Description

Interesting version of computer realization of the mathematical game of "Life" invented by British mathematician John Conway in 1970. This game is the best-known‏ example of cellular automaton.

Venue of the game - "the universe" - is marked on the cell surface, unlimited, limited, or closed. Every cell on this surface can be in two states: dead or alive. The player does not take a direct part in the game. He only puts the initial configuration of live cells, which then interact according to certain rules without his participation. These rules lead to a huge variety of "life" that may arise in the game.

This implementation provides you with an "unlimited" size of the Universe. It can be scaled, loaded and saved in many popular file formats. Also, there is an opportunity‏ to set rules for the game, the time of the new generations, etc. Editor stores user actions (who can roll them up to a specific moment, if necessary), transformations, such as rotations or flips, applicable on the selected areas.‏ It is possible to work with the clipboard that allows you to copy and paste the samples when it's necessary. Also, you can choose the color for the states of cells, gridlines, and background. The game has a friendly and intuitive user interface‏ that will help to fill gameplay with new feelings.

Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10

English

.NET Framework 4.5 or higher.

Key Features

  • Work with clipboard
  • Hotkeys support
  • Undo/Redo commands support for most operations
  • "Unlimited" size of the universe
  • The coloring of living cells in different colors depending on the previous state
  • Transformations of the selected area, such as rotation and flip
  • Fitting and centering of the pattern to the screen
  • Support of the following formats (load/save): RLE, Cells, Lif 1.05, Lif 1.06
  • Various rules of the game: you can choose the predefined rules or set them manually
  • Saving the screenshot to file or clipboard

History of changes

  • v2.2.1 Released: 2/19/2015
    This update fixed some bugs.
    • Fixed: bug with incorrect behavior on default update interval value.
    • Misc: Program installer has been updated.
  • v2.0.2.0 Released: 1/31/2012
    This update fixed some bugs.
    • Fixed: bug with closing the application when pattern saving is canceled.
    • Misc: More general improvements, fixes, and optimizations.
  • v2.0.0.0 Released: 11/20/2011
    This release has completely redesigned kernel of the game that allows you to use unlimited gaming space, also were added many useful features.
    • New: "Unlimited" size of the universe.
    • New: Work with a clipboard.
    • New: Transformation of selected areas, such as rotations and reflections.
    • New: Coloring of living cells in different colors depending on its previous state.
    • New: Support commands Undo/Redo for most operations.
    • New: Editor tracking changes and, if necessary, notification of the possibility of losing.
    • New: Support hotkeys.
    • New: Fitting and centering of the pattern to the screen.
    • New: Color settings: state of the cells, background, grid lines, etc.
    • New: Support the following formats: Cells, Lif 1.05, Lif 1.06.
    • New: Additional predefined rules of the game.
    • New: Recording errors in the log file.
    • New: Remembering last window size and location.
    • New: Added help file for the application.
    • New: Added End User License Agreement.
    • Improved: Optimized performance.
    • Removed: Game modes: closed and finite, because the new version adds the unlimited mode.
    • Removed: Some UI elements because of uselessness due to change in the game engine.
    • Updated: TAlex.WPF.Controls 1.2.5.0.
    • Misc: Modified installer application: now it sets the association with the files that are supported by the application.
    • Misc: More general improvements, fixes, and optimizations.
  • v1.7.23.38 Released: 11/30/2010
    This update adds support for the format RLE, different rules of the game, and many minor additions, changes, and improvements.
    • New: Installer for the application.
    • New: Support the popular format RLE.
    • New: Various rules of the game: you can choose predefined rules or set manually.
    • New: Added opportunity to save screenshots of the game field in the file or clipboard.
    • Removed: Support of internal format for storing patterns.
    • Misc: Minor changes in the user interface.
    • Misc: More general improvements, fixes, and optimizations.
  • v1.2.16.25 Released: 10/7/2010
    This update added some improvements to the editor.
    • Improved: Editor: now it's possible to draw a series of cells without releasing the mouse button.
  • v1.2.15.23 Released: 10/5/2010
    This update adds minor changes in the user interface and small changes and improvements.
    • Misc: Redesigned user interface.
    • Misc: Updated application icon.
    • Misc: More general improvements, fixes, and optimizations.
  • v1.0.0.1 Released: 7/19/2009
    This update adds minor changes in the user interface.
    • New: Added application icon.
    • New: Added information in the status bar.
  • v1.0.0.0 Released: 7/02/2009
    First stable release.