The Life Program: Executable or Text Version
The so-called Life Program was a common topic for BASIC programmers back in the 1970's before PCs arrived on the scene.
My program shows how complex, chaotic patterns will emerge from an initial random distribution of "cells", coloured according to their age. The rules for development are extremely simple. For example, cells reproduce when there are two of them together, but not more than five together, and they die at a chosen age.
It also use a 769x1025 integer array, which will only run if your PC has sufficient RAM. Older ones may have a problem, and result in a "DIM Space" error. If this happens, you'll have to use Alt-F4 to return to normality.