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by wapcaplet
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Avoidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: Avoidance

To win this challenge, an organism must sustain itself with intelligent food-seeking behavior, and also avoid touching the green cells in the middle--because if anything gets too close to them, they will explode in a shower of photocytes, ruining your species! A swimming organism is probably the bes...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Flat Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: Flat Earth

Thanks, I have never been able to get cell lab files to download correctly in Google drive (though I use drive all the time for other stuff). The new link you shared works for me. Dropbox is another good choice. I like how you used the lipocyte as a pivot point, or center of gravity. I see that your...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Feeding

I might have over-engineered it, but it gets the job done and looks neat. Sometimes swimmers get trapped in a bubble, but they don't seem to mind, and may burst out when older cells in the feeder die off. There is only one "mother" cell, so if that gets pushed out of the light and dies, they're all ...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Flat Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Re: Flat Earth

I have solved this challenge a few times using complicated omnidirectional swimmers that can detect both food bits and the substrate wall, but seeing Pixlo's screenshot inspired me to consider simpler designs (though unfortunately I couldn't download their substrate). Then the workings of evolution ...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Challenges Based on In-app Challenges
Replies: 51
Views: 14255

Re: Challenges Based on In-app Challenges

Here's one I did today that is a lot of fun:

Solve "Flat Earth" with only one flagellocyte in your organism.
by wapcaplet
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Sexual Parasitism
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Sexual Parasitism

Excellent design! I love the layout of the female especially, with spots for the males to nestle into and stick for certain fertilization. The male swimmers are short-lived I think because they are born directly from a stemocyte egg, which isn't as packed with energy as a lipocyte egg would be. Here...
by wapcaplet
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Coexistence
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Coexistence

This challenge gave me some difficulty at first. I had trouble getting separate populations of photocytes and phagocytes to be sustainable. If I created the two populations only once, from the initial cell, then there was no way to recover if one of them (usually phagocytes) failed to get going. For...
by wapcaplet
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Beta testing
Topic: Mutations favoring extinction over intelligence
Replies: 47
Views: 14974

Re: Mutations favoring extinction over intelligence

What do you mean, that radiation "kills off" smart organisms? I've run smart organisms through thousands of hours with fairly high radiation (point mutations off), and as long as the substrate supports a large and diverse population, the smart behavior can persist, and even be improved. If the envir...
by wapcaplet
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Challenge Discussion Archives
Topic: 58: Food delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

Re: 58: Food delivery

Your stationary predator can only feed from one spot, and has to wait a long time for the light to come around enough times to make a delivery swimmer. The solution I used is a lot like yours, except I made a predator swimmer that would eat photocytes, and drop these stationary feeders all around th...
by wapcaplet
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Challenge Discussion Archives
Topic: 12: Scavenger SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: 12: Scavenger

Scavenger can be solved with a Flagellocyte/phagocyte swimmer. If you have solved Macrophages III, you should be able to use the same or a similar genome. Here's one genome I have used to solve it. It takes some luck to keep above the 25-cell goal for long enough, but it should eventually win: https...