GoLife Beta

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  1. Squiffy
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    Squiffy GBATemp's Little Embarrassment

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    GoLife Beta










    Anarcho Mario has released a beta of his homebrew NDS version of Conway's Game of Life, GoLife.



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  2. Maktub

    Maktub GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Cool, but some tips about it's functions on DS would be nice!
     
  3. Tedorama

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    Cant get this to work, tried dldi also, using SC SD
     
  4. Lurick

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    Do you mean how to get it to function, or what function it's supposed to serve?

    As for the latter question, Conway's Game of Life doesn't really HAVE a function/purpose, nor is it really a "game" per se. There's no object. There's no players, not even one. It's completely self-executing, and is essentially a way of watching patterns emerge on a grid with a set standard of rules that determine growth ... a "cellular automoton." It's more of a Zen, meditation thing for mathematicians and programmers than anything else.

    Of course, trying to find initial "seed patterns" that evolve into something interesting is more fun that it sounds.
     
  5. Destructobot

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    It's not working properly on my M3 Simply(1.03). The "game" runs, but the bottom screen doesn't show the zoomed view. All the other functions seem to work correctly.
     
  6. Maktub

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    Hehe, I know.
    But I can't really make out the function of many buttons and it shows just black flashes on the top screen and not a zoomed versin of the actual lower screen.
     
  7. Anarcho Mario

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    Hi,

    destructobot, can you try my new release (http://www.punishmentpark.com/nny/doom/GoLife.zip) and tell me if you still see nothing in the zoomed view ? Apparently it was a bug in the last PAlib that corrupt the Draw16bitRect() function (at random!) but now it works.
     
  8. Destructobot

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    That link doesn't work for me; the site keeps timing out. I'll be happy to try it if I can get it downloaded.
     
  9. Destructobot

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    Finally got it downloaded. I only tested it briefly, but the zoomed view works now, Thanks!
     
  10. Anarcho Mario

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    Cool. Enjoy the game !