Best minesweeper time

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  1. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    How many other people here play MS minesweeper?

    B=12
    I=84
    E=366

    not very good by internet standards!
     
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  3. Pi-Sudoku Slightly extreme Registered Senior Member

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    Begginner - 5 secs
    Intermediate - 59 secs
    Expert - 289 secs
     
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  5. Lemming3k Insanity Gone Mad Registered Senior Member

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    Not my best but i just managed
    Beginner 12
    Intermediate 65
    Expert 172
    I think my best is somewhere in the region of
    Beginner 5
    Intermediate 49
    Expert 167
     
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  7. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    167? Chirst... any tips!?
     
  8. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    B=14
    I=55
    E=168
     
  9. Lemming3k Insanity Gone Mad Registered Senior Member

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    Well i play very fast and quite systematically rather than taking my time to be accurate, so that does mean i miss things and restart a fair bit if im going for a good time, also sometimes you get a choice of 2 squares (both equally possible to have a mine) so really its take your pick, i do those first since otherwise you can do the whole board and come down to luck on the last mine, i've had that ruin one of my better times before.
    Dont play whilst taking sleeping pills or other forms of medication.....

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  10. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, I hate to play with chances unless I have to. Of course, since you can restart as often as you like I may as well take a few chances even if it is possible to work it out.
     
  11. Lemming3k Insanity Gone Mad Registered Senior Member

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    Its really just something that takes practice, i used to have plenty of free time at work. The 1s are the most useful numbers for me.
     
  12. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    My best minesweeper game (expert level) was completed in 1 second! Believe it or not. I was fortunate in that only a single mine was laid so it took only 2 clicks to complete the game. Here is a screenshot as proof.....

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  13. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    This one took some seriously fast button clicking. But I did it.

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  14. Ibanez Somebody Set Us Up The Bomb Registered Senior Member

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    Woah, I can only get a minimum of 10 mines and a maximum of 456 on an expert-sized board, am I missing something?

    Anyways, my best time for beginner minesweeper that I can prove is a 9-second one. I might have a 4 second one on my old computer, just got lucky. I used to take pictures of my highest scores to prove it, but I don't know what I did with them all so until I find a pic of it I'll stick with 9.
     
  15. crazyfreespirit "Custom User Title" Registered Senior Member

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    I have an unrelated question here: how do you take "pics" on the comp...I always see and hear about that, but I don't know how. Anyway, my best times suck, but I have:
    Bigginner: 14 s
    Intermidiate: to emmbassing to share
    Expert: ditto^
     
  16. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Yes, you are missing the simple fact that both those images are fake! (ie. they have been artificially manipulated.)


    You need to do a “screen capture” (ie. take a snapshot of whatever is on the screen and save it as a jpeg, gif, bmp or tif file). Many imaging software programs will do it. You can also do it through Windows OS. Most keyboards have a ‘print screen key’ (sometimes abbreviated to PrtScrn or something like that). Pressing it will make a screen capture to the clipboard. Then you can open any graphics/imaging software you like and paste the screen capture into a new image file.
     
  17. Pi-Sudoku Slightly extreme Registered Senior Member

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    wow look at this one!!!!

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  18. Jaybee from his cast Banned Banned

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    Expert - 279, and that's where I think I'll leave it, my times have only been improving now by a couple of seconds, and the game is damn heavy for RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), especially as you have to blow ten fields before you can get one to try to sweep.


    Jaybee.
     
  19. Blue_UK Drifting Mind Valued Senior Member

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    In addition to what Hercules has said,

    To take a picture of the window you're viewing (and not the whole screen) you press 'ALT-PRTSC'. 'Print screen' is the key next to 'scroll lock' and 'pause/break'. Goto Start...Run... 'mspaint' and paste to view/manipulate the image.

    Sadly, a screenshot is not proof of anything as my above fake pic shows. To 'prove' your time you have to download a special version of minesweeper which creates a special 'save' file which you can share. I, however, don't take it seriously enough to do that.
     
  20. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

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    My current highscores are:

    Beginner: 999 seconds
    Intermediate: 999 seconds
    Expert: 155 seconds
     
  21. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

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    This game left me cursing at the keyboard:

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  22. crazyfreespirit "Custom User Title" Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry I didn't thank you for answering my question till now. So yes..thank you, it worked, and now I finally know how to do that.
     
  23. jacoba Registered Member

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    Beginner: 10 seconds
    Intermediate: 60 seconds
    Expert: 155 seconds

    I tend to play minesweeper best when I'm mildly ticked off, I take more uncalculated risks, and the game moves along further. I've finished a beginner in 6 seconds once awhile back but it's not the time recorded on my current computer. Regardless I can say it was a fluke.

    Jacoba
     

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