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by Michael Gottlieb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Notes on Minesweeper3D

Thanks dbwoerner! I wouldn't worry for now about being completely kicked off the leaderboard, because as of a little over a month ago, I've stopped going for records. I basically reached a point of diminishing returns and didn't want to try over and over for one record at a time. I've kept a color-c...
by Michael Gottlieb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Notes on Minesweeper3D

Level-Specific Stuff All boards are different, but some have special features that you should watch out for, or that will require some special solving. Tetrahedron: Really this is just "pointier" than the rest, in the sense that all the adjacent faces have a small angle between them, and you may ha...
by Michael Gottlieb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Notes on Minesweeper3D

Logic Most of the logic here is pretty basic logic, like you'll find in regular minesweeper. And while solving, most of the time, you'll be using that logic. I'm going to cover that but also show some special cases that you don't really see in flat, square minesweeper games. http://mzrg.com/mines/m...
by Michael Gottlieb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Notes on Minesweeper3D

Density and Puzzle Size There are four density options: 10% (Beginner), 15% (Intermediate), 20% (Expert), and 25% (Insane!). For reference, the intermediate board in regular Minesweeper (16x16 with 40 mines) has 15.625% density, and the expert board in regular Minesweeper (16x30 with 99 mines) has ...
by Michael Gottlieb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Notes on Minesweeper3D

Geometries Each board has different geometry, of course - that's what makes them different boards. But as you increase the number of subdivisions per face, the geometry you are solving relies more and more on the way each face gets subdivided. Tiles next to an edge feel similar to tiles in the midd...
by Michael Gottlieb
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Notes on Minesweeper3D
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Notes on Minesweeper3D

Hi all! Michael Gottlieb here. I'm crossposting this article from my website (mzrg.com) at the suggestion of Robert Webb. I currently have about 550 world records on Minesweeper3D, out of some 660 records above 0 seconds. Here is my attempt to write down as much advice and tips/tricks as I can think...