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Offline Deleter

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[REDUCED RES] Life
« on: August 10, 2008 »
Well I originally intended to do scrolling text and music, but ran out of steam, and I've never done anything with text and couldn't find any simple tutorials or anything on this site. This is basically a version of conway's life with a couple of interesting properties:

-fade out of cells when they "die" for more graphical effect
-random killing based on a sin wave using the system timer as input
-"just dead" cells add fractional cell counts, thus a sudden extinction will elicit new cells


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Re: [REDUCED RES] Life
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 »
I love these things.  Maybe one day we'll have a CA comp?
Good entry Deleter!

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Re: [REDUCED RES] Life
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 »
Very nice little demo. It seems that the cells never compleatly went into a final pattern. Very interesting take on Conway's concept.
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Re: [REDUCED RES] Life
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 »
It seems that the cells never compleatly went into a final pattern.

Yeah, thats due to the random killing thing, every so often the population will rapidly decrease and then grow back. It is based on a sin wave, so its not the most natural looking thing, but its was an interesting experiment nonetheless.

Thanks for the positive feedback, always good to see my work appreciated :)

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Re: [REDUCED RES] Life
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008 »
Im a sucker for cellular automation :)

Nice one Deleter, nice to see you around here again too!

By the way, if you can't find how to do something on the forums, then there's no shame in posting a question, someone here will know how to do what you want.
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Re: [REDUCED RES] Life
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2008 »
That's really cool looking. Looks like the window is "living" in there.  :kewl:

I wonder if it looked cool to animate the entire window with that effect
using window region masks or draw directly to the desktop DC.

Man, that'd be hectic for sure :)
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