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Noble Ape Simulation
Noble Ape Simulation
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Noble Ape Simulation

Biological simulation.

4.4
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Free
Application is not under development & not supported.

Noble Ape 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 version 0.698

Updated on Oct 13 2014

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

Information

License

Free

Size

285 KB

Developer’s website

http://www.nobleape.com/sim/

Downloads

19754

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Feb 25 2014
0.697
5.0
Feb 25 2014
5.0
Version: 0.697
This is a FUN thing!
Meiner2er
Meiner2er
Oct 25 2011
0.693
3.0
Oct 25 2011
3.0
Version: 0.693
Of course it’s a game. The programmer plays with the users. ;-)
New-User
New-User
May 21 2006
0.680
0.0
May 21 2006
0.0
Version: 0.680
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
0.671
0.0
Sep 30 2005
0.0
Version: 0.671
Quite a wild simulation, the brain view is captivating.
Guest
Guest
Jul 10 2005
0.669
4.5
Jul 10 2005
4.5
Version: 0.669
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 2 2005
0.668
4.5
Jul 2 2005
4.5
Version: 0.668
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?
Guest
Guest
Jul 2 2005
0.668
4.5
Jul 2 2005
4.5
Version: 0.668
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 1 2005
0.668
4.5
Jul 1 2005
4.5
Version: 0.668
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 30 2005
0.667b0
4.5
Jun 30 2005
4.5
Version: 0.667b0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 15 2004
0.666
4.5
Apr 15 2004
4.5
Version: 0.666
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 13 2004
0.666
4.5
Apr 13 2004
4.5
Version: 0.666
Simulation of apes and their cognitive processes? Give me a effing break! This is nothing more or less than a simulation of dots moving around a brightly colored background, plus some bad fireworks! You'd have to do a lot of drugs or be 8 years old to be able to enjoy this! The one thing I can say positive about this "game" - it doesn't take long to download. Or to delete.
Guest
Guest
Oct 29 2003
0.664
4.5
Oct 29 2003
4.5
Version: 0.664
Concibing?
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2003
0.664
4.5
Sep 23 2003
4.5
Version: 0.664
Good thing this is free, as I'd be really upset if I paid for this. What is the actual point of this software? What "cognitive processes" are we observing? Basically, three dots move around on land during the day, and stop moving at night. I'm underwhelmed.
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2003
0.664
4.5
Sep 23 2003
4.5
Version: 0.664
Keyword: "SIMULATION"
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2003
0.664
4.5
Sep 22 2003
4.5
Version: 0.664
This is not a game, but a simulation. I'd prefer a better and extensive documentation, specially if you spent several years concibing this project ;-)
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2003
0.663
4.5
Aug 17 2003
4.5
Version: 0.663
What the hell is the point of this stupid game?? noting happens. these brown dots move around the map. its just so... boring. they dont do anyting.
Guest
Guest
Jul 22 2003
0.663
4.5
Jul 22 2003
4.5
Version: 0.663
I find this hilarious: a program with 3000 downloads generating 15 "reviews", when GraphicConverter gets 648K downloads and has only 114 reviews! That's 10 times the action -- keep it up guys (or gals, whichever)!
Guest
Guest
Jul 22 2003
0.663
4.5
Jul 22 2003
4.5
Version: 0.663
What rot is this idiot going on about? And threats?
Guest
Guest
Jul 22 2003
0.663
4.5
Jul 22 2003
4.5
Version: 0.663
As they say back in Perth, don't come the raw prawn with me, mate, or I'll run you up a gum tree! When the MacUpdate Admin (NIMDAUM backwards, methinks) sees fit to insult misbehaving commenters, it sets a bad precedent. If you want to compete more successfully against VersionTracker, Mr. Mueller, you've got to be more professional. If you think my ridiculing of that tall poppy Tom B was over the line (which it may have been), then delete them -- and delete your own diatribe. You don't want insulted unidentifiable rogue commenters messing up your anonymous public forum, do you?
Guest
Guest
Jul 3 2003
0.662
4.5
Jul 3 2003
4.5
Version: 0.662
I'm in total agreement with the Apple guys, I'm sure. They like NA because it's a cute little demo program -- I'm honestly impressed that you got so much charm into a 48K executable! But you present it as an internationally-acclaimed innovation, the fruit of years of labor. You ever heard of a car model called the Ford Edsel? It's infamous as one of the greatest industrial failures in human history. Know what was wrong with the car? Actually, nothing, except that it was first advertised as a revolution in automotive technology that would change driving forever. Then, when people got their hands on it and discovered it was just another auto, they were bitterly disappointed. That's what I felt when I downloaded NA, and it compelled me to write my scathing first review (which I now somewhat regret). But that's all water under the bridge (an American idiom). I challenge you to show me some deep, surprising intelligence from a future NA version; the current one is nothing more than a pleasant joke, whose capabilities are exhausted in a two-minute demo run. For fook's sake (a Scottish idiom), the NA sim core is about 1800 lines long! How can it have taken more than a couple of months to code?