I have an implementation of life running, using my display code for the 132x132 nokia display, and an M644. I'd like to make it a true copy of the Cromemco Dazzler version, which I was lusting after in high school. Does anyone out there have an actual screen picture of the Dazzler playing life?
The Dazzler was the first color video card, with glorious SIX BIT color, variable screen resolution, and blazing fast 1Mby/sec DMA!
I found the manual online, which says that death cells are red. My question is wether they stay red (as in screen ends up as mostly red cells) or do they somehow go to black after another generation?
I need to work on some speedups, but it's running now with 64x64 resolution, which was not the highest resolution the dazzler could do, but at 128x128, I'm down to single pixel cells on a 1" display, and they're hardly visible.
The 64x64 version takes less than 2k ram since I'm using two bits per cell.
Anyway, since I'm doing my tribute to the Dazzler, I thought I'd like to get it as close as possible to the real thing.