I suggest just enjoy the pretty Computer generated graphics.

probably go great with Mozart and mushrooms lol..

this program is in 1024x768 resolution make sure you can run it before you do. also the R key restarts the action at any time and esc key exits.

note also, this is a growing life example that qb64 couldn't display correctly so I simply converted it to do artwork but it has a special task for my purpose, "it models the birth of a singularity"..it takes a while to grow and is super interesting in time depending on how slow your computer is..

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'A multi cell organism in matrix
'-----
scrn& = _NEWIMAGE(1024, 768, 256)
SCREEN scrn&
DIM cell(1025, 770)
DIM Tempcell(1025, 770)
cntr = .5 'radius of shell
CLS
DO
' RANDOMIZE TIMER
' Fill in some contents, otherwise there will be no initial growth. What
' values we put here, is all important.
'000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
'INPUT "NUMBER OF SPORES TO CULTURE: "; nn
nn = 1
'00000000000000000000
'INPUT "NUMBER OF PROTIENS IN LATICE: "; culture '%%%%% this is the start rnd we want
'RANDOMIZE culture '%%%%%
RANDOMIZE nn
'RANDOMIZE TIMER
'*** A change here to Set the original cell with data, not the tempcell ****
FOR f = 0 TO 1025: FOR j = 0 TO 770: cell(f, j) = 1: NEXT j: NEXT f
'CLS , 1
'*** A change here to set where our original cells start at. ****
FOR f = 1 TO nn 'starting with number of cells up to 300
x = 512 ' INT(RND(1) * 1024) + 1
y = 384 'INT(RND(1) * 768) + 1
cell(x, y) = 4
PSET (x, y), 4
NEXT f
' Life Loop:
DO
'*** A change here, to get the tempcell data
'*** Get a buffered snapshot of what the original cell look like at the start of your life loop
FOR f = 0 TO 1025: FOR j = 0 TO 770: Tempcell(f, j) = cell(f, j): NEXT j: NEXT f
FOR f = 1 TO 1024 '80
FOR j = 2 TO 768 '40
' Calculate neighbours of cell:
'*** You're using Tempcell correctly here.
'*** Use it to compare your neighbors as we're not going to change the tempcell.
'*** It's there holding a buffer of unaltered data which we change change our actual, usable data against.
neighbours = 0
'******************************************************
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j - 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j + 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j - 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j - 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j + 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j + 1) = 6 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
'*******************************************************
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j - 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j + 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j - 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j - 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j + 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j + 1) = 7 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
'******************************************************
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j - 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j + 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j - 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j - 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j + 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j + 1) = 12 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
'******************************************************
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j - 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f, j + 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j - 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j - 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f - 1, j + 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
IF Tempcell(f + 1, j + 1) = 4 THEN neighbours = neighbours + 1
'*************************************************************
'IF Tempcell(f - 1, j) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f + 1, j) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f, j - 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f, j + 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f - 1, j - 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f + 1, j - 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f - 1, j + 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'IF Tempcell(f + 1, j + 1) = 1 THEN neighbours = neighbours - 1
'********
' What Happens
'
' if Neighbours is 2 or 3, it lives.
' = 3 born
' >=4 Death
' <2> 1 THEN cell(f, j) = 4: PSET (f, j), 4 ''if cell is dead and has at least 1 neighbors then birth new cell
IF Tempcell(f, j) = 4 AND neighbours > 1 THEN cell(f, j) = 4: PSET (f, j), 4 '
IF Tempcell(f, j) = 4 AND neighbours <2> 1 THEN cell(f, j) = 1: PSET (f, j), 1 ' if poison goes uneaten let it dissolve
IF Tempcell(f, j) = 6 AND neighbours <1> 3 THEN cell(f, j) = 4: PSET (f, j), 4
IF Tempcell(f, j) = 12 AND neighbours = 3 THEN cell(f, j) = 7: PSET (f, j), 7 '4or3
'IF Tempcell(f, j) = 12 AND neighbours = 3 THEN cell(f, j) = 4: PSET (f, j), 0 '4or3
'IF point(f, j) = 12 AND neighbours = 3 THEN color 7 '4or3
'**********************************these numbers represent 5 sliding weights***********************
'color chart to help you edit program
' 0 = black 4 = red 8 = grey 12 = light red
' 1 = blue 5 = magenta 9 = light blue 13 = light magenta
' 2 = green 6 = brown 10 = light green 14 = yellow
' 3 = cyan 7 = white 11 = light cyan 15 = bright white
'**** A change here to what you had.
'**** Remember, Tempcell is the unchanged original data.
'**** You don't want to reset cell back to its unaltered state -- you just updated its life cycle above.
'So I took out the loop you had here.
' Check for key presses
key$ = INKEY$
IF key$ <> "" THEN
SELECT CASE LCASE$(key$)
CASE "r": RUN
CASE CHR$(27): SYSTEM
END SELECT
END IF
NEXT j
NEXT f
cntr = cntr + .5
CIRCLE (512, 384), cntr, 128 'circle with radius of 110 and dark gray
PAINT STEP(300, 300), 0, 128
LOOP
LOOP
CLS
'------
'Concerning the death rule, (2 or less), I found that killed too many cells,
'so I changed it to LESS than 2. Any comments
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