Noble Ape Simulation
Noble Ape Simulation
0.698

3.3

Noble Ape Simulation free download for Mac

Noble Ape Simulation

0.698
13 October 2014

Biological simulation.

Overview

Noble Ape Simulation creates a random island environment and simulates the ape inhabitants of the island's cognitive processes. The Simulation is open source and features the Ocelot landscape rendering engine and the scripting language, ApeScript.

What's new in Noble Ape Simulation

Version 0.698:
  • Threading updates
  • Moving Noble Ape towards distributed simulations

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New-User
21 May 2006

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I find it inspiring that a complex simulation such as this is only 64k. It could easily have ended up being some slow 5MB java joke. But instead the developer went with efficient design. Kudos sir. Perhaps MacUpdate can see fit to place this program in a more appropriate category than "Games" It gives hope that there are still programmers who can write compact efficient code. Especially on MacOS X.
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Version 0.680
Jazzyguy
25 February 2014
This is a FUN thing!
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Version 0.697
Meiner2er
25 October 2011
Of course it’s a game. The programmer plays with the users. ;-)
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Version 0.693
New-User
21 May 2006
I find it inspiring that a complex simulation such as this is only 64k. It could easily have ended up being some slow 5MB java joke. But instead the developer went with efficient design. Kudos sir. Perhaps MacUpdate can see fit to place this program in a more appropriate category than "Games" It gives hope that there are still programmers who can write compact efficient code. Especially on MacOS X.
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Version 0.680
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PieterOpie
PieterOpie
31 October 2011
Did you mean 643K ??
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68kmla
30 September 2005
Quite a wild simulation, the brain view is captivating.
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Version 0.671
Anonymous
10 July 2005
a file doesnt have to be huge to be complex. if you admit you know nothing about the program, why rate it?! i want to thank the developer for making this.
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Version 0.669
Anonymous
02 July 2005
The interface is certainly attractive, but I really need details on what/how these ape cognitive processes are being simulated before I will be impressed. Hard to believe such a small program is actually doing anything sophisticated. Perhaps you could some references to journal articles describing the models on which this simulator is constructed, please? Or is it top-secret?
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Version 0.668
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Noble Ape
Noble Ape
09 July 2005
Thanks for your comments. There is quite a bit of mathematical and philosophical discussion of the cognitive simulation in the original Noble Ape Manuals and Noble Ape Philosophic. Both documents are on the documentation section of the Noble Ape site. Also I wrote a margin about the cognitive simulation in my article on Noble Ape in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Google "Barbalet Computer Graphics IEEE" for links to the article. In short, there is nothing top secret in the Noble Ape Simulation. It is all open source.
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Version 0.668
Anonymous
Anonymous
10 July 2005
If you go to http://www.nobleape.com/sim/ it should address most of your concerns. Why not become a contributor?
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Version 0.669
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 November 2005
Yeah, what he said! And also, where is the "fire" button for this game? I can't seem to kill or capture anything.
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Version 0.675
Anonymous
02 July 2005
I'm writing this review primarily to help restore the rating given to this application to a halfway decent one. I'd hoped that some people who post reviews on this site realized what kind of application they were rating, but apparently I was wrong. This isn't meant to be a terribly entertaining program, and I admit that I couldn't hold my attention for very long, but this at least needs to be appreciated for the amount of effort it must have taken to make this. This program is an impressive simulation mechanism, and it should not be reviewed by peolpe who clearly don't know what they are looking at.
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Version 0.668
Anonymous
01 July 2005
One might easily fail to appreciate NA. At the very least, though, I would expect one simply ito gnore it, rather than heap abuse on it. A simulation might seem boring to someone whose highest aspiration each morning might be to reach the next level of his favorite first-person shooter game. Sorry, just pouring my ration of gasoline on a fire that is struggling to shed light on anything whatsoever.
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Version 0.668
Anonymous
30 June 2005
This is about the oddest application I've ever seen. It reminds me of the 6800 days, when applications had long names and you still didn't know what they did... Held my attention for about 15 seconds, before I became bewildered and trashed it. Definitely a scientific app - not for laymen.
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Version 0.667b0
Anonymous
15 April 2004
Being that this is freeware, I have to say thanks for putting the time into it. I agree that it would not be the sort of thing that I would pay for but then again, it's free. Keep up the good work.
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Version 0.666
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3.3

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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