Users could set the start up pattern and then let it run – though it could not be stopped once started, though as I used an interrupt service routine to display the screen it didn’t suffer from the grey screen problem (“fast mode” for you johnnie-come-latelys with your ZX81s).
I loved watching the patterns move and whirl across the screen and even though the only way I could get this to restart was to switch the computer off and on and reload the program from tape, I did it over and over again.
I just wish I had the code still… but at least I can still play the game with this great little java applet.
- Music synthesized from the Game of Life (hackaday.com)
- Blog – First Conservation Laws Derived For Virtual Universe (technologyreview.com)