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by thefinerminer
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Stuff
Topic: Bound To Happen
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Bound To Happen

Nice puzzle!

It's a 50/50 guess. Two solutions are mirror images.

Although, not really a guess...opening the safe cells almost certainly would let you solve it!
by thefinerminer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

Hi EWQMinesweeper / Flop, I use a modified version of Flop's video player (I replaced the video parsing code with mine, but I use Flop's amazing code for the video player). I just added some lines and now after a video is turned into RAW text, the real name is replaced with "Anonymous" if ...
by thefinerminer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

The video player is live on the world rankings! You can click a link to watch any video in the browser (and play the same board UPK in the browser). Thanks to Flop for his code. My implementation is slightly different than the version used on saolei.wang. To keep things simple (for me) I used my par...
by thefinerminer
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

Hi Flop, Thanks for updating your code. I found one bug... Your regex does not like Minesweeper X rawvf because it the text file has one extra column. The picture shows the extra column which can say (), (l), (lr), (r), etc. It was an optional column that only MSX used. When I delete this column the...
by thefinerminer
Wed May 26, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

Hi Flop, I have published updated parsers for all versions: https://github.com/thefinerminer/minesweeper-rawvf The parsers convert Arbiter, MSX, Clone, VSweep into RAWVF. Please test if your player can read each the output. (To run a binary use a command line and type "parser_program video.abc>...
by thefinerminer
Sun May 23, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

Nice work, Flop! I added your code to the website and it works perfectly. [EDIT - I deleted a bug report from this post. Video displayed incorrectly in Firefox because browser was 90%. Changed to 100% and graphics work perfectly.] The good news is that your program reads: 1) direct from Arbiter vide...
by thefinerminer
Fri May 21, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Online video player

Hi Flop, After talking to Tommy we think your version is the best approach :mrgreen: I attached a ZIP file with 4 files: - Arbiter 0.52.3 video translated to a text file - Viennasweeper 3.0H video translated to a text file - Both files translated into "RAW" format with all board events On ...
by thefinerminer
Tue May 11, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Online video player
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Online video player

I would like to create a web video player for the rankings but have limited time. Any volunteers? The idea is to use javascript to draw into an HTML canvas. I have programs to extract information from videos, we just need to draw. HTML canvas lets you draw images on co-ordinates (it is easy to draw ...
by thefinerminer
Tue May 11, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

===========JZE uploaded his Arbiter history file today and I updated the World Rankings as promised.========== Btw, JZE should meet other players when he is allowed. The best evidence is playing in front of trusted players and he is almost the only top player nobody has witnessed. That is the point ...
by thefinerminer
Sat May 01, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

So...this is what happens when I go on holiday for a few days :) The only reason JZE is not #1 is because he has not emailed his Arbiter history file (stats.dat) with the record. I asked many times and begged other players to speak with him. One player said JZE is "proud" and might never s...
by thefinerminer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Mistakes
Topic: Lucas Pena and Bodor Bertalan appear twice nf 3bvs ranking
Replies: 2
Views: 6016

Re: Lucas Pena and Bodor Bertalan appear twice nf 3bvs ranking

Fixed on the new site in December 2020. Rankings have completely new code.
by thefinerminer
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

The board cycle problem with MSX was fixed in 2017 with version 1.16.
by thefinerminer
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: New Clone Requirements...
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: New Clone Requirements...

I realise the future will require a client-server relationship for rankings. My main concern is to get a new clone. One solution would be for the clone to have an optional module (go to menu, add module) that would have a standard design. A player could add a module for any site they want to submit ...
by thefinerminer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: New Clone Requirements...
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: New Clone Requirements...

I like the idea of an open source project if there is a way to prevent illegal versions with modifications. Some of the reasons we need another clone: - Arbiter is the most popular version but has been completely cracked and was last updated in 2013! The checksums for videos and the history file wer...
by thefinerminer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Official Clones
Topic: New Clone Requirements...
Replies: 5
Views: 405

New Clone Requirements...

The minesweeper community needs a new clone in 2021 or 2022. It would be nice to update an existing clone but this is unlikely to happen. The question is what features are required for a new official clone? My suggestions: 1. Classic Mode Classic Mode should follow the original Windows Minesweeper d...
by thefinerminer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

JZE emailed 2021/02/16. 1) He sent 9 Viennasweeper videos. Excellent! This is one of the things I asked. See attachment. 2) He sent a CSV of Arbiter history. I am waiting for the official stats.dat file. Btw...I will eventually make it mandatory for all Sub50 players to upload their stats.dat file. ...
by thefinerminer
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

I will update the rankings when JZE sends a new Arbiter history file, some Viennasweeper videos and some MSX videos (with 1 hour of MSX history showing all lost and won games). The evidence pauv mentioned is excellent but I always ask for 3 versions for world records. This year, I will contact the t...
by thefinerminer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

Pauv is correct it would be good to make a final decision soon. The only reason there is no decision is because...JZE did not send the evidence I requested. Really, that is the only reason. For example, I am waiting for his updated Arbiter history file. I asked for 1 hour of MSX videos with the full...
by thefinerminer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

Nice to see! I'm hoping he can also share his stats.dat file (when his mom allows of course!) and the evidence I requested on other versions. Oh...and maybe someone should tell him about the Boss key? "Boss-Key option can immediately hide all the Minesweeper Arbiter windows and taskbar button. ...
by thefinerminer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Minesweeper Versions
Topic: Truffle-Swine Keeper - A Mineseeper with a Solver
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Truffle-Swine Keeper - A Mineseeper with a Solver

Hi brandenads,

I remember reading about Swinekeeper years ago...it is even mentioned in one published math paper about solvers. Any chance you have a copy of your old site and previous versions of the game? I'd love to add them to an archive of games I'm preparing.
by thefinerminer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

I am also happy for JZE to submit Freesweeper evidence :)
by thefinerminer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

Update Part 2: I want to explain the evidence requested from JZE and why some of this evidence is needed. I also want to discuss some "good" arguments. Requested Evidence 1) Arbiter history file showing the record. EFFORT: 10 minutes to send an email. GOOD: Difficult to fake a history fil...
by thefinerminer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

Re: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

Update Part 1: I uploaded some old Arbiter history files from JZE. 1) It is good seeing debate. The purpose is to remove doubt so the community can trust rankings. 2) We speak different languages and translation is not perfect. For example, many players in China talk about being "weak". T...
by thefinerminer
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: World Ranking
Topic: World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)
Replies: 87
Views: 11591

World Record 29.43 (Ze-En Ju)

Ze-En Ju made the first Sub30 Expert score on 12 September 2020 with 29.43 (3BV=133, 3BVS 4.51). He is 12 years old and the top ranked player in China. This score makes him the top ranked player in the World. Ze-En Ju has been reviewed by players on the China Ranking for several months and there is ...