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by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?
Replies: 18
Views: 147597

Re: 2015 Minesweeper World Championship in September?

If the tournament happens and no one else is planning to host another tournament in 2015, call it the world championship.
by EWQMinesweeper
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings
Replies: 8
Views: 7709

Re: [PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings

Thank you for your input, pauv, especially for compiling these two lists. Let me add a 5th and 6th principle: 5. Prevent cheating or make it as difficult as possible. 6. Arbitrary rules should be avoided and in unavoidable handled with great care. Principle 1, 3 and 4 are pretty much obvious and don...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings
Replies: 8
Views: 7709

[PROPOSAL]Remove Beginner From Time Rankings

The rules for which beginner records were eligible for rankings have changed a lot over the years. First the timer started at random between 0.00 and 0.99s, then 9x9 boards were allowed for a short time, then boards had to have 2 3BV or more, then we introduced rt and a few years ago we added the re...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Density Board Sizes?
Replies: 5
Views: 4346

Re: Density Board Sizes?

pauv: see judith's post for the answer. max #mines in windows minesweeper is (height-1) * (width-1) about 49 mines on 8*8: there are 15 mine-free squares to find but since the first click is always safe it's actually only 14 squares. i wrote up some quick thoughts about running a macro to fake a sol...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Math & Theory
Topic: Concept for a Macro to Win 49 Mines on Beginner
Replies: 0
Views: 4849

Concept for a Macro to Win 49 Mines on Beginner

As of writing this Daniel Marden is the only person to have achieved a successfull solve on this board. Over the years I have made a few attempts at finish such a game but I assume that altogether I have not played more than 50 000 boards. When keeping track of my progress I noticed that in about 1 ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: The World Ranking
Topic: Stevan Gvozdenovic's exp score
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Re: Stevan Gvozdenovic's exp score

there're no powerful evidence like this until freesweeper is used as a cheater-analysing tool it's not as if there ever were things like sorin's recorder, which kept track of how long each mouse button was pressed. it's not as if clone allows to replay a video at 1/100th speed. it's not as if a goo...
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)
Replies: 7
Views: 6330

Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

edit: posted a comment on youtube, got an answer, case solved
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Issue regarding the world ranking
Replies: 2
Views: 3711

Re: Issue regarding the world ranking

dude, get my nick right or better don't include me in these discussions at all. i stopped caring about this game over a year ago and it seems the vast majority of people who once cared have abandoned this page. only dropping by to check whether new posts are spam or not and thus skimmed through your...
by EWQMinesweeper
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Minesweeper variants with no guessing
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

Re: Minesweeper variants with no guessing

this looks very interesting. some remarks: in the classic windows minesweeper mines were placed on right mouse button down and not up. it's not really in issue, just what people here are used to. it would be nice if either the colour or the shape of the numbers were like or close to how they are in ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Need help getting out of corner
Replies: 5
Views: 5157

Re: Need help getting out of corner

rows from top are numbered 1, 2, 3 etc columns from right are numbered 1, 2, 3 etc row/column 12/12 is a "1" that touches only 2 closed squares 12/13 is also a "1" that touches the same 2 squares as 12/12 but also 3 more closed squares. since one of the squares adjacent to 12/12 has to be a mine, 11...
by EWQMinesweeper
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Minesweeper-esque RPG
Replies: 3
Views: 3840

Re: Minesweeper-esque RPG

give the game a try, folks. the coloured numbers indicate how many squares of the same colour are adjacent. this game ignores squares that are diagonally adjacent though.spent a good 30min on my first run, which i lost in the final level. lost the second run quite early on and won the third run in 2...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: Freesweeper - a new cross-platform clone
Replies: 55
Views: 38166

Re: Freesweeper - a new cross-platform clone

3rd row from top, 14th column from left is a flag in the right image.
by EWQMinesweeper
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Minesweeper online multiplayer
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Re: Minesweeper online multiplayer

not going to log in using facebook. no way.

mmo-minesweeper, minesweeperlive, luckysweeper and hi-games don't ask me to use facebook to log in.
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: The World Ranking
Topic: World Ranking, China Ranking
Replies: 7
Views: 6501

