This page is a collection of different Minesweeper versions. Important ones will link to articles, others will have brief descriptions and downloads here. They are organised by Operating System and then alphabetically.
Early to follow up=
VIC20 Apr 1983 http://www.vic20listings.freeolamail.com/mag_hcw.html#830823ms Mine Sweeper (Earliest name??? You can see live and dead mines, you sail left to right, over dead (to clear) and sideways into live (to explode safely)
From giant list of programmers:
- Campbell, Ben [T] Minesweeper (1989, C64, Compute!'s Gazette) Type-in program from a magazine. Code for C64, Atari and others all collected at http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue37/minefield.php. Object is to get trucks to bombs to defuse them while avoiding mines (no number hints, no mine marking, you drive over bombs and around mines).
- Oberth, Chris Minefield (1983, COIN, Stern) COIN - coin-op arcade game.
- Peterson, Ted Minefield (1985, TI99, T&C Actionware) TI99 - Texas Instruments 99/4A also "T and C Actionware (Ted Peterson and Chris Bader) of Seattle, Washington announce the release of their Minefield and Kangaroy action games. "
http://cbmfiles.com/genie/C64GamesListing.php has the following:
- http://cbmfiles.com/genie/geniefiles/C64Games/MINE-SWEEPER J.HAMBY5 940817 5632 Desc: Fun Mine-Sweeper game like MS-Window
- http://cbmfiles.com/genie/geniefiles/C64Games/BOMB.ML K.ELLSWORTH 960106 2816 Desc: A maze game where you have to get al
Windows NE EXE
- http://cd.textfiles.com/beachware/GAMES/TRIPLETS/ Triplets game. Copyright © 1991, Gamma Dean
- http://cd.textfiles.com/beachware/GAMES/MCHEAT/ Mine cheat By Keith Garner 1992
Minehelp used at least by 13/10/92 according to some usenet chat...
Early Windows Games 16bit
- http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MINEHLP1.ZIP Solver by Peter Karrer
also http://cd.textfiles.com/wthreepack/wthreepack-2/GAMES/MNHLP101.ZIP Version 1.00, April 26, 1992. Version 1.01, May 8, 1993 also http://cd.textfiles.com/ultimatewinv1/games/mnhlp101.zip
- http://cd.textfiles.com/sbee/GAMES/MCHEAT/ based on minehlp uses xyzzy code to cheat, Keith Garner Jan 1993
- http://cd.textfiles.com/ugameware/PUZZLE/MINEHUNT.ZIP not sure if this is DOS WIN or what
- http://cd.textfiles.com/assassins/wb-games/mine2/ 1992-1993 by Thomas Ansorge
- OS2 Entertainment Pack for OS/2 1.7 (1996) includes Mine http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv5nv01/OS2_ALL/GAMES/ENTRTN17.ZIP
- OS2 Mine3D: 3D Logic Minesweeper 1.0 http://cd.textfiles.com/psl/pslv5nv01/OS2_ALL/GAMES/M3DARC.ZIP
This is not an operating system, instead Doors are external programs (EXE) that can be opened and run by Bulletin Board Systems. These systems were a common way to chat and share programs until about 1996 when the World Wide Web became popular. Generally the system administrator installs the program and then users can play it, often against each other.
- Mine Field 1.20, 1995, William Rountree - http://cd.textfiles.com/successfulbbs/DOORS/MF120.ZIP (Minesweeper, 100 mines, 16x25, monthly highscore list for players on the BBS)
- Minefield 1992 Andrew J. Mead - http://cd.textfiles.com/gigagames5/DOS/BBSDOORS/MINE102.ZIP (Clone of RLogic)
- Mine Field 3.0, 1995, McSoft Corp - http://cd.textfiles.com/cream/cream07/bbs/minefld3.zip (Clone of RLogic)
- Landmine 1990-02-10 BBS Doors, Raymond Clements, KS USA http://cd.textfiles.com/wildcatgold/doors/landmine.zip "LANDMINE Door game, Carry important message across field."
http://www.download-central.ws/concepts/Minesweeper/ lists 7 DOS versions and some Windows versions.
X-Windows / SunTools
- http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Games/Board/xbomb-2.1/ A.M.Bishop 1999 Already have article about this!!
