This thread is a remake, because the old thread had a very old and outdated OP.
[h2]The Powder Toy[/h2]
[h2]What is it?[/h2]
The Powder Toy is a more modern remake of the classic "Falling-Sand" games, and for you programmers and modders out there, The Powder Toy is Open Source. The Powder Toy (Often known as TPT) offers much more gameplay elements than most, if not all, Falling-Sand games out there, including:
[list][*]Air Pressure/Wind[*]Temperature[*]Silicon-Based Machines / Electricity[*]Hundreds of different particles[*]Different View modes like Temperature display, Pressure display, and many more[*]Upload your contraptions online for others to see[*]User-Playable Stick Figures[*]Beautiful Effects[*]Game of Life simulation
And many, many more.[/list]
[h2]Where may I download it?[/h2]
The Powder Toy and it's source code can be found at The Powder Toy's website: http://powdertoy.co.uk/
The Powder Toy is supported on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.
Come chat with us at our IRC channel: irc.freenode.net #powder
[h2]What does it look like?[/h2]
Here are a few screenshots.
:siren: Have a question? Read the FAQ before posting! :siren:
Q: How do I make the window bigger?
A: Create a shortcut to your Powder Toy executable. Add the command scale:2 to the end of the target.
Example: C:\Users\You\Documents\powderbeta-43.0-win32\powder-sse3.exe scale:2
Q: It says I have to register/create an account before I upload my saves.
A: Register here: http://powdertoy.co.uk/Register.html
Q: My Powder Toy download comes with a bunch of different executables, each with a different "sse". What does that mean?
A: Choose the highest SSE executable. If that executable fails to load, use the one below that one. Most modern computers today can support SSE3 executables, but there are some that don't.
More FAQ Questions can be found here: http://powdertoy.co.uk/FAQ.html