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November 5th, 1999

[4:30 PM] More Minsweeper Madness In The Form Of A Public Beta
by Staff

In what is turning into a bonanza week for Minesweeper fans, another Minesweeper game has hit the market. Carrot Software has released a public beta of their version called Mega Minesweeper. Mega Minesweeper is a feature packed collection of Minesweeper games, and the company even provides a list of reasons for you to try it. ;-) According to Carrot Software:

Carrot Software is pleased to announce the availability of Mega Minesweeper in a public beta release.  It is now available for download.  This game is being released to the Macintosh community as freeware!

Some of it's features:

  • Supports fields sizes of up to 32,767 x 32,767
  • Thousands of colors for great looking graphics!
  • Fully optimized for Appearance Manager (proportional thumbs, theme compliant dialogs, live scrolling, etc.)
  • Offscreen drawing to support flicker-free updates and FAST scrolling.
  • Allows user interaction while playing.
  • Save and Open Games via Navigation Services or Standard open/save boxes.
  • Floating Window containing Statistics.
  • Floating Navigator window.
  • Choose from Small, Medium, or Large field sizes.
  • Customize the appearance of Mega Minesweeper with Theme based plug-ins.
  • Customize the sound effects with plug-ins.

System Requirements: - PowerPC running 8.1 or newer (8.6 recommended) - Monitor that supports thousands of colors (16-bit)

Reasons to try it:

  • "Ah, I can finally get rid of Virtual PC!"
  • "Perhaps the most convincing argument to date against running Windows"
  • "The best of Windows is now available on the Mac... FREE!"
  • "The best of Windows is now available on the Mac. Only better. As usual."
  • "Because Mac users have down time, too. Sometimes."
  • "One less reason for PC Weenies to bash the Mac."
  • "Do not exceed daily dosage without a prescription."
  • "Warning: Contents may be extremely addictive."
  • "For people who want to have even less of a life than they do now."
  • "It's Minesweeper. Only better."

You can find more information and download links for the public beta at the company's web site.

Carrot Software



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