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Friction

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:43 pm
by Nayus
Friction

Difficulty: Mad Scientist

Progress: Unlocks gene Senseocyte, Stereocyte and further challenges

Description: This substrate has dried up a bit and swimming is not very efficient any more. Can you use the recently developed Myocyte to find another means of locomotion?

Win Conditions: 300 or more user cells with 4 or less inserted

Hint: The muscle contract and lift properties are useful here. Perhaps assign them to different channels

Spoiler: Make a three-celled linear organism with a Myocyte in the center. Setting the split ratio and mass in a good way is crucial


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Re: Friction

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 pm
by wapcaplet
This can be an extremely frustrating challenge; I remember trying many failed designs before I could find one that worked. The in-game hints give some clues, but if you are still struggling, here are a few more:

- Myocytes can only lift cells they are directly connected to. If you have any cells without a myocyte connection, they will be dragged across the substrate instead of being lifted. Lifting is more efficient than dragging.

- Longer adhesin weakens the effective strength of the myocyte. Use short adhesin length for best cell lifting and pushing.

- Using a neurocyte with a preset oscillation period can provide signals for the myocyte to contract and lift. A faster (shorter time) oscillation yields faster movement.

- Use different signals (S1/S2) for myocyte contraction and lifting. Switching them will reverse direction.

- Forming the neurocyte cell on the first split from the egg allows the signal oscillation to begin slightly sooner, and movement to get a head start.

Re: Friction

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:35 pm
by Pixlo8
It's ya boy again dropping mad solutions. Just kidding, but this one is pretty easy once you figure out how to configure the neurocyte and myocyte. Here's my solution, which actually maxes the cell limit on the substrate.
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