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Would you believe "cheat codes" for Minesweeper?

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Well here is the cheat:
You can configure Minesweeper to display either a white or black pixel on screen, depending on if the cursor is over a mine (black) or not (white) by following these steps:
1. Start Minesweeper.
2. Type

xyzzy

then press Shift+Enter.
3. Minimize all windows and begin play.

The pixel in the top left-hand corner of the desktop will be black if the cursor is over a mine square or white if the cursor is over a safe square. This trick works on all versions of Minesweeper supplied with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 3.1.

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lol, it really does work..
that is the funniest "cheat" i have ever seen :) :rolleyes:

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HEHEHEHE -- I just won $10 from my son - using this cheat! Now I know the time I waste online "pays off".

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what the heck am i doing wrong?
i dont see any black or white spot
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Can't get mine to work either.Do I add the xyzzy to the command line in properties,as in right clicking on the minesweeper's startup tab? :D :) :rolleyes:
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I got it to work,I had to adjust the positioning on my monitor..........thanks LS :rolleyes: :D :)
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The cheat turn 1 (one) single pixel in the upper left hand corner of the disply white when a square is safe. Have to look real hard to see it - but it is there.

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Hmmmm, well i cant get it to work, lol. Tried it on both my comp and my mums... Still nothing. Both different OS's too (Mine XP Home, hers XP Pro).
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I first heard of this cheat on the orginal "TechTV, Screensavers - Call for Help". (When Leo was still there, thoses where the days)

I got it to work - you have to have really good eyes, and make sure you have the screen on the "Screen": not going off the screen edegs. If you have a big mon - 19" or higher, try changing your Screen Res to 800X600 temp. :w00t:
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iv knows of these for years..... i used them back in ellementary school on my windows 95 machine :P
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elementary shool on windows 95, god I feel old now. The Apple II was just given to the schools when I was in elementary.

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omg lmao!!! i thyink ill have to bet my dad on this lol
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elementary shool on windows 95, god I feel old now.  The Apple II was just given to the schools when I was in elementary.

You got computers? We got these things called books. I hear they are outdated nowadays.

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You got computers? We got these things called books. I hear they are outdated nowadays.


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Haha works for me. Kind of hard to see on 1280x1024 tho.

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i think its easier to see on a tft screen...

my res is 1024x768 on a 14" screen at i can see it.

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thanks

but do I type "xyzzy" in the chatbox? and then shift enter?

or do I just type it when the cursor is above the mine field?

it says start minesweeper and then type "xyzzy", but does that mean

1) type it just after you sent the request
2) type it when it's loading
3) type it when it minesweeper instructions are on screen
4) type it when the blue field has loaded


does the cheat work when I start the game, or also when my "buddy" starts it?

thanks a lot in advance dudes

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thanks

but do I type "xyzzy" in the chatbox? and then shift enter?

or do I just type it when the cursor is above the mine field?

it says start minesweeper and then type "xyzzy", but does that mean

1) type it just after you sent the request
2) type it when it's loading
3) type it when it minesweeper instructions are on screen
4) type it when the blue field has loaded


does the cheat work when I start the game, or also when my "buddy" starts it?

thanks a lot in advance dudes

Huh? :blink:

Minimize everything, open Minesweeper, THEN type it in the Minesweeper screen.

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oh my just saw this :D funny cheat. i need a magnifying glass to see that tiny spot :D



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kool, now to win some bets $$$$$
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I known about this for ages. First saw it on Easter Eggs Archive.

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BOO HI$$!!

This doesnt work on mine :D (Im on Win98se)

I open minesweeper then press the keys "xyzzy" and i see nothing on the desktop anywhere :D

Ah well....... (I havent won 1 time playing that over the years)

Edited by Dude111, 23 October 2008 - 08:42 PM.


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I don't know... I don't think Minesweeper is hard enough to warrant using cheats. Its like that Freecell cheat lol.
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