Windows Minesweeper Cheats and Secrets

Microsoft Minesweeper (formerly just Minesweeper, and also known as Flower Field) is a minesweeper-type video game created by Curt Johnson, originally for IBM's OS/2, that was ported to Microsoft Windows by Robert Donner, both Microsoft employees at the time. First officially released as part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1 in 1990, it was first included in the standard install of Windows 3.1 in 1992, replacing Reversi from Windows 3.0. Microsoft Minesweeper was included without major changes in all subsequent Windows releases until Windows Vista, at which time an updated version by Oberon Media replaced it. In Windows 8 and later the game is not included with a fresh Windows install, but Microsoft Studios has published an updated version of it, developed by Arkadium, on Windows Store.
Cheat codes, console commands, secrets:
_Windows ver. 3.0, 3.1, 3.11_
Cheat: There is a indicator hidden on the screen that will
tell you whether a space is safe.

To turn it on, type:
'xyzzy', then press [ENTER], then [LEFT-SHIFT]

The pixel to look for is in the upper-left of the screen and
therefore can only be seen if you can see desktop wallpaper there.

Sound effects:
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup
copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit
the "winmine.ini" file. Add the line "SOUND=3".

_Windows ver. 3.1, 95_
After begining a new game hold Left & Right mouse buttons. Hold it
while you didnt see a letter 'O'. Press 'Esc'. Timer is stoped
Cheat codes, console commands, secrets and system requirements for Windows Minesweeper free online.

Game description

Game Developer:
Curt Johnson (1992) Oberon Media (2006) Arkadium & Microsoft Casual Games (2012)
Game Genre:
Game Mode:
Game Publisher:
Microsoft (1992–2012)
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