xminesweep - A mine-sweeper game.
[ toolkit options
] [ -mines <num>
] [ -ncW <numWide>
] [ -sound
] [ -nosound
is the number of mines in the playing field.
is the number of squares high. <numWide>
is the number of squares wide. -sound
turns sound on. -nosound
turns sound off.
will start up with a window full of cells. clicking on one
with the left mouse button will 'expose' it (and if there is a mine there you
will die!). Clicking in a cell with the right mouse button will either mark or
unmark it as a 'Mine'. If you click in the cell with the middle mouse button
you can toggle a 'questioned' image, you can expose and mark a questioned
cell. There is also a fast expose feature, clicking on an exposed number with
the left mouse button and holding down the shift key will, if there are the
correct number of cells marked, expose all unmarked squares. Be warned the if
you mark the wrong cells you could expose a mine and die!
The object is to mark all the mines in the playing field. When a 'Cell' is
exposed, and it is not a mine, it will contain a number - this number is the
number of mines in the eight Cells around it (blank = zero).
If you miss a mine (mark a square that is not a mine), and then the mine count
gets to zero, you will loose because you got one wrong!.
There are two buttons in the top part of the window, one will make
exit, the other will restart the current game (and rearrange
There is also a text box which displays the number of mines in the playing
field, you can change the value in this and then press [Enter] and the game
will restart with the new number of mines. (nothing will happen of the number
is the same). There is a limited range for the number of mines, it is between
1 and (DEFAULT_NUM_MINES/3).
When you die, all the Cells will be exposed, any mines that you marked will be
shown with the marked image, any Cells that you marked but are not mines will
be shown with the wrong-mark image, and any unmarked mines will be shown as
There is a cheat option that can be set at compile time. It will give you a good
start by finding a cell with no mines surounding it an pretend that you
clicked on it to expose it. If you keep doing this you will get all the cells
with no mines around exposed and a realy good start. The default key sequence
to use this cheat is "<Control> <Shift> C", where the
<Control> and <Shift> keys are held down and the C key is pressed
twice. (like a double mouse click). This must be done with the mouse over one
of the cells.
will take all the normal Athena Widget toolkit options
it is given.
will accept these special resources:
XMinesweep*sound: [True or False]
They correspond to the command line options -mines, -ncH, -ncW and -[no]sound.