Save the Swimmer

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Save the Swimmer

Post by Alast » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:43 pm

Description: This substrate has been a paradise for simple swimmers. But suddenly the food supply has decreased significantly. And if that wasn't bad enough there are also no nitrates left. Without your help the swimmers are doomed. Can you change their genome to help them survive?

Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9v5zc89aw37tb ... trate?dl=0

Objective (very difficult): Keep at least 100 initial cells alive for 500h.

Max Cells inserted: 10

Cell Type allowed: all
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by bwisialo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:06 pm

Define "initial cells." ;)
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by Reaper Elite » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:09 pm

Hahaha you enacted my suggestion bout using a virus to save swimmers thx :lol:
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by bwisialo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:23 am

Reaper Elite wrote:Hahaha you enacted my suggestion bout using a virus to save swimmers thx :lol:
Are you really saving a swimmer if you replace all of its active modes / cells with your own?
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by CandyYAHFT » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:29 am

I would rather be totally replaced with robotic parts than simply vanishing, same with biological stuff then I guess, I'll give it a try this time
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by bwisialo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:41 am

Now, if you had to keep its Flagellocyte and Phagocyte because you didn't have access to those cells, that would be a different matter.

Even better would be if the swimmers had to spread the virus in order to survive. Otherwise, you just infect one swimmer and its descendants simply take over.
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by bwisialo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:55 am

Allowing more than one initial cell, you can use a Virocyte to infect and change a cell, then use another inserted cell to give that cell the mass and nitrates it needs to get going.
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by CandyYAHFT » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:43 am

I'm thinking that the only way to solve this is to turn that simple swimmer into an smart one that also has nitrocytes on it's genome, and those are too many modes to edit, so yeah I cannot think in a solution until what's an initial cell is defined (I probably won't be able to think in a solution afterwards anyway :lol:
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by Alast » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:57 am

I'm using the term "initial cells" in Petters way where initial cells are those already on the substrate when opening it and infected initial cells still belong to the initial count with the addition of being infected. Just like the official challenges.

So yes, the task is to change the organism existing on the plate to be able to survive the changes environment.
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Re: Save the Swimmer

Post by Alast » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:00 am

@Reaper: yep, your statement inspired me to this one ;-)
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