- http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Games/Arcade/xmines-1.02/ Tom Anderson and more
- http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/ftp-archives/sunsite.unc.edu/Nov-06-1994/games/x11/strategy/xmines.tar.gz This is a 1993 version mistakenly linked to on Jim McBeath's site
SunTools, SunView, OpenWindows, X-Windows, NeWs and later using the X11 base things like GNOME, KDE etc
Jim Sep post: http://www.megalextoria.com/usenet-archive/news129f1/b179/comp/sources/x/00000828.html Tom post Nov 1987 :https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.sources.games/fEsXosFmoX0/RAQwNMq1f3oJ
- XMines2 by M Lourakis 1993 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/comp.sources.games/minefield/comp.sources.games/Dg7FXyCYPbw/Bdc4f8VwCI8J
- http://cd.textfiles.com/infomagic/imagicldr199511/disk5/games/x11/strategy/xvmines-1.0.tar.gz Lourakis again, XView version
- xminesweeper 1993 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/comp.sources.games/minefield/comp.sources.games/zgs1scjBzPA/kkZv-O2H3dwJ
- Also texrfiles has versions by Paul Falstat
Do groups search for 'minefield' as Tom said 'a minefield game'
Found this but no actual games: "just a few of the linux-native games and amusements: July 2006"
- xmine-1.0.3|The `Athena' port of the xminesweeper game
- xminehunter-0.4|A Motif minesweeper game
- xmines-1.0|Minesweeper game for the X Window System
- xminesweep-3.0|X11 minesweeper game
- freesweep-0.90_1|Minesweeper-style game for text-mode terminals
- trimines-1.3.0|Mine sweeper game that uses triangles instead of squares
- wmtimebomb-0.2.0_2|A minesweeper for WindowMaker
- xvmines-1.0|Simple minesweeper game for X Window System
- yamsweeper-1.9|Yet Another Mine Sweeper NOTE: I think this is Ross Thompson Yet another mines game, Part01/01 in usenet Ross Thompson)
Posting-number: Volume 19, Issue 36 Archive-name: mines/part01 Environment: X11 in 1993
to search by date and topics at usenet groups
- landmine. hidden land mines in SunView (Suns only)
http://cd.textfiles.com/sourcecode/usenet/compsrcs/games/volume05/landmine Sep 1988, randomnly places mines on the Sun screen and if a mouse goes over the mine explodes. Made in revenge for someone who put a similar prog on his comp
http://cd.textfiles.com/aggames/BRAIN%20ACTIVITY/ This has a dozen Amiga versions of Minesweeper:
- Jmines 1993 also http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/JMINES1_0.LHA
- Landmine (clear a field, advance to next level)
- Minefield 1993 (orig version 1991)
- Mineclearer - Kopetzky Theodorich
- MineClone v1.2 by Nico Max, © 1994
- MinedOut - direct remake of original
- Minefield Version 1.0
- MineHunt 1.4 - Stewart Ponsford
- Mines - Killian Breslin - Mantisoft 31/4/95
- MineSeeker v1.11 - Adam Dawes 6th November, 1995
- Minesweep - Mike Gooder and Simon Warner also http://cd.textfiles.com/amigaformat/aformat-25-199803/-ScreenPlay-/Shareware/Mines-mgsw
- MineSweeper 2.7 - John Matthews 1993 direct winmine clone
- Landmine V2.00 1993 (orig 1990) Perry Rosenboom (rlogic clone actually landmine clone) - http://cd.textfiles.com/amigagames/ag-199606/Spiele/PublicDomain/Landmine/
- ArmyMiner 1.4 1993 Alain Laferriere "There are many instances of that game on different platforms (Minesweeper on IBM-compatible, XMines on XWindows, etc). ArmyMiner does integrate all of the good aspects I've seen on all the versions of that game
available on personal computers." http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/ARMYMINER_1_4.LZH
- Minefield Version 1.0 Richard Bemrose http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/EIMINEFIELDV1.LHA
- Intuimines http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/INTUIMINES.LHA "Mines clone"
- Minefield 2.01 "This is a new version of the Minefield that was the first version on the Amiga, which was rated one of the top 10 PD games of 1992 by AmigaWorld magazine." http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINEFIELD201.LHA
- Mines by Ed Pochanayon, http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINES.LHA
- Mines Two version 1.0 (multiplayer), http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINESTWO10.LHA also http://cd.textfiles.com/aggames/BOARD%20&%20CARD/MINE%20SWEEPER/
