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by wapcaplet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Cannibal
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Cannibal

I managed to do it under 30h with only Phagocytes. Took 11 modes, though That's funny, I just came here to post my next solution, a 10-mode phagocyte-only version :-) It took a lot of tuning and still doesn't hit the 450-cell goal every time, but it looks pretty: phago-rainbow-450.png Substrate: ht...
by wapcaplet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Cannibal
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Cannibal

I tried a simple phagocyte/devorocyte cycle that couldn't make it, but with two phagocyte cycles and one devorocyte, plus some split pattern optimization, it works quite nicely: M1 phagocyte to M2 + M2 M2 phagocyte to M3 + M3 M3 devorocyte to M1 + M1 Substrate starting with 1 cell: https://www.dropb...
by wapcaplet
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Density adapting, smart floater (UFOs and Landers)
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Density adapting, smart floater (UFOs and Landers)

Quite a nice pair of organisms you have created there! Their food-seeking is especially good, and they seem to make the most of those large nutrient chunks. I think there have been a couple related organisms before (bwisialo had some UFOs IIRC), but it's always a good feeling when you create your ow...
by wapcaplet
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Beta testing
Topic: 59: Move it (Version 101) too easy
Replies: 7
Views: 2975

Re: 59: Move it (Version 101) too easy

Praizmlet's phagocyte-only organism is quite clever! I don't think 0.9 salinity would be low enough to defeat a highly optimized version of it; here is a slightly-evolved descendant living at 0.9 salinity fairly well. It's likely to die out in a few hundred hours, but can hold 100 cells for a good w...
by wapcaplet
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Bug Reports
Topic: Procedural Generation
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Procedural Generation

I don't think this feature would be useful to me. A complete randomization of substrate settings would be hostile to so many forms of life - any amount of friction will kill most organisms, and any nitrate level below 0.20 will kill any without nitrocytes. On the other hand most of the available ran...
by wapcaplet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 2485

Re: Easy Evolution

This challenge has been a great opportunity for me to see the effect of radiation on organisms over time - in particular on their cell count. Using the "Log substrate statistics" feature, I have charted the evolutionary progress of some organisms on this substrate. Here is an overview chart of phago...
by wapcaplet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Coöperation
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Coöperation

Nice concept! I like how you have made the behavior change based on the mass of the stemocyte. Part of the imbalance I think is because once a hunter has become "angry", they stay angry even after getting more food, and keep hunting the green swimmers. To see what is happening over the long term, I ...
by wapcaplet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 2485

Re: Easy Evolution

Sometimes an evolved organism will have vestigial traits. Here, I have two species of buoyo-phages that evolved a strong keratin defense mechanism. Perhaps due to this strong defense, all the devorocyte species in the substrate died off, leaving only these two genomes with vestigial keratin. Substra...
by wapcaplet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 2485

Re: Easy Evolution

This substrate began with a floating algae organism. After reaching a stable population of photo-buoyos, I contaminated some phago-buoyos and devorocytes. After some evolution, I ended up with a stable 3-species ecosystem. Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/omx2lns696owiqh/wap%20elle%20full%203org...
by wapcaplet
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Bug Reports
Topic: Loading old substrates, adhesin seems too loose
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Loading old substrates, adhesin seems too loose

Here's an old organism of mine that has the floppiness issue after conversion:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kmzytywz93gn ... trate?dl=0
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