User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

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How difficult is reaching 400 in Floaters III? (If 500 is less than Very Difficult, post a comment.)

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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:04 pm

CandyYAHFT wrote:I started exploiting bugs in the experiments, and soon in the user created-challenges, but I was doing this, for the fact I always dreamed on this, I mean for the real life, a machine that separates dark matter, and nothingness, into infinite mass and energy, that's why I was aiming for doing that
I agree with Alast. And, um... a bug is nothing like a fantastical machine. There is a programming explanation for the bug. Similarly, the workings of any real life machine would have a physical explanation. A "bug" is a bug because it is contrary to the intentions of the creator of the program. Exploiting a bug is not like being able to use a fantastical machine -- it's more like playing loaded dice.
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by Alast » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:10 pm

Arghs, saw the 450, but couldn't get further!!! I will get you ;)
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:32 pm

Alast wrote:Arghs, saw the 450, but couldn't get further!!! I will get you ;)
Shouldn't be too hard :) Are you hitting 450 in evolution, or 450 from starting with 6 cells? If it's the latter, can you hit 500 with more initial cells?

Make sure to place the six cells well. For example, if your first floater is a sinker, place three a bit below the top of the substrate, and three a bit below the middle. I've found that this can increase the initial growth burst.
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by Alast » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:12 pm

450 from 1 cell ;)
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:14 pm

Alast wrote:450 from 1 cell ;)
Nice! Going for that 1 cell solution. I like it!
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by Alast » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:01 pm

Ok, sent my genome through evolution and got a floater that makes 500 :)
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:15 pm

Alast wrote:Ok, sent my genome through evolution and got a floater that makes 500 :)
Nice work. I'll send you my solution and you can send me yours.
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by Engineer » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:36 pm

I could also get 450 from one cell.

Hint: both "creatures" should be fully mature before they split.
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:35 pm

Very happy to see someone checking out the old challenges! :D

I haven't looked at this one in a while. It was created using v43 of Cell Lab, and I haven't checked it out since the introduction of smart cells and the updated Lipocytes. I don't think this is the same as the in-app Floaters III challenge that was added after v43, but I've actually never compared them. :)
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Re: User-Created Challenge: Floaters III

Post by bwisialo » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:52 pm

Oh, it is the same. :D Somehow I didn't think Petter had used this substrate. Fine with me. :)

Mine gets 700-750 from one cell. Additional inserted cells don't seem to improve it.
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