New App: Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 8, 2011 - 11:53pm

logoRocks'n'Diamonds Portable has been released. Rocks'n'Diamonds is a fast-paced gem collection game in the tradition of Boulder Dash, Emerald Mine, Supaplex and Sokoban. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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  • local multiplayer games (up to 4 players)
  • freely customizable keyboard and joystick support
  • stereo sound effects and music
  • contains levels to play Boulder Dash, Emerald Mine and Sokoban
  • lots of additional levels available (over 10.000)

Learn more about Rocks'n'Diamonds... Installer / Format

Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable is available for immediate download from the Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Thanks John for another game!
Ryan would be happy I think if he knew this was released some 3 years after his first dev tests. BTW you could delete the app page he created back then.

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I'd have based this on Ryan's work, but his version is no longer available. So I just did a quick from-scratch one using PAL.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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I swapped it in for the frontpage and app page on site.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Some years ago, I asked the developers to make the Windows port portable, but they have always stuck to APPDATA.

It should be noted that to play Sokoban/Emerald Mine, etc, you need to select "Level Set" then "parent directory" then "Classic Original Games." Also, the app plays nice with Alt+Enter (for full screen on Windows systems).

Rocks' is much more than a Dig Dug clone. There are tons more levels at the Artsoft web site (, or you can build your own.

I have spent a lot of hours on the Rocks' version of Sokoban - love it!

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I have downloaded a level pack and I have tried putting into the 'levels' folder and launching up the app. There was more than ONE 'levels' folder, so I had to try them all. But this still did not work. Any suggestions?

Look left ===> FAIL (you looked to the right!)