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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.

LS_Dragons

(from the Windows XP and 2000 Tips, Tricks,... newsletter)

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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".

LS_Dragons

:)

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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.

LS

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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.

Yeah, I know college seniors that have never been to the campus library, even had one ask me today where it was.

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