A Two-dimensional Cellular Automaton Crystal
Dean Hickerson and
with Irrational Density
COMPANION PATTERNS AND SOFTWARE
Download a .zip file of the complete pattern collection, or individual patterns below in .lif format:
Programs that can read GoL patterns in .lif format:
for Windows 95/98/NT by Johan Bontes.
Alan Hensel calls this
"by far, the best Life program
for 32-bit Windows ... extremely fast, powerful, and easy to use."
I've seen this demonstrated, and concur with Alan.
ported by Glen Summers, for PC's running MS-Windows 3.1.
A decent port of Xlife to Microsoft Windows. Note that this is
a port of Xlife 2.0, released in 1989.
by John Harper, for PC's running MS-Windows 3.1.
by Andrew Trevorrow, for Macs -- Mac Plus to Power Mac.
Very powerful. Autodetects gliders and oscillators, has
sophisticated editing, does automated searches for new patterns.
- Alan Hensel's lightning-fast
implementation of Life.
- Compressed source for
Xlife 3.0, an X-windows implementation of Life. This accepts .lif patterns,
but expects files to have a .life suffix.
- A semi-official upgrade
Xlife 3.5 at
Achim Flammenkamp's web site. Enhancements are box cut-and-paste
commands and sub-pixel zooming for viewing extremely large patterns.