My Game Of Life
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My Game of Life is a Cocoa-based implementation of Conway's Game of Life. This is an open source project. Source code is available at:
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Automatically saves user settings:
    • Cell behaviour
    • World size and colors
    • Window size and position
  • Allow cut/copy/paste and clear selected cells.
  • Improved cycles per second indicator.
  • Added zoom level indicator.
  • Made compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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fyreflye commented on 12 Jan 2008
The downloaded app. does not open on my OS X 10.4.11 intel MacBook while the golly 1.3 Mac Universal build works with no issues. Any suggestions?
[Version 1.0.3]

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Eneko Alonso (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
This is my first application ever in XCode. First it was only 10.5, due to some new objects I used. On this version I removed those components and tried to compile it for 10.4, but apparently I missed something.

I'll try to find what it is :)

Peter da Silva commented on 01 Jan 2008
Why on earth would this require Leopard?
[Version 1.0.2]

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Eneko Alonso (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2008
I know! It's a pain it requires Leopard.

This is because it uses the new components from XCode 3.0 for the toolbar.

I have pending to develop a version without this requirement, hopefully I'll have it soon.

Peter da Silva replied on 03 Jan 2008
That's one thing that Microsoft did right. If you uses a newer component (library, what have you) in your app, you can include that component with it. Their implementation was horrible, of course, because they used simple unversioned names rather than versioned file paths to identify components (which led to DLL Hell), but the goal was sound.

Eaglelouk commented on 31 Dec 2007
I don't really understand what it is.. Can someone help me ? oO
[Version 1.0.2]

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Eneko Alonso (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2007
My Game of Life is a cellular automation "game". Although it is called a game, it is a zero player game, so the only thing the user can do is watch the evolution of the cells, besides modifying some cells and creating some structures.

There is more info about the history of this game and its rules at Wikipedia:

Thanks for the interest for downloading this tool (my first Mac application :)

Eaglelouk replied on 31 Dec 2007
looks pretty cool for your first app even if the interest of the game is not awesome :p
i'll download it.

fyreflye replied on 12 Jan 2008
Here's a page with a number of links helpful toward understanding and playing the "game:"


Dmarcoot reviewed on 29 Dec 2007
cool. like the retro LED graphics. a zoom in/out on tool ar might be nice. thanks
[Version 1.0.1]

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Version Downloads:2,899
Type:Education : Teaching Tools
Date:11 Jan 2008
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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My Game of Life is a Cocoa-based implementation of Conway's Game of Life. This is an open source project. Source code is available at:

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