Fine Sweeper is a Minesweeper variant with additional features such as a campaign mode, “classic mode”, item drops, leader-boards, and achievements.
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Very Positive (164 reviews) - 89% of the 164 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2015

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January 15

Important for your saved games!

The January update (1.2.1.102) is finally here and despite my best effort, I've already got a report that it ate a player's save game. So if you have a great run in progress, and you want to finish it before updating, here's what you can do:

  • In your Steal library, right click on Fine Sweeper and select "Properties"
  • Switch to the "betas" tab.
  • Select the "legacy" branch. That's the old, DirectX9c version of the game
  • Restart Steam.

Once you've finished your game, please switch Fine Sweeper back to the "default" branch to receive the latest updates and enjoy the DirectX 11 version of the game.

Sorry for the inconveniences.

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January 8

January Update is in Beta

The release candidate update of Fine Sweeper to DirectX 11 just hit beta and with it, there's a number of additions & fixes. Should you experience any issues, please head to the forums and let me know.

Should everything run smoothly, expect the game in the main branch in the next 10 days or so.

Here are the Patch Notes, see below for FAQ.

Patch Notes 1.2.1.001
Added:
  • Added "DirectX 11" to the version button.
  • Option to switch theme colors off
  • Option to turn off floating score pop-ups
  • Option to turn off craters
  • New background for non-colorful mode.
  • Community translation support (see FAQ, below) for
    • Afrikaans
    • Albanian
    • Belarusian
    • Bosnian
    • Bulgarian
    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Estonian
    • Finnish
    • Greek
    • Hungarian
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Macedonian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Serbian
    • Slovak
    • Slovene
    • Swedish
    • Ukrainian
Changed:
  • Upgraded from DirectX9 to DirectX11!
  • More performant time calculations
  • Better looking explosions!
  • Increased cap for hearts collected stat from 1000 to 100000. (Doesn't affect achievements, it's just for your bookkeeping)
  • Moved up floating scores on tiles to allow for faster playstyles
  • Updated Fine Sweeper logo to latest design
  • Adapted Fine Sweeper logo for Cyrillic languages
  • Updated year in the logo screen
Fixed:
  • Level-skipping exploit in Classic Mode
  • Wrong or even negative flag count
  • Digits grouping would not extend to player's neighborhood on the leaderboards
  • Memory leak on each level start due to sprites not properly flushing.
  • Line breaks in certain strings

F.A.Q.

Will my saved games from the previous version work with the new one?
Yes, saved games are compatible between version.

OMFG! What did you do to my hi-score?!
It's safe, don't worry: There are separate leaderboards for the beta version and the main branch. It's perfectly fine to test the beta and return to the main version with your high-scores (and all other progress) intact. Only the beta leaderboards are subject to unannounced wipes.

What does "Community Translation Support" mean exactly?
Fine Sweeper's texts get loaded from a corresponding .json files in the game's root\languages folder. Should you be interested in localizing Fine Sweeper in a new language, you can just edit the "eng.json" file and save it under a new name, following the ISO 639-2 specification for the filename for all supported languages, e.g. "slv.json" for Slovene. However, a couple of language-specific aspects cannot be edited in this file, such as thousands grouping or the text on the No Flags Bonus icon. Those get set automatically for the supported languages.

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Just Updated



Version 1.2 introduces a brand new scoring system and features new special abilities. Save up on extra-lives in the Bank of Hearts and reap the rewards such as auto-flagging or securely opening tiles. Players who pride themselves in good memory and fast sweeping skills get the points they deserve and new challenges they seek. Fine Sweeping!

About This Game

Fine Sweeper is a re-envisioning of the good old casual game we’re all familiar with since Windows 3.11 came along, and we collectively sunk millions of productive hours into an ugly little thing called Minesweeper. Still itching for a fix but you can’t look at the hopelessly outdated and functional presentation any more? Now there’s cure: Fine Sweeperinherits and expands upon the best traits of the genre.

Players who just randomly clicked tiles open in past and never got the addictive rules have the option to learn the mechanics with a little tutorial slideshow. Seasoned players can test their abilities in the “Classic Mode” without extra-lives. Or set up your game independent from the campaign mode to either be a stroll in the park or a dash Through the Fire and Flames.

The campaign offers levels increasing in difficulty and size of the playing field while staying true to the core mechanics. It offers newcomers and veterans a challenge without the game being unfair, item drops will help you progress, and a little mishap near the end doesn’t mean “Game Over” right away.

Further, Fine Sweeper is now integrated into Steam: There are 18 + 1 achievements waiting to be unlocked, global and local leaderboards, your progress and settings will be synced with the Steam Cloud so you can keep progressing no matter where you are.

Please note: Fine Sweeper won’t guarantee guessing-free boards, there’s always an element of luck involved to progress (especially on higher levels), still your first click remains always safe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280×720 minimum resolution, 512 MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11.0 compatible
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