Most of the work was done by a friend of mine as a project for school. I spent several weeks on refactoring his code, rewriting things, fixing bugs that he created. (No offense, Tejpbit!) But now it’s finally here. So go to Google Play and get Minesweeper Flags Extreme for your phone/tablet!
- New Plugins: SmallerBoard10 and SmallerBoard12. For games on smaller boards (10×10 or 12×12). Bomb explodes a smaller area as well. (Because of the client, it still looks big before you actually use it)
- The better AIs requires the opponent to have at least (AI rating – 800) rating to play. For example, AI Nightmare has 3200. So you need at least 3200 – 800 = 2400 rating to play Nightmare.
- New AI: #AI_Mirror (since AI_Mirror does not have rating, you need to have 2500 rating to play it). This is only the first version of AI_Mirror. Balancing it is not easy. It can be really slow if you play in a special way. It will show information about how you play and give you a “Estimated rating” depending on how well you play (estimated rating will never be more than 2500).
Changes to Minesweeper Flags Extreme Multiplayer Server include:
- Improved performance
Changes to Minesweeper Flags Statistics Server include:
- Added images and text for sharing games, replays and maps on Facebook
- Added scores to replay view
- Added “Tagged Gamelist” query mode
For almost six years I have been working on the Minesweper Flags Extreme project but there has been a huge amount of development during the past six months.
The first version of AI Nightmare appeared only three months ago, and even though it is still not finished there are only a handful of people in the world who manage to win more than 50% of the games.
A few months ago I also launched a new statistics page dedicated to Minesweeper Flags Extreme, which can be located at http://stats.minesweeperflags.net (or stats.zomis.net if you’re lazy). The stats domain is running a Java web application on an Apache Tomcat server.
And in case you wondered, the Minesweeper Flags Extreme project is far from being “finished”. Who knew so many things can be done with the simple Minesweeper?