The 2.7 version of Golly for Mac is available as a free download on our website. Our antivirus check shows that this Mac download is malware free. The following versions: 2.5, 2.4 and 2.2 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users.
The Golly installer is commonly called golly-2.2-mac.zip. The bundle id for Golly for Mac is net.sourceforge.golly. This free software for Mac OS X is an intellectual property of Andrew Trevorrow and Tomas Rokicki. Golly for Mac lies within Games, more precisely Simulation.
From the developer:
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.
You may want to check out more software for Mac, such as Maelstrom, Racer or Atari800MacX, which might be related to Golly.