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New: Golly Portable 2.4 (Game of Life simulator) Released

Submitted by tal on January 30, 2013 - 2:24am
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logoGolly Portable 2.4 has been released. Golly Portable is a Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata simulator. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.


ScreenshotGolly is an open source, cross-platform application for exploring Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata. Supports multiple algorithms, including Bill Gosper's super fast hashlife algorithm. Many different types of CA are included: John von Neumann's 29-state CA, Wolfram's 1D rules, WireWorld, Generations, Langton's Loops, Paterson's Worms, etc.

Learn more about Golly...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Golly Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Golly Portable is available for immediate download from the Golly Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Thanks, First Release, Changes

Thanks for your work on this, Tal. You're now on the development team and listed on our team page. You also have access to a development blog for posts about current and upcoming apps you're working on.

I updated the launcher to the current PAL release so it portablizes paths now as well. And it self-contains the Downloads and Rules directories by default instead of storing them locally.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!


I remember writing a version of this game last semester in my computer science class. It's pretty neat.