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Golly

By Andrew Trevorrow

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Description

Golly is an open source, cross-platform application for exploring Conway's Game of Life and many other types of cellular automata.

Key features:
Supports bounded and unbounded universes, with cells of up to 256 states.
Supports multiple algorithms, including Bill Gosper's super fast hashlife algorithm.
Many different types of CA are included: John von Neumann's 29-state CA, Wolfram's 1D rules, WireWorld, Generations, Langton's Loops, Paterson's Worms, etc.
Reads RLE, macrocell, Life 1.05/1.06, dblife, and MCell files.
Can extract patterns and rules from zip files.
Can download patterns and rules from online archives.
Includes a state-of-the-art pattern collection.
Unlimited undo/redo.
Extensive help, with an integrated Life Lexicon.

What's New in Version 1.1

- This version introduces a new rule format. A file in the new format has a .rule extension and contains all the information about the rule: its name, description, table/tree data, and any color/icon information.

- The RuleTable and RuleTree algorithms have been replaced by a new algorithm called RuleLoader.

- If the Paste button sees pasteboard text starting with "@RULE rulename" then it will save the text as Documents/Rules/rulename.rule and switch to that rule.

- When the Rule dialog is switched to the RuleLoader algorithm it will display links to all the .rule files in Documents/Rules/ and to the supplied .rule files.

- Icons can be displayed at scales 1:8, 1:16 and 1:32 by turning on the "Show icons" option in either the Settings tab or the Pattern tab's state picker window.

- Fixed a bug that could cause the Undo/Redo buttons to be incorrectly enabled/disabled after tapping STOP.

- The Open tab has READ and EDIT links that let you display or change the contents of pattern files. Only files stored in the Documents folder can be edited.

- After tapping on a DELETE link you now get a warning dialog asking if you really want to delete the corresponding file.

- The size of text in the Help tab has been increased.

- Added support for iTunes file sharing.

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Customer Reviews

Surpassed expectations

I love game of life, I'm hooked. But this DEFINITELY surpassed my expectations. I was happily surprised when I saw the save and load options, the preset patterns and a DOWNLOAD BUTTON! I think this is the best yet!

Amazing

I have Golly on my PC as well as on my IPad and I was surprised at how easy it was to use.

It is amazing what you can create with this :)

It doesnt work on IOS 10 though

This is a wonderful app

This app even has John Von Neumann's self replicating machine

Golly
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 7.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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