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Noncommutative viruses

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:39 pm
by Nayus
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Noncommutative viruses

Difficulty: Mad Scientist

Progress: Optional challenge

Description: The order of infection is important when different viruses overwrites the same part of a cells genome.
These viruses have been designed to create an interesting organism by infecting a simple lipocyte. Their order has been messed up, can you figure out the correct order of infection?


Win Conditions: 300 or more substrate cells

Hint: In the main settings of cell lab there is an option to show cell types next to mode names. Turning that on is useful to inspect the genomes of these viruses.

Re: Noncommutative viruses

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
by bocaji
This one was a doozy! So he has left some hints, and I will work through how it seems you are supposed to do it. But SPOILER ALERT.

When you follow the hint and inspect the virus genomes, you can see which modes are important because they are not photocyte (a useless mode here). You will notice all of these are in a bold color. Other modes are either black or a pastel version of the virus color. I believe these are supposed to correspond to which modes are overwritten by the virus (pastel color) and modes with no change made by the virus (black). From here you can work out which order to infect with so the important modes are not erased, I recommend making a little excel table, or something where you can see all the info at once.

BUT, I found some errors in what the pastel colors said the virus would overwrite. Whether these errors are intentional (super mind fuck) or not, I don't know, although I hope no one would be that evil.
SPECIFIC SPOILERS
After double checking, the pink virus does not overwrite modes M4 and M6, and the green virus does not overwrite mode M3.

FINAL SPOILER
With the right info, the correct sequence is red green blue yellow pink light-blue.

Re: Noncommutative viruses

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 am
by HumanoidX
bocaji wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
This one was a doozy! So he has left some hints, and I will work through how it seems you are supposed to do it. But SPOILER ALERT.

When you follow the hint and inspect the virus genomes, you can see which modes are important because they are not photocyte (a useless mode here). You will notice all of these are in a bold color. Other modes are either black or a pastel version of the virus color. I believe these are supposed to correspond to which modes are overwritten by the virus (pastel color) and modes with no change made by the virus (black). From here you can work out which order to infect with so the important modes are not erased, I recommend making a little excel table, or something where you can see all the info at once.

BUT, I found some errors in what the pastel colors said the virus would overwrite. Whether these errors are intentional (super mind fuck) or not, I don't know, although I hope no one would be that evil.
SPECIFIC SPOILERS
After double checking, the pink virus does not overwrite modes M4 and M6, and the green virus does not overwrite mode M3.

FINAL SPOILER
With the right info, the correct sequence is red green blue yellow pink light-blue.
If you see the cells' color (RGB), the pink and light blue is actually magenta and cyan.