- Minecraft modder creates a playable version of Minesweeper using redstone, showcasing their talent for innovative creations.
- The modder used redstone circuits to create displays with numbers and flags, allowing players to interact with the tiles.
- To replicate the randomness of Minesweeper, the modder developed a Python script to convert boards from the Minesweeper Online website into Minecraft.
A Minecraft modder has used redstone to create a playable version of the iconic game Minesweeper. Redstone is used to make all kinds of Minecraft contraptions, from automated doors and elevators to more complex ones.
Speaking of creating playable versions of other games with redstone, Minecraft players have recreated Geometry Dash and other hits, like Tetris and Wordle. This time, however, it was time for Minesweeper, one of the most famous games in history, to get its blocky version. First released in 1990 as part of the Windows Entertainment Pack, Minesweeper was part of the history of Microsoft’s operating system until Windows 8, when the game was removed and published for free on the Microsoft Store. For many years, Minesweeper was PC users’ favorite time killer, challenging logic and deduction to open all the tiles without detonating the mines. To bring back the feeling of nostalgia, a talented Minecraft modder has created their version of the famous puzzle.
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Reddit user mattbatwings2 created a playable version of Minesweeper in Minecraft using redstone. They showed a video displaying a large grid where they select cells and open areas without detonating any mines. On YouTube, the OP showed the complete creation process, which begins by creating redstone lamp displays with numbers and other signs like the flag to mark suspicious tiles. Other steps include the creation of a redstone circuit to send commands and the solution for the player to interact with the tiles. In this case, the modder placed two note blocks, a Minecraft block often used in musical projects, where one block opens the cell and the other flags it.
One big aspect of Minesweeper is that it doesn’t repeat the location of the mines, and to reproduce this, the modder found a way out in programming. They created a Python script to convert a board from the Minesweeper Online website into Minecraft, allowing players to import their boards. While the playable version of Minesweeper impressed the Minecraft community, this isn’t the first time mattbatwings2 has created something incredible using redstone. Known for their elaborate constructions, they recreated the famous game Snake in Minecraft, functional versions of Flappy Bird, Atari’s Breakout, and MS Paint.
Making contraptions using redstone is a favorite form of entertainment for tech-savvy Minecraft players, who bring impressive ideas like mattbatwings2’s Minesweeper to life. With so much already possible in Minecraft with redstone, the future holds even more potential for the block with the addition of new improvements. One of these was introduced last year when Minecraft announced the crafter, a new block that crafts items upon receiving redstone signals.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game that puts players in procedurally generated worlds and offers them no guidance whatsoever in where to go or what to do, creating a sense of freedom that was unparalleled in 2011. Minecraft has gone on to become the highest-selling video game of all time.
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