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by JohanB
December 22nd, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Logic Life Search
Replies: 187
Views: 63420

Re: Logic Life Search

Search for orphans (GoE's) does not seem to work. **EDIT: found the solution, see at the bottom** I run lls with the following command line ./lls -S glucose -v 3 --check_orphan GoE1.txt and the this output: Getting search pattern... Creating search pattern to see if file "GoE1.txt" contains an orpha...
by JohanB
April 11th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searching algorithms
Replies: 44
Views: 44698

Re: Searching algorithms

Genetic algorithms are total failure for GOL. On the other hand statistical based algorithms are good direction which wasn't explored well enough yet.
I'm currently doing a master's in CS in this subject.

As and when things progress to a postable state I'll keep you updated.
by JohanB
February 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: LifeCube - new fast AVX iterator (in C++)
Replies: 8
Views: 5008

Re: LifeCube - new fast AVX iterator (in C++)

I've had a look at your rather marvellous code and I've come up with the following implementation. section .data ;start: dw 0xEEEE, 0xEEEE,0xEEEE, 0xEEEE,0xEEEE, 0xEEEE,0xEEEE, 0xEEEE start:dw 0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff,0xFFff;dw 0x3333,0x3333,0x3333,0x3333,0x3333,0x3333,0x3333...
by JohanB
July 8th, 2016, 8:43 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: https version of conwaylife.com has invalid certificate
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

https version of conwaylife.com has invalid certificate

If I access https://conwaylife.com I get an error about an invalid certificate. The exact message is: conwaylife.com is using an invalid certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following domains: *.webfaction.com, webfaction.com Error: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN Is there a way to fix this?...
by JohanB
July 7th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1318
Views: 310977

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

In the previous releases the First reset did not reset the camera (which can be manually reset at any time using hotkey "v"). Given we have a vote for the old method what do other people prefer? I personally like the new behaviour. Reset just resets. It's not a showstopper so if @simeks feels stron...
by JohanB
July 7th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v3.1
Replies: 355
Views: 156513

Re: apgsearch v3.1

Would it be possible to have precompiled executables for Win64 (and possibly other platforms). Right now I have to pre-install gcc and jump through several hoops even though the OS is basically the same every time. Esp the requirement to install Cygwin is something that's holding me back from doing ...
by JohanB
July 7th, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life Links
Replies: 56
Views: 153121

Re: Game of Life Links

Done. It's nice to see Life32 in operation again. ....


I've replied to your questions in the Life32 thread.
by JohanB
July 7th, 2016, 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The resurrection of Life32
Replies: 4
Views: 3861

Re: The resurrection of Life32

It's nice to see Life32 in operation again. What versions of Windows will Life32v2.18 run on? It might make sense to set expectations in the README. It should run on anything from XP onwards, although it's developed on a Win7 64-bit machine. I'm having some trouble on a Windows 7 laptop. Windows sh...
by JohanB
July 7th, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The resurrection of Life32
Replies: 4
Views: 3861

Re: The resurrection of Life32

A bug having to do with the bounding box in patterns saved by Life32v2.16, still seems to be there in the new v2.18. As a quick test I opened a file, copperhead_synth.rle, containing this pattern: x = -219, y = -28, rule = H:B3/S23 {same RLE} I'm not sure if it's still possible to make Life32 produ...
by JohanB
July 6th, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life Links
Replies: 56
Views: 153121

Re: Game of Life Links

Can you pls update the link for Life32 to https://github.com/JBontes/Life32
by JohanB
July 6th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The resurrection of Life32
Replies: 4
Views: 3861

The resurrection of Life32

The latest version of Life32 (2.18) can now be downloaded from https://github.com/JBontes/Life32/archive/master.zip V2.18 has been tested on Win7 64-bit, but it should work on all versions from XP onwards. Many a year ago I wrote Life32, but then I suffered a HD-crash and lost access to (most of) my...
by JohanB
June 15th, 2016, 4:26 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1318
Views: 310977

Re: Request: close shortcut key and grab focus on start.

My preference would be to option 1. [esc] closes the player if popup and pauses it if inline. Try this build. The standalone viewer also grabs the keyboard focus (until you click somewhere else or move the mouse over and then off the viewer). Yep that works like a charm. Very nice. BTW what do you ...
by JohanB
June 14th, 2016, 4:35 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1318
Views: 310977

Re: Request: close shortcut key and grab focus on start.

The options are: [esc] closes the standalone LifeViewer but pauses playback on the inline LifeViewers [esc] closes the standalone LifeViewer and does nothing on the inline LifeViewers we pick a different shortcut key Feel free to vote! My preference would be to option 1. [esc] closes the player if ...
by JohanB
June 12th, 2016, 11:33 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1318
Views: 310977

Request: close shortcut key and grab focus on start.

1. Can I have a shortcut key to close the viewer? I find myself doing the following: Read a post, click on "show in viewer" play around with the pattern (using the keyboard). continue with the rest of the thread... Oh wait viewer is in the way. Press [esc]. I then have to aim for the X with the mous...
by JohanB
June 11th, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: 64-bit code for fast generation of patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1998

Re: 64-bit code for fast generation of patterns

I plan to first implement it in CopperSearch. I'm hoping to speed that up by a considerable factor. When I have a running implementation I'll get back to you. Your code looks pretty optimized. Obviously my running time is still O(n), but at least the constant factors are as small as I can get them. ...
by JohanB
June 11th, 2016, 1:37 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: 64-bit code for fast generation of patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1998

64-bit code for fast generation of patterns

Let me introduce myself. My name is Johan Bontes,some people may know me as the author of Life32. I've recently been playing around with some better algorithms and thought I've share some early code. A suggestion to speed-up GoL calculations Here's some x64 assembly to generate a 8x8 cell. The code ...