Multiplayer Conway's Game of Life!
Clone this repository:
$ git clone https://github.com/conwayste/conwayste
The GUI client (
cargo run --bin client) depends on
SDL2_Image. We do plan on bundling these libraries with the binary at some point in the future, but for now you will need to manually install them. The versions (at least) needed are:
Please follow the instructions listed on the rust-sdl2 bindings page for your specific platform.
Make sure your Rust is up to date! The easiest way is through
Note: This has been validated as working on Windows 10; tread carefully elsewhere
Grab the development libraries for SDL2, SDL2 Mixer, and SDL2 Image and place each of them in your toolchain's library folder. An example of this may be
Also place the
SDL2.dll within the crate root folder.
You will not need to do this step once there is proper binary release of Conwayste (TBD).
Note: I used homebrew on Mac to accomplish these steps.
brew install sdl2 brew install sdl2_image brew install sdl2_mixer --with-libvorbis
On Fedora you can use
dnf; this will install pretty much everything you will need:
sudo dnf install SDL2*
Note: Debian stable only supports SDL2 v.2.0.4 so you will need to compile SDL2 from source. If you are compiling from source make sure you specify vorbis support.
... ./configure --with-vorbis
(If necessary) Add the libraries to your path. This step is necessary if cargo fails to link against the SDL2 libraries.
Under Linux, I had to export
$LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but in Mac it was
Homebrew will install the libraries to the Cellar.
I ended up adding these to my
Running the server
cargo run --bin server
Running the GUI client
cargo run --bin client
Note: at the time of this writing, it does not have network support.
Running the CLI client
cargo run --bin cli-client
Note: at the time of this writing, it only has partial network support.
When will this be ready?
The developers have busy lives and enjoy working on this in their spare time. If you are waiting for a release, then you should find something else to do. We always accept donations in liquid form, such as cup of coffee.
λ cargo run --bin client Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 0.2 secs Running `target\debug\client.exe` thread 'main' panicked at 'called `Result::unwrap()` on an `Err` value: ResourceNotFound("conwayste.ico")', src\libcore\ result.rs:906:4 note: Run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` for a backtrace. error: process didn't exit successfully: `target\debug\client.exe` (exit code: 101)
You need to link your resources folder. Please see the Build section above.
Your name could be here! Pull requests are welcome!