hexceed is a free hexagonal Minesweeper out now for Linux

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Need a new relaxing puzzle game that doesn't require guesswork? Recently hexceed gained a Native Linux port. While the main game is completely free, it does have paid DLC which includes a ton of extra content. The main game has a Very Positive review score on Steam so looks like another quality game to add to your collection.

The Linux port was noted in a recent news post, which also went over another DLC pack that went up adding over 100 new levels to play through. I don't think the gameplay needs much explaining really, it's just an interesting small twist on the well-known mechanics of Minesweeper but looks worth a go.

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4 comments

belisama 25 Jul
I love this game! The settings panel for rebinding the controls doesn't quite work on the Linux version yet (it appears to not be registering the mouse), but if you're okay with the default controls it's great. (I'm not, I like swapping the right and left mouse buttons, so I went back to running it on Steamplay, which is also great!)
Thanks for the heads-up!

Quality variations on the Hexcells theme are always appreciated.
Mambo 26 Jul
Quoting: belisamaI love this game! The settings panel for rebinding the controls doesn't quite work on the Linux version yet (it appears to not be registering the mouse), but if you're okay with the default controls it's great. (I'm not, I like swapping the right and left mouse buttons, so I went back to running it on Steamplay, which is also great!)

I think it's just poor design of the bindings editor that disallows reusing existing bindings, making it hard to swap; assigning an unused key first gets around the restriction.

If you still can't get it to work, add the following line:

<pref name="RebindOverrides" type="string">eyJiaW5kaW5ncyI6W3siYWN0aW9uIjoiUGxheWVyL0NsZWFyU2FmZUhleCIsImlkIjoiMGIxOGEzMDMtMzU1Zi00Yzk0LWJhMzktZWE2ZjgyMzNhZTQ4IiwicGF0aCI6IjxNb3VzZT4vcmlnaHRCdXR0b24iLCJpbnRlcmFjdGlvbnMiOiIiLCJwcm9jZXNzb3JzIjoiIn0seyJhY3Rpb24iOiJQbGF5ZXIvUGluSGV4IiwiaWQiOiI2ZGIzNzY3NS1jYjdjLTRmYWQtYjRiZi03MjRjMGI4NWQ5NWEiLCJwYXRoIjoiPE1vdXNlPi9sZWZ0QnV0dG9uIiwiaW50ZXJhY3Rpb25zIjoiIiwicHJvY2Vzc29ycyI6IiJ9XX0=</pref>

after the <unity_prefs version_major="1" version_minor="1"> line inside .var/app/com.valvesoftware.Steam/.config/unity3d/ToastieLabs/hexceed/prefs (assumes flatpak Steam, otherwise use .config/unity3d/ToastieLabs/hexceed/prefs). This is base64 for {"bindings":[{"action":"Player/ClearSafeHex","id":"0b18a303-355f-4c94-ba39-ea6f8233ae48","path":"<Mouse>/rightButton","interactions":"","processors":""},{"action":"Player/PinHex","id":"6db37675-cb7c-4fad-b4bf-724c0b85d95a","path":"<Mouse>/leftButton","interactions":"","processors":""}]}
lukas333 26 Jul
I love any variation of minesweeper
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