I'm looking for example of digital or video games - either online, free, commercial, or bought from a shop, on a PC, mac or games console - which simulate the experience of being a student, academic, lecturer or professor from an academic, social, or economic perspective. For example, the Sims 3 University Life expansion pack gives a (relatively shallow) social perspective on academic life as a student. Are there any others, especially ones with more depth or accuracy?
As part of our schools enrichment program, I'd like to do an intro to global politics and economics for 12-16 year old students. As a culminating activity, I'd like to run a few different simulations to give the students a chance to put their new knowledge to work. More snowflake specifics inside. [more inside]
Help me simulate the internet, without the internet! [more inside]
Does this exist? I want a 3D simulation program where I can experiment with gears (including bevel gears), slots and slides, eccentric cranks, levers, maybe even chain drives and belts and pulleys. Ideally I'd be able to change sizes, numbers/shapes of teeth, location of the drive shaft, etc. to see how those changes affect the motion of the gadget. [more inside]
I remember playing a great computer strategy game on my ZX Spectrum back in the 1990s (although perhaps the game is older) which simulated being in command of the US Strategic Defense Initiative. Most of the gameplay involved doling out funding dollars to different SDI research & development projects (X-Ray satellites, high energy lasers, ABM bases etc.). You could choose whether the US president and Soviet Premier were hawkish, dovish or a mix (but they could not be both doves). There were DEFCON warning levels. All games culminated in a nuclear war with a Soviet first strike launch. There was a map with the missile swarms tracked. You had to scramble to set the red 3-letter code to activate the SDI system in time. You could take charge of individual SDI platforms yourself or just let them run automatically. You could also OK the wholesale launch of US nukes in retaliation. What is this game? (games that this is definitely not inside) [more inside]
What are some good simulation/strategy computer games that don't emphasize violence or warfare? [more inside]
Anyone got clues for where I (a) get hold of SimLife and (b) get it running in OS X? I'm happy to put together a Wineskin or it, or run it in VMWare, if the Windows version is the way to go.
I wonder if there's a game or a program that simulates building construction. I am interested in something like STARCRAFT or LEMMINGS for building-construction simulation. [more inside]
What are the best automata (formal language theory) simulators? This is mainly for teaching purposes. I have used JFLAP in past iterations of the class in question, and my google searches suggest this is still the best option, but I was wondering if there is anything newer and better that I'm not finding. Details below. [more inside]
What is this life-simulation game I played in the early days of the web? [more inside]
How did you learn how to use ModelSim? [more inside]
Where to get funds for implementation of a simulation model in academia? [more inside]
I'm looking for an artificial language learning game based on trial and error. [more inside]
I'm looking for a free (or trial) CAD/simulation software package that can be used to derive the electrical capacitance of geometric shapes in relation to one another. [more inside]
Help me find this weird little game where you control the productivity of a creature working in a cubical at a science lab... [more inside]
Help me understand how to apply microeconomics concepts to a simulation with a very small number of actors. [more inside]
Are there any online fantasy stock market simulations that let you invest in international stocks? Or, if not, Asian stocks? I currently use Vritual Stock Exchange, which is limited to NYSE stocks.
I want to know about the best simulation games out there. Preferably regular (Steam/disc-based) rather than online games - if you know of a farming game that isn't Farmville - or Agricola - I'd be up for that. [more inside]
Recommend a farm-themed simulation game. NOT THAT ONE. [more inside]
Simple economics simulation for demonstrating economic concepts and instilling a gut feel for what various regulatory interventions would do? [more inside]
I would like to write some basic software that, without any user input at all, simulates an event such as a crew traveling in space. What do I need to learn in order to get from the "if launch was successful then print 'CONGRATULATIONS'" stage to the "if crew member #3 is depressed and she is co-pilot, then set $mistake_likelihood higher" level of detail? [more inside]
Resources for modeling a web site and its use by visitors and members? [more inside]
How do I discover what day/night and seasonal cycles are like on a hypothetical unusual planet? [more inside]
Where can I find a reference chart of the electrical characteristics of common electric guitar pick-ups? [more inside]
Survival simulation video games (not horror)...help me find some. Looking for recommendations on survival games (like Lost in Blue, Sims Castaways, etc.) for the PC. [more inside]
Looking for the best resources for learning about agent-based modeling and social science simulation. [more inside]
Have you got any logistical or planning suggestions for leading an 8th grade earth science class through a pretend town meeting on an environmental topic? [more inside]
Can anyone direct me to some good sources of algorithms or tutorials that will help me to creater something somewhat more complex than a 2D particle system? [more inside]
I'm working on a computer simulation of the solar system, but I need data on the positions and velocities on planets and their moons. (more inside) [more inside]
What strategy/simulation based games would I love? [more inside]
What video games feature Los Angeles as the setting? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for some great space exploration/simulation games. [more inside]
I am searching for examples of The Infinite, or the immeasurably large, in our mythologies and archetypes. I am also interested in the categories of Truth which came out of the emergence of Western, ontological thought. Does the trust in a rationally conceivable reality deny us the infinity of the mythological realm? By rooting ourselves in the present, and denying atemporal mythologies, do we also deny the infinite origins from where we came? [more inside]
Looking for electronics simulation software. [more inside]
Can you help me solve this (not homework) computer science problem? [more inside]
Possible-Neuroscience-filter: How can I simulate the way things look through our fovea vs. through our peripheral? Using Photoshop. [more inside]
I've got a month off and I need a new game to play. I bought Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind in a bargain bin on a whim, played it and really liked it. What other games would I like? [more inside]
I've recently been playing Freespace SCP and it's been making me think about realistic space simulation, and the lack thereof. [more inside]
Help me find software to animate my molecular dynamics simulation [more inside]
I'm like a toddler with floaties in the deep end: I'm not going to drown, but my feet don't touch and I'm lost.
Help me simulate highway traffic using Java. I'm up to my ears in ArrayLists, and I don't know how to swim! [more inside]
Looking for good, free, flexible programs that I can use to simulate single transferable vote elections.
Need help finding classroom demonstratable examples of software simulation. [more inside]
How can I mix astronaut background sounds and change my voice so it sounds like I'm using one of the radios from the old-NASA spaceflight days? [more inside]
Where can I find airport diagrams for non-U.S. airports? [more inside]
OptimizationFilter: I need to maximize a function of about ten variables. I can only approximate the value of this function at any point, by running a simulation which takes about a minute of computation time. [more inside] [more inside]
I am searching for a simulation software. Within the simulation the velocity of 2 conveyor belts that transport workpieces of different sizes should be optimized. The software will be operated from salespeople to approach a customer and should make complex incidents understandable.
How do cells form various shapes? [more inside]