GPULife
GPULife 1.0.1
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GPULife is a screensaver which displays Conway's Game of Life, implemented entirely as an OpenGL shader. As a result, it uses almost no CPU power as it runs, and it can achieve very high framerates.
What's New
Version 1.0.1: GPULife is now a universal binary.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, high-end video card.



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luciano1 commented on 06 May 2007
It only displays white dots that fills the screen.
That's not Conway's Game of Life!!!
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Lorem Ipsum reviewed on 09 Mar 2006
Looks fine and actually runs life on PowerBook G4
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The MacDoctor commented on 09 Mar 2006
just produces white dots, useless

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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2005
Yeah, I'm running an AGP Radeon 9000 Pro Mac Edition (128) on two monitors and I also just get the white dots, and no interactoin.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2005
same here. Radeon 9000. It just puts random white dots on a black background, and crashes when switching between options and test.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 May 2005
Radeon 9200 in the Mac mini ... it puts a random dot pattern up and adds new cells, but doesn't actually run any Life generations.
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2005
Runs at 86.7 FPS on an X800 and 30" display. THe preview runs at over 1300 FPS.
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2005
will it work on a ATI 9000? the 9200 is weaker than the 9000 isnt it?
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Michael Ash (developer) replied on 16 May 2005
The list on the web site is simply a list of cards that have been confirmed to work, and it's not intended to be a list of minimum requirements. The worst that can happen is a black screen, though, so you can try it without any worries. If it does work, please let me know.
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mswfujowdffyc had trouble on 09 Mar 2006
Look, if you're getting white dots, then your card doesn't support pixel shaders. That's the minimum for this to run, which means you need a radeon 9550, or geforce fx5200 or higher. Radeon 9000 is definitely not good enough. Once it does run though...using backlight, this thing clocks about 2-3% cpu usage, tops.
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Downloads:3,975
Version Downloads:2,768
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:09 Mar 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GPULife is a screensaver which displays Conway's Game of Life, implemented entirely as an OpenGL shader. As a result, it uses almost no CPU power as it runs, and it can achieve very high framerates.


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