May 26, 2018

Simple minesweeper game for X Window System

XVmines is a simple minesweeper game for X Window System.

xvmines creates a rectangle on the screen, divided into equally sized cells. Each cell may contain a mine hence the name xvmines, contain a number indicating the number of mines present in the 8-neighboring cells or be empty.

Initially, all cells are covered with tiles. A tile can be removed, uncovering the cell below, by clicking the left mouse button on it. In addition, a cell can be marked as containing a mine by clicking the right mouse button on it. Note however that marking a cell as containing a mine does not necessarily mean that the cell really contains a mine!

Clicking the middle mouse button on a tile, marks it with a question mark, acting as a reminder mechanism. The user can use the numbers in the uncovered cells to find or sometimes guess … which cells contain mines and which do not.

A game ends when all cells not containing mines have been uncovered and all cells containing mines have been marked, or when a cell containing a mine is uncovered.