Scarce Friction - now Desert

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Alast
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Re: Scarce Friction

Post by Alast » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:30 am

Oh yes, it definitely will eventually. Just wanted to say, if you have something or feel like making something yourself, go ahead :)
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Re: Scarce Friction

Post by Petter » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:55 pm

Hi All,
I've been very busy lately so hasn't been able to be so active here. I hope this doesn't come off as rude, but this thread is now 13 pages of loveliness but I can't read it all atm, so I would like to ask if there is a preferred scarce friction challenge that I can include in the next update (just a patch basically but i'd like to add a few more challenges)? Is it the one posted by Alast on the first page of this thread with the rules there? How would you gauge the difficulty? Harder than Avoidance I presume?

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Re: Scarce Friction

Post by bwisialo » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:57 am

Use this substrate (on page 3) rather than the one in the thread's first post.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6v5mpwxevblr ... trate?dl=0

The stated rules are fine. An Objective of 400 cells would be comparable to Scarce III in difficulty. Just my impression.
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Re: Scarce Friction

Post by Alast » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:49 am

No rudeness felt at all :) I have now updated the substrate on the initial post to version 4 which is what we've agreed on working best.

As an introduction into smart crawlers I think 200 is fine, for more of a challenge 400 or even 600 would be good :)
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Re: Scarce Friction

Post by Alast » Mon May 02, 2016 3:04 pm

I like the new Name "Desert" :)
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Re: Scarce Friction - now Desert

Post by CandyYAHFT » Tue May 03, 2016 8:09 pm

yeah little food, and since the game tells that dryness always means more friction I guess is a very suggestive name
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Re: Scarce Friction - now Desert

Post by bwisialo » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:57 am

I have a non-smart crawler that can complete Desert and reach 240. :D It can probably be optimized further. But I don’t consider it a problem for the challenge. It is an extremely optimized specimen and creating a smart solution is much, much easier.
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