than Damien having to watch every replay and check it's genuine. There could just be a queue of replays people have uploaded which moderators could watch convenie...