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Game of Life Pack for Early Macs

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MD5: c7bbc10e3d21c80b7a8cd0b511166eb5
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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Game_of_Life.sit (47.16 KB)
MD5: f5c6a7fb2eb163e422bb1b0a23daa27f
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This app works with: Mini vMac

Right from the 80s, here are some simple implementations of the famous Game of Life cellular automata from John Conway. It is noticeable that "Bill's Life", written by the great Bill Atkinson, has been the very first Game of Life ever written for the Mac. Freeware.

DSK file includes System 6.0.8 with these applications:

Bill's Life 1.0 (1984) by Bill Atkinson
LAZLife 2.0c (1986) by Larry Hutchinson
Life Hack 1.0 (1987) by George Maydwell
NuLife 1.1 (1985?) by Dennis C. De Mars

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements:
Macintosh with 68000 processor
System 1 to 5 on a case-by-case basis.
None of these programs will run on System 7 or later.

Tested successfully on:
Mini vMac for Linux w/System 6.0.8
Mini vMac for MacOSX w/System 6.0.8


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by systemseven - 2018, December 16 - 10:08pm

A nice pack, thanks!