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Super MSX Minesweeper

  Find out where the bombs are located as quick as possible!


1. Introduction
  Minesweeper is a famous strategy game. The goal of the game is to open all free fields, avoinding the bombs.

  This version has 99 bombs !

  This game brings the binaries, sources and a development manual in portuguese.

Minimum requirements:

  • MSX 2 or greater;
  • Clock chip;
  • MSX-DOS 1.
Development: 100 %


2. How to play
  Type on MSX-DOS:
A:> SPMINES

  The main menu:
  • Mines - Mines with 99 bombs.
  • Records - Game record.

  Controls:
  • Arrows move the cursor
  • Esc quits the game
  • Z detonate the space under the cursor;
  • X flags the space under the cursor
  • C when clicked on a number, open its 8 neighbors. But, only if the surroundings has flagged spaces corresponding to the number you cliked on.
  • Press ENTER when the game is finished


3. Download
  spmines1_src.zip - Sources.
  spmines1.zip - Binary ready to play.
  bugs.txt - Bugs report of INCs.


4. Development tutorial
  The game development tutorial (Portuguese) was created in PDF format, containing the following topics:
  1. How to use MSX Pad
  2. The game Minesweeper
  3. Creating menu bars
  4. Creating the mines map
  5. Drawing the objects
  6. Assembling the "puzzle"
  7. The flood-fill algorithm
  8. The game control
  9. Calculating the time
  10. The ranking
  11. The random function bug
  Download:
mandev12.pdf - Development manual version 1.2 (Portuguese) - November 2018.


 


References and Acknowledgements
Hans page: http://www.hansotten.com/msxpascal.html
Book on Turbo Pascal: http://oldcomputers.dyndns.org/public/pub/rechner/epson/~fjkraan/comp/tp30/doc/

  Thanks to SLotman for MSX Pad, for the use of constants for maps and for the time.inc.


Marcelo Teixeira Silveira
Systems and Computing Engineer - UERJ
Computing Engineering Master (M.Sc.) - UERJ

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