Re: World Ranking, China Ranking

The World ranking has a limit of 100s sum and is elite - that is why it is the World ranking. I play tennis (amateur level) and can get a country ranking if I follow rules and play a few matches against friends, but only professionals get on the world ranking. in speedcubing you get a world ranking...
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: cheating attempts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: cheating attempts?

thanks for the quick replies. pauv: i have put a lot of thought into finding ways in which cheating at minesweeper affects the solving style. the conclusion to this was that only extremely good sweepers would be able to hide their cheating in their solves and that they are much less inclined to chea...
by EWQMinesweeper
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: cheating attempts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

cheating attempts?

cryslon pointed me to this: http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.saolei.net/BBS/Title.asp%3FId%3D11823 [Q] I ask how to make the value of the current Board 3BV when it is displayed in the sweep ah? (1/107) [Second place] Ji Ming published in the January 10, 2014 ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Personal Records
Topic: yearly stats (all stats you can imagine)
Replies: 31
Views: 79875

Re: yearly stats (all stats you can imagine)

oh well, here are my stats for 2013. note that i retired at the end of august. EWQMinesweeper's 2013 Stats: total games: expert: 873 clone: 873 arbiter style: 853 FL 20 NF total games, total sub40s, total sub50s, total sub60s, sub40 percentage, sub50 percentage, sub60 percentage: 873, 41, 816, 873, ...
by EWQMinesweeper
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: Freesweeper - a new cross-platform clone
Replies: 55
Views: 38166

Re: Freesweeper - a new cross-platform clone

gogogo! legalize it! isn't freesweeper already legal in colorado and some other states?
by EWQMinesweeper
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Microsoft Minesweeper on Windows Phone
Replies: 1
Views: 3101

Re: Microsoft Minesweeper on Windows Phone

Hello HelenAngel and welcome to this forum, welcome to minesweeper.info. Let me just say that your post has brightened my day a little. It is very nice to see that Microsoft still cares enough about our beloved little game that it still gets renewed every now and then. (Unfortunately) I am currently...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: Make rankings sortable
Replies: 4
Views: 5959

Re: Make rankings sortable

i said to me it doesn't seem to make sense. i don't understand why you would need such numbers? after 4 months of playing i know my fl and nf positions on the country ranking and my exp position on the fl time ranking. but this is easy to remember as it is either 1, 2 or 3. beginner score list means...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Website Comments and Changes
Topic: Make rankings sortable
Replies: 4
Views: 5959

Re: Make rankings sortable

we already have score lists for the individual levels: http://www.minesweeper.info/scorelists.html

score lists for countries would be nice to have but sorting whole rankings that consider all 3 levels does not seem to make any sense.
by EWQMinesweeper
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Records
Topic: The Best Time of Every BBBV
Replies: 7
Views: 5719

Re: The Best Time of Every BBBV

just one thing: please do not include me in these rankings/lists. i do not want to be listed there at all. i also do not like being listed on saolei.net anymore (although i haven't checked this page in a long time.) if i am still mentioned there, i'd appreciate it, if my name and associated data cou...
by EWQMinesweeper
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Records
Topic: The Best Time of Every BBBV
Replies: 7
Views: 5719

Re: The Best Time of Every BBBV

hello and welcome to this forum. some world records make sense, like fastest time on expert, some only make sense in theory like fastest time on beginner, some are just for fun like the nf-no-nubers skin on msx/arbiter, some records just test the limits of what is possible, like kamil's fastest time...
by EWQMinesweeper
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Sticky: The Lost Games Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 13722

Re: Sticky: The Lost Games Thread!

/me exp game --> Time: 30,86 «» Est Time: 34,33 «» 3BV: 112/125 «» 3BV/s: 3,75 «» ZiNi: 93@2,79 «» Human ZiNi: 100@3,00 «» Openings: 11/12 «» Islands: 17 «» CL: 128@4,29 «» IOE: 0,88 «» ThroughPut: 0,99 «» Correctness: 0,88 «» Flags: 35 «» Ranks: 0/0 of 15533 / 0% would have been nice to at least fi...