GPULife
GPULife
1.0.1

4.3

GPULife free download for Mac

GPULife

1.0.1
09 March 2006

Game of Life screensaver.

Overview

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 in GPULife

Version 1.0.1: GPULife is now a universal binary.

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9 GPULife Reviews

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Anonymous
16 May 2005

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will it work on a ATI 9000? the 9200 is weaker than the 9000 isnt it?
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Version 1.0
Luciano1
06 May 2007
It only displays white dots that fills the screen. That's not Conway's Game of Life!!!
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Version 1.0.1
mswfujowdffyc
10 March 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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Version 1.0.1
Lorem-Ipsum
09 March 2006
Looks fine and actually runs life on PowerBook G4
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Version 1.0.1
The-Macdoctor
09 March 2006
just produces white dots, useless mark
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
17 September 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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
18 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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
16 May 2005
will it work on a ATI 9000? the 9200 is weaker than the 9000 isnt it?
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Mike-mikeash-com
Mike-mikeash-com
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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Version 1.0