Here we report bugs in the beta.
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I think I have found a bug. I haven't not much experimented with it but can tell how to reproduce it. First set the max food count in the advanced settings 300 and then open the substrate. Now you will see that first the food count goes up for sometime and goes down to almost 0 and keeps repeating the cycle. Even wierd things happen when the food concentration and food chunk size is maxed the food count keeps oscillating from about 315 (more than max limit 300!) to about 30. It seems like there is a time when the food bits stop spawning after a limit and so the remaining ones decay leaving very few chunks and then the chunks spawn again.
This naturally happens in-game. I've experienced this many times with substrates that possess food limits of more than 1,000. They have like a high tide-low tide relationship in certain periods of time..
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Yes normal increase and decrease happens in the game but I am talking about food count dropping as much as 3000 (and even more depending on the petri dish size). As I tried I found food gets significantly decreased mostly when the max food limit is less than the maximum food we can get by setting the food settings to max in respect to petri dish size. For example if petri dish size is 1 mm than it will decrease below 1400 if petri dish diameter is 0.5 mm then it will decrease at about 300. You can yourself try by setting petri dish size to 10 mm and setting max food count to 5000 it drops to 80!! A huge drop.
Now I tried with dish diameter 10 mm and max food limit 15000 and it dropped to 100. If 15000 can drop to 100 then theoretically an infinity drop!!! may also be possible (with an infinite computer). Ok infinity is to big to be proved but now I will try this with bigger number as it is amazing to see it dropping. But overall I think it to be a big problem because 14000 drop is still very serious and thank God I was't running a simulation there because it would have got ruined. And it is also a big problem because it unables us to make stable environments with max food less than the previously told limit.
But please don't remove this but add it as a new feature because making organisms in an environment with automatically oscillating food count would be awesome. And let's try to make some organisms in such a food oscillating environment.
Yes, it happened same to me. And making an oscillating food substrate would be awesome too.
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This has always been the case when the substrate is theoretically big enough to support more food than the set maximum.
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