xdemineur - X11 minesweeper game
] [-display displayname
] [-m mines
is a minesweeper game for the X Window System.
The object of this game is to find the location of the mines hidden in the
minefield and to mark their location by placing a warning flag. You have
exactly as many flags as there are mines. The number of flags that remain to
be placed is displayed in the top left corner of the window and a timer is
displayed in the top right corner.
The game is played using a three buttons mouse, as usual with the X Window
System. The left button (button 1) is used to uncover the square on which you
click (hoping that a mine is not hidden there). The number displayed in an
uncovered square indicates how many mines are located around this square (for
example, a 3 means that there are three mines within the 8 surrounding
squares). The whole game relies on the right use of these numbers. The right
button (button 3) is used to place a flag on a square (this indicates that
there is a mine here). If you click again with the right button on a square
that has a flag, the flag is changed into a question mark: this is useful if
you are trying to guess the possible location of some mine, you can use
question marks to think about it. One more click with the right button and the
question mark disappears. Clicking with the middle button (button 2) on an
uncovered square which has all its flags placed around uncovers the
surrounding cells which have no flags (this will save a lot of time).
Finally, to start a new game, just click on the yellow face above the minefield.
- Print out version number and copyright notice then
- -display displayname
- This option specifies the name of the X server to use. See
- -geometry geom
- This option specifies the initial size and location of the
window. See X(1). The size is expressed in number of columns times number
of rows. The default is 30x16. The minimum number of columns is 12.
- -m mines
- This option specifies the number of mines in the minefield.
If there are more mines than squares in the minefield, the default mine
number is used.
Please report any bug you could find in xdemineur to
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Also, you should tell me the customizations
you may have done, such as adding new functions to the game or making
modifications to allow the game to run on your system.
Copyright (C) 1993-1999 Marc Baudoin <email@example.com>
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that
the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. The
author makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any
purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
Marc Baudoin <firstname.lastname@example.org>