wet and cool
I'm guessing they're the villains?
--Cordelia Wed Dec 12 11:18:54 2007

1-to-1 match up, Berzerk Robot, Burgertime Hotdog, Mario barrel, HERO cave flier thing, Fast Eddie muffin top looking thing, Tron Dead Disc combatant, Jungle Hunt native, Keystone Kapers Krook, Mountain King bat, Pitfall scorpion.

Not too much more amazing, but still.

I'm thinking about trying to get, 100 of these, enough for a 500x100 banner, 25 across and 4 down. I'd prefer if it was always the player, but I think I might have to start including badguys too, and maybe start permitting oversized dudes.
--Kirk Wed Dec 12 12:00:06 2007
There must be a slight difference between the two banners as the enemies don't line up with their heroes after a while.
--ericball Wed Dec 12 13:30:36 2007
Yeah, there's nothing synching them in the first place, but there might be a missing frame in the heroes... it jumps a tad right near the end, I think it has something to do with how I was lining up the 3 step berzerk animation
--Kirk Wed Dec 12 13:36:51 2007
To think, I was going to say something snarky like, "If you have to ask, you can't possibly understand. . ."
--The_Lex Wed Dec 12 14:28:40 2007
I might suggest a Life LWSS, though you'd probably have to enlarge it pretty big for it to go fast enough to catch up.

I bet there are interesting things you could do with Processing. OH! I have the perfect idea which I'm probably going to IM you in detail about eventually.
--Nick Bensema Wed Dec 12 18:56:48 2007
A Life LWSS in a GIF of Atari guys?
--Kirk Wed Dec 12 21:34:37 2007
you're right, that's kind of dumb, although I'm pretty sure there's at least one Atari 2600 game that attempted to implement Life in some way. It's one of those things that can't be true but I wouldn't make up. I'll have to research it.

Incidentally, do you have any of A.K. Dewdney's books of compiled Scientific American articles on recreational computing? One of them explains what I wanted to explain earlier.
--Nick Bensema Thu Dec 13 16:31:46 2007
Video Life:
pretty obscure!

I loved the "Computer Recreations" column but mostly know it from xerox and microfiche from the library. I also have yet to really tackle a compilation of Hoftstaders followup "Mathematical Games" (I think called "Metamagical Themas")
--Kirk Thu Dec 13 17:46:33 2007

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