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Golly is an open source, cross-platform Game of Life simulator currently under development by Andrew Trevorrow and Tomas Rokicki. Our goal is to write a world-class Life simulator, solicit ideas and help from the planet's best Life hackers, and share some of our excitement. Features Unbounded universe (limited only by memory). Fast, memory-efficient conventional algorithm. Super fast hashing algorithm for highly regular patterns. Responsive even while generating or garbage collecting. Reads RLE, Life 1.05/1.06, and macrocell formats. Can paste in patterns from the clipboard. Auto fit option keeps patterns sized to the window. Full screen option (no menu/status/tool/scroll bars). Built-in HTML help system (thanks to wxWidgets).
Online program help is available here.