- MineSweeper Game, version 2.4 28-September-93, John Matthews http://cd.textfiles.com/aminet0294/AMINET/GAME/THINK/MINESWEEPER2_4.LHA
- MineHunt Deluxe 1997 Loïc BOUFFARD http://cd.textfiles.com/amigaacs/amigaacs199706/Games/Shareware/MineHunt_Deluxe/
- Not sure, but this is suposed to be one: http://cd.textfiles.com/hottest4/DEM4/GM/DISK3919.DMS
- Amines Disk707 http://cd.textfiles.com/updgold/updgold-04/fredfish/ff.0707.dms Mined Out is a strategy game, like Mine on disk 725 or AMines on disk 707. like the X-Window's game XMines. version 1.1, binary only. Manfred Huesmann
- Mine v1.8 Disk835 A new Modula-2 implementation. Thomas Ansorge
- Mines Disk835 Teemu Sipil Marko Malmberg
- AMIGA Minesweeper V0.98 Hubert Feyrer says Amine and MineClearer were first, then his program
others found elsewhere
- 20 versions for Mac on this page - http://macgamefiles.com/index.php almost all shareware
This includes any game that uses a GUI running on a Linux foundation, such as GNOME, KDE, Xfce and X Windows (X11). Linux itself comes in over 600 distributions so will be listed only where relevant. As Linux works under the GNU license, all games in section are free.
Main Article: XBomb
|Andrew Bishop (UK)
|Download: XBomb 2.22 (X11)|
Download: XBomb 2.22a (X11)
|This is a very popular version for X-Windows. The original version here is for X11 running on UNIX, but versions also exist for Ubuntu, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Fink, SunOS, QNX, Gentoo and OS/2. Game has standard 3 levels with 10, 40 and 99 mines. Version 2.0 introduced Triangle and Hexagon grids. Timer to milliseconds, best 10 highscores are kept for each level and grid. Standard controls except no F2 function, squares open on down click, and all mines must be flagged. See article for more information.|
|Eelis van der Weegen||Download: |
|Site has a Linux and a Windows version, remember to include in both sections Damien! First Linux version was on 2005-08-28 and current version is 2005-09-04.|
|Written for KDE.|
- http://pragmada.home.mchsi.com/mindet.html - Also has Windows version not yet on this site
Starting in 1996, Palm released handheld PDAs running the Palm operating system. Gradually their devices became smartphones and in 2009 they replaced Palm OS with webOS.
- hMines - http://www.setupgroup.com/palm_hmine.php
- MineSweeper - http://www.lurklurk.org/minesweep.html
- Mine Fields - http://mine-fields.en.softonic.com/palm
- Minesfree - http://minesfree.en.softonic.com/palm
- 3D Mines - http://3d-mines.en.softonic.com/palm
- Java Sapper - http://java-sapper.en.softonic.com/palm
- http://minehunt.en.softonic.com/palm - tons of MineHunt version on the web
This section is for oddities, such as games that load inside other programs!
Mines - Ovation Pro
|Daniel Barron (England)
|Download: Mines 1.00|
|Simple minesweeper game written for Ovation Pro 2.42 or higher. Grid is 10x10 with 10 mines. Graphics are simple and include '#' for a mine, '@' for a flag, and '*' for unknown cells. You place flags in Flag mode and open squares in Foot mode, alternating between modes as you play and only using the Left mouse button ('Select'). There are no Highscores. If you win it displays a "Woopy Do Dar!" message and if you lose it gives "Bye Bye Dodo". You must flag all mines to win.|
NOTE 1: Ovation Pro is a desktop publishing program for RISC OS and Windows. Technically this is not a RISC OS game.
NOTE 2: The Helpfile describes Mines as "Mine hunt for Ovation Pro!".
For HP calculators:
- Boomball 1998 http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=891
- SpeedMiner 1.4 (2005 ) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=4998
- Hunt (2002) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=5243
- MineSweeper (2002) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=958
- Mine Hunt 2005 (Exact clone of original MineHunt) http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=4581
- Ze Demineur 1999 http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=3111
Screenshot and info about original MineHunt http://www.numericana.com/answer/hp.htm#minehunt
|Minesweeper Classic 2 by Liberty For One, Version 3.0.1|