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Conway's GOL

rated 3.14 / 5 stars
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Sep 27, 2008 | 6:32 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Was able to increase performance by removing the option to toggle the sound on and off. Sorry if you hate the music. :X

Conway's game of life is a simulation with a few basic rules. You can interect with this version as its moving, or just set up the initial board and watch it go.

You should be aware that your computer may have trouble running this game. If that is the case, first turn of the music (by using the up arrow). If you still have problems, its because your computer is too old. :'(

Anyway, I hope you enjoy playing around with it. If you want to know more about the game check out the information link on the intro screen.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

I enjoy this

gumOnShoe, you know this isn't really a game to be played, so I can't really give more than a 6.

It's oddly slow, meaning the code itself is inefficient. I'd recommend adding the ability to drag/hold the mouse and be able to draw long lines.

This is very slow, and can be improved drastically. Would you mind if I submitted a similar game in the future?

Also, if I may postulate, the scores can be raised greatly if you have an intro slide, showing some cool initial formaions like mother hives, gliders, etfc.

EH. I liked the fact that it's here and works, which makes me happy, but it can be improved. Thanks for taking the effort to do this though.


Rated 1 / 5 stars

improve the programming

first off I think there is a memory leek that gets worse with each round you go through. 2nd off rather then loop through every square (which lord knows weather or not your doing) you might just have an array of "active" squares that you advance one steep along with their suroundings. ofcourse that involves it's own programming problems. (I've only done some simple java so I might just be talking out of my ass)

gumOnShoe responds:

Turns out it was the music that was making it freak out, if you get the chance, you might want to try it again.

I did program it the way you thought it should be programmed. Why check every square? That would be crazy.