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RIP John Conway. Game of Life.

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Forwarded from the Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group (SVFIG) mailing list:

 

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On 8 April 2020, Conway, who had been struggling with health problems
for years, developed a fever from COVID-19. On 11 April 2020, Conway
died at age 82.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway


There's a tribute on xkcd ...

https://xkcd.com/2293/


The Game of Life has been a popular topic in the Forth community:

http://www.forth.org/fd/FD-V18N1.pdf

http://www.forth.org/svfig/kk/05-2006.html

 

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He will keep on living inside countless computers across the globe. Nothing is dead which is remembered...

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An assembly code version of Conway's Game of Life, code written by Mark Wills in December 2005.

Presented here as a small (19k) zip file, TI Life will run in the emulator PC99 (/PC99w) using the Editor Assembler module - the object code is in the display fixed 80 format. Source code is included together with a small howto text file. Nice, fun programme.
 Remembering John Conway.

For other emulators use Ti99Dir to convert the dsk file in the zip.

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tilife.zip

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This is the version of LIFE that I wrote in 1986.


I included it on a disk of freeware along with SUPERSAVE.
So it probably didn't get seen widely.

 

  • I modified it today (4/15/20), adding John Conway's name. 
  • I also added REDO, BACK, AID keys. 
  • I inserted Tursi's LOADCHAR routine for the cartridge version. 
  • Finally, I put in an Easter Egg.


The ZIP has the objects in TIFILES and sources in plain text.

 

The DSK file has the sources and runnables. It is V9T9 format.

 

https://gitlab.com/FarmerPotato/gameoflife  has the whole thing plus a README.
 

This distribution was built with Ralph Benziger's XDT99.

 

GAMEOFLIFE.ZIP

GAMEOFLIFE.DSK

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In that respect, the XKCD comic (linked above) feels quite poignant.

 

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20 minutes ago, INVISIBLE said:

What no cartridge .BIN?

For Mark Wills’ ?


In my Zip file you’ll find LIFE_C.bin

 

 

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34 minutes ago, FarmerPotato said:

For Mark Wills’ ?


In my Zip file you’ll find LIFE_C.bin

 

 

My BAD!  My apologies.  Time to link it to the repository.  Thanks!

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On 4/17/2020 at 11:14 AM, INVISIBLE said:

My BAD!  My apologies.  Time to link it to the repository.  Thanks!

Feel free to copy LIFE_C.bin into any binary collection  - just link back to this thread for the source code. Or better yet , include the gitlab link. Everywhere Everything is there.

 

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