GMINES Version 1.0
(C) 1992 Bernd Setzepfandt
GMINES is a port of the game XMINES, which is well known
under X-Window Systems, for Atari ST(E) Computers. The goal
of the game is to open all fields not covering a mine.
If a field is opened, which hides a mine, the whole board
explodes and the game is lost. If there is no mine under
the opened field, then it is shown how many mines are
hidden under the eight neighbouring fields. No number means
that there is no mine in the neighbourhood.
With this information you have to find out the positions of
the mines. It is not impossible that you get into a
situation, where you only can guess which field could be
If you are shure, that a Field covers a mine, this Field
can be marked with a flag. Such a field can not be opened
until the mark is removed.
If, after opening a field, the displayed number is equal to
the number of marked fields in the neighbourhood, all
unmarked fields in the neighbourhood will be opened.
On the left at the top of the GMINES window it is shown how
many mines are not marked yet. Of course this number is
only right, if all marks yet set are correct. On the right
hand side the current playing time is displayed.
A field is opened by left-clicking it. If the field is
already opened, then, if the displayed number is equal to
the number of marked neighbours, the neighbourhood of the
field is opened. If this is not the case, it is shown,
which closed, unmarked fields belong to the neighbourhood.
A closed field is marked by right-clicking it. An
additional right click unmarks the field again.
At the begining, the program askes for the player's name.
If you press 'p' , you are able to change this name at a
If all fields are opened, or if the board is exploded, the
highscore-list is displayed. You can also display it, by
pressing 'h'. To continue the game, you have to close the
The highscorelist is generated, if the game is won for the
The program GMINES is public domain. You don't have to pay
any charge and no support is guaranted. However, it would
be nice if that one who liked the game, would send me a
letter, a picture-postcard, a photo of a typical GMINES
player or some other souvenier. I just like to see if the
game is accepted or not. Of course some constructive critic
and bug reports are welcome.
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