Minesweeper X was written for Windows in 2003 by Curtis Bright.
The early versions imitated Windows Minesweeper but added many new features. MSX included options to edit boards, see mine locations and continue playing after clicking a mine. There were three skins (Black & White, Windows 95, Windows 98) and an editor to create new skins. You could play Custom games up top 40*40 with 95% density. The Counter showed decimal time, 3BV, 3BVs, clicks, useful clicks and you could save statistics to a text file. It was also possible to save boards, edit boards and search for boards with a particular 3BV.
Version 1.00 was released in 2004 and removed all cheating options. It introduced videos which became accepted for world rankings at minesweepergame. Later versions improved the video format, added autosave video functions and the ability to save names in videos, increased the size of Custom games (unlimited), improved statistics and improved the random number generator used to create boards. You can download more than a dozen skins or create your own.
Minesweeper X is the most accurate clone of Windows Minesweeper and perfectly imitates original mouse and keyboard behaviour.
A list of all known versions sorted by platform then version. Email admin@ if you have more! See the Downloads section for available files.
Final version with cheat options. Custom from 1*1 to 40*40 with 95% density, options to see mine locations, edit boards and survive clicking on mines. Statistics for 3BV, click totals and effective clicks. Ability to search for boards with a specific 3BV and to save boards to replay.
Game re-written and all cheating options removed. Added ability to record videos.
changed cursor size. Different frame refresh rates for Windows XP (100 fps) compared to older versions (20 fps).
Minor update to reduced Windows XP video frame rate to 40 fps.
Minor update to remove ability to change Questionmark option during video replay.
Disabled ability to record Custom videos.
Improved video recording and added back ability to record Custom games. Introduced autosave feature and statistics file.
Added option to automatically close MSX after a set amount of time.
Fixed bug with Counter window.
Improved video recording. Replicated the exact way Windows Minesweeper opens openings and replicated exact way Windows Minesweeper uses the middle mouse button.
Fixed borders on small grids and updated instructions for making skins.
Fixed bugs relating to very large boards, the LED and video timestamps. Increased timer to 10,000s and density to 99% with ability to drag videos onto MSX to play them.
Fixed 3BV bug in statistics file (introduced by 1.14).
Fixed bug relating to 3BV counter (introduced by 1.14.1).
Ability to save player name in videos and to replay videos by pressing the letter "r".
Ability to place more than 9999 mines. If you are recording statistics you can be notified of NF and 3BVs records not just Time records. Option to save session statistics. Improved random number generator.